Lave Radio Episode 245: Journeys End – Journeys Begin

Position Crew Member CMDR Name Head of Health and Safety Ben Moss-Woodward CMDR Eid LeWeise 2nd Technician Chris Forrester CMDR Fozza Chief Archivist Colin Ford CMDR Phoenix_Dfire Deputy Trade Attaché Souv Cmdr Souvarine Tech Monkey Cmdr Ventura DW2 Overlord Dr Kaii Download the episode directly from here. Introductions Colin –…

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Lave Radio Episode 244: Return to Zender

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardCMDR Eid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordCMDR Phoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottCMDR Psykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanCMDR Shan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvCmdr Souvarine


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Development News

  • Bridging the Gap – Overview of Phases
    • New Weapons
    • Update to the scientific installation in the guardian system. You can now steal guardian artifacts from it.
    • People complaining that they can’t take big ships over there. although they can dock with the megaship, it doesn’t have the same facilities as the outpost,
    • Do you think they should have revealed the phases (even under spoiler tags)
  • April Update Patch 2

In Game Events

  • Cmdr Alec Turner has given us an update on the First Great Planetary Expedition
    • As we hit day 46 …. of the 72 commanders who originally signed the expedition fleet rosta we have ..
      5 flagged as “non participant” (i.e. people who never intended to circumnavigate Kumay, bystanders just joining us for the launch, filming meet-ups, etc)
      6 who’ve knowingly dropped out for various reasons
      26 missing in action (i.e. who haven’t updated their position since launch)
      14 who’ve now successfully completed their circumnavigation of Kumay
      21 who’s circumnavigation is (as far as we can tell), still ongoing

      Commander Turner went on to say …

      “Personally, I’m in the latter group, currently half-way between Zig Zag point and geological site #23, which means I’ve completed something like 84% of the journey. I remain immensely positive about the expedition and, without meaning to sound patronising, am incredibly proud of the group of commanders who’ve taken part. Many of these people were relative novices in the SRV when we started this thing but those who’ve now completed the journey have become genuine experts who can easily maintain a cruising speed of over 100m/s, bound effortlessly  across canyons which they would have considered major hurdles at the outset and, above all else, are all members of what I call the “family” of the First Great Planetary Expedition, true explorers, determined and charismatic souls, and above all else … friends.”
  • Interstellar initiatives
    • Phase 1 was introduction of the factions and the megabus
    • Phase 2 Community goal for guardian artefacts.
    • Phase 3 community goal will determine which weapons are unlocked. Fixed class 1,2 multi cannon or dumbfile missiles. The USP is that status effects (such as AX effects) are applied via ammo synth not engineering mod. Bypasses AX weapon limit
  • Elite Dangerous hacks are back…
  • DW2 Route Booklet
  • Ways home from DW2
    • LRH 3305 Expedition (Beagle –> Bubble via Sagittarius-Carina Arm)
      • Travelling home by going clockwise around the galaxy
    • The Voyager Trail
      • Commanders currently in the vicinity of Beagle Point who want to use this guide home will first need to travel through the Solitude Void and out to the Silentium Region to begin the Voyager Trail. The journey from Beagle Point to Voyager’s Reach itself is no easy task, it is a journey of approximately 22,000 Light Years between the two, and through some of the most remote sectors of the galaxy. Therefore this guide home should only be undertaken by those who are in no rush to return to civilisation and who plan to explore some of the more distant regions of the galaxy before returning home.

Questions

  • From CMDR Simonghetti

    Hi guys,

    I have a question relating to elite and was wondering if you had discussed it in a previous podcast. To my knowledge, you haven’t but I apologise if I’m wrong!

    I’m an xboxer and was wondering what will happen when the next generation of consoles come out? I imagine this may be before the end of development on elite so was wondering if the game would move to the new consoles? And if so, would old accounts, progress and rankings be transferable?

    Again, sorry if frontier have commented on this but I am no good going through the forums. I also thought that I may not be the only CMDR wondering what will happen with console switch overs and you guys are very good at speculating and generating interesting discussion around these issues.

    Thanks for your time and keep up the great work with the show!
    Kind regards,
    CMDR Simonghetti

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 243: Sick Burns are groovy!

