EPISODE 280 “We’re a screw loose” – 18/02/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Loose Screw Media WarriorKai Zen
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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. FD wish we were going to Mycapp PW-G C12-6 but other than something looking awesome there’s nothing ‘actually’ there…
  2. Paige is going to become a Full Time Content creator on Twitch
    1. https://www.twitch.tv/arthremis
  3. Dr Ross is also leaving FD

Main discussion

  1. Kai from Loose Screw’s Open letter
    1. Mentioned on FD’s Monday live stream
      Basically they say Kai made a good creative letter, well thought out, and constructive criticism etc. FD are passing all the stuff over and are looking to formulate a response
    2. Response from FD

Community Corner

  1. Elite Shots
    1. Cmdr Garud has released a lovely Elite Dangerous Screenshot Gallery / Website
  2. Buur Pit celebrates 5000 subs (5000 Video)
    1. Competition expiring on the 18th Feb to comment on their video, but grats to them for 5000!
  3. New funny Thread on the forums look at Breaking News
  4. Congrats to Musketeer who has just achieved 100,000 CQC Kills. 
  5. Loose Screws has a website!
    1. Also in monster episode 24, they have a great discussion following on from Exegious’ discussion with “The Pilot” about Pay to Win and Elite Dangerous

Questions

  1. From Mr TeaTime
    When playing or thinking about Elite Dangerous, what sci-fi movie or movie franchise(s) do you think most fits the game and which one would you like it to most resemble and why?”
    1. The reason I ask is because I think this colours people’s expectations of the game, its “style”, the content (whatever that means) and also the views on its development…

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  4. Breaking News: ECM has only ONE ticket left (as of 22:00 GMT – Tuesday)  – 22:13 and they’re all gone!
  5. Hot mess – 30,479 of 55,242 mugs / 55.17% of stations have a mug.

EPISODE 279 “Colin Gophers’ it” – 11/02/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar Steward✔✔Grant Woolcott✔✔✔Psykokow✔✔✔✔✔✔
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tutorial God Exigeous
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Development News – what have the Devs said this week?

  1. Frontier’s Charity Auction for GameBlast20
  2. Paige Confirms Cheese Loss Theory – One of the biggest oversights in the commodities market is a lack of cheese or Dairy products in general (Blue Milk at Leesti doesn’t count). Turns out there isn’t a Cow left in the Elite Universe. All Cows, or Coos from my native Dialect, went udderly extinct when world war III happened on Earth. No amount of Cam-moo-flage was able to save them from the moo-copolisys. Last I heard, some were even being accused of cow-ardice during wartime and executed by use of a Defra Bolt Gun. This has left Humanity beefless for more than 1000 years. So we pray for our missing bovine (and tasty) friends :- We will miss you, for heifer and heifer; Amen! When contacted to confirm the above, paige responded with :- Oh god… LET ME BE CLEAR, MY NONSENSE IS NOT OFFICIAL Lore. – Turns out it was a load of Bull….. 
  3. Sort of – The Benedetti Brandy Ball

In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?

  1. Frontier Featured commander with Lave Radio.. What was it.. How did it go. And what was people highlights?
  2. Operation IDA – They have a new repair target this week. Irens Dock in Tamit. However, with the repair of Hooke Gateway, that is the 100th Station that they’re planning an event. Starting on valentines day (Because they Love fixing things) and running the whole weekend, with patches and stickers.
  3. Anti Xeno Initiative – The thargoids have upped their game. There are still three systems which are in Incursion at the moment, which is unusual as they’re normally cleared within two days.
    1. HIP 16813
    2. Evangelis (Witch-Head).
    3. Lembass (Witch-Head).

Main discussion

  1. ED Tutorials and resource gathering
  2. Has High Mining rewards ruined the game?
  3. Grant gushes over his new VR

Community Corner

  1. Cmdr Exigeous on ED Tutorials
  2. Escape Velocity News – I had a quick chat with Cmdr Thane this week, and he’s confirmed that the Season 4 is still being worked on but there are two issues at the moment, i.e. full time job and the fact the cast have disbursed to the far ends of the country.
  3. Game Glass update
    1. Custom Themes
    2. Supercruise buttons on the Exploration Shard
    3. By far the most requested feature has been the ability for GameGlass to work with your custom keybind setup. We’re making this happen in March.
    4. And funnily enough a video from Exigeous 🙂
  4. Operation HOT-MESS
  5. Spidermind games Level up is now over half a million :- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thelevelup/the-leveup?ref=discovery&term=Level%20Up
  6. CMDR Exigeous – Has an interview with CMDR Grakus – Jerry Farris a disabled gamer who uses voice attack to control his ship.
    1. https://www.gofundme.com/f/new-gear-for-disabled-elite-player-jerry-farris

