Greedy Goblin

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Where did all the PBLRDs go?

Due to Fozziesov, the renter alliance of the Evil is closing doors, abandoning systems and ejecting corporations. This is common knowledge, nothing to see here.

What is interesting is where the member-corps of Greater Western Co-Prosperity Sphere went. If you look at the "former corporation" part of the Dotlan corporation page of PBLRD, you see usual joining and leaving until mid-April, when joining stopped (only sov transfer corps joined) and mass exodus started. The corp page also lists the member count and the current location of leaving corps. Corps that already joined a new alliance have 2343 members. 686 people stayed in alliance-less corps. Since PBLRD used to have 4K members before the exodus, it means that 1000 members left their corps and shopped for a new home individually. Let's focus on the 2343 pilots who stayed with their corps while it found a new alliance and see which alliances gained them:
  1. Fidelas Constans: 1431
  2. SpaceMonkey's Alliance: 295
  3. Intrepid Crossing: 156
  4. Get Off My Lawn: 155
  5. EON Alliance: 90
  6. The Bastion: 61
  7. Brothers in Arms Alliance: 46
  8. Brothers Of The Dark Sun: 46
  9. Inver Brass: 35
  10. Sons of Seraphinus: 34
  11. Brothers of Tangra: 30
  12. Sock Puppet Federation: 26
  13. Black Wing Syndicate: 20
  14. Goonswarm Federation: 9
Yep, 80% of these players joined "proper" CFC alliances, with the two well-known PvE groups FCON and SMA on top. So renting didn't end in "the Imperium". PBLRD was simply merged into FCON and SMA.

Is it a common thing in EVE?
Not really. NA is also closing and many corps found new home, but none (besides few-men sov-transport corps) joined NC., SN2, Darkness, Kadeshi or Gentlemen's Club. They rather formed Kids With Guns Alliance and RUCA Emperor or joined groups I've never heard of. From BoT not a single one got into PL. They rather joined Shadow of xxDeathxx and 1,2,3 corps (272 pilots) joined [intense drumming] SMA.

PS: The CFC hellcamp of MoA continues, who absolutely cannot do anything about it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very simply, the Imperium needs numbers both for the purposes of pvp and pve (to keep the indexes up) due to fozziesov.

It makes complete sense for the Imperium to take on board as many of the somewhat competent former renters as possible to bulk out the numbers.

I don't see Nulli/NC. trying to hold onto the kind of empire that the Emperium is so there is no need for them to absorb former renters.

S Riojas said...

@ Anonymous: quite true. Goons and FCON have approached numerous alliances/corps and asked if they wanted to "take over" space they held. A lot of it has less to do with gaining competent members than creating buffer zones that end up protecting CFC/Emporium space.

It makes sense: have unassociated groups act as an albative shield so that CFC/Imperium look good in their own numbers.

Anonymous said...

"It makes sense: have unassociated groups act as an albative shield so that CFC/Imperium look good in their own numbers. "

They are largely not unassociated groups - the majority of them have gone into various CFC alliances.

S Riojas said...

@ anom: "They are largely not unassociated groups - the majority of them have gone into various CFC alliances."

Not what I was talking about. CFC has been contacting groups that were not previously associated with CFC (like PBLRDS renters) and offering them space. That is what I am referring to. This I know from personal experience with CFC contacting me.

Anonymous said...

"Not what I was talking about. CFC has been contacting groups that were not previously associated with CFC (like PBLRDS renters) and offering them space."

Yes, but the CFC have also contacted plenty of PBLRD renters and offered them space in their alliances. With the ostensibly less good ones becoming pets.