Shan’s Charis Orchid
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardCMDR Eid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordCMDR Phoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanCMDR Shan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvCmdr Souvarine
Mr PlowCmdr Raytracer
Ms PS4 Crow
Cmdr AllCrowsAreBlack


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Development News

In Game Events

  • “I found Raxxla” – hoax
  • Pilot’s Federation rescue stranded Cmdr Liandrei from the edge of the Galaxy
    • TLDR – CMDR Liandrei CMDR Liandrei of the ‘Garingo Maru’ DCD-DW got stranded without enough Jumponium on route to Semotus Beacon.
    • After scouting by both the Fuel Rats and DW2 Mechanics/Hull Seals, he was found to be stuck, good and well 🙁 No landable planets with Germanium…
    • Some nice RP and visits by people dropping Weetabix and Relics that emit a nice blue glow in the dark whilst Cmdr Liandrei was circumnavigating the planets in the system he was in, in a desperate search for Jumponium
    • On Saturday 4th May 3305 the Pilots Federation dispatched an experimental, modified space tug boat from their support wing and hauled my vessel to the system just out of reach.
CMDR Liandrei investigates a Relic

Main Discussion

Community Corner

  • The ECM 2019 Financial Results

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 242: Megabus means Megabus!

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Director of Pest ControlAshley DevineCMDR DrToxic
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardCMDR Eid LeWeise
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottCMDR Psykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanCMDR Shan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvCmdr Souvarine


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Development News

Newsletter 266

Main Discussion

Community Corner

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 241: Surprise Thumbs Up!

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardCMDR Eid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordCMDR Phoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanCMDR Shan
This weeks TECH: Ventura


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Development News

In Game Events

  • DW 2 – 0.0364% of the galaxy discovered as of 23/04/19
  • Waypoint 12 Route Map and Itinerary is now available here: https://tinyurl.com/yah9wgkj
    The departure from WP11 see’s the beginning of DW2 Stage 4 – A journey across the Abyss… and beyond.

    There is no specific arrival date for Beagle Point as the fleet is now so spread out, with many latecomers still en-route, several WPs behind.  It is expected (as was the case on DW1) that many participants will be arriving at WP12 over a prolonged period of time.

    As was the case on DW1, Stage 4 is the longest and loneliest stretch by design, and unlike the earlier part of the journey that encouraged social interaction and meetups along the way, this final part is something we try to encourage commanders to do at their own pace and with no pressure to meet a WP deadline. The expedition officially ends for you, the participant, the moment you reach WP12.

    There will be a full route guide home from Beagle Point posted within the next couple of weeks, this is for those who prefer to visit known POIs during their return journey home rather than the free-for-all return trip we used on DW1, but it will not be classed as a continuation of DW2 and there will be no structured schedule or official WP events along the route as the DW2 organisation team will be winding down their roles and responsibility from this weekend onward.

    For those who make it all the way to Beagle Point, your successful completion of the journey will eventually be highlighted on the fleet roster, and you will also be eligible for a DW2 decal (this has yet to be officially confirmed by FDev).

    In around two weeks time I will post a DW2 ‘Epilogue’ thread, with information on stats & facts, and personal comments and acknowledgements etc, along with the guide home for those that wish to have a more structured journey back to the bubble.
  • Registering your completion of the DW2 Expedition:

    To do this you will need to log in at Beagle Point at least once between April 22nd and June 13th. This is something FDev will use to check that you reached WP12.
    (Some exceptions can be made for those who cannot make it by June 13th).

    You will also need to post your CMDR name and roster number to the arrivals thread. This is the info we will collate and pass on to FDev to check against your WP12 log in.
    You can find your roster number here: https://tinyurl.com/y43glxmf
    (Use CTRL+F) to search for your entry.

    The arrivals thread will be posted this week and will be announced here.

    Please note that the issuing of any rewards that FDev have planned may be something that does not happen right away.  On DW1 the decal award for that journey only became available 8 weeks after the end of that expedition, so please be patient.

    The organizaton team wishes to thank everyone who attempted DW2, with a special congratulations to those who made it this far!

Main Discussion

  • Patch Notes April Update
    • Drag Munitions…
      • They are experimental munitions that disrupt engine exhaust flow on the target, temporarily preventing ENG power distribution from increasing thrust.
      • As of the 2019 April Update, Drag Munitions also disables the victim’s boost function whilst it is active.
      • OA on Drag Munitions
    • Live Stream
      • Community Videos and Pics
      • ED:Battlecards
      • Quiz
      • Blind Launching

Community Corner

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 240: The Strain for Spidermind is over!

