Friday, August 28, 2015

The dumbest way to "get rich"

Again and again I see "financial advisors" telling the biggest nonsense ever: get a loan (typically mortgage your home) and put it into some investment to get passive income and then you'll get the investment income minus loan interest as pure income for nothing.

Anyone who does it is a drooling moron and deserves to lose his home.

It's trivially easy to disprove all these financial perpetuum mobiles: giving you loan is someone's investment. Someone, typically an investor or large bank had money and figured that the best way to use his money is to give you loan. He had the option to buy the house you'd buy for rent or buy Chinese stocks that never stop growing or investment gold (steady growing between 8500$/kg in 2001 to 54000$/kg in 2012, but fell to 36000$/kg by now) or state bonds of Ukraine (on September 1 there will really-really be cease fire) or even that wonderful penny stock that increased 200% in the last 3 months. Yet he chooses to pass on these wonderful opportunities and loan it out to you for paltry interest rates. Or he gave it to Germany for negative interest rate. This means that either the billionaire investor (with hundreds of highly qualified analysts working for him) is an idiot, or you are. If you think it's him, I have a wonderful tip for you, for free: the 2 years maturity Greek state bonds pay 12.5%! Mortgage your home and buy some now!

Only the advisors who sell their stupid books and the brokers who get a cut from all the transactions get rich from these. For you, I have a much better idea that will make you more money than all the "get rich fast without skills or work" books: Never, ever invest money while you have outstanding loans! If you have money to invest, repay your own damn loan!


PS: a business tip in EVE: never invest into faction modules for your ratting boat, it likely won't live long enough to repay the added DPS. Especially if you are a minion of Evil. Same for pods. Also, don't fit Vindicators like they were Ishtars.

There is also a video up about the TNT capitals.

PS2: I started to write the 5000 words essay this nice reader requested, but got distracted by the titan that Goons managed to lose with a supercarrier on the undock of their own capital station to Out of Sight, Mordus Angels and Harry Forever (that part will never get old) who immortalized the event with a video. My favorite part: 202 people on local while the battle report has only 140 pilots. So another 60 Goonies were hiding in the station and refusing to undock something to save their "bro".

In the meantime Imperium fleets keep Pure Blind locked down

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Kind of business post: the perfect solution for margin trading scams

Margin trading scams are a common nuisance in EVE trading. Their main problem is that there is absolutely no way to tell about the order if it's legit or not. You can't even know who is behind the order, so even known scammers can use it. Sure, if it's too good to be true, it's not and if you buy 100 units of rare vanity items for 2x the yearly average just to fill a single 100-unit minimum buy order for 3x the yearly average, you are dumb. But an order in the middle of the nowhere for 1.2x Jita price is usually legit, the buyer pays for the transportation. To make it worse, some orders were meant to be legit, the buyer just overstretched and ran out of money.

The reason why this problem wasn't solved yet is that it's impossible to do so without hurting the reason of the margin trading skill: to allow setting multiple buy orders, knowing that only a few will fill up anyway.

However I found the perfect solution which removes the scam, without hurting anybody else: simply hide the orders that can't be completed. I mean if I set two buy orders with money enough for only one, when one fills up and I run out of money, the other order becomes invisible to everyone else and get marked on my orders window. If I get money, the order becomes visible again. Not only it removes the scamming orders from the sight of buyers, but also protects overstretching businessmen: if you run out of money, now the rest of your orders are lost when someone tries to fill them up, you'll have to remake them with clicks and broker fees. With the suggestion it becomes invisible so no one can try to fill it and automatically returns to the market when you have money.


PS: MoA is reinforcing Tribute, since the silly TNT and CO2 minions of Evil didn't get the memo to set all timers to USTZ where MoA is less active. As one minion of Evil wrote, MoA reinforced the TNT home station and popped some entosis trolls. Of course real Goons who don't bother with this "PvP" thing and do what Goons do. Anime Masters found some too. And minions of evil are still hauling like morons.

