In the update, Mittens is rather smug about how Burn Jita 2.0 went down, and with very good reason: it absolutely dwarfed the success of the first version last year. By my count last year, a total of 53 freighters and 12 JFs died, for a grand total of 65. 42 of those were in Jita, and after that the Goons had to spread out their attacks quite a bit to continue to get kills.
In the following two tables, "j" is a kill in Jita. "s" is Sobaseki, "S" is Sivala, "i" is Isanamo, "I" is Ikuchi, "n" is Niyabainen, "c" is New Caldari, "k" is Kusomonomon, "p" is Perimeter, "m" is Maurasi, "v" is Veisto, "u" is Urlen, and "U" is Uemisaisen.
Here's last year:
|Friday:||jjuuj jijjj pppps pjjjj|
|Saturday:||jjspj jpksj jjjsj jjjjj jjvsj|
|Sunday:||jjjjp jjjjs jjsjs jjpjp|
And here's this year:
|Friday:||jjjjj jjjjj jjjjS jjjIj jjjjj nj|
|Saturday:||jjjcj jjjjk jjjjj jjsjj ujjjj jsppc jjjjj mjjjj jjpjj jjjjj jjsjp jjjjj pjjj|
|Sunday:||cjjjj jppjj jjjsj jjjjj jjIjj jjjjj jjjjp pjjjp jppcj jjjjp jj|
|Monday:||cpjjj jvUIj jjujp j|
Last year, 65 total JFs and freighters died. This year, nearly that many -- 64 -- died on Saturday alone. Total for Burn Jita 2.0? 159 by my count, about two-and-a-half times the death toll last year. I didn't count what appeared to be seven duplicate kills. In addition, while last year 12 jump freighters died comprising about a fifth of the total, this year the total jump freighter kills appears to have been... 12. So either JF pilots are getting smarter or the word spread among the JF pilots much more rapidly and thoroughly than among the standard freighter pilots:
|Friday:||Ark, Rhea, Rhea, Ark|
|Saturday:||Nomad, Rhea, Nomad, Ark, Rhea, Rhea|
And this year's event was so successful and presumably so much fun for the participants that they had a hard time stopping. Freighter kills continued well into Monday, so I've gone ahead and counted those 16 kills as part of the event.
As far as I can see, compared to last year the individual freighter pilots weren't carrying quite as much. There were lots and lots of empty freighters this time, or freighters just carrying small ISK values in minerals or ships. As far as I can tell, there were only a few freighter kills that could be valued above five billion ISK, and perhaps one or two above ten billion. That's a far cry from last year where there were lots of high-value kills.
Still, 159 freighters and JFs can only be regarded as a massive success for the Goons. Mittens and Co. have every reason to be really smug.
Much of the death toll can be placed at the feet of a distinct lack of publicity about the event. The Goons announced it about three weeks prior to it taking place but after that, there was more or less a communications black-out about the event with almost no coverage anywhere. I'm sure that helped with the initial surprise on Friday. Last year, CCP went out of their way to warn players that the event was going on with both an in-game news item and a log-in graphic warning of the interdiction. This year, I didn't see either of those. And of course, I've already teased much of the TMC senior staff about their own lack of coverage. ;-)
All in all, a really good event this year! As long as you weren't a freighter or a JF pilot, of course...
|Scavenger||Looted a previously ganked freighter|
|Noob death||Killed in part by a bunch of Velators and Reapers|
|Wormhole loot||Because freighters are the best way to haul it|
|He mad||Died horribly, then posted about it|
|Cloak sale||Lost a couple months of T2 cloak production|
|Blueprints...||...but only for three BCs|
|Megathron stampede||...but none of them dropped|
|Invuls||Enough to make the world invulnerable|
|Ships for everyone!||No matter what type you want|
|Tengus and Hulks||But a shitload of Amarr armor dropped|
|Stock the world||Lots and lots and lots of T2 mods|
|Catalysts||Your attempt to bring them to Jita has failed|
|Faction mods||Why would you ever do this?|
|Advanced Mobile Labs||Worth ganking when Burn Jita isn't on|
|Paladins||They always had the lowest INT|
|Manufacturing pile I||Not going to sell any of this, sorry|
|Manufacturing pile II||Going to market, but not to sell|
|Ship pile||Cloakies and logis and Deimos, oh my|
|Feeding the fire||I wonder who those 156 Thrashers were for|
|Black Ops averted||Three Sins, 20 bombers|
|This guy lost two||This was the second loss in two days|
|Probable Red Frog||Likely, 19 failed RF contracts here...|
|Lots of implants!||But none of them dropped!|
Will this be an annual event? As long as Goons get their finances in order, I don't see why it wouldn't be... see you next year!