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 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

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

EPISODE 272 “Thank fuck – Ben’s not here” – 10/12/2019

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura
Inflatable Victim Mack Winston


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. 5th Anniversary Announcement

Main discussion

  1. If you were to Re-write Elite, what would you change? Part 2
    1. Michael Hughes – Facebook – Would have kept on top of and taken advantage of the early bugs that allowed people to rank up quickly.
    2. Matt ‘wally’ Walford – Facebook – Do away with engineers, game killer for me as I don’t have the time to grind the upgrades as my work schedule doesn’t allow much game time. its become a game now where despite reaching elite ranking in combat, my ships near useless. – Game is far to unbalanced for casual players
    3. Nopil3os – Twitter – direct economy like in X-BtF and its successors.
    4. Karl – Twitter – I would not rely on the huge amount of 2D interfaces that removes you from first-person view. Since they’re more easy to create, their numbers only grow with each update. Elite is getting very point-and-click heavy.
    5. CMDR Tictak – Twitter – Reduce the repetition and add content instead
    6. Stephen Usher – Facebook – As I talked about during the early Alpha, making the scanner properly linear. Even in the current “linear” mode it’s still actually logarithmic scaling.

      This makes true spacial awareness using the scanner impossible and I only use it as a direction finder, unlike in the previous games.
    7. Drew Wagar – Facebook – I would not have allowed the entire galaxy to have been visited, rather I’d have required players to unlock it bit by bit by working out navigable hyperspace routes to new star systems via some kind of gameplay. Biggest mistake they made IMHO.
    8. Swidhelm – Twitter – The ability to set way points on planets, and hud elements for optimal approach and landing. Kind of like the Nostromo landing scene in alien.
    9. EvilSnowball82 – Twitter – Give the DBX a class 5 slot for a fuel scoop. I love my DBX.
    10. David Gillum – Facebook – I would have made the Thargoids more active than passive. As it stands you can choose if you want to encounter a Thargoid, even in infested systems
    11. Michael Hughes – Facebook – Make it possible to map asteroids so you are not always trying to mine the same ones.
    12. Liam Greene – Facebook – The core gameplay “loop”
    13. Make Crime and Punishment much more harsh.
      1. Notoriety is only gained by Killing other players.
      2. High Security Systems should be safe, any player with Notoriety should be harassed by npcs as soon as they enter the system.
      3. Any Player in a civilised system with Notoriety should be visible on the Galaxy Map.
      4. More NPC pirate interdictions in Low Security / Populated Anarchy systems

Community Corner

  1. Loose Screws :- , I wanted to invite you and anyone else over at Lave Radio to the Loose Screws end of the year Discord party/show. On December 27th at 730CST we are doing a live stream and show. I’m inviting all of the listeners and friends of my show. Feel free to drop in and say howdy to everyone. I know it will be late in the UK. Thanks for supporting us and getting us started. We will keep moving the Biowaste for you guys. 😀
  2. HCS Voice packs just teased a Babylon 5 picture for future voice packs. No Boom today, Boom tomorrow!

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

EPISODE 270 “Hands off Colin’s Chopper” – 26/11/2019

Image by Reddit User LucarioNinja88
Image by Reddit User LucarioNinja88
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Operation Eye Duh! Zayn Till
Operation Ida Jagged Mallard
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. January Update and Beta Announcement
  2. January Update Beta Patch Notes

Community Corner

  1. Elite Streamer Cmdr Plater (That’s Joe Plater for all those that), has been made a patron of the Thyriod Cancer Charity who has managed to raise so much money for using a 24 hour Elite Stream.
  2. Operation Ida is holding it’s 2nd Annual HAULiday Haul which commemorates the 2 year of the initial attacks by Thargoids in 3303 & the 2nd Thargoid/Human War as well as our origin as a group. We’ll be fundraising for the cancer Research Institute and holding events during the 4 weeks of the Hauliday Haul including a one day station repair, convoys, races etc. last years Haul was a lot of fun and we were able to get the word out regarding what we do to the community, engage people in various activities and even raised over $1100 as well.
  3. The Christmas Carriers Convoy is having it’s 4th Christmas Convoy with the goal to create comfort for the colonists of Colonia by bringing gifts from the bubble, and some drugs. Actually, mainly drugs. Well, my ship anyway. Actually, my ship is full of nothing other than drugs, the finest onionhead (of both varieties) that money can buy.

