Lave Radio Episode 257 – If It’s not got a cow skin, I don’t give a ^$%^! – 27/08/2019

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PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine

Greetings, Commanders, and welcome to Episode #257 of Lave Radio. The show about the universe of Elite, and the fantastic community that surrounds it.

If you can’t get in-game you can also join the Twitch chat channel, which you can access through “laveradio.com/live” and clicking on ‘live chat’; and on “twitch.tv/laveradio”.

Tonight’s activity in-game

  1. Is Kurgol flying to Maia to see the new Thargoid?

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

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

Newsletter

  1. Viper paint jobs.

Main discussion

  1. Fleet Carrier discussion. 
    • Single-player surprise? Like the player freighter in NMS.
    • 500 ly but Refuelled by what? New kind of fuel? Possible skimming from gas giants? Powered by Arx? (Hope not).
    • You can schedule jumps, how often will you be able to? 
    • Who would you allow to dock? (private, friends, squadron?)
    • One carrier per instance and they cannot be destroyed. Can you drive it off’ like other capital ships?
    • What will you use for your personal fleet carrier for?
    • How much should they cost?
    • Rumour has it, they will need to be maintained, and not just fueled.. Thoughts?
    • Refuel, rearm and repair but to get different functions, you have to add the right support ship?
      1. Trade – does this mean you can store commodities there?
      2. Bounty hunting
      3. Exploration
      4. Search and rescue
      5. Piracy? Base for griefers?
      6. Miner
      7. Mercenary
      8. Smuggler
      9. No anti-Xeno though.
    • 4 large pads, 4 medium pads, 4 small pads. Once all the pads have been used, no-one else can dock
    • How big are those support ships? And are support ship and modules the same thing?

Community Corner

  • Best video of the carrier announcement has to be the ‘ghost giraffe’ s drunk Review. 

Questions

Someone posted on the ED forum that you guys could use some ideas re:The Grind.

My ED copilots and I have one glaring Grind issue, and that is Raw mats.  The issue is, we are purely combat pilots, and there is only one way to gather Raw mats for engineering, SRV surface prospecting.  None of us want to drive SRVs in circles picking stuff up, yet we have to do so for many hours. It’s really irritating. Miners and Explorers can gain Manufactured/Encoded/Raw mats from their normal tasks and missions. Combat pilots must step away from their normal tasks/missions to get Raw mats. 

The fix is simple.  Add Raw mats as mission reward options, and make NPC Mining/Trading ships drop some Raw mats just like ships drop Manufacture mats. 

The credit grind is gone, now it is just the mat grind.

What Do you think of Fleet Carriers? Have you got idea about the Role you want to do?

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

Lave Radio Episode 255: Breaking wind at 900m/s


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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

Guests:

  • Alec Turner
  • Sanderling – Elite Races.

Greetings, Commanders, and welcome to Episode 255 of Lave Radio. The show about the universe of Elite, and the fantastic community that surrounds it.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. GalNet changes
    • This from Ian Doncaster… https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/galnet-changes.519008/post-7935417
    • If this means that the amount of Galnet content won’t change, but the percentage that’s related to in-game content will increase, I think that’s very positive – especially if that means that there’s more non-routine in-game content going on than previously.

      If this means that the amount of Galnet content related to in-game content won’t change, but the total amount of Galnet content will decrease, then that feels like taking several steps back, to how things were two or three years ago when Galnet could go for weeks between non-automated news items.

      I think also, while people weren’t satisfied with the “off-camera” narratives, this was because they took place 100% off-camera, and often, more recently, in undefined locations so that people couldn’t go looking for in-game signs of them. They felt like they weren’t really happening in Elite Dangerous.

