The monthly economic report for April landed a couple of weeks back, which I mentioned at the time, but I’m just getting around to looking at destruction. It has been kind of a busy month. But here I am now, ready to parse through the killdump.csv and pull out some metrics to see what happened in April.
April saw a wind down to the clash in the north around Pure Blind between defenders B2 Coalition and its Imperium allies and aggressor Fraternity and its PanFam allies. After the big Keepstar kills, the last coming in early April, with a huge fight over the armor timer, there were many attempts by each side to get leverage against the other, to draw them into a battle that favorable to one side or the other. There were many skirmishes, but no more critical structure fights, and as April drew to a close the Imperium was reducing its footprint in the war.
Overall there was a drop in the number of hulls destroyed, with 409,905 being the count for April, compared to 461,239 in March.
That puts my kills per day metric as follows:
- January – 13,729.96 kills per day
- February – 14,307.75 kills per day
- March – 14,878.67 kills per day
- April – 13,663.50 kills per day
That makes April the low point of the year… though we haven’t reach summer yet, where we’ll argue about whether the summer dip is real or not once more I assume. It happens most years.
(For past years, I did monthly stats from 2020 forward here.)
When it comes to what was blown up, the top 20 by hull classification were:
|Mobile Tractor Unit||11,395|
|Heavy Assault Cruiser||10,451|
|Mobile Warp Disruptor||3,955|
As usual, capsules lead the way, followed by frigates.
When we break it out into specific hulls, these are the top 20:
|Mobile Tractor Unit||10,941|
|Imperial Navy Slicer||3,101|
|Exequror Navy Issue||3,072|
There is a dedicated group of people out there hunting MTUs still. I wish them well in their mission. Also, exactly 5,000 Vexors died in April.
I might cut those two charts down to a top 10 going forward. I listed out 20 initially to get to some more interesting hulls or types. But the real interesting part is when you get into hulls that were blown up exactly ONCE in a month.
|Advanced Medium Ship Assembly Array||1|
|Angel Control Tower Small||1|
|Angel Medium Artillery Battery||1|
|Blood Large Pulse Laser Battery||1|
|Blood Small Beam Laser Battery||1|
|Blood Small Pulse Laser Battery||1|
|Civilian Amarr Shuttle||1|
|Dark Blood Control Tower Medium||1|
|Dark Blood Control Tower Small||1|
|Dark Blood Medium Pulse Laser Battery||1|
|Domination Control Tower Medium||1|
|Dread Guristas Control Tower Medium||1|
|Dread Guristas Spatial Destabilization Battery||1|
|Guristas Control Tower Medium||1|
|Intensive Reprocessing Array||1|
|Medium Ship Assembly Array||1|
|Miasmos Quafe Ultra Edition||1|
|Minmatar Propaganda Broadcast Structure||1|
|Pharolux Cyno Beacon||1|
|Sansha Energy Neutralizing Battery||1|
|Sansha Medium Beam Laser Battery||1|
|Serpentis Warp Disruption Battery||1|
|Shadow Warp Scrambling Battery||1|
|Small Mobile Siphon Unit||1|
|Standup Ametat I||1|
|Standup Ametat II||1|
|Standup Cyclops II||1|
|Standup Equite II||1|
|Standup Gram II||1|
|Standup Gungnir I||1|
|Standup Locust I||1|
|Standup Locust II||1|
|Standup Satyr II||1|
|Syndicate Mobile Medium Warp Disruptor||1|
Okay, maybe that whole list isn’t all that interesting. A lot of fighter groups got killed exactly once, along with some POS modules But a Vendetta or a Geri, a tournament ship, now those are rare kills.
And there was a mobile siphon unit on the list! I didn’t know they were still in the game. Are those just sitting around in space, left over from the era of POS mining?
As with last month, I also want to account for how much value these losses represent. So the top 20 hulls by total value of all losses are:
|Type||Count||Sum of ISK Lost||ISK per loss|
|Capsule||111,489||2,666.98 billion||23.92 million|
|Vargur||806||1,680.56 billion||2,085.07 million|
|Paladin||874||1,494.72 billion||1,710.20 million|
|Ishtar||5,645||1,313.66 billion||232.71 million|
|Loki||1,457||1,059.15 billion||726.94 million|
|Tengu||1,298||920.13 billion||708.88 million|
|Golem||418||832.80 billion||1992.35 million|
|Gila||1,532||680.72 billion||444.34 million|
|Praxis||2,206||612.42 billion||277.62 million|
|Athanor||262||571.43 billion||2181.05 million|
|Revelation||107||569.20 billion||5319.60 million|
|Naglfar||111||458.04 billion||4126.50 million|
|Kronos||239||442.78 billion||1852.64 million|
|Proteus||609||440.68 billion||723.62 million|
|Nestor||174||360.29 billion||2070.63 million|
|Legion||496||333.91 billion||673.21 million|
|Orca||224||327.38 billion||1461.51 million|
|Tempest Fleet Issue||605||313.86 billion||518.78 million|
|Astrahus||190||309.21 billion||1627.40 million|
|Sabre||4,101||303.87 billion||74.10 million|
Capsules lead the way overall, both due to volume and the price of some implants… implants that marauder pilots often use, which leads us to the next two, Vagurs and Paladins. expensive losses those.
