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A formal attempt at establishing EVE speed records

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Tanya Anatolia
Minerva's Ward
#1 - 2016-04-28 12:42:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Tanya Anatolia
Ever since people figured out they could get their ships going fast, people have competed to see how fast, but there's lots of tricks people have used to buff that number to broken levels. From stacking mobility modules back in the day to POS shield launches and even going so low as photoshop.

I'm hoping for a final, definitive word on just how fast you can get a ship going. Since just one penultimate record is no fun (and already claimed by this guy http://i.imgur.com/H3NS7Ct.jpg ) I'm going to have several leagues listed. I'll be making constant edits to keep it updated as records inevitably get broken.

Since CCP is prone to buffing and nerfing, speed records will also be coupled with the game version they took place on and date where possible. I'm well aware of the 16,000m/s daredevils back in the day...and I envy them.

So, on to the event!
Post your claim and a picture proving it to have your spot on the leaderboard. (Special edition ships count as faction)
Records in italics have been bested, but their efforts will be remembered

EDIT: No EFT images, the ship has to actually exist in-game to count
EDIT 2: Please host through Imgur or another long-term hosting site. Puu.sh links can go 404 over time, and a no-pic claim is open for anybody to replace or have removed!
EDIT 3: Implants are still acceptable for the standard league as they are permanent alterations to the skills of your character as oppose to temporary buffs. Restricting those would open the door to restricting navigation skills and force a third "organic" league. There comes a point at which it would be less work to just run a formula on theoretical speeds instead of having actual competition.
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Soapbox League
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Pod, No boosts: -Unclaimed-
Pod, Unleashed: -Unclaimed-
Shuttle, No Boosts: -Unclaimed-
Shuttle, Unleashed: -Unclaimed-
Rookie, No Boosts: -Unclaimed-
Rookie, Unleashed: -Unclaimed-
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Standard League
(no boosters, no shield launches, no overheat, etc)
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Frigate Tech I: Jalep Malukker (Citadel: 4/28/2016) Punisher @ 9,915.88m/s
Frigate Tech I: Lucian IV (5/2/2016) Magnate @ 18,138.61m/s
Frigate Tech II: Jalep Malukker (Citadel: 4/29/2016) Claw @ 10,079.51m/s
Frigate Faction: Tanya Anatolia (Citadel: 4/28/2016) Dramiel @ 5,320.38m/s
Frigate Faction: Jalep Malukker (Citadel: 4/29/2016) Daredevil @ 8,446.30m/s
Frigate Faction: Yoda2097 (Citadel: 5/32016) Dramiel @ 9,830.59m/s
Destroyer Tech I: Jalep Malukker (Citadel: 4/29/2016) Coercer @ 6,225.29m/s
Destroyer Tech II: -Unclaimed-
Destroyer Tech III: Judas Lonestar (Citadel: 4/28/2016) Svipul @ 10,445.00m/s
Cruiser Tech I: -Unclaimed-
Cruiser Tech II: Psychomockingbird (Citadel: 4/28/2016) Vagabond @ 7,530.64m/s
Cruiser Faction: -Unclaimed-
Battlecruiser Tech I: Oshen Edor (Citadel: 4/28/2016)Naga @ 5,253.80m/s
Battlecruiser Tech I: BFish (Citadel 4/28/2016) Talos @ 5,723.00m/s
Battlecruiser Tech II: -Unclaimed-
Battlecruiser Faction: -Unclaimed-
Battleship Tech I: -Unclaimed-
Battleship Tech II: -Unclaimed-
Battleship Faction: -Unclaimed-
Capital: -Unclaimed-
Industrial: -Unclaimed-
Barge/Exhumer: -Unclaimed-
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Unleashed League
(Whatever it takes for the highest speed!)
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Frigate Tech I: Lucian IV (5/2/2016) Magnate @ 65,501.00m/s
Frigate Tech II: -Unclaimed-
Frigate Faction: Yoda2097 (Citadel 5/2/2016) Dramiel @ 15,113.00m/s
Destroyer Tech I: -Unclaimed-
Destroyer Tech II: -Unclaimed-
Destroyer Tech III: Judas Lonestar (Citadel: 4/28/2016) Svipul @ 31,513.00m/s
Destroyer Tech III: CCP Manifests (2015) Confessor @ 41,286.00m/s
Cruiser Tech I: -Unclaimed-
Cruiser Tech II: -Unclaimed-
Cruiser Faction: -Unclaimed-
Battlecruiser Tech I: -Unclaimed-
Battlecruiser Tech II: -Unclaimed-
Battlecruiser Faction: -Unclaimed-
Battleship Tech I: -Unclaimed-
Battleship Tech II: -Unclaimed-
Battleship Faction: -Unclaimed-
Capital: -Unclaimed-
Industrial: -Unclaimed-
Barge/Exhumer: -Unclaimed-
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All-time highest!
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All-Time: Lucian IV (5/2/2016) Magnate @ 65,501.00m/s
Pre-Carnyx: CCP Manifests (2014-2015) Confessor @ 41,286.00m/s
Citadel: Lucian IV (5/2/2016) Magnate @ 65,501.00m/s
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Honorable Mentions & Star Launches
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Kane Rizzel (3/6/2008) Claw @ 63,762.00m/s
Unknown Capsuleer (Unknown Date and Version) Charon @ 611,016,256m/s (203% lightspeed)
Nulkelvin (Unknown Date and version) Archon @ 277,438,240.00m/s (92% Lightspeed)
asdf940 (Citadel: 4/28/2016) Escape pod @ 268,960,224.00m/s(90% Lightspeed)
Accent Seven (Citadel: 5/4/2016) Imicus @ 332,589,088m/s (111% Lightspeed)
Alhira Katserna
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#2 - 2016-04-28 13:29:41 UTC
Question is: Is this more focused on legit fittings or is everything allowed?
Lady Ayeipsia
BlueWaffe
#3 - 2016-04-28 13:57:00 UTC
Does bouncing off the sun create a higher speed boost than bouncing out of a POS?
Tanya Anatolia
Minerva's Ward
#4 - 2016-04-28 14:04:52 UTC
Alhira Katserna wrote:
Question is: Is this more focused on legit fittings or is everything allowed?

