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General Windypops
Gallente
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2010.01.03 21:10:00 - [1]
 

As the year drew to a close, I received a number of evemails and convos from people asking when my 2009 Jita 100 survey would be unzipped from my bulging posting trousers. I was flattered to know that people remembered my attempt to provide some genuinely independent analysis of what the 'man on the street' (or should that be 'man in the fleet'?) thinks of Eve's major alliances. As I'm now a senior manager in my R/L company I have a lot more free time on my hands, so on NYE I spent the day at work conducting this year's survey. I'm sure some will flame me, as my political allegiances are well known, but others might find some interest in quantitative reporting.

JITA 100? WATCHOO TALKIN 'BOUT, WINDY?

Whoah there! Hold your horses, and I'll explain. In 2007 and 2008 I did an 'end of year' survey to find out what the 'average' pod-pilot thinks of the major alliances. Last year's survey can be found here: http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=960375. For those of us throwing custard pies in CAOD daily it's easy to get caught up in politics and lose a sense of perspective. The premise of the Jita 100 survey was simple...

METHODOLIGY.. UM METHADOLOGY... er... HOW DID YOU DO IT?

The Jita 100 survey is made up of 100 randomly selected passers by in Jita. I basically spent a tedious couple of hours mashing the convo button in local. Of course, it's possible that the Jita demographic isn't 100% representative of Eve as a whole, but it's as good as any. You're as likely to get the alt of a major alliance member as a 'carebear' trader, so the views of 0.0 residents are reflected to an extent. I've kept the questions the same as last year to provide a baseline for tracker research. I also kept the descriptions the same, because I can't be arsed to rewrite them.

Anyway, enough with the pillow talk. Let's get it on, baby.

Oh arse, I'll have to wait 5 mins before I post the next bit... nobody post ANY replies, ok? No, seriously. I mean it.


General Windypops
Gallente
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2010.01.03 21:16:00 - [2]
 

MOST FAMOUS ALLIANCE

This first question is intended to identify the alliance that 'stands out' from all others. That's not to say it's perceived as the 'best' or that it constitutes a value judgment, simply that it's the first one that comes to mind.

1. BoB/IT (28%)
2. Pandemic Legion (18%)
3. Goons (10%)

Probably not that surprising, and PL have come from nowhere on this one, so definitely a great year for them on that front (hehe, not that this will make up for last night). I imagine the Tourney played a significant part in this. Interestingly, almost all people who went for BoB/IT referred to 'BoB', so it will be a while (if ever?) before people consider IT to be the 'real' name. Another key point here is that there was much more of a 'long tail' in responses to this in comparison to previous surveys. Would it be rash to conclude that the 'age of the superpowers' has been and gone?

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MOST POWERFUL ALLIANCE

1. NC (31%)
2. Pandemic Legion (23%)
3. BoB / IT (21%)

A big slide for BoB here. Interestingly the 'NC' is still seen as a single alliance, rather than as a number of alliances with shared goals. PL weren't even in the list last year, so they've certainly established themselves as a household name.

____________________

MOST FUN ALLIANCE

1. Atlas (18%)
2. Pandemic Legion (15%)
3. Bob / IT (11%)

Big change allround in this question! Goodfellas and Burn Eden were high up last year! Huge diversity of answers in this question though (with most people, predictably, claiming their own as the most fun... Fairly surprised to see how high Atlas scored, but I guess they were pretty high profile at the time with their 0.0 activity.

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MOST MEMORABLE 2009 'MOMENT'


- Haargoth's disbanding of BoB

No contest here! Again a 'long tail' of replies (hence I've not included a 1, 2, 3 as I have with other questions). Again for most people this was an event that took place in their own alliance.


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RESEARCHER'S OBSERVATIONS


One final observation that I thought was relevant. In previous years there's been a degree of 'dewy eyed respect' from the 'average joe' when talking about 0.0 alliances, but this year was utterly different. It's an estimate, but about 1 in 3 of the people I surveyed had almost no interest (and even a degree of contempt) for the major alliances. It seems that the activity of the 'elite' few is of less perceived relevance, and the accusations of metagaming / mud slinging have left many with a sense of ennui rather than awe.


Czech Lion
Minmatar
Ethereal Dawn 24
Posted - 2010.01.03 21:22:00 - [3]
 

Quality poast, as I support every statistic in eve. I ♥ numbersWink

Gobbins
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2010.01.03 21:29:00 - [4]
 

Good post windy

- Gob

XoPhyte
Gallente
Black Nova Corp
IT Alliance
Posted - 2010.01.03 21:30:00 - [5]
 

not enough graphs Crying or Very sad

Val Oman
Caldari
Lone Star Joint Venture
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2010.01.03 21:37:00 - [6]
 

Thanks Mr. Pops. Always a fun read.
Although doesn't mean jack without PIE charts.

Faekurias
Caldari
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2010.01.03 21:43:00 - [7]
 

Good thread****

General Windypops
Gallente
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2010.01.03 22:26:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Val Oman
Thanks Mr. Pops. Always a fun read.
Although doesn't mean jack without PIE charts.


I can do custardpie charts - do they count?

Camulos Redne
Amarr
EXTERMINATUS.
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2010.01.04 00:57:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: General Windypops
[green]
MOST FUN ALLIANCE

1. Atlas (18%)




wtf?

Caleb Fury
Amarr
Reloaded.
Imperial 0rder
Posted - 2010.01.04 01:14:00 - [10]
 

Good post Windy.

