Lave Radio Episode 97

 

golden asp

Zac Antonaci joins us to discuss the latest changes in the frontier store and the future road map for the horizons season.

Aired 9th February 2016
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Show Notes:

  • “SAY IT AINT SO! Was reading an article that really disturbed me.
    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/g…After-All.html
    We’ll be collecting rocks on planets etc to be able to upgrade your ship
    “These won’t be vertical upgrades – you won’t get better lasers, for instance – but rather cosmetic upgrades, like different colors for your lasers. Can I get mine in plaid?”
    You have to be joking. So we are going to continue with the trend of “lack of substance” and “all flash no meat”??? So crafting won’t allow us to increase damage on our weapons? It won’t allow us to boost our shields? Add different effects to our missiles?I thought they finally “got it” and were going to start putting effort back into substance and the core mechanics of the game? More cosmetics?Please tell me this guy is not fully informed..”
        • Sandro
  • “Just to let you folk know: Loot and crafting is not cosmetic – modules will obtain real benefits (and potentially drawbacks).”
  • Eagle Tactical Paint Job Pack
  • Male Pilot Bobblehead
      • Can also get the Pilot Starter pack stand alone for £10 https://www.frontierstore.net/game-extras/elite-dangerous-game-extras/pilot-starter-pack.html
      • People who bought ED: Horizons on steam will have their steam playtime wiped
      • Everyone who already has ED: Horizons gets a Golden Asp
      • https://www.frontierstore.net/games/elite-dangerous-cat/elite-dangerous-horizons-dlc.html
      • 2.0 – Planetary Landings
        Available Now
        A whole new angle on the galaxy. Journey from the stars to the surfaces of strange worlds, and hit the ground running in the new Scarab Surface Recon Vehicle.2.1 – The Engineers
        Coming Spring 2016
        Everything changes. Introducing an expanded mission system and game-changing loot. Craft exotic weapons and modules for your spacecraft and build a ship unlike any other.2.2 – Guardians
        Coming Summer 2016
        Take what comes and strike back with double. Bring a second ship to every combat encounter with Ship-Launched Fighters and defend your passengers against the deadliest threats in the galaxy.2.3 – The Commanders
        Coming Fall 2016
        Team up and stand together. Forge your own identity with the new Commander Creator, then share your bridge with Multi-Crew and fly with friends.

        2.4 – ????
        Coming Soon
        A secret revealed in Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ final expansion.

  • Community Corner
    • The Latest Version of the Elite: Dangerous Miniatures game. – Next week maybe.
    • An open email to FDEV from a hardened PVP Veteran…
    • The search for Starship One
      • Federal President Zachary Hudson has announced his intention to resume the search for Starship One, which disappeared en route to the Azaleach system in May 3301. A previous investigation into the ship’s disappearance was conducted, but the fate of the vessel and her crew, which included then-president Jasmina Halsey, could not be conclusively determined. The president made the following statement during a fundraising event held by Sirius Corp:“Like many others, I was heartened by the Sirius Corporation’s success, and I found myself thinking that if the remains of a ship lost fifty years ago could be found, surely a ship lost less than a year ago could also be recovered. I am therefore offering generous reimbursements to pilots who deliver wreckage components to the Federal research outpost at Leoniceno Orbital in the Azaleach system. Once we have gathered enough material, we will analyse the debris to determine if any of it is from Starship One.”But it appears President Hudson is not the only person eager to find the ship. In a strange turn of events, an organisation by the name of Daurtu Jet Comms PLC has also announced its intention to search for the missing presidential vessel. Virtually nothing is known about the organisation, but the fact that it is offering even larger rewards than the Federation may convince pilots to lend the company their support.
    • Lavecon – Hotel sold out. Any ideas on what we can expect this year?
      • Allen to come in for this bit around 21:45 — Ben
  • Questions
  • Shoutouts
    • Pixels Bandits, XBox One Player group
      • Jon here from PBSF. We’re a well sized Xbox One group (~180 members currently) playing Elite, as well as other games,and have our own minor faction etc. in game.
      • info@pixelbandits.org
      • http://tinyurl.com/laveradio – Discord Channel Please Stress Test
      • 100th Episode – Send us your memories things you have enjoyed about the show / lavecon etc that we could play out on the show send them on .
      • ELITE MEET!!
        • Tickets on sale now, 2nd of April 2016 at the Redhurst Hotel in Glasgow, http://tinyurl.com/elitemeet

Thank you for listening and more next week.