    We launch on the 1st of December, which has become the tradition, and arrive on the 24th in Centralis. Right now we’ve got about 100 signups on EDSM. Waypoints have been chosen to kind of describe a 4 on the galaxy map, and take in some attractive sights along the way. There’s racing events and SRV-ball (I’m not entirely sure what SRV-ball is, but no doubt some SRVs will be harmed in the process) planned on the way.

    It’s organised by the SOTP  (Shadow of the Phoenix) in association with the CCN (Colonia Citizens Network). Launch system is Karbon (with a K)
    1. https://ccced.ga
    2. Register on EDSM
  4. Ghost Giraffe – Star within a Star
    1. i.e. HIP 24020 which is within HIP 24019 is a bug in ED
    2. BUT is also a REAL LIFE Feature called a Thorne-Żytkow Object https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/416173943519576064/648958706754519051/Thorne-Zytkow_Object.mp3
    3. It is when a Red Super Giant essentially swallows a Neutron Star, so that the Neutron Star resides within the Red Super Giant
      1. This is possible because the Red Super Giant is REALLLLY BIG i.e. if we had one in Sol, it would expand out past Jupiter!!! Neutron Stars are tiny (The size of a city) and really rather dense. So the Neutron just ‘plops’ into the Star and doesn’t really give a damn 🙂
    4. HIP 108876 may be one in the game, but so much is speculative!

Questions

  1. What is the one thing you would have designed differently in Elite Dangerous? – Send an email to us at info@laveradio.com

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

EPISODE 269 “Kerrashing into the Past” – 19/11/2019

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Squueeeezzzzzer with FriendsJohn VirgoKerrash


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Frontier Trading Statement and Roadmap Update dated 15th November
  2. 2020 Still on track for 2020, despite Financial Results discussion 2021
    1. Financial Report
      1. “A new release for the group’s Elite Dangerous sci-fi simulation game is also planned for 2021.”
    2. Paige
      1. “Hey Commanders, we just wanted to take a moment to reassure you all that the 2020 update isn’t delayed and still on track for release. The article referred to in the OP is discussing the 2021 financial year. We hope this helps clear the situation up for you!”

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

  1. Week 2 of the Interstellar initiative. Who are you Empire, Fed or playing both sides against the other? Have either of the two powers got the right idea?

Main discussion

  1. 5 Years since Elite Dangerous when Live? Five Years since the launch party?
    1. The Future of Elite: Dangerous – From 7th November 2014!
    2. Premier Stream
    3. Elite: Dangerous Premiere – Fan Interviews
    4. Building a Cobra Mk III
    5. Official Launch Trailer
  2. Speculation time with Kerrash 🙂

Community Corner

  1. Would you have preferred it to exclusively sign up for Either the Federation or the Empire? By the time our next episode is released, the event will be over, so what did you think and what did you think they could do to improve on?

Questions

  1. Were were asked if there is going to be a fourth season of Escape Velocity. Chris has confirmed that it is in development but there’s nothing to say just yet.

Shoutouts

  1. Next month Operation Ida is holding it’s 2nd Annual HAULiday Haul which commemorates the 2 year of the initial attacks by Thargoids in 3303 & the 2nd Thargoid/Human War as well as our origin as a group. We’ll be fundraising for the cancer Research Institute and holding events during the 4 weeks of the Hauliday Haul including a one day station repair, convoys, races etc. last years Haul was a lot of fun and we were able to get the word out regarding what we do to the community, engage people in various activities and even raised over $1100 as well.
  2. In addition, The Anti-Xeno-Initiative is also 2 Years old and on Thursday the 21st of November 10:00 and 23:00 UTC, they’re flying around Asterope, Calaeno and Sterope II in a Hyperdiction Hunt. Contact them on the Anti – Xeno Initiative Discord.
  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

Lave Radio Episode 268 – Speed is my Firstborn – 12/11/2019


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PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Speed DemonPrimetimeCasual

