Thursday, November 15, 2012

evemaps.dotlan.net

This post is for new players of EVE Online, if you already know evemaps.dotlan.net inside out, move along!

evemaps.dotlan.net is a great third party statistics tool for nullsec. Not because of what it name tells. While it has OK maps, the ingame map isn't worse at all. However let's start with the maps. The top page has a list of all regions, clicking them - surprise! - provide maps of these regions. You can overlay various statistics on the map like sovereignty, PI info, sec status, minerals, kill counts and so on. In the search window you can find systems and highlight them on the region map. This is very handy, buy hardly revolutionary.

The detailed system info is much more valuable. It gives historical data of ownership, and 48 hours statistics of jumps, kills, podkills, rat kills, giving you a very good idea when this system is busy.

The really good thing comes if you search for corporations or alliances. For example TEST. The overview page gives a list of owned systems. The "corporations", "kills" and "pilots" fields are pretty uninteresting and straightforward. The "changes" and "events" windows on the other hand gives a list of system conquers, losses, upgrades, renames, everything, historically. The best is clearly the "statistics" window. It provides long-time graphs for membership and system/station ownership. A peek on it tells if the alliance is growing, shrinking, winning, losing. You can recognize failcascades and booms, everything that you need to know to quickly assess what kind of bunch they are.

The evemaps.dotlan.net/changes gives the most recent ownership changes of the whole universe. Look at it and you can see which regions are being contested, where the big wars are. On the sidebar you can see the top winners/losers of the last week, you can expand it to see which alliances/corporations are growing, shrinking or even failcascading. A few clicks can give even more info, for example you can see that Goonwaffe of Goonswarm has the biggest decrease of the month, but clicking on the corp info you can see that the member losses were in one step, it's most probably an inactive purge since GSF gained lot of systems in the same time. You can also figure out that Ewoks merged into Ev0ke and similar things.

If you are new to EVE politics, dotlan and the automatic galaxy map that give you a global overview are your best friends.



New devblog with Retribution changes is out.

Thursday morning report: 172.7B (8.6 spent on main accounts, 7.1 spent on Logi/Carrier, 3.8 on Ragnarok, 5.4+0.1 on Rorqual, 3.4 on Nyx, 3.4 on Dread, 57.4 sent as gift)

2 comments:

serpentinelogic said...

Don't forget Dotlan Radar for disseminating your map position to others you share the link with.

Chris K. said...

Dotlan is essential if you live in low-sec, as it will help you avoid (or find) gatecamps and the like.

A great tool all-around.

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