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.
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.
Make Naga, Oracle, Talos, and Tornado hulls not Drake and Hurricane ones.
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
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.
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
(2) Jump Freighter
(5) Iteron Mark V
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.
Capital Bittervet 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.
As primarily an industrialist, I don’t have a large array of skills placed into Gunnery, Missile Launcher Operation, or rusty buckets such as the Maelstrom Battleship. I can, however, pilot a T2 fit Hurricane. With Triathlon season over and my Swimming team on winter break, I had time to fly in the current CFC Branch Campaign. (Side note: check out this thread and see if you can find me).
A call for Alphafleet came out on comms and I suited up in my Hurricane.
After staging we were out running around Branch and blowing up towers. Our FC for a fleet of about 100 was calm and collected. I can’t tell you how much I do not enjoy FCs that yell and spam commands, “GO GO GO GO LOCK LOCK LOCK LOCK LOCK PRIMARY BLAKE PRIMARY BLAKE PRIMARY BLAKE”. I really only want to hear the order twice for clarity.
Jokes were had, outlandish pictures were posted in local, and while waiting for a a Tower timer, we all started up MS Paint and made drawings of our FC.
Our Maelstroms will blot out the sun!