I don't envy the propaganda drones of the Evil. First they had the "MoA can't take our Sov, they are just a nuisance" line, and then MoA took half dozen. Then they came up with the "MoA runs from fights, when they stand up to a super fleet, they'll be relevant." Back to the drawing board Goonies! I suggest the "MoA will be relevant when they rat more than CONDI" line. That will stand till eternity.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The kills of 2014: #19 Snuff Box and #20 FCON

Snuff Box corporation stood alone for most of 2014 and formed the alliance Snuffed Out on November 7. In this analysis, I merged the two, something I didn't do for alliance leaving/joining corps, because the corp gives the majority of the alliance. You can see that the activity increased in the last two months due to the incoming corps. You can also see that they mostly operate in lowsec and don't target anyone specially, they kill anything that moves with very good ISK ratio.

Below you can see the corps of the alliance with more than 100B of its activity:
Rank Corp B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 Snuff Box 3198 866 79
2 C.Q.B 111 57 66
3 Kira Inc. 109 7 94
- Sum of small ones 98 63 61
- Total 3516 992 78

Below you can see what alliances contributed more than 100B to the killboard of the analyzed one.
Rank Alliance B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 Goonswarm Federation 281 10 97
2 Shadow Cartel 96 83 54
3 RAZOR Alliance 156 14 92
4 U.C.F. Alliance 125 23 84
- #NPC Corporations 290 27 92
- Sum of small ones 2568 835 75
- Total 3516 992 78

The inflation factor of this alliance is: 140%. Below you can see which alliances helped it the most by shooting the same target. Please note that damage is capped by own damage, so if the analyzed alliance did 1B damage, X did 2B, Y did 8B, then X get 0.2B help, Y get 0.8B, as their help provided 1B de-inflated damage.
Rank Alliance B Damage helped
1 Only For Fun 93
- Sum of small ones 364
- Total 457

Below you can see the monthly activity distribution chart. "Month" is here 1/12 year and not exact calendar month. Also, sorry for the ASCII graph, but creating so many proper image charts would be exreme work for all the alliances. Colors refer to ISK ratios, pure red means below 20%.
% of total (4508B ISK) done+taken .............................10%.................................
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And this is the hourly activity distribution chart:
% of total (4508B ISK) done+taken ...........10%.........................................20%.......
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Below you can see the 2B+ de-inflated contribution kills of the alliance: 7B, 2B, 4B, 7B, 3B, 7B, 93B, 4B, 4B, 5B, 8B, 7B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 5B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 5B, 2B, 8B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 5B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 5B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 20B, 3B, 3B, 7B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 4B, 2B, 23B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 128B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 11B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 15B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 18B, 3B, 4B, 21B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 5B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 17B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 5B, 3B, 4B, 2B, 9B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 5B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 6B, 3B, 5B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 18B, 17B, 73B, 3B,

Below you can see the 2B+ losses of the alliance: 2B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 4B, 6B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 6B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 8B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B,

This is the space distribution of the alliance, sorted by activity (losses+damage):
Rank Space B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 Low_The Citadel 1612 446 78
2 Low_Black Rise 664 239 74
3 Low_Essence 322 97 77
4 Low_Sinq Laison 262 17 94
5 Low_Placid 152 44 77
6 HighDomain 160 7 96
7 Low_Metropolis 79 37 68
8 Low_Lonetrek 77 25 75
- Sum of small ones 188 80 70
- Total 3516 992 78

This is the ship value distribution of the alliance. The total population has equal damage done and taken in all 6 groups. Please note that "Ships killed" is also de-inflated, if the alliance did 1% damage to a ship, they get 0.01 kill:
Ship value groups Ships killed B Damage done Ships lost B Damage taken
0-65M 27586 341 3096 52
66-200M 3863 436 667 77
201-378M 1938 502 451 126
379-1023M 936 573 361 232
1024-2918M 421 751 201 362
2919M+ 126 912 38 143
Total 34870 3516 4814 992

