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My Year in EVE Online 2020

As CCP did last year, they setup a way that you can generate a video summarizing what you did in EVE Online.  You may have recieved a promotional email about it.  Otherwise, there is a dev blog post.  There are a couple of changes since last time though.

Me in New Eden in 2020

In 2019 they grouped up your characters and made the video four you.  My video for Wilhelm Arcturus included data for him and 9 alts.  That probably explains why the “skill points earned” value was so high.

This time around it is only for Omega accounts and you can pick the character you want to be featured in the video.  It does appear that you can only make one video per account, so do your main first.  My secondary account has two characters active in different spheres and I could only make a video for one of them.

You can also choose what aspects of the game you wish the video to feature.

Select which categories interest you

I was at a bit of a loss after picking PVP Kills and Most Valuable Kill Mail.  Since you need to pick five, I added in Market, Wealth Generation, and Planetary Production.

As with last year, they allow you to download your video, as it will disappear in a month or so.  I grabbed mine and uploaded it to YouTube.

For those who don’t want to watch it, or if it goes away some day, I took screen shots of some of the key metrics it reports.

Skill points

Everybody gets the skill points screen.  I gained 14,746,215 skill points.  I think I spent some time training an alt on my main account, so that is probably not completely optimal, but still pretty good.

Travel Stats

Everybody also gets the travel stats.  Those numbers are down considerably from last year.  On the other hand, they aren’t the sum total of nine different characters, so it is hard to tell if I traveled more or less in 2020.

Favorite somethings…

There is also a favorites listing.  I don’t spend as much time just sitting in station as some I suppose, though that still seems like a high percentage of my time online.  That I play in null sec makes the security area no surprise.  The Guardian is the logi ship I flew a lot in the first half of the year.

Pee vee pee

For the PvP category… well, I got on a lot of kill mails.  That is ~80% of what zKillboard claims I did for 2020, but most everybody seems to be finding issues with these stats.  I guess if we’re all being measured using the same flawed system then the rankings are okay.

As for getting on that many kill mails, I am going to credit a few ECM burst ops for a lot of that, since I am otherwise in a logi ship most of the time.  ECM bursts are a quick way to pad your kill board.  The pod kills are most certainly victims of ECM bursts.  When it comes to value destroyed I have been shorted some due to the fact that none of the four Keepstars in NPC Delve that we blew up generated kill mails.  I should have been on two of them for sure, while would have been at least a couple hundred billion more ISK.  Oh well.

Most valuable kill mail

My most valuable kill was a Nyx we shot in Tenal back in February of 2020.  I think we were up there to help Guardians of the Galaxy/Dead Coalition when PandaFam was rolling over them.  We were almost all in bombers, so it was likely a hot drop.

Market stats

On the market I had 513 transactions.  I sold 3.3 billion ISK worth of something, but I cannot remember what.  That balanced out the 2.6 billion in ISK I spent I suppose.

Where the money comes and goes

I ended up spending a billion more ISK than I made.  That isn’t a big enough deficit for me to go into government work or run a Silicon Valley start up, but I’m still losing money.  Aside from the 3.3 billion ISK I made on market sales I don’t remember, the rest is probably from Alliance SRP payments and some ISK transfers from my high sec PvE alts.

Planetary Inaction

My Planetary Interaction stats are poor.  This is because I haven’t bothered to get more than three planets running and I constantly forget to restart extractions.  Somebody suggested putting them on a four day timer when I started back doing PI, but I had to move that out to a seven day timer… and can still go for a couple of weeks before I remember to check.  Oh well.

So that is my year in EVE Online I guess.

I also uploaded the video for my primary alt, who did some ratting at one point this year.

Given how little of that he did, he still ranks okay.

You can check out videos from others as CCP is encouraging people to post them with the #MyEVE2020 hash tag on Twitter.  And if you click on the video links that go to the CCP site, you will see that this is also being used as a marketing scheme to get people to try the game.  If you sign up from the video page you will get a bonus 1 million skill points for your new character.

