Lave Radio Episode 229: The Little Update That Could

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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Space Game Hunter : Cmdr Nats Wright
Big Game Hunter : Cmdr Obsidian Ant
Distant Worlds Photographer : Cmdr Ray Tracer
Tech Monkey : Cmdr Ventura

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Development News

In Game Events

  • DW2 Gets to T11 for the mining CG, but leaves the system in a state of civil war!
  • DW2 Newsletter 2
    • We (DW2) made the PRINT EDITION of New Scientist, 26th January 2019. Guys, nearly one million scientists and science enthusiasts the world over are reading –    `    –        about what we are doing.
    • Rare objects in the Milky Way: Pop II ancestral stars by Dr Sarah Bosman (CMDR Shobah)
      • Nice little article about K and M type stars who’s expected life span is currently longer than the age of our universe!
    • Space Porn with Raytracer – Review of DW2 photo contests and GalPhoto partnership
    • Sailing Amongst the Stars – The Universe is More Than Just Big

Newsletter 260

Main Discussion

Rampant speculation of what we’re hoping will the next big update will be, when they might announce it and when it might be released

Community Corner

  • Anti-Xeno Initiative had to deal with 4 incursions last week (doubled) but the eagle eye network say no new infestations (Quick explanation about the new states).
  • Our first major Cross-platform AX Combat event will take place this weekend: [Wild Hunt’s Overture]! It will take place for this entire weekend (Feb 1st 5PM UTC – Feb 3rd 5AM UTC), make sure to sign up early before Friday February 1st!
  • Operation IDA – They are still working on Cleaver Prospect with Indium 43% ,
    Titanium 22%, Aluminium 58%, Polymers 52% and Energy Grid Assembly 94%. There still seems to be a bug where only 4 out of 5 tonnes are counted against the total. Frontier says they’re investigating.
  • Sagittarius Eye Special featuring Obsidian Ant
  • Elite Dangerous Ship & Vehicle Blueprints “3305 Edition”
  • To Help Celebrate Frontier’s 25th Birthday on the 28th Cmdr Arithon has released his 3305 blueprints, which contains corrections to data and the hard point / utility numbers.
  • The Little SRV That Could
    • SRV achieves orbital velocity (646m/s@13.8km) at “Quantum World” (Flyiedgiae QN-T d3-17 AB 1 b) aka the smallest stellar body we’ve found in the galaxy
    • SRV Drifts at ~ 700 m/s away and other ships can’t catch up
    • Eventually (0.21ls – approx 62, 956 km) a Cutter drops infront of it and boops it back towards the moon

Lave Radio Episode 228: Just a miner CG

Polish Dan

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
Distant Worlds Miner : Cmdr Polish Dan
Distant Worlds Miner : Cmdr Will T Riker

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Development News

Distant Worlds 2

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Community Corner

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 227: It’s not all about Distant Worlds 2

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Crew Members

Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr DrToxic
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
2nd Technician : Chris Forrester – Cmdr Fozz
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Distant Worlds : Cmdr AllCrowsAreBlack
Distant Worlds : Jon Burnage

Development News

The View
  • Competition: Your Fondest Frontier Memory!
    • To take part all you need to do tell us your fondest memory about Frontier games, events or moments on any one of the below social media posts – or here on the forums. So, whether that’s a memory of docking for the first time in the very original Elite, releasing your first raptor in Jurassic World Evolution, or hearing Peter Sallis reprising his role in Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo.
    • Forum Post (this thread!)
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Winners will be announced during a stream on 30th January at 12:00 UTC
  • Ed is leaving Frontier
  • Frontier Developments plc Notice of Results and Trading update
    • Frontier expects to report revenue of approximately £64 million for the period compared to £19 million recorded in the interim results last year.
    • Based on trading performance in the first six months of the financial year, combined with sales over the Christmas holiday period, the Board remain comfortable with the analyst revenue projections of £75 million to £88 million for FY19 (the year ending 31 May 2019) and anticipate that revenue should exceed the mid-point of this range.
    • Elite Dangerous has exceeded 3 million base game units.  Previously the Company has reported “franchise units” for Elite Dangerous whereby the Elite Dangerous: Horizons expansion, sold at the same price as the base game, was also counted as one unit.  The Company has now simplified unit reporting to state gross unit sales of the base game only.  For comparative purposes cumulative franchise units for Elite Dangerous are now over 4.3 million.
    • The development of Frontier’s fourth game franchise is on track, with release targeted for FY20 (between 1 June 2019 and 31 May 2020).
    • https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-markets/stocks/summary/company-summary/GB00BBT32N39GBGBXAMSM.html?lang=en