This is the battle size distribution of the alliance. The total population has equal damage done and taken in all 6 groups.
% of total (4508B ISK) done+taken .10%............................20%.............................30%
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Now, the shame of the Imperium: Fidelas Constans. Besides beating NC., Nulli and PL in B-R, they are red-red-red in every month, enemy, time zone and battle size. Please notice that 41% of their losses happened in Branch, their home region, making them equal to Goons in their habit of not attacking anyone, just ratting (Goons lost 39% in Deklein and Pure Blind).

Below you can see the corps of the alliance with more than 100B of its activity:
Rank Corp B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 EVE-RO 219 347 39
2 ANZAC ALLIANCE 214 193 53
3 1st Steps Academy 154 245 39
4 Antwerpse Kerels 163 188 47
5 CBC Interstellar 121 230 34
6 Gladius Veritatis 133 132 50
7 November 17th 146 107 58
8 IX Legio Hispana Aquila 167 50 77
9 Trojan Legion 49 167 23
10 The Dutch East India Company 57 130 31
11 Silver Guardians 90 96 48
12 Svea Rike 103 44 70
13 The Shadow Plague 39 104 27
14 House of Praetor 63 79 44
15 The Pack 50 89 36
16 Veritas Theory 48 88 35
17 Gladiators of Rage 54 75 42
18 Hamburger Jungs 68 61 53
19 OPUS STYX 37 84 30
20 Capital Industries Research And Development 43 78 35
21 Ship Trading Company 77 43 64
22 Out-of-Space 39 72 35
23 Risk Breakers 36 74 32
24 Unknown Soldiers 33 73 31
25 Paladin Order 65 41 62
- Sum of small ones 296 380 44
- Total 2567 3270 44

Below you can see what alliances contributed more than 100B to the killboard of the analyzed one.
Rank Alliance B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 Black Legion. 144 246 37
2 Northern Coalition. 238 105 69
3 Pandemic Legion 245 65 79
4 Legion of xXDEATHXx 99 154 39
5 Triumvirate. 65 140 32
6 Nulli Secunda 112 81 58
7 Mordus Angels 46 97 32
8 The Marmite Collective 3 124 2
9 #Corp: Hard Knocks Inc. 13 94 12
10 Fidelas Constans 51 51 50
- #NPC Corporations 100 41 71
- Sum of small ones 1451 2073 41
- Total 2567 3270 44

The inflation factor of this alliance is: 631%. Below you can see which alliances helped it the most by shooting the same target. Please note that damage is capped by own damage, so if the analyzed alliance did 1B damage, X did 2B, Y did 8B, then X get 0.2B help, Y get 0.8B, as their help provided 1B de-inflated damage.
Rank Alliance B Damage helped
1 Goonswarm Federation 486
2 Tactical Narcotics Team 89
3 RAZOR Alliance 83
4 SOLAR FLEET 62
- Sum of small ones 406
- Total 1125

Below you can see the monthly activity distribution chart. "Month" is here 1/12 year and not exact calendar month. Also, sorry for the ASCII graph, but creating so many proper image charts would be exreme work for all the alliances. Colors refer to ISK ratios, pure red means below 20%.
% of total (5837B ISK) done+taken ............................10%..................................
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And this is the hourly activity distribution chart:
% of total (5837B ISK) done+taken .....................10%.........................................
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Below you can see the 2B+ de-inflated contribution kills of the alliance: 2B, 4B, 3B, 17B, 3B, 6B, 7B, 4B, 21B, 7B, 3B, 6B, 11B, 3B, 5B, 9B, 4B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 27B, 7B, 8B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 13B, 6B, 3B, 8B, 3B, 7B, 18B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 19B, 8B, 8B, 2B, 4B, 10B, 3B, 3B, 6B, 4B, 11B, 5B, 3B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 10B, 5B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 6B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 30B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 10B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 5B,

