Wormhole Space in 2009 and 2010

Here are a few pictures that highlight my corporation’s venture into Wormhole space to strike it rich.

2009

2009.09.14.19.18.15

The daily routine was scanning for sites, mining ABCs with Orca boosts, and compressing Ore down for transport to Jita.

2009.10.16.04.13.53

Our capacity to haul large amounts of Ore out of Wormhole to Jita increased significantly when we got a Rorqual into our C6.

2009.12.25.20.37.12

Boosted Hulks mining Arkonor was king at the time. Each full jetcan was worth around 13-16M.

Orca boosted mining operation.

Orca boosted mining operation.

2009.11.01.18.47.07

We once caught a Tengu with a tank that we could not break. After toying around with it for a while, we eventually let the pilot got and gave her the location of a return Wormhole as we destroyed her scanning alt.

2009.12.27.23.11.56

As we build up our PVE arsenal, we needed Carrier support to run the C5/C6 sites. I paid 715M for a Thanatos during this time and I still am in possession of this specific Carrier.

2009.12.24.04.10.05-1

Purchasing skills for the Carrier. Notice that we used the MOTD to communicate on the current Wormhole status.

2009.12.27.22.16.53

1600 plated Typhoon mass collapsing a connecting Wormhole.

2010

2010.01.02.21.55.19

As we became more proficient in Unknown space, we started to train up skills for Tengu, Drake, and other PVE specific ships.

2010.01.30.00.30.05

Our weekly hauls started to get large and larger as our mining capacity increased.

2010.02.13.05.25.52

Thanatos beauty shot after emerging from a connecting Wormhole.

Another Thanatos shot.

Another Thanatos shot.

Carrier assisted site running.

Carrier assisted site running.

2010.03.03.13.08.53

This is a shot of Megacyte, which was king at the time. Due to the large availability of ABC ore in Wormhole space, mining groups like us were driving the price down.

2010.03.13.23.21.17

When you inhabit the highest class of Wormhole space, you are bound to run into some major players. Here is a shot of an Aperture Harmonics’ Dreadnought bring used to mass collapse a connecting Wormhole that was connecting our two systems.

Aperture Harmonics fleet coming into our system to scout for prey.

Aperture Harmonics fleet coming into our system to scout for prey.

You spend a lot of time looking at these in Unknown space.

You spend a lot of time looking at these in Unknown space.

One of the most powerful things in Unknown space is Intel. If you have the knowledge, you can dictate everything. The little Helios was one of the most useful ships for me during my time in Wormhole space.

One of the most powerful things in Unknown space is Intel. If you have the knowledge, you can dictate everything. The little Helios was one of the most useful ships for me during my time in Wormhole space.

Defending Tengu shot.

Defending Tengu shot.

Space potato beauty shot. We had a Remote Repping Dominix doctrine that served us well.

Space potato beauty shot. We had a Remote Repping Dominix doctrine that served us well.

Protecting our home.

Protecting our home.

Every few weeks the rate of respawn for all the sites would dwindle down to almost nothing. Like nomads we would find a new home and setup shop to strip the system.

Every few weeks the rate of respawn for all the sites would dwindle down to almost nothing. Like nomads we would find a new home and setup shop to strip the system.

Industrial might.

Industrial might.

2010.01.19.22.52.25

Extreme hatred for the POS/Reaction UI.

Capital ship shot.

Capital ship shot.

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Trading Performance: Battlecruisers

Overview

Given the shakeup coming with the tiericide effort, Armor tanking, and the sweeping changes coming this summer, I feel comfortable disclosing performance numbers for production and trade involving popular Battlecruisers hulls.

Analysis

battlecruiser_performance

The Drake and Hurricane market has been and continues to be a very competitive market. I contribute this to a few factors.

First there are many industrial people that will not consider the time it takes for them to mine minerals; remember that time is money and the hours that you spend slaving away staring at a rock for a few million an hour could be better spent doing more lucrative activities. Note that this point is not isolated to these hulls and is a common error in production logic for new industrialists.

The PVP and PVE proficiency of the Drake makes it a very popular ship. There will always be a large draw for industry people to focus on this hull, making for high competition.

Lastly, given the time that these two ships have been in the game, many industrialists have these BPOs researched to high levels and have had them for many years.

My production and trade focus shifted off of the Drake and Hurricane when the Tier 3 Battlecruisers were introduced as I saw a high demand for them in the PVP arena.

As you can see the trading performance below, they have proven to be far more profitable on average than their older counterparts.

battlecruiser_sale_performance

tl;dr

Make Naga, Oracle, Talos, and Tornado hulls not Drake and Hurricane ones.