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  3. Following this we have the Latest Galnet News By Cmdr Wotherspoon.
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

EPISODE 278 “The Substitute Teacher Strikes Back” – 04/02/2020

By Cmdr  CTFunny
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. On the 21st of February, Frontier are raising money for the awesome Special Effect for #GameBlast20. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frontier-gameblast20
    1. Information on carriers will be revealed soon after – 
  2. Notice regarding supply and demand of high-end minerals
    1. 2nd Post
  3. Paige is leaving

In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?

  1. Operation IDA’s Target is Electra this week. If you want to keep the bubble safe, we need to keep the pleiades and witch head stations repaired.
  2. The AXI and Factabulos have reported that Taygeta, Evangelis, Lembass and HIP 16813 were all hit this week (Sorry Titan’s Daughter I did try). Stations are on Fire and there were AX Conflict Zones. In addition, the Eagle Eye Network has reported the following systems being infested ;-
    1. EE1 : Sterope II
    2. EE2 : HIP 18502
    3. EE3 : Pleiades Sector MI-S B$-1
    4. EE4 : HIP 17481
    5. EE5 : Witch Head Sector IR-W C1-9
    6. EE6 : Witch Head Sector IR-W C1-8

Main discussion

  1. Regarding Point 2 in development news – Does Mining need it’s own rank?  Forum Link

Community Corner

  1. Cmdr Holyland’s family were invited to discuss the positive impact videogames, particularly EliteDangerous, had on his life as part of a documentary called Not a Game by VillaLunera the Trailer is available on Vimeo. Not a Game Documentary – Trailer on Vimeo
  2. Cmdr Stabler is working on the outline for a short documentary film about the Elite Dangerous journey & community.

    He wants to interview representatives from any player groups & sub-communities that will be attending LAVECON 2020. I’m also happy to talk to any individual who feels they have something interesting to contribute to the story.
  3. Operation Hot-Mess update
  4. Level Up Update
    1. Stretch Goals <3

Shoutouts

  1. We’re gonna be on Frontier’s Stream on Thursday at 19:00
  2. Shan, Wotherspoon, Souvarine & Atrus 5060 were recently interviewed by the awesome guys over at Loose Screws. Shan’s interview is out now with the other guys coming out in the coming weeks
  3. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  4. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  6. Beyond Dockers has a You Tube Channel if you prefer listening there instead of the podcast

EPISODE 277 “If your canopies foggin’ don’t show your noggin” – 28/01/2020

By Cmdr CTFunny on GalPhoto
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine


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In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?

  1. With the resumption of Thargoid attacked station Operation IDA has started again in earnest. Their current repair target is Sherril Orbital – in the Haki system (Witchhead nebula).
  2. Thargoid Threats.
    1. Factabulous and the AXI have reported 6 systems under the threat of infestation. 
      1. EE1 : Lambass
      2. EE2 : HR 1183
      3. EE3: Evangelis
      4. EE4 : Pleiades Sector HR-W D!-41 – Refinery.
      5. EE5: Taygeta – Titan’s Daughter is situated in one of the most beautiful locations, ti must be saved (and it’s a refinery).
      6. EE6 : HIP 16813.
    2. Three systems fell to Incursion. They have stations on fire and mega-ships under attack (Always worth a fly round those) but the Xeno Combat zones were all cleared by Saturday night.
      1. Pleiades Sector DL-Y D65
      2. Electra
      3. Wellington (Witchhead nebula)

Main discussion

  1. Topic from Mr Teatime on the LR Discord “how would you handle death outside the space ship for space legs?” 

Main Discussion 2 ED Re-Write Part 3

  • Michael Hughes – Facebook – Make it possible to map asteroids so you are not always trying to mine the same ones.
  • Jacko Wright Proximity voice comes so you could broadcast voice, many commanders have died needlessly because they didn’t answer My call .
  • ᑕᗰᗪᖇ ᗰᗩᑕᕼ1ᑎE & Ghost Giraffe – Twitter – Firstly I’d get rid of the horrible ‘fade to black’ on the camera when it gets remotely close to anything.  Secondly, I’d have the ability to put NPC or SLF pilots on the bridge and in pilots chairs. Thirdly make stations a little more populated