By Cmdr CT Funny
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardCMDR Eid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordCMDR Phoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottCMDR Psykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanCMDR Shan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvCmdr Souvarine
Water Cabinet MinisterJon LunnShocken-Orr
Pan PolisherOliver HulmeSithrak


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Development News

  • New Launcher???
    • What’s changed??!
    • Caused Mayhem with ppl not seeing horizons
  • April update live stream on Thursday 18th April 18:00 GMT
    • Will, will be showing the new training wheels and starter area
  • April Update will be on Tuesday 23rd April

In Game Events

  • DW2
    • Continuing to WP 11
  • Operation IDA
    • Zayn Till wants to say that the reception by the community and their enthusiasm in helping us with the repair cause has been overwhelming. With our friends and allies, groups and independent CMDRs both old and new, the past 2 weeks have been incredible. Repairing 2 stations and hauling 1.2 million tons of cargo in one day alone …it’s a testament to what the community can accomplish when we do it TOGETHER.
  • Planetary Navigation
    • Will be having a meetup near O’Donnell Settlement over the weekend
    • Two ideas for the meetup –
      • 1) the O’Donnell Leap, basically using the ramp to jump across the base and land on the crane and
      • 2) “hide and seek” – basically the nominated “seeker” parks in the middle of the base, turns off their sensors, closes their eyes and counts to 100 while everyone else drives off to find a hiding place within the base. The “seeker” then goes looking for them, recruiting other “seekers” as they are found. Last to be found is the winner.
    • Need to be careful of someone “accidentally” turning the base hostile (as has happened every single other time a few of us have spent much time there) – it will almost certainly be carnage!

Newsletter 265

Main Discussion

Community Corner

  • Dear All,
    Due to the ongoing hiatus of the Kickstarter Campaign, Frontier Developments have recently offered to help fund the manufacture of the Battle Cards outside of the Kickstarter platform and we have accepted their kind offer.

    The help has been offered as long as we can prove to them that there is a demand for this game and that the community wants to see it made. To get the backing of Frontier means the game can move to manufacturing as soon as the few final elements for the game are completed.

    What we will need to do is re-open the pre-order on the www.edbattlecards.com website and collect as many of you backers as we can. If we get enough to transfer across, then Frontier can see that there is a customer base for the game and we can get cracking.

    Whilst the game will be offered at retail for £60 / €70 / $80, as original backers, we will be offering you the opportunity to pick up a Season Box for the same price as offered through the Kickstarter Campaign. If you wish to be part of this discount offer, please head over to www.edbattlecards.com and make your pre-order purchase.

    We have posted a longer and more detailed explanation for our reasons on the ed battle cards blog but you can keep up to date on the progression of the manufacturing on the blog page at www.edbattlecards.com & social channels https://www.facebook.com/edbattlecards/ or https://twitter.com/edbattlecards

    Please help us make this game a reality,
    Thank you very much,
    Jon & Oliver
    (Spidermind Games)
  • Remind all that as well as the pre-order discount for ED Battle Cards there is also an ongoing 25% off all EDRPG products for the duration of Distant Worlds 2.  To benefit from this 25% discount, enter the code DW2-9642-1171-8348 at checkout on the EDRPG website. Expiration date is 13th May 2019, so get it while you can.

Shoutouts

Some more images by CT Funny because I think they look awesome!

Cmdr CT Funny
Cmdr CT Funny

Lave Radio Episode 239: Big ship… little ship cardboardbox

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardCMDR Eid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordCMDR Phoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanCMDR Shan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvCmdr Souvarine
LandlubberAlec Turner


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Introductions

  • Ben – Did the Paladin Consortium / Operation IDA convoy from Big Pappa’s Base in Andhrimi to HIP 23395 (~ 150 LY in fully laden type 9s and escort ships)
    • Highlights include Noduran (who was leading the convoy) running out of fuel and calling the fuel rats! And Harry Potter, interdicting ppl and demanding jokes from them!!!

Development News

In Game Events

  • DW2 Waypoint 11 Route Map and Itinerary is now available here https://tinyurl.com/yah9wgkj
    • The departure from WP10 see’s the beginning of DW2 Stage 3 –  The Galactic Mapping Survey Event. This is a TWO-WEEK journey as we will be covering around 14,500 LYs across the aphelion sectors in order to seek out potential POIs throughout these seldom travelled parts of the galaxy.
    • For those interested in taking part, details on the Mapping Event can be found here : https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/distant-worlds-2-discovery-submissions.462526/#post-7341685
    • Arrive at Waypoint 11 the weekend beginning April 19th.
    • https://www.edsm.net/en/expeditions/summary/id/58/name/Distant+Worlds+2+-+A+Voyage+of+Discovery
  • The First Great Planetary Expedition
    • Most people have reached the North Pole with some front runners at the Horseshoe Crater. They are still getting new members sign up and several people have said “this is the best thing they’ve ever done in game” Alec is dead chuffed with how it’s going.
    • http://buckyballracing.org.uk/kumay.html

Main Discussion

  • Developer Led Content
  • Things to do in game while we wait for content
    • Ventura : Hi all, I think currently, while they work on CG+ they have opened the  way for station repairs, fight the thargoids and DW2. In the repairs they have set the required commodities to high demand.

