While I said I was giving up on the Monthly Economic Report posts for New Eden, destruction is both a little more interesting and a little less accessible than some of the other economic numbers CCP provides. And these are economic numbers. Nothing drives the New Eden economy like destruction.
So once again into the killdump.csv file in the MER.
According to those files there was a total of 461,239 losses in New Eden in March.
That was up from the February number of 400,617 and the January total, which was 425,629.
That gives a destruction per day, which I think is going to be my new activity metric for these posts, of 14,878.67 kills per day in March. Using that metric the year so far looks like this:
- January – 13,729.96 kills per day
- February – 14,307.75 kills per day
- March – 14,878.67 kills per day
The daily destruction has been trending up. I am sure the war up in Pure Blind is part of that, but there is always activity all around New Eden.
The top 20 types destroyed by hull classification were:
|Heavy Assault Cruiser||12,924|
|Mobile Tractor Unit||10,148|
|Mobile Warp Disruptor||4,640|
I had been separating out capsules and corvettes previously, but I changed my mind on that. If nothing else it keeps me from having to write an additional line about them and there is the top 20 data unfiltered.
I am also experimenting with formatting, just using the paste from Excel for the data rather than trying to turn it into a ranked list. Feedback on whether that is better or worse would be appreciated.
When we dig into specific hulls, the top 20 looks like this:
|Mobile Tractor Unit||9,687|
Now, I like those two lists, but they still feel very incomplete to me. They give no sense of the economic impact of those losses. I mean, we know that the corvette losses don’t mean anything, and shuttle losses are microscopic in the economy compared to many other hulls.
So I used Power BI to make myself a new list. This is the top 20 hulls, the number lost, the total amount of ISK lost they represent (by which the list is sorted), and the average ISK amount per loss at the end.
|Type||Count||ISK lost sum||ISK lost per|
|Capsule||121,085||3072.33 billion||25.37 million|
|Paladin||1,009||1993.65 billion||1975.86 million|
|Vargur||791||1625.23 billion||2054.65 million|
|Ishtar||6,208||1474.05 billion||237.44 million|
|Golem||516||1136.01 billion||2201.56 million|
|Loki||1,516||1114.96 billion||735.46 million|
|Tengu||1,404||1049.21 billion||747.30 million|
|Gila||1,777||835.82 billion||470.35 million|
|Praxis||2,285||642.44 billion||281.16 million|
|Athanor||331||596.73 billion||1802.80 million|
|Orca||274||464.80 billion||1696.35 million|
|Revelation||82||457.31 billion||5576.98 million|
|Legion||591||398.92 billion||674.99 million|
|Fortizar||37||385.93 billion||10430.61 million|
|Proteus||535||384.82 billion||719.28 million|
|Kronos||218||379.92 billion||1742.75 million|
|Rhea||32||376.51 billion||11766.00 million|
|Astero||2,000||347.05 billion||173.53 million|
|Nestor||168||344.69 billion||2051.72 million|
|Sabre||4,792||324.31 billion||67.68 million|
So that is the economic impact of those losses. Capsules do, in fact, belong at the top of the list because, while an empty capsule is valued at just 10K ISK, people do insist on plugging in shiny expensive implants. And Paladins… that is the war up in Pure Blind driving that.
And, just to flip that around, I also sorted it by average amount of ISK loss per kill, just to show what hulls represent the most expensive average losses. The results are, perhaps, unsurprising.
|Type||Count||ISK lost sum||ISK lost per|
|Avatar||2||160.93 billion||80.46 billion|
|Leviathan||1||74.08 billion||74.08 billion|
|Victor||1||52.54 billion||52.54 billion|
|Wyvern||1||34.85 billion||34.85 billion|
|Nyx||11||295.64 billion||26.88 billion|
|Hel||6||139.67 billion||23.28 billion|
|Aeon||1||18.47 billion||18.47 billion|
|Nomad||8||105.52 billion||13.19 billion|
|Laelaps||1||12.94 billion||12.94 billion|
|Ark||18||219.68 billion||12.20 billion|
|Rhea||32||376.51 billion||11.77 billion|
|Anshar||11||118.61 billion||10.78 billion|
|Fortizar||37||385.93 billion||10.43 billion|
|Tatara||4||34.60 billion||8.65 billion|
|Azbel||12||82.79 billion||6.90 billion|
|Rorqual||43||271.94 billion||6.32 billion|
|Revelation||82||457.31 billion||5.58 billion|
|Moros||19||101.06 billion||5.32 billion|
|Moros Navy Issue||7||36.30 billion||5.19 billion|
|Bowhead||6||29.88 billion||4.98 billion|
Hey, guess what, capital ships are expensive! If you lose one it is kind of a big deal, economically speaking. So are freighters and jump freighters if you fill them with stuff.