Both. If you mean legit as in something balanced that serves well in combat, no, not really. Speed is the primary focus, but anybody has claim to the leaderboard. If you're using boosts or launches or overloading, then it goes into the Unleashed league instead of the standard league.

Lady Ayeipsia wrote:
Does bouncing off the sun create a higher speed boost than bouncing out of a POS?

I have no idea, I've never tried either.
Judas Lonestar
Stryker Industries
Stryker Group
#5 - 2016-04-28 17:23:16 UTC
BOOM! On the board.

See you b****** on the track. Run whatchya brung and hope ya brung enough!
Julius Rigel
#6 - 2016-04-30 07:38:07 UTC
I notice a lot of those screenshots are in station. So I guess there's no requirement to reach the theoretical speed of the ship you fit, just to get the fitting window to display it?

Judas Lonestar wrote:
See you b****** on the track. Run whatchya brung and hope ya brung enough!

Race ya for pink slips any day! Will you be at the NEGP?
Tanya Anatolia
Minerva's Ward
#7 - 2016-04-30 07:59:09 UTC
Julius Rigel wrote:
I notice a lot of those screenshots are in station. So I guess there's no requirement to reach the theoretical speed of the ship you fit, just to get the fitting window to display it?

Judas Lonestar wrote:
See you b****** on the track. Run whatchya brung and hope ya brung enough!

Race ya for pink slips any day! Will you be at the NEGP?



Well so far the in-station ones have been small, light ships and the cap timeout has been over 30 seconds, so in theory they'd be able to reach it.

Actual flight images are preferred, though, preferably with an open window showing no fleet bonuses
Julius Rigel
#8 - 2016-04-30 08:14:17 UTC
Well, this fit beats the current record in that Claw category, but no chance I can get it up to max speed before it depletes. Basically, once you put a giant, heavy MWD (~5 million kg) on a light ship (~1 million kg), it stops being a light ship.

I get it up to a little over 9k before I run out of cap.
Tanya Anatolia
Minerva's Ward
#9 - 2016-04-30 08:17:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Tanya Anatolia
Julius Rigel wrote:
Well, this fit beats the current record in that Claw category, but no chance I can get it up to max speed before it depletes. Basically, once you put a giant, heavy MWD (~5 million kg) on a light ship (~1 million kg), it stops being a light ship.

I get it up to a little over 9k before I run out of cap.



got a friend with a cap transfer and another with fleet buffs? do some driveby refuelling and post your results, I could put it in the Unleashed category.

(I will also be asking Jalep to provide an in-flight image of that Claw, due to how low cap is in his image)
Julius Rigel
#10 - 2016-04-30 08:30:47 UTC
Tanya Anatolia wrote:
got a friend with a cap transfer and another with fleet buffs? do some driveby refuelling and post your results, I could put it in the Unleashed category.

Nah. That stuff doesn't interest me much.

I can overload it, though. That's always fun!
Tanya Anatolia
Minerva's Ward
#11 - 2016-04-30 08:34:47 UTC
Julius Rigel wrote:
Tanya Anatolia wrote:
got a friend with a cap transfer and another with fleet buffs? do some driveby refuelling and post your results, I could put it in the Unleashed category.

Nah. That stuff doesn't interest me much.

I can overload it, though. That's always fun!



When in doubt, overload the **** out of it!
Tanya Anatolia
Minerva's Ward
#12 - 2016-05-02 06:46:39 UTC
Congratulations to Lucian IV for shattering the all-time EVE speed record!
The record of 63,762m/s set by Kane Rizzel in 2008 has been beaten today by Lucian IV, his Magnate beat out the previous record-holding Claw by an incredible 1,739m/s for a new record of 65,501m/s!