Below you can see the 2B+ losses of the alliance: 3B, 2B, 3B, 5B, 2B, 2B, 7B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 30B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 6B, 6B, 6B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 7B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 8B, 2B, 7B, 3B, 2B, 7B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 25B, 3B, 6B, 2B, 4B, 5B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 14B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 5B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 3B, 2B, 5B, 2B, 8B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 5B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 7B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B,

This is the space distribution of the alliance, sorted by activity (losses+damage):
Rank Space B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 Branch 460 1355 25
2 Immensea 463 50 90
3 Venal 157 159 50
4 Geminate 145 159 48
5 Pure Blind 118 124 49
6 Catch 95 90 51
7 Deklein 107 67 62
8 Syndicate 102 57 64
9 Tribute 52 105 33
10 Low_Black Rise 40 96 29
11 Fountain 63 58 52
12 Curse 36 75 32
13 Vale of the Silent 48 60 44
14 Querious 62 43 59
- Sum of small ones 619 772 44
- Total 2567 3270 44

This is the ship value distribution of the alliance. The total population has equal damage done and taken in all 6 groups. Please note that "Ships killed" is also de-inflated, if the alliance did 1% damage to a ship, they get 0.01 kill:
Ship value groups Ships killed B Damage done Ships lost B Damage taken
0-65M 25746 375 31132 567
66-200M 3456 408 4429 531
201-378M 2105 534 3361 842
379-1023M 568 321 800 474
1024-2918M 185 326 336 576
2919M+ 54 604 52 280
Total 32114 2567 40110 3270

This is the battle size distribution of the alliance. The total population has equal damage done and taken in all 6 groups.
% of total (5837B ISK) done+taken ........................20%........................30%...........
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2-3.. -------------------------------
4-6.. ------------------------------------
7-11. ---------------------------------
12-28 -------------------------------------
29+.. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
..... --------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------+-------------

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why not to perform war crimes?

There are two common answers for the question in the title:
  • For moral reasons: we would feel bad, God will punish us, we get bad karma...
  • Because of reciprocity: if we kill their civilians, they'll kill ours
The first is outright useless: people have a great ability to rationalize and shift moral, just think of the Arena spectacles of the Romans, where slaves were killed by animals or other slaves. Lynchers were so proud of their "noble" act of "keeping the peace" that they literally printed postcards to brag. Religion is more likely used to justify or even call for killings than stopping them: God wills it!

Reciprocity works only in the case of symmetric and longstanding conflict. However most conflicts are not like that or at least the combatants believe that their victory is near, so they fear no retribution.

To see the real reason why war crimes are a bad idea, let's see the simple example:
Adam and Betty have some reason to hate each other and exchange gunshots in the street from behind cover. I have no preference between them and can't care less who'll win. Cindy carelessly walks into the crossfire. Adam stops shooting to prevent hitting Cindy. Betty seizes the opportunity and presses an attack, killing Cindy in the process. After this point, I (a third party) have a reason to shoot Betty at the back: Cindy, the innocent victim, was a third party like myself. By showing no regard for Cindy, Betty testified that she wouldn't care if I'd be the next. From this point she is a threat to me, while Adam is not.

This is the real point. Even in such a mass conflict as WW2, majority of the mankind will remain neutral. By performing inhuman acts against civilians or prisoners of war, the actor shows that he is a threat to people who aren't a threat to the actor, therefore to all the neutrals. This turns the neutrals against the actor, who now faces new enemies. The most fitting example of this is sinking of the Lusitania, where a German submarine attacked a ship carrying ammunition to Britain, without regard of the 2000 passengers on board, killing 1200. While mission accomplished in the military sense, the event turned the USA population against Germany, leading to the US joining WW1.

So the reason of humane behavior during conflicts isn't humanitarian, but strategic: to not get more enemies.