High Volume PVP Items

The ability to produce order from chaos gives us direction. There is a lot of data out there for the Eve universe; kill reports, market prices, and player content all contain information that we can use.

In order to give my trading ventures some direction, I produced a report out of the large amount of kill report data that is publicly available.

PVP Goods

After setting up an instance of EDK, I pulled data from various sources including eve-kill.net, TEST, Goon, and AAA killboards. I then ran some filters on the dataset in order to exclude some cases that don’t contribute to my target PVP environment:

  1. Ignored duplicate mails when importing (attempt to sanitize the input).
  2. Ignored ammo as I have found that the ammo trade is very hit-or-miss as far as profits are concerned.
  3. Filtered to only null and lowsec kills.
  4. Removed losses that contained NPCs (lols Ratting Ishtar).

My query produced a list of top ships and modules that turnover. Here is a nice list of 154 items you should be trading based on my filters if you want to stock the war chests of PVP players.

10MN Afterburner II
10MN MicroWarpdrive II
1400mm Gallium Cannon
1400mm Howitzer Artillery II
1400mm Prototype Siege Cannon
150mm Light AutoCannon II
200mm AutoCannon II
220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II
425mm AutoCannon II
425mm Compressed Coil Gun I
425mm Medium Prototype Automatic Cannon
425mm Railgun II
720mm Howitzer Artillery II
720mm Prototype Siege Cannon
800mm Heavy Prototype Repeating Siege Cannon
800mm Repeating Artillery II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Nano Plating II
Arazu
'Arbalest' Cruise Launcher I
Armor EM Hardener II
Armor Explosive Hardener II
Armor Kinetic Hardener II
Armor Thermic Hardener II
Ballistic Control System II
Basilisk
Blackbird
Broadsword
BZ-5 Neutralizing Spatial Destabilizer ECM
Cap Recharger II
Capacitor Power Relay II
Compulsive Signal Distortion Amplifier I
Conjunctive Magnetometric ECCM Scanning Array I
Conjunctive Radar ECCM Scanning Array I
Co-Processor II
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
Curse
Cynosural Field Generator I
Damage Control II
Devoter
Drake
Dual 180mm AutoCannon II
E50 Prototype Energy Vampire
ECM - Ion Field Projector II
ECM - Multispectral Jammer II
ECM - Phase Inverter II
ECM - Spatial Destabilizer II
EM Ward Amplifier II
EM Ward Field II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Enfeebling Phase Inversion ECM I
Eris
Experimental 10MN Afterburner I
Experimental 10MN MicroWarpdrive I
Flycatcher
FZ-3a Disruptive Spatial Destabilizer ECM
'Gloom' I White Noise ECM
Guardian
Gyrostabilizer II
Heat Sink II
Heavy Electrochemical Capacitor Booster I
Heavy Electron Blaster II
Heavy Ion Blaster II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Pulse Laser II
Heavy Unstable Power Fluctuator I
Heretic
Huginn
Hurricane
'Hypnos' Ion Field ECM I
Improved Cloaking Device II
Interdiction Sphere Launcher I
Kinetic Deflection Field II
Lachesis
Languid Phase Inversion ECM I
Large Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Large 'Arup' Remote Bulwark Reconstruction
Large Core Defense Field Extender I
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Large 'Notos' Explosive Charge I
Large 'Regard' Power Projector
Large S95a Partial Shield Transporter
Large Shield Extender II
Large 'Solace' Remote Bulwark Reconstruction
Limited 1MN MicroWarpdrive I
Low Frequency Sensor Suppressor I
Maelstrom
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
'Malkuth' Heavy Missile Launcher I
Maller
Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer I
Medium 'Arup' Remote Bulwark Reconstruction
Medium Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
Medium Capacitor Booster II
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Energy Discharge Elutriation I
Medium Energy Locus Coordinator I
Medium Energy Neutralizer I
Medium Energy Neutralizer II
Medium Ionic Field Projector I
Medium Particle Dispersion Augmentor I
Medium Particle Dispersion Projector I
Medium S95a Partial Shield Transporter
Medium Shield Extender II
Medium Targeting System Subcontroller I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Unstable Power Fluctuator I
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Oneiros
Onyx
Oracle
Phased Muon ECCM Caster I
Phobos
Power Diagnostic System II
Prototype 100MN MicroWarpdrive I
Prototype Armor EM Hardener I
Prototype Armor Explosive Hardener I
Prototype Armor Thermic Hardener I
Prototype Cloaking Device I
Reactor Control Unit II
Remote Sensor Dampener II
Rokh
Sabre
Scimitar
Scorpion
Sensor Booster I
Sensor Booster II
Shadow Serpentis Armor EM Hardener
Shadow Serpentis Armor Kinetic Hardener
Signal Distortion Amplifier II
Small Capacitor Booster II
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Diminishing Power System Drain I
Small Nosferatu II
Stabber Fleet Issue
Standard Missile Launcher II
Stasis Webifier II
Tachyon Anode Particle Stream I
Tachyon Beam Laser II
Tempest
Thermic Dissipation Field II
Tornado
Tracking Computer II
Tracking Disruptor II
Tracking Enhancer II
Type-D Attenuation Signal Augmentation
'Umbra' White Noise ECM
Warp Disruption Field Generator I
Warp Disruptor II
Warp Scrambler II
Zealot

