…if your idea of happy is blowing shit up. Turns out Twin Turbo (aka CCP Diagoras) was not ignoring me. Instead, he was marshaling his army of spreadsheets to churn out my requested information. Here it is: Total Kills by Security Status Group for 2011.
At first glance this is just absolutely flabbergasting. How in god’s name did Nullsec not have a majority of PVP in Eve? However, upon further review of the events of last year (NC falling, various alliances failscading, then towards the end of the year the Great Lull where everyone spammed ‘Winter is Coming’ and bided their time before launching massive campaigns) it makes a little more sense. There was a lot of flux and uncertainty in nullsec, meaning that many major PVP entities either took holidays or refuge in lowsec. The infamous image of PL Motherships hotdropping six Tuskers in Frigates is indicative of this shift.
However, it still is pretty stunning. Here’s a graph demonstrating the number of player accessible systems in Eve, broken down into sec status groupings (BIG GIANT DISCLAIMER: Everyone has different numbers on this. I’ve asked Johnny Turbo for the no-shit numbers but am still waiting):
Okay, that’s not too surprising. Wormholes make for a massive chunk of systems but really, wormholes don’t count (just kidding Two step, I really liked Clarion Call 3 trolololol). Anyways, high sec seems to be a little smaller than I had previously thought, but the distribution of space is fairly straightforward. Note that lowsec, while accounting for nearly 30% of all PVP in 2011, occupies only 10% of the game’s geographic space.
Now, though, we play with the numbers a little bit and come up with this statistic:
Yeah. Need we say more? Lowsec really is a gigantic Fight Club. Some argue that it should be MORE of a Fight Club (I was one of them until this morning). However, I think this says all that needs to be said. Lowsec is the deadliest space in this game. Take that you damned ‘nullsec is elite pvp’ adherents. I think lowsec residents can take a little more pride in these numbers. Granted, we don’t deal with bubbles or Titans ERRYDAY, but we have our own tribulations to overcome (GCC, Sentries, etc) and seem to be doing pretty well.
Also of note: on a per system basis, Nullsec is SAFER than High Sec. Just barely in 2011, and I’m sure the new numbers will reverse this, but the fact that they are statistically identical on a per system basis is pretty sad imo. Nullsec needs to be just a tad bit more dangerous – say, by an order of magnitude.
Anyways, just a followup on the last post using 2011 numbers. I thought it was interesting at least – maybe you will too.