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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Disinterest

Here's one of those trivial little things that might be of interest only to me and a few guys on FHC.

On February 22, CCP Diagoras tweeted:
00:00, 22nd Feb: 865 characters in titans; 3,391 in supercarriers. 726 titans and 2,633 supercarriers on active accounts. #tweetfleet
In response, I asked: "Does that mean there are 140-odd Titans on *inactive* accounts?  Wow."  He responded that yes, that was correct.

That set me to wondering: how many Titans have been killed in the history of EVE Online?  And that bit took a little research.  I knew from one of Diagoras's previous tweets that the number of Titans killed in 2011 was 86.  I also remembered that there had been a discussion of super-cap proliferation in the Q42010 QEN.  Rereading that (damn, I miss QENs) indicated that as of the end of 2010, 292 super-carriers and 80 Titans had been destroyed, 45 of those in 2010.  It also referred me back to the Q32010 QEN for further information.

That document indicated that there had been eight Titan deaths in 2008 and 24 in 2009.  8+24+45=77.  So three Titan deaths in 2007?  Dunno (I've asked Diagoras to clarify the math).  But it seems clear that between 163 (77+86) and 166 (80+86) Titans have been killed by weapons fire.

And 139 have been killed by player disinterest.(1)


(1) By the way, at the end of 2010, that number was 37 (QEN Q42010, page 14.)

17 comments:

  1. Hmmm, about 3.6 SCars per titan on active accounts. About 5.4 SCars per titan on inactive accounts. Seems disinterest doesn't strike evenly on the players ;-)

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  2. Maybe some of those titans are RMT pieces in stock waiting to find a suitable buyer worthy of spending a few isks into reactivating the account.

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  3. Your math is right, but it's actually one titan lost in 2006 and two in 2007.

    CYVOK (ASCN) - Dec 2006
    WOTANKN (D2) - Feb 2007
    Shrike (BoB) - Jun 2007

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  4. You say they are disinterested, I say they reached level cap. What is left to do now that they can fly a Titan?

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  5. What we do every night, Pinky.

    Try to take over the world.

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  6. I think the proportion of active accounts of total with titans is very high.

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  7. Pretty sure there was a post on the old forums that kept track of Titans in-game and those which had been lost. Dunno which subforum it was in, though.

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    1. It was in the old CAOD section:

      http://community.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=784827

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  8. With characters being purchasable and accounts payable all in ISK,I expect a lot of the unsubbed super-caps are effectively 'alliance assets'. It would be neat to see the activity numbers on super-cap pilots during quiet, peaceful times compared to during major wars.

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  9. How many level 80 characters no longer play WoW?

    The reason you get so many complaints every time you hint at titan nerfs is that titan blobbing is one of the few times that the 99% get to act like the 1%.

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  10. um... Correct my understanding if it's wrong, but aren't most titan pilots just alts of other characters (Shrike being SirMolle's simply being the best known)? This means that a certain percentage of those inactive accounts may simply be titan pilots who's alliances went tits up and they haven't yet found a home with their main. So that mean that there's a good chance some of those 139 titans can be re-activated again at any time their mains decide the time is right to bring the titan back in the game.

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    1. It's possible, yes. That said, there's more opportunity to fly one's Titan now than at any former time in the game. So I suspect the number of Titans in the situation you describe is a small minority.

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    2. Would YOU join an alliance whose only recruitment criteria was, "what Titan do you have and where is it?"

      There is opportunity for people who have titans and are in alliances to use them. If you are not in an alliance, how are you going to use it? ninja ratting in a Titan in hostile space?

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  11. Oh! There's also "ratting titan account got permabanned due to botting/RMT".

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