PS: No civilians were hurt in this battle. Or in this. Or in the obligatory capital battle of the day (and in a recent one). I know that Karmafleet is the worst among Goons. But I still can't fathom how on Earth could they lose this 6x outnumbering T2 fleet.

PS2: Bat Country is the one of the most active and highest ISK ratio corp in Goonswarm. They clearly fancy themselves as good PvP-ers. I just can't imagine why do they tolerate Gaara's sniper among their ranks, when he would be a disgrace even to NOBUX. After he threatened MoA with an EULA-violating multibox-fleet for a stupidly blinged cruiser and pod, he lost a nano-Barghest to roaming carebears, then a no-resist-bling-Machariel to roaming russians and finally a HG-Snake pod. All in the last 30 days. Hint: if you go to roam in Deklein, he might undock a purple autocannon Nestor on you!

Monday, August 24, 2015

The kills of 2014: #17 Hard Knocks and #18 LowSechnaya Sholupen

Hard Knocks is the first lone corporation among the top groups of 2014. Their "top enemies" list hints renter ganking and anti-Imperium fights, but their zone table tells the truth: they are a WH corp, operating mostly in C6 and C5 and occasionally come out to K-space for a few ganks. Their graphs are stupidly green with 81% overall ISK ratio. They have both EU and USTZ activity and prefer 10-30-men fleets.

Below you can see what alliances contributed more than 100B to the killboard of the analyzed one:
Rank Alliance B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 Northern Associates. 292 36 89
2 Brothers of Tangra 276 8 97
3 Goonswarm Federation 101 27 79
4 Fidelas Constans 94 13 88
- Sum of small ones 2085 582 78
- Total 2849 666 81

The inflation factor of this alliance is: 125%. Below you can see which alliances helped it the most by shooting the same target. Please note that damage is capped by own damage, so if the analyzed alliance did 1B damage, X did 2B, Y did 8B, then X get 0.2B help, Y get 0.8B, as their help provided 1B de-inflated damage.
Rank Alliance B Damage helped
1 #Corp: Lazerhawks 77
- Sum of small ones 204
- Total 281

Below you can see the monthly activity distribution chart. "Month" is here 1/12 year and not exact calendar month. Also, sorry for the ASCII graph, but creating so many proper image charts would be exreme work for all the alliances. Colors refer to ISK ratios, pure red means below 20%.
% of total (3515B ISK) done+taken ........................10%......................................
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And this is the hourly activity distribution chart:
% of total (3515B ISK) done+taken ..............................10%................................
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Below you can see the 2B+ de-inflated contribution kills of the alliance: 3B, 4B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 10B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 7B, 3B, 11B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 10B, 5B, 2B, 5B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 5B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 5B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 5B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 5B, 5B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 4B, 7B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 4B, 5B, 7B, 11B, 6B, 5B, 8B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 13B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 7B, 3B, 5B, 4B, 5B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 2B, 4B, 5B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 5B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 7B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 8B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 7B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 6B, 4B, 5B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 3B, 6B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 9B, 13B, 11B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 6B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 6B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 5B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 5B, 4B,

Below you can see the 2B+ losses of the alliance: 3B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 6B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 2B, 6B, 6B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 5B, 2B, 3B, 17B, 10B, 6B, 6B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 4B, 6B, 5B, 8B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B,

This is the space distribution of the alliance, sorted by activity (losses+damage):
Rank Space B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 C5 Wormhole 587 186 76
2 C6 Wormhole 304 70 81
3 Oasa 124 7 95
4 Branch 116 14 89
5 Deklein 102 25 80
6 Malpais 101 4 97
- Sum of small ones 1514 361 81
- Total 2849 666 81

