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After Shocks: Retribution

I decided to be fancy and look at numbers to end the month as if I knew what I was doing with them.

The main reason this happened is that I was skimming the killboard the other day and noticed that we had a lot more kills this month then I ever remember seeing on the board. I looked over it and sure enough, January has been a very busy month followed by December.

While THC2 has often had a steady upsweep in activity by the month with the occasional low points (these normally show activity, at one point there were only three active members for a few months) the last two months the numbers have been startling. We are both killing and losing more stuff. We are killing much more then we are losing but the numbers are heading up.  Our corp history from Eve Kill can be found here.

Month Kills ISK (B) Losses ISK (B) Efficiency
January, 2013 793 71.10 161 13.70 83.85%
December, 2012 422 39.44 82 9.89 79.95%
November, 2012 293 27.59 53 9.04 75.31%
October, 2012 308 29.11 65 5.46 84.21%
September, 2012 437 48.50 44 4.26 91.92%
August, 2012 288 38.58 60 6.63 85.34%
July, 2012 150 32.47 39 8.03 80.16%
June, 2012 175 16.70 30 5.33 75.82%
May, 2012 189 27.82 26 1.45 95.05%
April, 2012 317 40.60 53 12.93 75.85%
March, 2012 142 26.77 30 6.27 81.02%
February, 2012 145 24.73 10 0.87 96.58%
January, 2012 97 12.11 23 2.65 82.06%
December, 2011 100 12.98 20 1.90 87.22%

Some of that is enrollment and the resulting activity increase. We absorbed people from two other corporations. These people are very active. However, it does not account for it all.  A lot of it has been the ship changes.  September, 2012 is a month with a lot of POS modules, somewhere around 100 out of the 437 listed kills.  Compared to January 2013 where the POS modules number is under under 10.

Month Frigates Cruiser
Battlecruiser
Battleships
January, 2013 9 24 86 6
December, 2012 0 25 40 7
November, 2012 2 5 32 2

I didn't go further back because we have some set up frigate fights that alter the numbers.  Of course it is not the be all and end all of everything numbers wise. But it shows a change in our patterns that is related to Retribution.  We are flying more cruisers, we have started flying more frigates in combat and we are flying fewer battlecruisers (although the numbers may not show that).  People have been emptying their hangers and breaking out smaller ships.  With a few new members frigates are creeping out of a few more hangers and in general our fleet compositions are changing and becoming more flexible.

We have also killed a ridiculous number of pods this month.  Over 100.  In general the activity is good.  It means the corp is alive and thriving and growing some.  People are out, active and engaged.  Fleets are often up and running.  A few more people have taken up FCing a bit more.  We have to break some bad habits in those areas as our coms disciplines at times and not argue with FCs just because they are your buddy you have flown with forever.

Losses are also up.  That's fine.  We're engaging more and engaging differently. The ships are different so there is a substantial amount of learning that comes with using them.  I see more and more cruisers and fewer and fewer battlecruisers being a continued trend.

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