Join us on an amazing celebration of 100 episodes of the Lave Radio podcast, tonight we are going to recall our favourite moments from the last 3 years, take a look at all the things that have happened and also recall some of the features that have yet to make it to the game. Then we turn our gaze forward to bring you the very best in speculation on what the future holds.
It’s a bumper episode so make sure you have your kettle handy, or that you have indeed been to the loo before hand.
Host & 2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza Station Commander : Allen Stroud : Cmdr Heldaban Kel Head of Security: Lisa Trott : Cmdr Voo Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire Chief Bar steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow Head of operations Lave Station: John Stabler : Cmd Glyndwrr) Head of Station Security : Lisa Voo : Cmdr Voo
Announce Minor Faction, big thank you to Frontier
Lave Radio Network is now an in game faction in the Lave System
Each crew member’s stand out moment from the history of Lave Radio
First David Braben Interview segment (15 mins)
Discussion 1 – The Present Horizons so far and current community Buzz
Current state of ED/LR.
CG (starts Thursday!)
Favourite stuff to do in-game
Play Runes of Anarchy in the LAN competition
All attendees get a link to John’s latest game to play. Help stress test it over the weekend.
Second David Braben Interview segment (18 mins)
Discussion 2 –The Past Kickstarter, Alpha, Beta, Launch Party, Season 1
What did ED get right, straight off the bat?
What is still a Work in progress?
Ideas we had that didn’t work for us?
Favourite memories from LaveCon?
Past of ED/LR? Some nostalgia and looking back
Play Runes of Anarchy in the LAN competition at Lavecon 2016
Final David Braben Interview segment (10 mins)
Discussion 3 – The Future – Wild Speculation and wrap up
The future of ED/Lave Radio/Lavecon?
The Real Orange Sidewinder! – An in game asset that spams local chat with quotes from the podcast.
Major shoutouts for those who have helped us:
Thank all those that took the time to record and send in a message
Thank everybody that has supported the show from behind the scenes Karen for all the extra work she does with Lavecon but also all our better halfs, Hannah, Suzi , Mel, Amy, Claire and Alison and James !
The Blood is in the air tonight as we play host to both the Mobius Group and The Smiling Dog Crew. We try to get the facts about the recent storm in a teacup between the two groups and hear about if you’re going to be the bad guy, then BE the bad guy.
Remove the rank requirement, Rank now implies the difficulty of the mission
State of the minor faction
Type(s) of market for that port
Better feedback for what that mission will do to the BGS
Galactic Academy “It’s a frontier thing, but not possible without the incredible community. We have a group of mentors that have signed up (volunteers) and they are on Teamspeak and Discord and we will be emailing all our players with low play time and then all new players every week with details about the academy. It’s a landing page with user guides, videos and most importantly ways to connect straight up with our volunteer mentors. They consist of ambassadors, mods, group representatives and other specialists. It’s about teaching players and hand holding them where needs into basic things like the galaxy map, making a credit or two, etc”
Reduce the barrier for entry for ‘alternative mission flows’ I.E. you won’t have to drop out of supercruise to get an alternative.
USS for missions will generally be at a specific body in a system rather than random
Nav Beacons can be scanned to give system information!
Systems will now have traffic lanes and hubs and these affect the creation of USS. Also USS are created spatially not temporally, so you can’t just sit there and wait for them,
USS can be scanned to reveal information about them.
“This week’s dev update is the penultimate update “ Hmmm so 25/2 for last 2.1 update. Can we speculate Alpha early March?
New Sets of Anaconda skins. The empire people are very happy with the white one. 😉
Announcement via Zac:
“It’s a frontier thing, but not possible without the incredible community. We have a group of mentors that have signed up (volunteers) and they are on Teamspeak and Discord and we will be emailing all our players with low play time and then all new players every week with details about the academy. It’s a landing page with user guides, videos and most importantly ways to connect straight up with our volunteer mentors. They consist of ambassadors, mods, group representatives and other specialists. It’s about teaching players and hand holding them where needs into basic things like the galaxy map, making a credit or two, etc”
We are a small player faction, known as NULL, here to help others with donations for lost ships due to lack of insurance as well as new players getting their footing, and an escort service for traders and returning explorers. And we are now under threat of being steam rollered by Winters PP faction. We need help, as our currently limited resources are running low. Any Alliance commanders listening in please ship prep agreements to DR Crucis. Any NON-Winters aligned players, please undermine them to assist us staying independent, and here to help others. NULL needs your help, to ensure our BANK deposits here for others remains available and open for business. Thank you CMDR NULL
Massive thank you to those people that have already sent us message of congratulations to play out on next week’s 100th episode. If you would like to send us a message to play out on the show please record a short mp3 and send it to email@example.com with the subject 100th.
Everybody that does gets a little thank you in the post from the crew.Hi guys, any chance of a shoutout on tomorrow nights show for the Wasat Cup, a
50km, point-to-point SRV race from Elwood Camp to Ferguson Prospect on Wasat A2
E organised by the Buckyball Racing Club. You can run it any time you like (and
as many times as you like) from 23rd-25th February using screenshots to capture
your start and end times.Takes around 30mins … if you’re fast. Well? Are you fast?? Come along and
prove it then!
CQC Mayhem will run for four weeks, beginning on Tuesday February 16 and ending on Tuesday March 15 . Take part in intense PVP action in custom-built arenas set within the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Equip a unique loadout on your craft and earn XP to unlock new weapons, modules and abilities. Simply select Start and then CQC from the main menu in Elite Dangerous or Elite Dangerous: Horizons to get started.
Fly agile fighters and go head-to-head against the galaxy’s greatest pilots in PVP dogfights – easy to pick up controls reward your skills with more to master for the ultimate combat edge. Choose your ship, customise your loadout and prepare for instant Arena-based action to earn the right to be called Elite.
Please note: All customers who buy Elite Dangerous: Arena from the Frontier Store will receive a discount equal to their original purchase price, when upgrading to either Elite Dangerous or the Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition.
David Braben talks to PC Gamer about Elite : Arena
5 Levels of rep with minor faction Hated, Disliked, Neutral, Liked, Allied with a new one being added between Neutral and Liked
Rewarded with in game rewards but also within the narrative, Maybe your contact saying well done your rep has increased with us.
Mission givers change as you progress up or down the ranks.
Mission givers express what affects the success or failure of that mission has on their minor faction.
Last week I mentioned that we had some more huge weapons coming, but without providing any details, so we have huge beam and pulse laser and multi-cannons being added. There will also be a new large multi-cannon.
Topic of the week – Wild Speculation – What is 2.4 Update ?
Jason Carthes (facebook) this is what 2.4 gonna be about (walking fpv) but just in our ships as a teaser for the new season 3.0. My guess
OOgie Boogie PvP League Advert – In Episode 98 Folder
Emperors Disgrace? Chased out of home system, challenged with 1 month to regain control.
“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..”
“Just to let you folk know: Loot and crafting is not cosmetic – modules will obtain real benefits (and potentially drawbacks).”
2.0 – Planetary Landings
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 – ????
A secret revealed in Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ final expansion.
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
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.
For example we have an engineer who is closely aligned with the Federal Navy and so your rank with the navy is his key consideration, so the higher your naval rank the better blueprints he will be able to offer. As well as naval ranks, the Pilots Federation ranks (including combat, trade, exploration and CQC) will influence some engineers. Do you think its right that certain elements within the main game could be out of people’s reach unless they involve themselves in CQC – im sure there are plenty of commanders out there who dont play CQC . Regards Richard (Cmdr Zimrich)
The general response to Horizons has been mixed at best with a lot of negative press and reviews. What needs to done to change this perception?
“In summary; Horizons adds no meaningful content to the game, built on the dubious and hollow promise that it’ll be worth the $60 by December 2016. Frontier is financially incentivized not to deliver, and cannot be held accountable until the next paid expansion cycle, when the game will definitely perish forever. Christ, I hope I’m wrong. I so, so want to be wrong.It breaks my heart, but you should pass on this. Instead, consider purchasing the base game for the world’s best deep-space exploration simulator experience, priced at a very reasonable $30.” http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197979999790/recommended/419270/)
Distant Worlds Expedition – http://tinyurl.com/eddwe Starts on the 14th Jan
Over 600 pilots from across colonized space are joining together in this monumental effort to cross the galaxy as one. To travel out to the furthest depths and catalog data on points of interest that travelers for years to come will talk about and visit. As well as many of the most prominent and dedicated pioneers, explorers and adventures, the fleet will also consist of faction members representing;
Horizons Trailer Competition
To celebrate our Star Wars: The Force Awakens cinema trailer we’re inviting you to create your own trailer or advert for Elite Dangerous: Horizons. If you’d like to enter the competition all you need to do is create your own trailer or advert about Elite Dangerous: Horizons and email a link to your publically uploaded video to firstname.lastname@example.org. All the details are on this thread.
The competition will be running until the end of January so you have plenty of time to submit your entries for the competition. Good luck!