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CCP Greyscale Comments on Tech 2 BPOs

We got hit with two industry Devblogs today as it looks like CCP is going to try to publish all six industry related blogs before Fanfest. On page 9 for the comments for the Researching, the Future post, CCP Greyscale made a comment on how much Tech 2 BPOs dominate the market.

Right, Mastadon, Claymore, Claw etc are BPO-dominated, so in practice all this means is more throughput and (presumably) cheaper prices.

Huginn and Muninn are in the area of concern, where we might end up warping the market a little.

Broadsword’s not a concern because it was released in Trinity (winter 2007) and to the best of my knowledge we stopped putting new ship BPOs into the lottery in Revelations 1 (winter 2006). If that market’s uncompetitive, it’s because of your fellow inventors, not BPO owners ūüôā

CCP Greyscale source

This adds a little more information from what we got out of CCP Diagoras before he left CCP that I covered in my Percentage of Items from Invention vs Tech 2 BPOs post.

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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

T2 Alpha Maelstrom Cherry

Out of the spreadsheets and into the fire! I have always been interested in the ebbs and flows of power in nullsec and as such, I have a subcapital character in TEST for participation in the pony giggles.

I saw a Jabber announcement go out for a fleet that worked perfectly for me — after US dinner, before bed.

A lot of firsts happened on this fleet. It was my first official non-kitchen sink/random home defense subcapital fleet, the maiden voyage of my T2 Alpha Maelstrom (finally have Large Projectile Turret V), first time using optimized overview settings, and my first nullsec final blow.

(don’t laugh all you PVP’ers — I’m going to try to do a battle report)

Alpha > Scimitar > Huginn formup in Fountain.¬†140 in fleet mainly consisting of a Maelstromball with fast tackle support that headed into Delve.¬†We encountered and played¬†catch-up/evade/backtrack with a¬†Nulli Secunda AHAC/T3/Dictor gang of about 100. Now blue’d Pandemic Legion joined us on a few jumps as we played around with the Nulli Secunda gang.

Three major encounters resulted in us blapping their ships as they came through gates while being tailed.

Once we jumped through, our Alpha Maelstroms pulsed MWDs and sat at optimal using Depleted Uranium L (1.2x tracking) ammo while fast tackle stayed on gate to lock down targets.

After a few T3s, some Guardians, and all their Dictor were down, they retreated home while we reinforced a few structures with the help of PL.

This was also my first time using¬†Liberty Prime’s UI Generator settings and I have to say, their standard theme is quite nice.

I was easily able to flip between friendly/hostile/warp points and the color highlighting really helped when identifying targets. I recommend trying this theme out if you have any issues with your current Overview setup.

So watch out, this industrialist is growing teeth!