Lave Radio – The Conclave – Episode 9

Conclave Cover
Join Fozza as he discusses the hits and misses of Elite: Horizons and the season 2 of updates.
Cmdr Snuffler, Cmdr Vingtetun, Goose4192, Nexus Reject & Colin Ford

Aired 2nd February 2016
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Thanks for tuning in.

Lave Radio Episode 96


A technically flawless episode with no technical problems whatsover, just awesome discussion on the dev news and updates about Elite :Dangerous

Aired 26th January 2016
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Lave Radio Episode 95

barnacles
Is it a sandworm beak? A giant Clam or something more scary? A thargoid baby maker? We turn to Canonn Interstellar Research Group for some answers.
Aired 19th January 2016
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Show Notes:

  • Community Corner
      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YLdMWsxbRk – Running the Orbis!
      • Update on the Pioneer Expedition?
      • Mobius Group moves past 18,000 members.
      • Galnet News returns to You Tube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDKH-bM2t-rGBkyjHcMU5Ew

Lave Radio Episode 92

The Christmas special became a bit of a report card for the last year of Elite, some of the program was affected due to some technical issues.. so we appologise if your enjoyment of the podcast is adversly affected. Aired 22nd December 2015 Audio versions Download the episode directly from…

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Lave Radio Episode 91

Horizons Splash ScreenThe Horizon has landed, and we cover the weekly news, and discuss our review of season 1 of Elite: Dangerous.

Aired 15th December 2015
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Show Notes:

