Just about two weeks ago we got the somewhat delayed March economic report for EVE Online where it was pointed out in a chart just how much of the biggest ISK faucet in the game, NPC bounties, flows into null sec space. That number was 92.2%.
Now we have the April economic report and the charts have changed up again. This time we can narrow it down to where a lot of that ratting and mining is happening. Delve is the place.
Here are the NPC bounties claimed by region:
Delve is solidly out in front when it comes to ratting, coming in with almost double the amount of the next region in contention, our old home in Deklein.
As before, NPC bounties remain far and away the biggest generator of ISK in the game.
Bounty payments are still down from their peak, no doubt to the small nerf to carrier ratting introduced back in March, but remain wholly the dominate ISK faucet.
The mining chart is back again as well, and Delve stands in first place there as well.
Now you know why the Imperium keeps getting their Rorquals dropped on… Delve is the place where Rorquals are likely to be found.
This month included a bonus chart that compares mining ship activity in April 2016 and April 2017.
A year ago the Rorqual simply wasn’t used to mine at all. Now it is the preeminent mining ship in the game. The durable Skiff and Procurer, along with the commodious Mackinaw, look to be considerably less popular than a year ago. The Hulk, once the only ship to mine in if you were serious, seems to have held on to its percentage of yield fairly well.
Anyway, now you know what we really do down in Delve; we rat and mine like a ravenous horde of care bears.
The full April 2017 economic report can be found here.