What’s In Your Hangar?

I’m following the trend that Rixx Javix started and posting my goods. As mainly a trader and researcher, I don’t feel like I have a large fleet of PVP ships as I try to maintain a lean operation. ISK goes back into trading and manufacturing operations instead of sitting as a rusting Minmatar hull in a hangar.

I’ve blanked out the majority of my ship name but I’ll let you know that I name them all after Babylon 5 ship classes.

Trade Alt

This character sits in Jita 4-4 and moves and/or ships items around. I think of this guy as the holding account.

(396) Various capital part BPCs left over from copying capital part BPOs for passive income
(293) Various Tech1 BPCs left over when I used to do Invention
(14) Invented Tech2 module BPCs
(5) Invented Anshar (ME -1) BPCs for JF building
Ishtar, Onyx, Phobos, Pilgrim Invented BPCs

(1) Freighter
(2) Jump Freighter
(1) Orca
(5) Iteron Mark V

Long-term Storage

Research Alt

This character is working with around 290 BPOs worth around 13.59 B. I’ve always wanted to be able to produce anything in the game so I bought up the majority of the common module, frigate, and cruiser prints. The only Battlecruiser prints that I own is a set of the Tier3 ones.  I have no intention to ever produce Drakes/Hurricanes due to their small profit margin. I also don’t own any Battleship prints as I like to fly T1/T2 cruiser hulls.

Awaiting ME/PE research

Getting things done

Research alt junk drawer

Capital Bittervet Pilot

Capitals in lowsec and random Bombers

Random PVP ships

Random PVP gear

Subcapital Pilot

I’m training this character to fly all four racial Interceptors, Recons, Logistics, and standard BCs. I also have him trained for the standard T2 Alpha Maelstrom because it is such a common request in nullsec fleets.

Nullsec PVP ships

Random PVP gear

Other Posts

Rixx Javix
Ardent Defender
Jester’s Trek
Kirith Kodachi
reddit.com/r/eve post


Inferno Change List

Test builds are being deployed. I will attempt to keep a master list here so bookmark and refresh this post.

Patch Notes [link]
Patch Size: ~1.04 GB

Game of Drones:

Revamped the Inventory:
This affects:
– Managing corporation items in a station
– All item management from POS structures done in space on grid
– All Inventory management in space (wrecks, opening other ship locations, etc)
– All Inventory management in stations (items, ships)
– This change does NOT affect the ASSETS window

Revamped FW:
– LP for kills
– Bunkers are now infrastructure hubs
– LP for all FW actions (capturing complexes, capturing infrastructures hubs, etc)
– New FW front page
– Consequences for capturing systems/regions (benefits for you, grief for your enemy)
– Capturing FW system affect SOV ownership
– Map filters for FW have been revamped

TriLambda:

• New missile launchers and launch effects
• New missiles, trails and explosions
• New Stealth Bombers
o Manticore
o Nemesis
o Purifier
o Hound
• Amarr V3
o All sub capital Amarr ships, excluding T3 cruisers.

Avatar:

“14 different skintypes have been added to the Character Creator. This allows all bloodlines to have a wide range of skincolors.
These skintypes replace the previous skintones that allowed players to modify their skincolor a little bit.
A character can keep his/her current skintone, but as soon as a skintype has been applied and the character saved, one of the new skintypes has to be used.

The skintypes can only be applied with full recustomization, that is when you also have the option to resculpt your character, but the plan is to give everyone an optional full recustomization when this goes on TQ.”