  • Development News
    • ED:H “Early Access” on the 15th December
      • Hi Everyone,
        Beta is going very well – the team have been working hard and have made great progress. Thanks to all those that have been helping us – a great many improvements have been included already, with another update (Beta 5) expected tomorrow, with more tweaks and changes.
        We have worked very hard to ensure forward & backward compatibility so that all players of both seasons can play in the same galaxy together.
        After every Elite Dangerous release we have taken care to listen and reacted to all feedback, and Elite Dangerous: Horizons will follow exactly the same process. Included with Horizons will be multiple expansions of which Planetary Landings will be the first.
        All going well, we plan to launch Horizons with Planetary Landings on Tuesday (15th December – you heard it here first!). This will initially be termed an ‘Early Access’ release to highlight our normal process to our broad audience, some of whom have been with us since the start, but many have joined our community very recently.
    • And Trailer for the Expansion and this is the official one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKWIJ-H-WxI Also what is this??? (1:02)
    • Beta 5 Patch Notes
    • Beta 6 Patch Notes
    • Horizons 2.0 & Ships 1.5 Patch Notes
    • ED Blind Charity Auction for Special Effect
      • Auction Ends 17th December at 09:00 GMT
      • Name your own station
        An extremely exclusive item. Previously only available as a high-level Kickstarter reward, this item can now be bought in this charity auction. Please note: Frontier will decide on the station location and reserve the right to edit, adjust and veto names at their discretion.
      • Your Personal Unique Paint Job
        This prize is an exclusive one of a kind paint job only for you. You’ll get access to our designer, Tjaart, who will help develop the paint job and add it your account.
      • Every paint job in the Frontier Store
        This prize is for one of every single paint job, including paint packs, in the Frontier Store. This includes all Paint Jobs currently available but won’t include future paint jobs released.
      • Lifetime expansion pass
        Currently not available to purchase this item gives you every single expansion in Elite Dangerous starting with Horizons. It also includes access to every beta update that comes to Elite Dangerous…. forever.
      • Limited Edition Artwork
        Only roughly 100 of these were ever produced. We have one available in the closed auction and what’s more, ours will be signed by the artists. Please note that this does not come with a frame and will likely require a custom frame to fit.
      • VIP Community Golden Tickets (Pair)
        The Community Golden Tickets will grant you access to any and every community event for Elite Dangerous. This includes all live event meet ups, the CQC live final, front of queue for all public events and any other unannounced events happening in the future . What’s more it also includes standard admission into Lavecon and Fantasticon! Please note that only admission is granted to the events. Accommodation and expenses are not covered.
    • Ed’s 24 Hour Live Stream for Special Effect
    • Michael Brookes: “The military ranks is something we want to revisit at a later stage. I’d like to see them become more like a career.
    • DBOBE Reddit AMA Summary https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/3wxv2y/summary_of_the_livestream_qa_reddit/
    • Adam on Multicrew (as part of Ed’s live stream)
      • 1 person / ships seat I.E. Cobra up to 2 ppl
      • can hot swap roles
      • general interface is neural link (like the turret)
      • Helm
      • Fire Control (turret)
      • Tactical (Countermeasures, Shields, Sensors)
      • Engineering (power mgmt, repairs etc)
      • Pilot can give permissions
      • Deploy into SRV
      • Deploy into Fighter
      • No AI Crew yet
    • Chris Gregory and Ed
      • slips and Christmassy Ship Skins coming
      • SRV Skins maybe coming (maybe colour schemes since there’s not so much ‘hull’
    • Mike Evans and Ed Ship Launched Fighters
      • Gonna be able to have up to 4 Fighters ACTIVE at a time (in your ship etc)
      • Design Challenge – WHY would u go in to a fighter?
        • Probably be considered disposable
        • Glass Cannons
        • AI Controlled Fighter
        • Not all ships will be able to have them, maybe a Python Can’t but a T9 can
        • Are we neural linking or physically moving into the fighter? Still in debate but Mike is leaning towards Neural link since their considered disposable
        • Mark Allen is Mike’s favourite programmer 🙂
      • Ships of 1.5
        • Why is the cutter so bad? — Well that’s your opinion… No Ship can be the be all and end all though
        • Did they update the Cobra Mk 4 due to popular opinion? NO the Mk 4 has so much more going for it with it’s better power / weapons etc that boosting it’s speed and maneuverability would make it OP
        • Cutter maneuverability it’s very fast for its size but that speed comes at a cost (Best speed of 232 so it’s much faster than Conda and Corvette) It’s a very iterative design.
        • Doesn’t like his opinions on knee jerk reactions
        • Mike’s original favourite ship was the Eagle and likes the Viper Mk4. He likes the Corvette out of the bigger ships. He’s not a fan of the Empire’s curves more a Federal Man 😀
      • Sandy and Ed – Loot and Crafting
        • Personalise and Customise their ships. Makes them ‘Cooler’
        • Visit the ‘custom Mechanic’ (currently) to ‘pimp your ship’
          • Can upgrade Modules
          • He requests materials and resources
          • Upgrade FSD, Weapons, Shields
          • There’s a range of module upgrades
          • Could be some benefits – but ALSO a downside too
          • Some ‘awesome new effects’
          • Difficult to balance
          • More materials coming
        • The are considering ‘station based storage – but no time soon and no promises!
  • Newsletter 103
  • Main Discussion
  • Community Corner
  • Questions
  • Shoutouts
    • In Game Cmdrs
      • Cmdr Highbyte
      • Cmdr We Ye
      • Cmdr Archimbaust
      • Cmdr E Pilot 007
      • Cmdr Levofski
      • Cmdr Nyres
      • Cmdr Slapshot
      • Cmdr Steven McCreery
      • Cmdr Paine
      • Cmdr Mindwipe
    • IRC Chat
    • Twitch Chat

 

That’s it for another episode of Lave Radio. If you would like to get in touch with the show then you can email info@laveradio.com, facebook/laveradio, @laveradio on twitter, you can join the skype chat channel by adding Fozza101 to your skype contacts. Or you can join our TeamSpeak server where commanders come to hang out an chat: laveradio.teamspeak3.com  Lave Radio is recorded live on a Tuesday evening at 20:30 and streamed out on http://laveradio.com/live/

Thanks to [whoever], thanks to those commanders that have joined us outside Lave Station.
Until next time fly safe, and if you can’t do that…fly dangerous!

Lave Radio Episode 90

Mindwipe Shares his opinion with Cmdr Eid LeWeiseWe do the weekly round up and then have a chat with ingame commanders to find our their first impressions of the amazing beta Elite: Horizons.