      Or as you said Colin there is Mining or power play. Also there work is on the other account on Xbox getting to Colonia. I know you’re looking for content for the show, but ppl are on DW2 and working on stations at the moment. Was going to suggest to Kow that they do a station completion Stat on Thursdays Hutton News. I am currently working on trying to get my 1st Elite in Trade doing the station repairs and playing Wow.

      I think at the moment the new content is from the community, rather than F-dev.
    • Had a thought, if you could create new content what would it be? Either story line or in game function. Also you can discuss the lack of content from F-dev… The negativity meter will be needed for the last one 🙂

Community Corner

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 238: More foolish operations


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Crew Members

Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Operation IDA : Zayn Till
Operation IDA : Ninj

Development News

In Game Events

  • Still Nothing on the new Events Stuff (Are we all beginning to lose patience or the will to live?)
  • DW2 moves on to WP10

Main Discussion

/r/EliteDangerous
Coriolis.io

Community Corner

Shoutouts

  • Lavecon 2019 is 4th – 7th July at the Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, and is sponsored by Spidermind Games!
  • Elite Community Meet (Renaissance Hotel in Manchester, 20th April) has sold 140 tickets however there’s still some tickets available. Also – they’re hunting for a couple more PC’s and possibly one more projector/screen for the main room if anyone has such things they can bring with them!  Retro area has everything EXCEPT a BBC Micro. https://elitemeet.info/
  • EDCommodity is a FREERRE app for the IPhone and IPad that extracts the best prices for a number of best selling commodities. It also shows the list of top systems and stations selling that commodity! Data is taken from eddb to populate the app.

    The app was made by CMDR Zaphonicus Taurog just for fun because he had recently been made redundant and decided to learn to programme in swift , “Because he can”. He’s also looking to learn to code in Android as well, so watch out !

    Whilst it’s not perfect , he will be working with feedback , which can be sent with the app, to add future functionality and to improve the UI and UX.

    He’s working on how to make the data be relevant to your local position and shows systems near you selling at best prices.  Looks like he’ll have to use EDSM data for that …

    Please download from this link and share with other cmdrs who might benefit!
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/edcommodity/id1457702400?mt=8
  • Our sister station Hutton Orbital Radio Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30 at http://tv.forthemug.com/ or http://radio.forthemug.com/ for just the audio
  • CQC Discord – For the Discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action

Lave Radio Episode 237: We’re off to Bagel Point

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Crew Members

Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Head of Entertainment : Chris Jarvis – Cmdr Thane
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Mad Driver : Alec Turner
Operation IDA : Zayn Till

Development News

In Game Events

Main Discussion

Community Corner

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 236: Bowling for Content


Download the episode directly from here.

Crew Members

Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Tech Monkey: Cmdr Venture
Ex Minor : Polish Dan
Miner : WillTRiker
Bowler : Primetime Casual

Development News

Main Discussion

  • Mining CG with Will and Dan
  • Speed Bowling with Prime

Community Corner

  • Escape Velocity News :- Commander Thane has update for the remaster for series 1 of escape velocity, The first series has been sent out to patron backers on the special USB credit cards and are still available if you join the patreon.
  • Cmdr ToCoSo has done another awesome Exploration themed song. It’s sung by his daughter. https://soundcloud.com/tomcook/lets-jump-together-distant-worlds-community-song
  • Cannon – Operation “Indi Croft”
  • DW2 Note from Erimus Kamzel
    • An update on WP8..  some players have expressed concern that if they don’t make the jump to Goliath’s Rest, they will not be able to have their WP8 visit recognized on EDSM.  Please note that visiting Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22 (the alternative stopover point that lies 300 LYs below Goliath’s Rest), will qualify as you visiting WP8 on EDSM.

      For the half dozen or so CMDRs who have already reached Goliath’s Rest and are logging your progress on EDSM, please make sure you visit Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22 at some point before leaving for WP9 next weekend .

Shoutouts