Also, Alliance Tournament ships are extremely expensive. There are two on that list and I have linked to the kills on ZKill. CCP is dramatically undervaluing those ships in its own world, though they are tough to value because they rarely, if ever, appear on the market. Those two should really be at the top of the list.
Then, of course, there is the question of where all of this destruction was going on. The kill dump file shows these as the top ten regions:
|Region||ISK lost sum|
|Pure Blind||2.85 trillion|
|The Forge||1.24 trillion|
|The Citadel||1.17 trillion|
|Vale of the Silent||1.17 trillion|
|Sinq Laison||1.17 trillion|
The war in the north and the battles and the destruction of Keepstars would make you hope that Pure Blind would be at the top of the list, but sometimes it is nice to have that confirmed.
Delve also ranks because, while the war was going on the north, Pandemic Horde was trying to divide Imperium attention by sending fleets into Delve. There were quite a few fights in Delve and even a couple of structures lost… and the usual capital lost because the pilot in question hadn’t really been paying attention to the war news and the warnings.
For simple loss count, the top ten regions were:
|Vale of the Silent||12,965|
Pure Blind remains at the top of the list, but the fights in Pochven… which is 12th on the value list, so didn’t make the top ten… burned enough hulls and capsules to jump to second place here.
Interesting is The Forge, home of Jita and often the top region, is a ways down the list in March.
That moves us along to a solar system view, with the top ten by ISK value losses being:
|System||ISK Lost sum|
Auga, a low sec system in Amarr/Minmatar Faction Warfare topped the individual system list, with X47 and 5ZK, both in Pure Blind, following along.. Jita was way down in 9th position, and had 166 billion ISK fewer losses than in February. People must have been busy elsewhere.
For raw kills the top ten solar systems were:
|Solar System||Count of Losses|
For sheer numbers Navula, takes the top spot.
And, finally, there is the monthly top battles data from CCP which generates this less than useful map.
I will say, looking at the data they did seem to move towards some reconciliation between the CCP value of a battle and the ZKillboard value. It isn’t perfect. The totals have CCP with 38 trillion in losses and ZKill at 47 trillion. But the top battles on their list are at least not off by orders of magnitude this time around.
|Solar System||ISK Sum – CCP||ISK Sum – Zkill||Day|
|5ZXX-K||316.75 billion||323.45 billion||15|
|Nalvula||201.74 billion||218.97 billion||17|
|Finanar||147.80 billion||152.50 billion||3|
|KLY-C0||132.42 billion||128.58 billion||21|
|Nalvula||107.12 billion||108.44 billion||15|
|5ZXX-K||105.41 billion||111.82 billion||26|
|X47L-Q||104.49 billion||136.55 billion||12|
|Reblier||103.47 billion||112.11 billion||15|
|X47L-Q||87.29 billion||101.49 billion||12|
|O-BY0Y||83.60 billion||83.89 billion||1|
|Auner||82.58 billion||83.23 billion||30|
|2D-0SO||82.41 billion||83.77 billion||1|
|Farit||81.02 billion||80.43 billion||11|
|Manjonakko||79.90 billion||79.64 billion||11|
|KQK1-2||76.71 billion||75.97 billion||1|
|Egbinger||74.08 billion||74.10 billion||16|
|Istodard||69.45 billion||78.17 billion||4|
|AB-FZE||67.46 billion||72.06 billion||13|
|Ouelletta||64.19 billion||73.22 billion||11|
|F-QQ5N||57.08 billion||63.01 billion||26|
This is where CCP’s map doesn’t help me much, even the HTML version that you can mouse over slowly and carefully to find the battles.
They are done as a heat map by participant, but then they don’t give me that data, only the loss values, so it is some work to tease out what really happened.
If I was feeling really motivated, with the data I have, I could go build up a battle report for the dates given… but I am not there at the moment.
Anyway, this was a look into the losses. If nothing else, you can see that mobile tractor units remain a favorite target out in space.
Once again, all of this was drawn from the kill dump files you can find in the Monthly Economic Report for March 2023. And, as always, feedback on what might be useful or interesting things to look into with a post like this is welcome.
I think the Excel formatted data tables are okay… maybe even a little bit better than me making numbered lists… but Feedly doesn’t render them very well at all.
I was actually a tad surprised by those numbers. 14,000 per day isn’t small potatoes. People can say Eve is dying all they want but over 10,000 kills per day mean someone is logging in and doing more than ship spinning even beyond the big battles.
Also I just realized I wrote ISK per day instead of hulls per day. Doh! Decided to make it kills, but was doing it on my tablet and managed to add a “u” to the end of the post title. I think I’ve fixed all of that now.