In my 2012 awards I recognized Marbin Drakon as the recipient of the award for the most useful w-space toolset.
Most of you have no idea who Marbin is.
I’m pleased to introduce him to you. Honestly I’m a little twitchy about doing so – I think he – and his tools – are the secret weapon of our alliance. Marbin is the guy who helps Future Corps/SSC with tools to map our wormhole chain in pretty colors and stunning detail. It makes travelling wspace more intuitive and comprehensive than Dotlan.
And I’m pleased to announce that for his upcoming version, he’s going public. You have a chance to help him alpha test his mapping tool, “EVE W-Space”. He has a thread posted on the Wormhole forums as well – go there if you’d like to chat with him directly.
Here’s a taste of what this great tool has to offer:
EVE W-Space Preview
We actually used the new version of the tool for Operation Walla Walla, aka Wrath of Bob (see header image). The tools worked great. Click on any of the below shots to enlarge.
As you can see, this is an incredibly powerful set of tools for a wormhole corp.
How to Participate
EVE W-Space is open source. Source code is available at http://marbindrakon.github.com/eve-wspace
The preview is available for anyone who wants to check it out at https://alpha.evewspace.com. Use Registration Code: alpha
The real power is in use in a private setting. Private testing instances may be available for active corps – if you are interested in one, contact Marbin Drakon in game or email ‘marbin <at> evewspace.com’. Also check his forum thread.
I can say definitively that Marbin has been very specific in ensuring that private info remains private. In my continual quest to predict wormhole behavior, I’ve asked him for aggreggated/de-identified data. He has flatly refused to provide it to me for anyone other than Future Corps, and has built his offering to segregate the data so there can be no crossover between private instances. My loss is your benefit.