Community Corner

  1. Senator Drew’s Lore Tour
    1. From Thursday 2nd April @ 20:00 GMT/UTC Thursday (Special events to be arranged on certain Saturdays) – immediately after the official Frontier Thursday stream. The Good Senator will take us on a tour of systems, starting with Sol and talk us through the Lore of that System.
  2. Well done to the PS4 players who have confirmed they can now play CQC. Well done Aceiea, Arseia, you know, him…..
  3. A Salute must be made Aurora Australis for taking the Legendary Silver and Gold hutton mug on a resupply mission to Antarctica.
    1. https://twitter.com/AusAntarctic/status/1222003755190648832
    2. https://twitter.com/AusAntarctic/status/1221931459100831744
    3. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/pilots-of-the-galaxy-hutton-has-a-mission-for-you-operation-hot-mist.535038/page-15#post-8268783
  4. Spidermind Games Level Up Gameboard Kickstarter launched, hitting its goal in 13 mins and now past 2000 backers and £80,000 pledge.

Questions

We suspect there may be one more bug fixing patch before fleet carriers at the end of Q2. So bearing in mind they did put in a small change in the last patch (Rebuying your crew), Is there something small you think could add which would make a difference to the game? (Bagseiis on Cut and Pasting the Racetrack from the tutorial).

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  3. Following this we have Galnet news as supplied by Cmdr Wotherspoon.
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

EPISODE 276 “A Shard of Transparency” – 21/01/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
GameglassDrakynn
GameglassAndy


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. January Update Patch 2
    1. We will be releasing the January Update – Patch 2 on 21 January at 12:00 PM (UTC) for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This patch includes the stutter issue fix that we introduced in January Update – Patch 1 on PC, for players on console.
      1. CQC Fix – the CQCPs4 bug has been marked as Fixed on the FD tracker. Comment from Aesica : A few guys have reported better performance on CQC for PS4, we’ll be giving it a good test on Friday when our bi-weekly events start and know more then.
      2. Thargoid Heart Issue :- More logging has been added, so if you find the hearts have become invulnerable, please upload your logs to the Issue Tracker Issue at https://issues.frontierstore.net/issue-detail/2440  
  2. Thargoid News 
    1. It appears that the Eagle Eye network is not as reliable as we thought; Stephen (y’know That friend of the show – Stephen) announced in the thargoid sub forum that – We have noticed some confusion around the most recent Thargoid Incursions and when they were supposed to appear. Typically (but not always), Eagle Eyes will alert players to potential Thargoid Incursion targets, warning commanders of a potential incoming threat. These signals follow Thargoid movements, and attempt to decipher where the Thargoids will strike next. In most cases, these attacks usually happen one week after new Eagle Eye signals appear. However, as we saw in Monday’s GalNet article, sometimes these attacks can come as a surprise and not always in a week’s time. We hope that clarifies any confusion around the most recent Incursions. Good luck, and keep up the fight against these encroachers! – TLDR – Although Eagle Eye can spot most Thargoid infestations, an incursion or two can slip by, regardless that all of the work AXI/Hive do to clear them. (Good job too because Incursions were not happening because AXI/HIVE are too good at what they do).

In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?

  1. Operation Hot-Mess

Main Discussion

  • Game Glass Interview

Community Corner

  1. Congratulations to Cmdr Plater for his work raising awareness of Thargoid Thyroid Cancer. The British Thyroid Foundation has announced “The Joe Plater BTF Thyroid Cancer Research Award 2020” which is a £20,000 award which can be used to supplement existing projects or to help get research ideas started.
    https://www.btf-thyroid.org/the-joe-plater-thyroid-cancer-research-award-2020
  2. Mining Changes Explained
  3. Cmdr Ascorbuis (Him off the Bro-cast) was attempting to get as many SRVs into an instance as possible on Sunday Night as they attempted the BuckyBall Course Ben and Colin did but with added mine drops, fighter strafing and ship ramming. It was kind of like Chopper Sky-Surfing in Judge Dredd. They managed to get more than 12 SRV Commanders in the instance at one point (A new record), which didn’t seem possible before the latest patch.
  4. The Pilot on the Fer-De-Lance

Questions

  1. Also, Question to the listeners – Since the patch, I’ve noticed (Colin),  I’m getting 16 Thargoid Kills to 1 Deadly percentage point, regardless if I have an NPC Pilot or not? This happening to anyone else?