Addendum: CCP posted a dev blog about the video data.  One key item is that the data collected is from Dec. 1, 2019 through to Dec. 1, 2020.

My Year in EVE Online 2019

Addendum: For 2020 click here

CCP did a cool end of year thing in that they produced videos for players that summed up their activities in 2019 in EVE Online.  This ended up with them rendering 214,713 videos for players, links to which they sent out via email.  I had such an email show up right away.

The video opening

The videos follow a set template, as one would expect, only diverging towards the end depending on whether you spent your time mostly doing PvP, PvE, or industry.  You can see my video here.

They allow you to download an .mp4 of your video, so I did that and then uploaded it to YouTube as the server hosting the videos for CCP appeared to be under a lot of stress.  Also, who knows how long they will keep it around.

My stats from the video:

  • 2,381 Jumps
  • 7,771 Warps
  • 812 Systems Visited
  • 245 Market Transactions
  • Most sold item: Scordite
  • 38,266,092 Skill Points Gained
  • On 258 Kill Mails
  • Most Killed Pilot: Logistician4
  • Most Killed by: Kilo181
  • Podded 8 Times

That doesn’t mark me as a stand out in any way, unless you consider that I mostly fly logi.  Getting on 258 kill mails means I am a bad logi pilot, with combat rather than repair drones in my hold.

Some of this is amusing.  My most sold item was Scrodite, which considering I did very little mining in 2019, and none on my main, is odd.

That isn’t even all that much Scordite really

I suspect I found some stashed away in a high sec station and sold it as we were flying by.  I do that on ops that go through high sec, check local stations to see if I have anything sitting then and then try to sell it quickly, before we move out of the region or my order range.

The most killed pilot looks to be an alt that somebody used to drop warp disruption bubbles in Delve.  I was there to help clean that up I guess.

The pilot who was on the more of my kill mails than any other is in Elitist Ops, which was in PanFam when we were mucking around in Geminate and then in Snuffed Out when Liberty Squad when up to play with them.  I only lost 18 ships/pods/deployables in 2019, so he was on four of my kill mails tops.

I was trying to figure out exactly which 9 alts were being counted with Wilhelm.  I certainly have more than 9 characters across multiple accounts.

This being a CCP venture, there was, of course, a dev blog to explain how videos were compiled.  The base criteria to get a video was:

  • Active Omega subscription at some point in 2019.
  • Omega time per email had to be greater than or equal to 30 days, for all users belonging to an email combined. Active playing time per email had to be greater than or equal to 25 hours, for all users and characters belonging to an email combined. That is log on, non-AFK hours.
  • Only valid emails were included, for instance, several Steam users had not verified their emails through our Account Management Site, and these were removed as no emails are associated with their accounts.
  • Stats were not collected for characters deleted this year.
  • Banned users were excluded.
  • Unsubscribed emails were excluded.
  • Players that did not have adequate activity to be categorized were excluded.

That email address seemed to be the key made me go dig through a few other accounts.  Back in the day I used to keep different accounts as isolated as possible, with different email addresses and payment methods.  And, sure enough, my main alt got his own video.

That video is clearly just for the one account.  Sel also had a PvP year.

Then I found another video for an account that I had kept active for cynos.

I think his usage was largely theoretical, given the stats.  I did, however, roll him out for the events where you killed some NPCs to get skill points.  I put him in a Venture and would stick him in a belt on some Veldspar with combat drones out until he zapped enough belt rats.  That explains why he got the industry path for his year.  I’m a surprised he made the minimum level to be counted, but I guess that bar was pretty low.

That totaled up to 15 total mains and alt, which seems about right to me.

As silly as bits of those are… I am a poor representative for these stats… it was pretty neat for CCP to go do this.

If you want to see more such videos, a lot of them were linked on Twitter using the hash tag.