But when we flip that around to sort by the most expensive losses per hull, well titans top the list.
|Type||Count||Sum of ISK Lost||ISK per loss|
|Avatar||1||82.63 billion||82.63 billion|
|Erebus||1||79.21 billion||79.21 billion|
|Ragnarok||1||73.34 billion||73.34 billion|
|Sotiyo||3||138.03 billion||46.01 billion|
|Revenant||1||35.80 billion||35.80 billion|
|Vendetta||1||26.92 billion||26.92 billion|
|Nyx||6||158.69 billion||26.45 billion|
|Hel||8||185.17 billion||23.15 billion|
|Aeon||2||38.56 billion||19.28 billion|
|Ark||10||153.35 billion||15.33 billion|
|Fortizar||21||284.24 billion||13.54 billion|
|Rhea||14||170.27 billion||12.16 billion|
|Nomad||3||31.82 billion||10.61 billion|
|Tatara||9||91.00 billion||10.11 billion|
|Anshar||6||57.98 billion||9.66 billion|
|Azbel||14||107.09 billion||7.65 billion|
|Marshal||11||83.22 billion||7.57 billion|
|Moros||34||210.37 billion||6.19 billion|
|Rorqual||48||275.84 billion||5.75 billion|
Capital ships are expensive. Who knew? And that Geri I linked above should probably be on this list as well, but as I noted previously, AT ships do not get priced correctly because there is almost no market data for them. Sales on the market are few and far between.
When we look to the losses by region, while the war in Pure Blind had cooled off by the end of the month, it hit its crescendo in the opening days, which was enough to keep it at the top of the list for ISK destroyed by a big margin.
|Region||Sum of ISK Lost|
|Pure Blind||2,580.72 billion|
|The Forge||1,402.82 billion|
|Sinq Laison||1,035.52 billion|
|The Citadel||1,033.18 billion|
|Vale of the Silent||986.93 billion|
|Perrigen Falls||937.89 billion|
Pure Blind led the way in the total loss count as well.
|The Bleak Lands||14,357|
I suppose I could dig in and get the cost per hull loss per region, but I am not feeling like digging in that deep right now.
When we get down to the solar system level, Pure Blind is still winning the ISK war, with that big Keepstar armor timer battle boosting X47L-Q to the top of the list, almost doubling the amount for second place.
|Solar System||Sum of ISK Lost|
Meanwhile, Ahbazon in low sec was quite active as well.
For total hulls lost by solar system, X47L-Q gets demoted to fourth place.
And that about sums up the usual data.
I have given up on the battles data that CCP provides. I appreciate the effort of putting it in, but there isn’t much I can do with it. You can view it in the MER.
For a wrap up I was looking at the kills and losses for various corps and alliances. All that data is in the mix. Losses are pretty straight forward, though kills only count towards the alliance or corp of the pilot who got the kill mail, so none of that 1,000+ people getting the same credit.
Anyway, I pulled out the top ten kills and losses for Goonswarm Federation for April.
|Type Killed||Count||Type Lost||Count|
|Velator||465||Mobile Tractor Unit||1070|
|Mobile Tractor Unit||400||Flycatcher||553|
|Mobile Small Warp Disruptor I||251||Vexor||221|
It turns out that those people hunting MTUs spent some time in Delve.
Then, as a counter, I pulled the same data for comparison for Pandemic Horde.
|Type Killed||Count||Type Lost||Count|
|Mobile Tractor Unit||633||Ishtar||717|
|Caracal||416||Osprey Navy Issue||540|
|Exequror Navy Issue||276||Mobile Tractor Unit||225|
I guess it figures that, since PH was trying to distract us in Delve, they killed quite a few of those MTUs of ours. Those aren’t all ours, but I am sure some of them were.
And the Osprey Navy Issues, those were a favorite of Mist Amatin, who led a lot of PH fleets in to Delve. Of course, now he is leading fleets FROM Delve, because he came over to KarmaFleet.
And that is the way it goes I guess.