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