This is the ship value distribution of the alliance. The total population has equal damage done and taken in all 6 groups. Please note that "Ships killed" is also de-inflated, if the alliance did 1% damage to a ship, they get 0.01 kill:
Ship value groups Ships killed B Damage done Ships lost B Damage taken
0-65M 7291 131 1548 44
66-200M 1922 228 764 85
201-378M 1353 350 439 118
379-1023M 767 471 289 179
1024-2918M 445 840 59 92
2919M+ 192 830 29 149
Total 11970 2849 3128 666

This is the battle size distribution of the alliance. The total population has equal damage done and taken in all 6 groups.
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LowSechnaya Sholupen is another very green group, operating mostly in Aridia lowsec, killing anything and everything venturing there. They have very strong solo activity and do very well in small gang too. They rarely fly blobs and lose only in these fights. Their activity grown over the year, so 2015 will likely be a better year for them.

Below you can see the corps of the alliance with more than 100B of its activity:
Rank Corp B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 AirGuard 1074 210 84
2 RosAviaCosmos 509 150 77
3 Rolemancer Fleet 368 113 76
4 GOP KOHTOPA 258 109 70
5 Tempus Stabilis 142 82 63
6 xX Berserk Squad Xx 124 55 69
7 Alpha Company 104 65 62
- Sum of small ones 105 116 48
- Total 2686 900 75

Below you can see what alliances contributed more than 100B to the killboard of the analyzed one.
Rank Alliance B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 Northern Coalition. 140 76 65
2 The Kadeshi 111 71 61
3 Fatal Ascension 94 69 58
4 DARKNESS. 96 51 65
5 Brothers of Tangra 125 11 92
6 Northern Associates. 96 11 89
- #NPC Corporations 253 11 96
- Sum of small ones 1771 600 75
- Total 2686 900 75

The inflation factor of this alliance is: 186%. Below you can see which alliances helped it the most by shooting the same target. Please note that damage is capped by own damage, so if the analyzed alliance did 1B damage, X did 2B, Y did 8B, then X get 0.2B help, Y get 0.8B, as their help provided 1B de-inflated damage.
Rank Alliance B Damage helped
1 No Value 42
- Sum of small ones 375
- Total 417

Below you can see the monthly activity distribution chart. "Month" is here 1/12 year and not exact calendar month. Also, sorry for the ASCII graph, but creating so many proper image charts would be exreme work for all the alliances. Colors refer to ISK ratios, pure red means below 20%.
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And this is the hourly activity distribution chart:
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Below you can see the 2B+ de-inflated contribution kills of the alliance: 2B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 6B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 7B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 5B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 7B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 7B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 7B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 29B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 8B, 2B, 9B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 7B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 5B, 2B, 7B, 2B, 2B, 106B, 2B, 7B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 3B,

Below you can see the 2B+ losses of the alliance: 3B, 4B, 3B, 4B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 4B, 4B, 29B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 6B, 2B, 6B, 5B, 3B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B, 3B, 3B, 3B, 2B, 4B, 2B, 2B, 27B, 2B, 22B, 4B, 2B, 4B,

This is the space distribution of the alliance, sorted by activity (losses+damage):
Rank Space B Damage done B Damage taken ISK ratio
1 Low_Aridia 1303 345 79
2 Fountain 119 118 50
3 Low_Domain 124 25 83
4 Delve 88 55 62
5 HighThe Forge 100 25 80
- Sum of small ones 952 331 74
- Total 2686 900 75

This is the ship value distribution of the alliance. The total population has equal damage done and taken in all 6 groups. Please note that "Ships killed" is also de-inflated, if the alliance did 1% damage to a ship, they get 0.01 kill:
Ship value groups Ships killed B Damage done Ships lost B Damage taken
0-65M 18052 251 3377 54
66-200M 3172 367 1268 145
201-378M 1690 440 815 208
379-1023M 851 505 285 174
1024-2918M 379 667 104 172
2919M+ 73 455 20 147
Total 24216 2686 5869 900

This is the battle size distribution of the alliance. The total population has equal damage done and taken in all 6 groups.
% of total (3586B ISK) done+taken ....10%...............................20%........................
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