CCP Quant put up the monthly economic report for January 2017 yesterday. I always go peruse the numbers and to see what has changed. Cobalt Edge, for example, passed Delve as the regional mining champion. Who is mining away up there? Anyway, it is a treasure and not the sort of thing other MMO devs put out there. EVE is its own special thing.
At the end of the report there was a bonus graph tracking the growth and changes of the “top 25” corporations, so ranked due to their peak membership. It is a nice chart to look at:
It shows the ebb and flow of some of the long standing corporations as well as the rise of the new player friendly corporations in Null sec, starting with Brave Newbies Inc. then followed by KarmaFleet and Pandemic Horde Inc.
However, the chart was missing one detail in my opinion. The left edge of the chart indicates the starting scale indicating how wide the flow would be at 8,000 members. However, there is no gradation and no further measure, so it is hard to tell how big the combined mass of capsuleers in these corps really is. So I went to DOTLAN and searched up each of the corporations and added up their current membership to get a number.
The right side of the graph represents about 45,000 pilots spread across 21 corporations, with the individual counts as follows, listed out top to bottom as they appear on the graph:
- Pandemic Horde – 12,054
- KarmaFleet – 4,848
- Red Federation – 2,312
- Blue Republic – 3,580
- EVE University – 1,944
- Fusion Enterprises Ltd. – 488
- Ascendance – 1,130
- Imperial Guardians – 530
- Sniggerdly – 477
- health clinic – 523
- Wildly Inappropriate – 1,052
- The Graduates – 416
- Conoco. – 1,187
- Mission Ready Mining – 1,735
- Peoples Liberation Army – 894
- 30plus – 374
- Signal Cartel – 822
- BOVRIL bOREers Mining CO-OP – 221
- GoonWaffe – 3,349
- Dreddit – 4,026
- Brave Newbies Inc. – 3,123
That is a snapshot of course, the count for a brief moment in time as the numbers are constantly changing. But it helps set the scale of the change over the time frame of the graph.