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.
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:
- Ignored duplicate mails when importing (attempt to sanitize the input).
- Ignored ammo as I have found that the ammo trade is very hit-or-miss as far as profits are concerned.
- Filtered to only null and lowsec kills.
- 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
A while ago, CCP Diagoras posted some statistics on Twitter for the percentage of items that come from Invention vs Tech 2 BPOs to help quell the tinfoil hat theories that Tech 2 BPOs control the entire market. I recorded and sorted the tweets, but never released them.
What does this mean for you as an inventor looking at the market? Well, you will most likely want to stay away from the red items as the Tech 2 BPO owners have a stronger control on the price and can undercut you below your profitability threshold.
If you are interested in further Tech 2 BPO research that I have conducted, take a look at the T2 BPO Returns post.