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Discovery Scanner – The Sounds of Space
    1. All about the audio captured from various real world radio telescopes that we now can hear when we listen to the FSS Scanner
    2. Featuring, Space Weather Research Scientist, Nigel Meredith from the British Antarctic Survey andPrincipal Audio Designer, Joe Hogan from Frontier.
  2. FDev AGM – https://twitter.com/InvestedGeordie/status/1189637919797104640
    1. All FD properties are DB’s babies, but ED Is David Braben’s “1st Born”
    2. Codebase will be renewed via paid expansion
      1. So what we have is essentially the product of years of code and 2020 will be a rationalised and refactored product
    3. Obsidian Ant covered this in his most recent 3305
  3. Interstellar Initiative – The Galconda – Overview of Phases
    1. Play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nd1QubiIW4 as an introduction to it (Takes about 10 minutes so we can have a nice snooze)
  4. Frontier Close EEE
    “I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update on what is happening with EEE; as you all know, we’ve not been able to provide much support to the EEE system since the start of the year. Originally, our vision for EEE was to have a server set up to bring groups together with Frontier to support your events and activities. After I took over, its original focus shifted slightly.

    And toward the start of this year, when I announced that we will not be able to carry on the monthly meetings, I spoke of revamping and redesigning EEE. As a team, we’re taking a wider look at all of projects, and as we manage multiple projects, I want to ensure that anything we run is given the care and attention it deserves.

    As this is not something I’m able to promise with EEE at the current time, rather than continue to keep it open, I will be closing EEE.

    It’s worth mentioning that supporting our player groups (and Squadrons) is something we obviously still care very strongly about and the community team are available. You can still contact us if you need our support, have an awesome ideas to share or need assistance.

    I’d like to also take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who contributed here, be that in the form of our monthly meetings, discussions with the devs, feedback sharing sessions or when we just had randomly chatted about something.

    While EEE will be closed, we’re still contactable, and I implore you to reach out to myself, Paige (PaigeHarveyFDEV#9598) and Stephen (TheBenedetti#0835) whenever you wish!”

Community Corner

  1. SpeedBowl 3 – Chasing Sanderling Results
    1. Weekend of 9./10. November 3305
PositionSpeedAltitudeCmdrModelShipJudgementBonusSubmission
141120.1PhoebiaViper Mk. IIIpremae*jcxVALIDINVALIDVideo
241110.1VerminusViper Mk. IIIFoxbatVALIDINVALIDVideo
341090.7GerUAViper Mk. IIIRun. Forrest. Run!VALIDINVALIDVideo
441090.3Aken B.Viper Mk. IIISpirit Of ShenaniganVALIDINVALIDVideo
541060.2BanniniViper Mk. IIIPoison DwarfVALIDINVALIDVideo
641041.1Alien Hunter PLViper Mk. III[SoZ] Speedy Speed BoiVALIDVALIDVideo

Shoutouts

  1. Shoutout for the new Buckyball Race. “Lava Loop” starts this Saturday (Nov 16th) and runs until the following Sunday (Nov 24th). Race starts and finishes at Conway City in LTT 4961 and requires competitors to visit five outposts, all in close orbit around lava worlds.
  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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 267 – Chaos Has Returned – 5/11/2019


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PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNormVentura

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. The End of the Blight
    1. Galnet – Rockforth Corporation Releases Apology
  2. Headless Halloween Stream
  3. Paige is Back on Monday. It was implied that there are more than one Interstellar Initiative planned for the future

Main discussion

  1. Aspiration
    1. Do we need something to Aspire to?
    2. What things in game can we (do we) aspire to?
    3. What other things should we aspire to?
  2. Some people aspire to have 100% “Achievements”. Should these be a thing (for the PC version) What would we like to see? Why do we think they’ve not been added, since they’re already there for PS4 and XB1
    1. Multivex [AEDC]: I’d be fine with generic stuff. Kill 10 players, reach beagle point. I’d like some bgs ones but i don’t really see how they would do that since there aren’t any direct links between a player and faction…maybe do X amount of missions or hand in 100 million in bounties
    2. I think basic ones almost for a tutorial, i.e.
      1. You took off bling
      2. You landed bling
      3. You got a new <component>  bling
      4. You got a new Ship  bling
      5. Killed N enemies
      6. Mined N tons
      7. Jumped N LY
    3. As well as unique things like
      1. Fly to Beagle Point
      2. Fly to Sag A*
      3. Fly to Hutton
      4. Kill an Elite NPC
      5. Kill a Thargoid
      6. Visit Jameson’s old ship

Community Corner

  1. Christmas Carriers Convoy 4
  2. Episode 1 of Beyond Dockers is out – https://bs-dockers.com/
  3. Amazing Kudos to Reddit User Beef1213 for his crazyly detailed Lego Krait Mk II

Lave Radio Episode 266 – Delousing the safety office – 29/10/2019


Download the episode directly from here.