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  4. Coming up next is Cmdr Wotherspoon and his fantastic Galnet News.

EPISODE 275 “Heads Shoulders Hotas Toes” – 14/01/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tea Coffee, Coffee Tea
Atrus5060
Emergency Blow Up Trader
Mack Winston


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. January Update – Patch Notes
    1. New BGS States
      1. Factions having trouble with water supplies can now sometimes suffer a Drought, causing an economic downturn. This can be countered by importing water and other emergency supplies.
      2. Infrastructure Failure disrupts a faction’s operations and reduces both security and economic standards. The increased demands on infrastructure elsewhere in the star system may lead to similar failures for other factions. Food and machinery deliveries can speed up repairs.
      3. Terrorism. Terrorists can target prosperous factions, resulting in a significant security and influence cost. This can be countered by legally selling weapons to the authorities and assisting with bounty hunting efforts, or by the faction entering a Lockdown state.
      4. Natural Disasters have a significant economic and security cost for a faction. A natural disaster puts extra strain on the star system’s infrastructure, increasing the chance of drought or infrastructure failure for other factions in that system.
      5. Public Holidays increase a Faction’s influence and standard of living for their duration, however that comes at small economic and security cost.
    1. New FSS Feedback thread – Good and Bad
    2. January Update – Patch 1
      1.  Thank you for your patience while we investigated some of the issues that have arisen during the January Update. We have determined the cause of the stuttering issue that players have experienced upon exiting hyperjump and we will shortly be releasing a patch to fix this. Please see below for when the fix will be released on your platform:

Community Corner

  1. Emergency Broadcast — The Thargoids have returned
    1. Thargoid Incursions in Witch Head Enclave
    2. Status
      1. Celaeno [Artemis Lodge] – Alliance [CLEARED]
      2. Asterope [Copernicus Observatory] – Alliance [CLEARED]
      3. Atlas [Cyllene Orbital] – Alliance [CLEARED]
      4. Witch Head Sector DL-Y d17 [Hanna Enterprise] – Federation [CLEARED]
      5. Witch Head Sector FB-X c1-11 [Karian Vision] – Alliance [CLEARED]
      6. Witch Head Sector HW-W c1-9 [Sherrill Orbital] – Empire [CLEARED]
  2. Gameglass released for Elite Dangerous
    1. “GameGlass allows you to connect your devices to your gaming PC to help control and improve your gaming experience. Intuitive, immersive, well thought out designs make GameGlass feel like a natural extension of your games.”

Shoutouts

  1. Grant: Right so truckers are about to launch an event to sell mugs at All markets available in game a mere 57k, really pushing the boat out
  2. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  3. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  4. Following this show we have a 
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

EPISODE 274 “The 2nd Class Stamp of Approval” – 7/1/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthur Ventura_ 
4 Tuh PlayaAesica
Inflatable 6000 MJMack Winston


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. A Player complained that when they reset their commander, all their remaining ARX were lost. This caused a huge stink on the forums and reddit until one of the devs got on the line and said that this should not be happening, All ARX are linked to the player account and not the Commander, so you should never lose arx with a character reset.
  2. Festive Paint Jobs have ended.
  3. Community Update – January 3306
    1. 14th Jan for January Update Patch
    2. The first half of this year’s updates will be focused almost exclusively on Fleet Carriers and fixing as many high priority bugs and issues as possible
    3. These updates will be accompanied by an open beta
    4. Interstellar Initiatives/Community Goals will be on hold
  4. An official stamp with elite..  Shame it’s second class. 

Main Discussion

  1. What do we have to look forward this year;-
    1. January Update :- Still to be Announced.
    2. Fleet Carriers :- Approximately Q2 this year.
    3. New Era :- Something to be Announced at E3 / Gamescon – Q4
    4. Hopefully More Interstellar Initiatives.
    5. Thoughts Everyone?

