Lave Radio Episode 100

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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.

Did I mention the interview with David Braben?

Aired 1st March 2016
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Crew Members

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


Show Notes:

Announce Minor Faction, big thank you to Frontier
Lave Radio Network is now an in game faction in the Lave System
lave minor factions

Quick Natter

  • 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.
  • Minor Faction
  • CG (starts Thursday!)
  • Favourite stuff to do in-game
  • Community events
  • Elitemeet 2016
  • LaveCon 2016
  • 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?
  • Elitemeet 2016
  • Past of ED/LR? Some nostalgia and looking back
  • LaveCon 2016
  • 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 !
  • Community Shoutouts

 

Special 100th Show tonight – How Do I Listen?

Great question.
There are a number of listening choices for tonight,
Watch it:
http://twitch.tv/laveradio
Hear It:
http://laveradio.com/live (range of client choices)

OR
https://laveradio.airtime.pro/

Get Involved by joining our chat #lave-radio on Quakenet IRC (can get to this on the chat tab at Laveradio.com/live)
OR
The twitch Chat Channel..

Send messages via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Laveradio/
or via Twitter
@LaveRadio

We very much look forward to tonight and having you join us, we will be in game in open around Lave… Join us there

If you want to join our Discord chat then please follow this link https://discord.gg/0nRsNB8ZvEYjpKJI
Or join us on teamspeak laveradio.teamspeak3.com

And remember fly safe, and if you can’t do that… fly dangerous

Lave Radio Episode 99

SDCvsMobius

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.

Aired 23rd February 2016
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Show Notes:

  • Dev Update 18th February
    • More Missions at neutral rep
    • Higher rep means more missions and better money
    • Remove the rank requirement, Rank now implies the difficulty of the mission
    • State of the minor faction
    • Type(s) of market for that port
    • Government
  • 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?
    • Improving Variety
    • 3 stage hierarchy for generating missions
  • Capitol in Achenar to get some actual Land!
  • New Sets of Anaconda skins. The empire people are very happy with the white one. 😉
  • Announcement via Zac:
    • 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”
  • Newsletter 112
  • Not Only Here wins FD’s Horizons Video competition
  • Distant Worlds Set some records at Sag A
  • CQC Mayhem – LOADS of streaming
    • If you see FDEV Rhino, FDEV Jet or FDEV Wolf in CQC, then take a screenshot of you playing against them and email it to community@frontier.co.uk with the subject line ‘CQC Gladiators’
  • Educating Ed Episode 13 – UGC Thursday 25th 19:00 (GMT)
  • Community Corner
  • Questions
    • 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
  • Shoutouts
    • 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 info@laveradio.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!

      Search the forums for “The Wasat Cup – Buggyball”

      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=234304

      There’s a free pint in it for you at Lavecon 2016 🙂

Lave Radio Episode 98

elite arena

 

The Speculation Engine is in full gear, what do we think we will see in 2.4?

Aired 16th February 2016
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Show Notes:

    • Introductions Fozza / Jarvis hit Frontier Towers
    • Development News
      • Newsletter #111
      • Elite Horizons 2.0.0.6 released today – Lot of CQC fixes, a couple of smaller fixes to the main game – https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=232819
        • Although this item does stand out –  i Sola Prospect in the Brestla star system now always stocks all ships and modules
        • Sadly does not fix forming Squads for CQC – it’s still a large unsorted list!

 

  • 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.

 

Quick Overview

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
      • http://www.pcgamer.com/david-braben-on-arena-and-the-future-of-elite-dangerous/
  • Dev Update Michael Brookes – Leading on from last week’s “Personalisation” with this week’s “Progression” –
    • 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
      • Invasion?

 

  • Community Corner
    • OOgie Boogie PvP League Advert – In Episode 98 Folder
    • Emperors Disgrace? Chased out of home system, challenged with 1 month to regain control.
      • https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/45x2nt/triple_elite_group_emperors_grace_no_longer/
        • Have contact EG for a reaction.
        • EG – Triple Elite Status Player Group (means they have the ear of the devs)
        • Home system Novas flipped by Diamond Frogs
        • Large population therefore took a month to flip
        • one or two wings of three doing activity daily for a month to flip, no response at any point from EG
        • Kermit “Big Frog” Laphroaig reporting on Reddit gives EG a month unhindered access to reset the system because EG and the Frogs go way back.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE7WPstMzsM – Proper gravity exists. An orbit of Enceladus with engines off. (Thanks for Kerash for that one)
    • Latest Update on the RPG and the Tabletop game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On_wmRhGCR0

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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Please feel free to send in your feedback and thoughts on this episode, info@laveradio.com

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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Show Notes:

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 94

distant worldsWe dive off the deepend this week as we try to figure out what the BGS is actually doing and if Horizons is actually worth it.
Aired 12th January 2016
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Show Notes:

  • Main Discussion
    • Background Sim Discussion
    • Is Elite Dangerous Hozizons Worth it?
      • 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/)
      • Elite: Dangerous – Lack of Content & Gameplay? What Really is the thing Horizons Needs? (Video by Obsidian Ant)

Lave Radio Episode 93

HTC Vive

HTC Vive

Things are quiet this January in Lave Station, so we talk about Virtual Reality

Aired 5th January 2016
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Show Notes: