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 Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol Intrepid Journalist : Cmdr Souvarine
Operation IDA – Has almost finished Kipling Orbital , Will be selecting a new target next week.
AXI – With HIP 9141 was hit last week, the targets are Wayutabal – Kaiser Terminal, Negrito – Steakley Station and Iota Pictoris A – Barmin Dock. Hydra’s can be found in Celaeno and Merope. The Ageis Mega ships are in the Ngaiawang and Opet for some high paying scout killing missions. Rumours are that the thargoid kill count is still 5000 in order to save a system.
The Hutton Truckers are hosting one of their Hutton Races again, and it’s on a planet named…. Teide! In the Magec System (It’s actually Teide A). Up a mountain on a volcanic planet as a race for single players and teams,
Magec System, planet – Teide A
Supported by Alec Turner. From the Buckyball Racing club
Please join Privateers Alliance in November as they raise awareness and money for epilepsy organizations in the US and UK. There are a number of members in PA and across the wider Elite community who are directly affected by epilepsy, either themselves, or their loved ones.
To that end, this November, they are supporting the charities Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Foundation.
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
In Game Events
Eagle Eye Intelligence –
Three targets this week : Gertrud, HIP 9141 and Nogambe
Li Tzicnii attacked this week and the station is on Fire
Hydra in Celaeno, also Merope.
High level NHSS only spotted in HIP 9141, others have been NHSS 3-6.
Locations of the Aegis megaships Acropolis and Vanguard.
However, the Anti-Xeno-Initiative have reported that in order to save a system’s station from attack, more Thargoid casualties have to be inflicted than before (over 5000 per system at present count)
Operation IDA – Progress continues with Kipling Orbital;-
Beryllium 29% 279,762 (-7,338)
Synthetic Fabrics 53% 110,975 (-19,126)
Paladin Consortium need help defending their home system from Yury Grom!
Big Pappa has asked me to let everyone know that they’re offering a Free Bag of Popcorn with every fue up at Big Pappa’s Base in Andhrimi
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*Lino-print of an Elite Dangerous Ship
The citizens of Colonia have been working hard to build their new home, and now it’s time they got a reward, regardless of what Customs might like to think. So with the aid of The East India Company and publicity via Lave Radio, an expedition was put together with the following goals:* Explore the “high route” to Colonia. Away from the well-trodden route via the Colonia Connection, the high route is replete with unexplored neutron stars and far away from Customs patrols, making it just ideal for the long-distance smuggler and highly profitable for the explorers.* Bring the first load of booty – anything intoxicating, but in particular Onionhead and Lavian Brandy for Colonia citizens to enjoy, to resupply Jaques Bar – sneaking it into Jaques Station, past Colonia’s most watchful customs presence…* Be in Colonia just in time for the Q4 Exploration updates! Get a head start on the new exploration mechanics! Get on one of the very last expeditions where “jonking” is still a thing!
The expedition begins on Tuesday November 20th, with a loading party at Harvestport, Kappa Fornacis and at Lave Station, Lave. The lead ship will be the Alan Mathison Turing, an Imperial Cutter fit out for long distance smugg…err, trading.
Fascinating show, especially the bit about detecting bots by the way they do it. Amazing.One thought. FD say the BGS is a background simulation. It’s not the same a ‘the rules to play by’ (as in chess).The BGS as I see it is an alternative to having a fixed ‘gamey’ set of rules that break the simulation aspect… It should FEEL random and it should present challenges to live around without FD having to manually alter things weekly.
People that game the BGS are not living the simulation, they are manipulating it. That’s not ‘simulation’.FD are likely to loosen the predictable links of the BGS in due course, but if as your speaker said, many BGS gamers are being driven away by the BOTS then it occurs to me that such might be it’s purpose……
If so, expect bots to affect the systems most actively managed. It doesn’t matter if they help or hinder, all it matters is to create the feeling in ‘gamers’ that (this) life cannot be gamed……
Enjoyed the pod.
Clwydian (PS4 since you asked…)
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 Alliance Office of Statistics : Cmdr J Trinity
Beyond 3.3 or Beyond Chapter 4 beta has been announced for the 30th of October. The Beta will roll out with new functionality being released every week through the month of November. The Beta is open to all PC Players who have either the base game or Horizons.
Thargoid attacks – THREE systems are now under attack, Dulerce, Li Tzicnii and Kareco.The Anti-Xeno-Initiative are defending Dulerce and Li Tzicnii and the Hive are defending Kareco (that’s where Phoenix_Dfire is if you want to say hello).
Operation IDA – Cavalieri in Electra has been successfully repaired. Their next target is Kipling Orbital in Pleiades Sector KC-V c2-11 – In other news they’ve set up their own private group to help with repair operations. Look for group Operation IDA on the Xbox, PS4 and PC. Word of Warning, there have been reports of Bugs where some items don’t appear to be counted. These bugs have been reported but Frontier have made no response. (might need 3.3 to fix). Thanks to Factabulos for compiling these figures and putting them on the forums.
Krait Mk II – recreating a classic – Interview with Art Director Chris Gregory.
Bug Hunt 4
This week, Ed and Will continue their ongoing mission to take down a Thargoid. In this episode of “The Big Bug Hunt”, the duo are working on acquiring cash, materials, AX weapons, ships as well as engineering their ships to fund the war effort against this intergalactic menace.
Crew Members Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr DrToxic 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 Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
I (Ben) got sent this through the week “After a long struggle, the fungal infections spreading throughout Lave Station have finally been beaten back” which was in the News at Lave… As Health And Safety Officer I can only apologise for the recent spate of fungal infections and I blame it on my recent trip to Dong Kum…
We have to give a shoutout to Firetoad for his 17 month around the Galaxy tour that netted him 23 Billion Credits!!!
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 It’s a Streaming Ant : Obsidian Ant
A comment / no comment from Paige Hello everyone, First off, the news of this cross-platform beta for Fortnite is really exciting. As it’s just announced, we’ll be watching with interest to see how it goes! Though we’re excited, we’ve nothing to announce on how this could effect Elite Dangerous in the future. However, you’ll find all the information here on our forums, across our newsletters and social pages should that change. Thanks
There was Top Shift 110 where Phoenix_Dfire (Me) manages to fly in a Vive and compares it to the cheaper solutions that he’s tested before. https://youtu.be/Du5FfvKuLlQ
Lost Souls Expedition.
This expedition is organized by The Fatherhood. We’re an Elite Dangerous community for dads, moms, or anyone with a life outside of ED that limits our game time. Our motto is, “When the kids go to bed, we go to space.”
This particular expedition is significant because we aren’t traveling across the galaxy at a pace that would leave someone like me in the dust. I can only put in a few hours a week (when I’m lucky).
We’ll be traveling 3kly a week, about an hour and a half of traveling—doable with my schedule. For the first time, I’m actually excited about exploring!
Granted, there are commanders in our community who are seasoned explorers. (CMDR Leviticus78 recently completed a circumnavigation of the galaxy that took him out for a year or so). But for many more like me, this is a chance to get my feet wet.
Perhaps you could interview some of our expedition organizers on one of your broadcasts.
You can visit our discord channel for more information. We can add you as a guest or even as an ambassador for Lave Radio. We even have a channel open to commanders who are just joining us for the expedition.
Crew Members Station Commander : Allen Stroud – Heldaban Kel Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
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 Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Crew Members Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow (In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Want to win a Hyper X headset and mouse mat, as well as some in-game goodies? Take a screenshot of your ship at one of the new Engineer bases and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Contest: Engineers in Colonia’, to be entered in to the prize draw.
Competition starts 29th August and ends 28th September at 4PM BST
Crew Members Head of Archives : Colin Ford – Cmdr Phoenix_Dfire Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol (in)Human Resources Director : Cmdr Shan Station Commander : Allen Stroud
IDA – Karmov Survey was completely repaired last week. Bao Landing Is the current target for repairs.
Anti-Xeno-League – the Eagle Eye network, which has been taken offline by Thargoid Sensor bombing of Dante Enterprise. Means that we theoretically don’t know where the Thargoid attacks will come next. But Canonn has become VERY good a t guessing 🙂 rumors that new group may be implicated. – Both target systems from week 23 – Magec and HIP 30045 were successfully defended, both having the Thargoid threat repelled. The residents of both systems can breath more easily today thanks to all who assisted in these efforts.All six Eagle Eyes this week are OFFLINE – transmissions are just “system error system error system error system error.”The Aegis megaships Vanguard and Acropolois remain in Nu-1 Columbae and Magec.Thanks to the hard-working Lab 69 XIA analysts who have toured systems with Ammonia Worlds or Ammonia Gas Giants scouring for non-human signal sources, we have identified the targets as Pemepatung and LP 102-320.Coincidentally, that bumbling oaf Aden Tanner was quoted in a Galnet transmission stating that Dantec Enterprise was unable to transmit to Eagle Eye due to Thargoid Sensor interference. Really sounds like those guys could do with a few pointers from our scientists on how to handle these things safely.However, their call for meta-alloys is likely to be met by all who – like us – are concerned at possible Thargoid developments over coming weeks. Like it or not, we need Aegis support for this intelligence.–Captain Rebuy–
Crew Members Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic Head of Archives : Colin Ford – Cmdr Phoenix_Dfire Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
PAX West Community Event –We’re headed to PAX West in Seattle and we want to meet up with you to chat, enjoy free food, drinks and even more fun! We can’t wait to see you there! If you;-
Are available on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 8PM -12AM PDT;
And can make it to our venue at Melrose Market Studios in Seattle…
We’d love to invite you to our Frontier Community Meet! Spaces are limited so it will be first come first served!
Player Numbers – Brett C made an interesting point over the constant use of Steam Stats :-
It feels as if people are using Steam stats as the be-all-end-all argument that “Elite Dangerous is [dieing|dead|abandoned|on the death bed]”.
Unfortunately for those folks that are attempting to use Steam’s player count as ammo for the above… Steam stats only paint a very small picture of our actual player counts[b][c].
Elite Dangerous was not originally released on and locked to the Steam platform in 2014. It was made with our own client patcher, our own accounts system, our own developed systems. Completely split away from Steam. We do not force people to launch the game through Steam. At last check, players can download Elite Dangerous from Steam, and not have the Steam client running at all while playing Elite.
PS4 Issue – Reports of slow downs in the loading screens on the PS4. IF you have this issue Frontier recommends to do a PS4 reset ;-
Turn off the PS4 using the Turn off option not Rest mode. (r/http://manuals.playstation.net/document/gb/ps4/basic/power.html)
Disconnect the power cord from the machine.
Wait for 30 seconds and then plug everything back in and turn the power back on.
I hope this helps but if you continue to face issues, open a support ticket and we can investigate your connection to see if that may be facing issues.
Anti Xeno Initiative – Dhanhopi was attacked this week, Bok was saved. New Targets confirmed as CW Ursae Majoris and Kamadhenu, both have NHSS and wrecked Megaships (useful for interceptors). There are interceptor-grade NHSS in CW Ursae Majoris, only scouts in Kamadhenu. Aegis ships are in both systems – be aware that if the target locations for Thargoid Massacre missions are in other systems they will not count to save the systems.
IDA – So, the summer is finally taking its toll. Having rushed Artemis in record time, Kamov Survey in HIP 17892 has been slower to repair. But, slowly and steady the stations is being brough back online. Now, if you’re in the area (or want to visit beautiful Pleiades), please pop by Kamov Survey with a load or two. Some amazing commanders.