      There’s still, I think, room for quite a bit of off-camera narrative, provided that it relates to some in-game content as well. For example, the Enclave Interstellar Initiative could have had some “background” material in Galnet over the previous few months:
      – 6 months before II starts: news article about how meta-alloys are being widely used in research
      – 4 months before II starts: news article where some corporation expresses concerns about the meta-alloy supply security
      – 1 month before II starts: story about scientists noting Pleiades barnacles are showing signs of damage
      …and then go into the II with that as lead-up, rather than it suddenly starting with “meta-alloy prices double! exploration CG! no previous hints that there was any sort of issue!”
      – and then of course potential for a few stories following up after the II months later highlighting the long-term effects it’s had

      If most of the stories eventually connected around to in-game events, they wouldn’t need to all have in-game interactions directly associated with them for players to feel that they were relevant. (e.g. Drew Wagar’s “Premonition” storyline was generally well-received and the finale had lots of players participating on both sides, despite most of the lead up happening “off-camera” and often even “off-Galnet”) An in-game event which connected three stories from months or even years ago that people had assumed were just background flavour could be really exciting. (And it’d look like you’d planned it that way even if you’d just picked up those loose stories months later, too)
    • Also this from Alec Turner
      1. @Stephen Benedetti can I ask then, on average do you expect there to be roughly the same number of Galnet stories per week but instead of Frontier inventing stories (e.g. the winking cat stuff or the dude who stole a DBX) they’ll now be covering things that actually happened (e.g. expeditions, races, AX combat/repair achievements, etc)? (which sounds great) … or, do you mean that you’ll be cutting those side stories and then, once a month or so, adding a story about the outcome of something wide reaching (but still largely Frontier created) such as an Interstellar Initiative or game update? (which sounds disappointing on the surface at least).

        The thing is, what Galnet needs to do is bring a sense of life to the galaxy. If FD have to invent that life (as at present) then so be it, if they can cover the life that players are creating on a daily basis then even better, but if (as it slightly sounds), it’s going to become even more lifeless … that would be a HUGE pity!
  2. Featured Commanders : Cmdr ToCoSo (Tom Cook)
  3. Conclusion of the Enclave Interstellar Initiative
  4. This thursday, FDev will have Dav doing a similar, or even the same, presentation about the Back-ground simulation we had at lavecon this week on the Thursday Presentation.

Newsletter (every second show) [link]

  1. New ASP paint Jobs

Main discussion

  1. Alec Turner – What do people actually want from Frontier re: support for “racetracks”? – and other Sept Update features

Community Corner

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

Lave Radio Episode 181


Firing After Burners… oh We’re burnt out!

Aired 01 Jan 2018
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Crew Members
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri

Show Notes

  • Development News

Lave Radio Episode 174


An Elite Encounter with the Jock in a Sock

Aired 31 Oct 2017
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Crew Members
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Guest Jock : Dave “Selezen” Hughes

Show Notes

    • Development News
      • No much in the way of news at the moment.
    • In Game Events
    • Newsletter 198
      • Halloween Decals and jack o’lantern bobblehead.
      • New Cutter skins to Bask in.
    • Main Discussion
      • The Elite Encounters RPG discussion with Dave Hughes.
      • Buy it NOW

Lave Radio Episode 171 – FX17 Frontier Expo 2017

Lave Radio gets joined by the Pixel Bandits, Radio Sidewinder, Hutton Orbital Radio, DJ Truthsayer as well as Frontier Devs Dav Stott, Steve Kirby and Ed Lewis for a monster multi-show podcast Frontier lovin…

Aired 10 Oct 2017
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Crew Members
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
2nd Technician : Chris Forrester – Cmdr Fozza
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri

Show Notes

Audio Versions
The full live broadcast from the Frontier Expo 2017

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Here are the interviews from the event

Dale Emasiri [Frontier Developments]

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Cmdr Yanic [CCN Mercury 7 Expedition]

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Dominic Corner, Derin Hall [Frontier Developments] Cmdr Mutley [Elite Community]

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Cmdr Kaitrax [Elite Community]

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Nick Jackson [Frontier Developments]

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Mark Allen [Frontier Developments]

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Cmdr Atrus 5060 [Elite Community]

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Cmdr Delmonte, Obiwan & Outspan [Cannon Intersteller]

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Cmdr Joel [Elite Community Xbox]

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Cmdr Reighdar [Elite Community Moderator]