Aired 8th December 2015
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Show Notes:

  • Development News
    • DEV UPDATE (03/12/2015)
    • Beta 2 Patch Notes
    • Beta 3 Patch Notes
    • Beta 4 Patch Notes
    • Newsletter 102
    • Elite Encounters announcement – Selezen taking a break for December to help him recover from his health issues and relax. Our thoughts (well mine :)) go with him and we understand exactly where he’s coming from
    • A Prospectors Guide to the Galaxy (collating data on prospecting in Horizons)
    • Planetary POIs only visible from SRV
      • Basically I get a POI (the blue blob on my ground scanner) when flying over. We land and get into our SRV and investigate the POI.
      • The issue is that we can be landed, facing a broken type 9 and NOT SEE IT when in the ship’s cockpit.
    • Minimum Spec for VR:
    • Sandy’s Guide to ED Horizons
    • Christmas ED Events
      • 17 December The Billionaire’s treasure hunt
      • 21 December 24 hour Christmas Charity Livestream & Blind auction
      • 22 December A time for giving
      • Other special events – keep an eye on social media…
    • ED Horizons Beta Only CG
      • Calling all beta pilots! To celebrate the launch of the Horizons beta we put a special Community Goal live earlier today. Read on to find out how you can get involved and win a paint job of your choice.

        Follow clues to help track down and recover a stolen data core:

        “LHS 3262 Solutions has reported the theft of a valuable experimental data core. The core, which has been in development for some time, has been described as being “of great importance” to LHS 3262 Solutions, and a generous reward has been offered for its safe return. The precise location of the thieves is not known and Security services in the LHS 3262 system, where LHS 3262 Solutions is based, have been unable to track the thieves, but they have determined that the criminals recently visited three systems: Eleu, Pijan and Baris.

        LHS 3262 Solutions has stressed that the core must be recovered soon, before it degrades and becomes unusable and are offering a rich reward for the first pilot to return the item to their facility at Whitworth Park on Akan.”

        As an additional reward the pilot that returns with the data core will also be awarded a special code to obtain a new ship paintjob of their choice.

        Find the Stolen Data Core
        LHS 3262, Whiworth Park on Akan – search for clues to recover the stolen data core.

        Happy Hunting Commanders!

        As an additional reward the pilot that returns with the data core will also be awarded a special code to obtain a new ship paint job of their choice.
    • CQC ‘Danger Zone Stream’ with Ed and CJ (QA Platform lead for XB1 testing) (1 hr stream)
      • Partnered with Saitek, YouTube Gaming and Elgato Gaming
    • Lave Exploration Data CG
      In other news Exploration vessels are being encouraged by the Explorer’s Association to gather valuable information on previously uncharted star systems. The request has been submitted on behalf of a number of secondary organisations, which plan to use the data to improve their planetary databases. A spokesperson for the association released a brief statement:

      “There is always a demand for fresh data, not only within the commercial sector but also among various geopolitical entities. On this occasion, the request has been issued on behalf of several private concerns in need of accurate, up-to-date information. Any pilots who contribute to this initiative will be generously rewarded.”

      Appeal for Exploration Data:
      Lave System, Lave Station – Deliver Exploration Data to Lave Station to help improve planetary databases.
    • Gutamaya Shipyards Announces the Imperial Fighter
      • “The Imperial Fighter is due to be released for use in the CQC Championships in December, and will go on general sale in early 3302.”
    • This year we’ve got a very special Community Goal just for the Christmas period.

      Every Commander in the galaxy will be able to work together to help bring a gift to thousands of players. As well as your usual credits, a successful CG will also unlock a new ship for new and inexperienced players (players with between 3 and 10 hours of game play). The type of ship that is granted will depend on the tier achieved.
    • On December 21 at 12:00 GMT Community Manager Ed Lewis will be holding a stream like no other. He will be live and chatting with the Elite Dangerous community for 24 consecutive hours.

      We’ve got a whole load of guests joining Ed from Frontier Developments and the community and they will be hosting events, shows, gifts giveaways and an incredible prize draw, all in aid of SpecialEffect.

      We will have more details in the coming week, but be sure to keep the day free!

      There will also be a blind auction which will close on the 16th of December. More news to follow soon.
    • The biggest Easter egg hunt by the Billionaire yet.
  • Main Discussion
    •  Discussion with Cmdrs on Teamspeak about their opinions on ED:H
  • Community Corner
  • Warm and fuzzy story “I really Regret Buying Elite Dangerous
  • David Talks about making VR games
  • The Hutton Truckers successfully take Alpha Centauri into expansion, and expand into another blooming outpost system!!!!!!  Coises (Ask Grant.. I think I’ll have the info)  WISE 0855-0714

Lave Radio Episode 84

Discuss more about SRV’s, the dev videos and streams, commander Hughmann’s amazing parodies and whether Early Access can spoil your enjoyment of a game…

Aired 27th October 2015
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