One of my favourite quotes (which I expect I have referenced before) goes something like – “Too often people use statistics as a drunk man uses a lamp post. More for support than illumination.”
Keep that in mind when you view the first graph on this glorious statistical porn CCP has released:
This was interesting – what people are doing when they are logged in:
A figure I expect will be regularly bantered about is that only 1.5% of the player base is doing Incursions on any given day while logged in. Is this expected for top level “Raid” content in a game, or does this mean it is not accessible enough?
On a later graph on the ISK coming into and out of the game in September of this year, those 1.5% of players accumulated 13% of the ISK Faucet, not including the profits made on LP payouts.
So on any given day 40% of pilots joined a fleet, 29% warped around null, 24% warped around low sec, and 13% warped around Wormhole space. Some will have done all that on the same day. Almost 14% of pilots would also partake in PVP. There are just so many ways you can look at information like this.
I’ve only commented on the very first graphs. There is just a tremendous amount of information that you can use for good or evil. Now I need to go find where the quietest regions in the game are, and if I can get to them.