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Cmdr Alex Brentnal [Fuel Rat]

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Cmdr Maya Faye [Elite Cast]

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Darren Grey, Cassius [Elite Community]

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Cmdr Mobius [Mobius PVE Group]

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Fozza And Ben [Unimportant Crew Members]

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Cmdr Hughmann [Elite Community/Parody King]

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Cmdr Beertastic & Bamooboo [Elite Community]

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Lave Radio Episode 166


War is OVER

Aired 22 Aug 2017
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Crew Members
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
The Allies [Aid] : Ulon
Alliance Office of Statistics [AOS] : CMDR Steven
Alliance Office of Statistics [AOS] : Vectron
Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps (AEDC) : Apos

Show Notes

  • Official Statement regarding Lave:
      • The Alliance of Independent Systems has been in and around the Lave cluster for quite some time now and many Alliance pilots found a first or second home in the region. While the systems around Alioth that founded the Alliance are certainly its political center, the Old Worlds in the eyes of many can be seen as its economical heart. For this exact reason Prime Minister Mahon started an initiative in June 3301 to strengthen the economical bonds with the systems around Leesti. To ensure the safety of traders of all affiliations, Mahon didn’t hesitate to announce the open trade agreement for the whole Lave cluster and officially commissioned the Alliance Defence Force to establish a permanent presence in the sector to fight piracy and crime. (Galnet News from 28 JUN 3301)

    While Leesti has been a place of trouble more than once in the last couple of years, Lave used to be a peaceful system with tremendous growth. It was only until a broadcast of the local Lave Radio announced to claim rights over Lave Station that members of the ADF realized the old system was on the edge of a civil war. We, the signing Alliance groups, immediately mobilized for a joint operation alongside independent Alliance pilots to help the local government to restore law and order.
    Despite a quick but hard-earned victory over the passionate fighting supporters of the Lave Radio Network, we hereby make the recommendation towards the local government to grant the LRN control over the local Warinus station in order to ensure long-term peace and cooperation rather than permanent skirmishes and instability. If the local factions agree on this proposal, we are willing to support LRN in the necessary work to move offices and staff between stations. We commit ourselves to this endeavour for the good of all citizens within the Old Worlds.

    The Alliance has shown strength in defending their citizens, now it is time to show tolerance and kindness. The whole conflict seems to be an issue of communication and clarity of intentions rather than malevolence. We hope this offer will help to comfort those who feel frustrated about what happened, and that it will build bridges between those who fought each other in a futile conflict. For that Lave will be a peaceful, merry place again.

    Signing Alliance groups in alphabetical order:
    AEDC (Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps)
    Aid (The Allies)
    AMF (Alliance Military Force)
    DAWN (New Dissident And Wired Network)
    RI (Remlok Industries)
    TCF (Terran Colonial Forces)

  • Community Corner
    • I’m Whitmann, and I’ve just returned to the Bubble after a year in Colonia with CCN, where among other things I wrote for and edited the Colonia Gazette.I’m looking at putting together something along those lines Bubbleside, monthly format, featuring the best writers I can (ahem) press-gang into contributing. Already have six on board. Magazine will feature any and all genres, from straight reportage and interviews through to RP fiction – as long as it’s a high standard.
      Please contact Whitmann for further details

Lave Radio Episode 159 – Lavecon 2017

Finally we have the audio from the Sunday podcast Live at Lavecon on the 25th June 2017.

Aired 25th June 2017
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Crew Members

Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
Chief of Operations : John Stabler – Cmdr Glyndwr
Station Commander : Allen Stroud : Cmdr Heldaban Kel
Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane

Lave Radio – Role Play

Join the Lave Radio Crew as they embark on a dangerous adventure with Olive Hume of Spidermind Games, as he as our chief guide and games master runs us through an experience powered by his amazing Tabletop Role Play Game.


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Recently they crossed the line on Kickstarter but currently are working towards their multiple and spectacular stretch goals.

They also have provided a sample play along document to try before you back, but maybe this podcast will make your mind up for you.