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech Monkey Norman MacArthur Ventura

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. PSA from CMDR_Remyzero: You can see when and how many Arx you have earned each session from the frontier user portal
    Open portal from https://user.frontierstore.net/ and click the “Log in” link (it’s different every time so hot linking is broken)
    Log in with your frontier credentials and click the “Your Arx” link https://user.frontierstore.net/arx/list (does not work unless you have logged in first)
  2. Looks like we finally have a new store web front at https://dlc.elitedangerous.com. Nothing official has been announced by Frontier yet, so I’m guessing it’s in a Beta stage. But your ARXs are available there. If you what to know how much things cost, remember £1 gets you between 1672 and 2222 ARX and $1 gets you between 1250 and 1667 dependant on the package you buy. (Thanks to Ben)
  3. The Scourge Stage 4
    1. And an issue with the decal (oops!)
    2. Opinion?
    3. Positives :-
      1. New BGS State – Blight.
      2. New Decal
      3. A coherent Buildup and Plot, including a story from 3 years ago.
    4. Negatives :-
      1. Four CGs over three and a half weeks.
      2. No Unique Event Gameplay.
      3. Linear Storyline,
    5. Overall I would have given this a C+ / B-. The initial slow build up using Galnet News and the BGS was good. However, there were people who would have supported the Onion Headers, due the Federation’s tactics in the previous storyline, so a competitive community goal might have spiced things up a bit and there was a lack of a dynamic event (like the evacuation of Palin’s Base and defence of his mega ship) which would probably deflected a lot of the criticism.

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

  1. Truckers Rescued from the Devilish Don, despite the loss of Will Flanigan. 😉

Community Corner

  1. Alec Turner’s Bug Countdown
  2. Down to Earth Astronomy test 5 million different shield configurations…

Questions

  1. CMDR Ventura_: Hi everyone , had a thought while catching up with the CQC episode of lave Radio…  If Fdev put the high ranked players on a scoreboard, would that not entice more ppl to play CQC to beat the top player? Your thoughts?
  2. CMDR Cortex-Vertex answered the community question on CQC. He suggests that CQC should be like a holographic video game (According to Premonition, it already is), which is available from the Station Dock Menu (or it might be a cabinet in the bar when space legs come in). Thanks Andy Spen
  3. Kirk Marshal wants to know why we don’t have Gankers on as Guests. CMDR Spawnsworth. He wasn’t to know why they do it, How they do it, Do they target certain people, if so , why? 
  4. CMDR Bolloxim on Discord says: Interesting podcast this week.   The announcement that frontier is spending time on bug fixes is likely a smoke filled cloud of misdirection.   Usually when running a policy of bug fixes the cadence should be push them live as soon as possible or, if the beta servers are up, continually pushing weekly bug fixes.   That they announced a 3-4 month release of bug fixes feels really wrong on this score, especially with an active beta community, if it’s in full swing. Something else that @Shan touched on.  There is a new massive release coming in a year. Usual development practices would mean that branch of code should sit off of master. Bug fixes usually on fix branches integrated into master.   Releases would be tagged/branched from master. I wonder though if all this activity on master will impact current 2020 development. Or if as some of you guys mentioned that its a new refactored codebase then this would be more pr stunts, that these fixes are bandaids for a year.     There is one other alternative.   The underlying code has been refactored and updated and it integrated the arx.   That September release was more than just arx but foundational changes preparing the way for 2020.   However I doubt this is the case, but, considering how much was touched some even not involving arx it’s a possibility.
  5. Loose Screws Podcast claimed to have trucked out all of our Biowaste from Lave. Can we just say, never underestimate the amount of poo we can create. We are the third highest producer of quality waste products in the Galaxy behind whatever is in Cubical 3 at Hutton Orbital and Slough! (Taking cover from the Hammers of Slough now!!)