Phreeze
Amarr
ElitistOps
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.01.04 01:25:00 - [11]
 

A noteworthy post in an otherwise sordid career of terrible.

Jessica Carnius
Minmatar
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2010.01.04 01:56:00 - [12]
 

Man, I wish more long post were formatted like yours. A solid 8/10 keep up the good work eve if I don't agree with you most of the time. Wink

Xious
Caldari
Sarz'na Khumatari
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2010.01.04 02:07:00 - [13]
 

Medals should be awarded for Windypops unending service to providing pretty and colourful posts to the viewing public.

Give me pink, give me green or give me blue, I don't care Windy because I love you.

Kinizsi
Amarr
The All-Seeing Eye
The Wrong Alliance
Posted - 2010.01.04 05:21:00 - [14]
 

NC is not an alliance, they are a HUGE blob of carebears Very Happy

DOARota
Gallente
BURN EDEN
Posted - 2010.01.04 06:05:00 - [15]
 

Big change allround in this question! Goodfellas and Burn Eden were high up last year!

They know the difference between an alliance and a corporation this year...nicely done.Wink

Doctor Ungabungas
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2010.01.04 06:12:00 - [16]
 

Finally, a UK post that isn't terrible. Cool

It looks like a lot of work went into this and it was a good read so mad props to you sir.

darth robot
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2010.01.04 07:27:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Val Oman
Thanks Mr. Pops. Always a fun read.
Although doesn't mean jack without PIE charts.



http://dl.eve-files.com/media/corp/leboe/PIE4U.jpg

wtb lessons in openoffice

Image changed to URL. Zymurgist

YChin Mei
Caldari
The All-Seeing Eye
Blade.
Posted - 2010.01.04 08:14:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: General Windypops

MOST FUN ALLIANCE

1. Atlas (18%)
2. Pandemic Legion (15%)
3. Bob / IT (11%)

Big change allround in this question! Goodfellas and Burn Eden were high up last year!


Well, a year ago TASE was in GODS and now we are in Atlas. You see, it cannot be a coincidence. Very Happy

Good read Windy, keep it up!

McFly
Caldari
Peanut Factory
Good Sax
Posted - 2010.01.04 09:40:00 - [19]
 

8/10

DeltaTeam
Amarr
GK inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.01.04 09:48:00 - [20]
 

Damn and I thought we had such a good chance on the TOP 3 POWERFUL ALLIANCES this year Crying or Very sad

The Government
Caldari
Versatech Co.
Aeternus.
Posted - 2010.01.04 10:18:00 - [21]
 

Very nice post, was easy on the eyes to read and had to confirm this was caod.

General Windypops
Gallente
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2010.01.05 11:57:00 - [22]
 

A couple of clarifications to reply to evemails I received:

- I included the NC as a single 'alliance' because the point of the survey was to show the view of the general windypopulation. I am well aware that they are not a single alliance. I included any votes for Razor / MM in this total for completeness, but the vast majority referred to NC. Razor was the most referred to individual alliance from that block, but no single NC alliance would have been in a top ten.

- I received a few complaints that I had combined the IT and BoB votes. Again, I did this because the terms were used interchangeably by the people I surveyed.

Hope this clarifies.



Butter Dog
Gallente
The Monocled Elite
Posted - 2010.01.05 12:05:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Butter Dog on 05/01/2010 12:05:31
I want to know which alliance has the largest percentage of obese people with no social skills

(its probably my own)

(or goonswarm)

Kushmir
Amarr
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2010.01.05 12:16:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: General Windypops

- I received a few complaints that I had combined the IT and BoB votes. Again, I did this because the terms were used interchangeably by the people I surveyed.



They are clearly referring to http://evemaps.dotlan.net/alliance/Band_of_Brothers.

General Windypops
Gallente
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2010.01.05 13:13:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Butter Dog
Edited by: Butter Dog on 05/01/2010 12:05:31
I want to know which alliance has the largest percentage of obese people with no social skills

(its probably my own)

(or goonswarm)


I could always do a follow up survey, with questions suggested by the fine population of CAOD?

Though I refuse to include the question "u mad?"

I would, genuinely, quite like to know the average age of the major alliances though.

Betty Boom
Caldari
SPECTRE Syndicate
Posted - 2010.01.23 22:23:00 - [26]
 

Nice one. Could we get an update or does we need to wait for next new year ? Coz PL was kicked out of Fountain.

tis per
Amarr
Vodka Corp
Posted - 2010.01.23 22:58:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Kushmir
Originally by: General Windypops

- I received a few complaints that I had combined the IT and BoB votes. Again, I did this because the terms were used interchangeably by the people I surveyed.



They are clearly referring to http://evemaps.dotlan.net/alliance/Band_of_Brothers.
Wow cool how did you figure that out? all by your self?

General Windypops
Gallente
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2010.01.23 23:09:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Betty Boom
Nice one. Could we get an update or does we need to wait for next new year ? Coz PL was kicked out of Fountain.


I wasn't intending to do it more than every 6 months but if there's appetite from the community I'm happy to do it quarterly. It depends on the feedback in this thread really, as it's a lot of work.

Jessica Carnius
Minmatar
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2010.01.24 00:55:00 - [29]
 

I say quarterly things have been moving pretty fast around here so we have to keep with the times.

VonKaplanek III
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2010.01.24 05:09:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Val Oman
Thanks Mr. Pops. Always a fun read.
Although doesn't mean jack without PIE charts.



mmmm pie charts, I do so very much love a good pie chart....


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