Community Corner

  1. Babylon 5 legend, Mira Furlan, has completed the script, and we’re set for a Christmas release! – Got it – Colin
  2. AXI review of 2019 – The Link
  3. Orion Expedition
    1. Ahoy explorers of Elite. The adventure you’ve been searching for will be leaving from Betelgeuse this Sunday (12th Jan 3306), in the form of the Orion Expedition! All are welcome to join our merry voyage to the heart of the Orion-Perseus arm of the galaxy!
    2. Sign up and Discord details on EDSM
    3. They expect to be out in the black for three months, finishing in April.
  4. Dr.Nagi is organising the next Buckyball Race that starts this Saturday (11th Jan) and runs until the following Sunday (19th Jan). It’s being organised by the Hull Seals and is called “A Halpy Hand”. The race starts at Arfstrom Station in the Oppidavasti system. Racers have to go and buy some fish, drop 1t in the rings of Arjung 4 (as tribute to “Halpy”), then fly through a tunnel of the Blazin’ Dynamo unauthorised installation in Kemurukamar while repairing your own ship (which you will have needed to damage somewhere along the way), then sell your remaining fish at Fisher Enterprise in Maya, before returning to Arfstrom Station. There are bonuses for the degree to which your hull is damaged (reflecting the Green, Amber and Red Hull Seal code states), for having a smashed canopy (Black state), and for flying through waypoints at high speed while your ship is in this condition. Full details can be found in the events section of the forum by searching for “Halpy Hand”.
    1. http://tinyurl.com/bucky11jan
    2. Top 10 Biggest Expeditions on EDSM at time of writing:
      1. Distant Worlds 2 – 5,380
      2. Distant Worlds – 911
      3. Apollo 11 Anniversary – 670
      4. Enigma – 611
      5. Beagle Point – 500
      6. Stellar Unknown – 362
      7. August Exodus – 338
      8. Small Worlds 3 – 285
      9. Perseus Reach – 278
      10. Pegasus Run – 278
  5. Please help fix CQC on PS4 https://tinyurl.com/ps4cqc

Questions

  1. With the Exception of the New Era, What are you looking forward to in the new year!

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”. Please help the PS4 – CQC commanders by highlighting this :- PS4 CQC LINK

Lavecon 2020

Lavecon is 3rd – 5th July 2019 at the Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire. The first batch of Gold/Platinum tickets for Lavecon 2020 are going live on Thursday 19th December at 7pm. Silver/Bronze tickets will go live on Friday 20th December (to reduce the traffic on the website the night before).…

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EPISODE 273 “Circumventing the Benedetti” – 17/12/2019

By Cmdr Beetlejude
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Inflatable Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthur Ventura
Queen of the ConKaren FishwickPolo


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Monday 16 December 5th anniversary livestream, jam-packed with developer guests, giveaways and the best Elite Dangerous content from the last five years!
  2. Festive Countdown 2019
    1. To show our appreciation, commanders who log in between 13 – 25 December will receive a number of free ARX each day, and the amount will increase the closer it gets to 25 December.
    2. These ARX will be in addition to your weekly cap
    3. Keep an eye on the store for time limited skins
  3. Year’s End Festivities in Reorte
    1. Bulk Trade : fish, fruit and vegetables, animal meat and beer
    2. Rare Trade : Lavian Brandy, Anduliga Fire Works and Eranin Pearl Whiskey – Was finished on Sunday.
    3. Bounty Hunting
    4. Ends on the 18th 
    5. Cobra Mk III Iridescent Gleam Paint Job!
  4. Celebrating 5 years of ED

Main Discussion

Review of the year.

  1. Lavecon
  2. Review of the Year
    1. 3.4 – People start using  the new exploration mechanics in anger with loads of stuff being discovered. Void Opals were discovered to be THE way to make money. Big Boom in the ‘Roids!
    2. 3.5 – Newbie Area, Advanced Docking Computer, Supercruise Assistant
    3. 3.6 – Tutorial, Arx. – Oops!!
    4. 3.7 – Beta 
    5. Interstellar Initiatives. 
    6. Everyone’s thoughts on 2019.

Community Corner

  1. Babylon 5 legend, Mira Furlan, has completed the script, and we’re set for a Christmas release!
  2. EDSM Have a Santa Tracker on your Dashboard
  3. ALP Video As recommended by the Pilot.
  4. 5th Anniversary Ship Chart
    1. Cmdr Arithon has done it again with a lovely (and very orange) ship chart

Shoutouts

  1. Just a reminder that Loose Screws are having an end of the year Discord party/show. On December 27th at 7:30CST (this is 01:30 on the 28th GMT) They’re  doing a live stream and show and inviting all listeners and friends of the show. Feel free to drop in and say howdy to everyone.  
    1. Discord Server https://discord.io/loosescrewsed
  2. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  3. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  4. Stephen Benedetti