Super Friends:

• Updated Kill Reports (aka Kill Mails)
• Different war cost
• Corp CEO/Director declares wars, no voting required
• Alliance wars transfer to corps leaving
• No automatic war retraction by aggressor
• Wars last for week by default
• Either side can offer surrender in a war
• The defending side can get allies to help
• There is a place for people to find prospective allies/clients
• Players can now more easily track the war in the War Report
• All corps have publicly viewable war history
• Drone Damage module (Extrinsic Damage Amplifier)
• CPU Rigs (Small/Medium/Large Processor Overclocking Unit)
• Fueled Shield booster (Small/Medium/Large Ancillary Shield Booster), using Cap Boosters as charges
• Light and Medium Web drones
• Resistance shifting armor hardener (Armor Adaptive Hardener)
link

Confirmed

1. Frigate Rebalance [link]
Tormentor, Punisher, Merlin, Incursus, and Rifter changes.

2. New Modules
From Soundwave’s presentation at Fanfest, it sounded like the following modules are going to be included in Inferno. So far we only have this slide from FanFest and a long forum posts. [44:24]

Micro Jump Drive — Perhaps soon:

This list isn’t feature complete – more will come with time!
CCP Goliath link

Drone Damage module (Extrinsic Damage Amplifier)
CPU Rigs (Small/Medium/Large Processor Overclocking Unit)
Fueled Shield booster (Small/Medium/Large Ancillary Shield Booster), using Cap Boosters as charges
Light and Medium Web drones
Resistance shifting armor hardener (Armor Adaptive Hardener)

3. Missile Effects [link]
Youtube video starting at 3:30.

4. Missile Launchers [link]

5. Updated Kill Reports and War Reports
[initial concept devblog]
[updated devblog]

For a while, we’ve been talking about global killboards and all the awesome stuff that comes with it (leaderboards, weekly contests etc). Linking killmails in chat to other players means that you’ll effectively have access to that data, making our global killboard project slightly problematic. That, coupled with some security concerns means that we’ll have to withdraw linking killmails ingame.

Just to make it clear, we’re not pulling this feature because we don’t want you linking killmails, we’re pulling it because we have concerns about the impact on our global killboard project and making this massive amount of data available in a more graceful manner in terms of security etc.

It makes me sadface, but hopefully the tradeoff will be a better system down the road.
CCP Soundwave link

We fixed everything. You can now link killmails in chat! Thank Tuxford and Punkturis.
CCP Soundwave link

6. Unified Inventory UI [devblog]

7. Amarr v3 Ship Updates [preview youtube]

 

8. Updated Ship Models
Stealth Bombers
[unofficial renders on youtube]

9. Overview Fading [link] Included in Escalation

10. War Mechanic Updates [devblog]

11. FW Changes [devblog]

Without going into exhaustive detail:
1. Cannot dock in stations that are in systems controlled by an enemy
– Example: Minmatar cannot dock in stations in a FW system controlled by the Amarr/Caldari
– You also cannot use station services if you docked before system flipped
– Ninja Edit: This does not affect neutrals

2. There are 5 levels of discounts for a number of different things – if you own the system and have upgraded it
– Medical clone discounts (from 10% in increments of 10 up to 50% discount)
– Number of assembly lines increases by 1 for every level
– All broker fees discounted (from 10% in increments of 10 up to 50%)
– NOTE: You only get these discounts in the FW system
– ADDENDUM: These discounts apply to neutrals not in FW

3. Militia store LP prices are affected by faction wide performance (discounts in increments of 10%)
– Note that Datacores have been split and moved in FW LP stores
– Pending implementation, LP gain increase for all ways in which LP can be gained in FW – FW Kills, FW Missions, Complexs etc

I do believe these are the most prominent consequences implemented/pending.
CCP RubberBAND link

12. War Costs

SoniClover stated earlier in this thread that the war cost formula on Sisi now is really old, we’ve updated it since internally and the new version should be on Sisi soon.
CCP Punkturis link

Unconfirmed/Tinfoil

1. Drake Rebalance

2. Titan Rebalance

3. Technetium Rebalance

Pushed Back

1. Destroyer and Battlecruiser Skill Rebalance

There will be no skill change for Inferno. Your destroyer and battlecruiser skills are safe for now. Battlecruisers will have to wait until we have rebalanced frigates and destroyers to have something clean to compare them with.
CCP Ytterbium link

2. Armor and Shield Rig Rebalance [link]

In conclusion, this is just too much controversial / poorly thought to be a first step to anything, we need to take a step back, breathe, and have a look at the whole passive versus active tanking situation through modules and ships as well as changing rigs before committing to more changes.
CCP Ytterbium link


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