Distant Worlds 2

Community Corner

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 226: Distant Worlds 2 – Backstop

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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
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
EIC : Cmdr Mack Winston
Distant Worlds : Cmdr Valen

Development News

In Game Events

  • Summary of Danksgiving Expedition from Mack Winston

Distant Worlds 2

  • Introducing the Distant Worlds 2 expedition.
  • Who is going?
    • As of today, you guys plus 8000 other commanders. 😉
  • Ship builds
  • How long each week
    • About 4500 Ly / 2 hours of travel time for a 40 Ly ship (without stops)
    • The expedition will stop for more than one week near Sag A* for the second CG which will give a good opportunity to catch up if you are behind.
  • Launch times for EU/US/AUS on the 13th/14th
    • 20:00 UTC for Europe (13th Jan)
    • 01:00 UTC for USA (i.e. 5 hours after Europe) (14th Jan)
    • 10:00 UTC Monday for Australia (14th Jan)
  • Next Waypoint announcement
    • Either throughout this week via GalNet or 1 hour prior to the EU departure this weekend.
  • Lave Radio coverage
  • Distant Radio
  • Planned attacks on DW2 Expedition
    • Official policy from the DW2 organisers is that we do not endorse any form of PVP within the DW2 PGs, even for protection. Any combat within the DW2 PGs is strictly limited to PVE combat against NPCs. We cannot control anything that happens outside of the DW2 PGs, so we advise that you use the official PGs if you want to avoid PVP combat:
      • FleetComm (PC)
      • DistantworldsXB (Xbox)
      • Allcrowsareblack (PS4)
    • If attacked by a player, please contact a PG Admin privately and directly with any evidence like screenshots, videos, or player logs if on PC, etc. Please do not do this in public in any form.
    • In the event of destruction within one of the PGs, DO NOT click on rebuy. Instead, submit a support ticket with Frontier Support and state in your ticket that you are a DW2 participant and don’t want moving back to the bubble, and wait for a response. If you chose the rebuy option then FDev will be unable to move you back to where you died.
    • In your ticket also cite the information about Harassment Rules in Private Groups, as well as name the player(s) that attacked you.
    • Please do keep in mind that any support handled by FDev is done on a case by case basis at their discretion.
  • Fleet Defence Force and escorts against NPCs
    • Escorts will officially be handled by Iridum Wing on PC and Xbox, and a separate PS4 escort wing. These will be used for escorting truckers and during the mining CGs near civilised space.
    • The Fleet Defence Force is roleplayed with a story entwined in a mystical and interactive adventure that you can join as part of the Distant Worlds 2 expedition. Rumours are circulating of a bandit raider group spread across the route to Beagle Point. The Primary role of the FDF will be to scupper the plans of the bandits based on five interwoven scenarios as part of an EDRPG story arc.
    • The bandit scenarios will be the only sanctioned PvP events taking place within the expedition and will be carried out using SLF’s and SRV’s under strict guidelines in a controlled instance in a separate FDF PG.
    • You will require a ship capable of carrying an SLF.
    • The first Bandit vs FDF scenario will take place on Saturday 26th January 3305, location and times will follow within the FleetComm discord.
  • Fleet Mechanics in-game practice runs from the 8th-12th JAN on all platforms. For more info visit the Fleet Mechanics channel within the FleetComm discord.

Newsletter 258

Community Corner

  • Distant Worlds reaches more than 8000 Commanders.
  • Anti-Xeno Initiative – The Thargoids attacked Electra placing the system in the Inclusion State. Commanders managed to fend off the Thargoids within 4 days.
  • Operation IDA – They had a Holiday Charity Drive and managed to repair  Asami Orbital, in addition to raising $1100+ for the Direct Aid Charity.
  • Zarek Null Ran the Live Player event of Operation TinMan :- This video presents the final outcome: https://youtu.be/_drbSmJTqe8 –  Because Pilots Federation commanders failed to stop Operation:Tinman, there is now a sentient, artificially intelligent cosmic vampire named CMDR SAI-4 inhabiting open-mode. In order to survive, SAI-4 must continually feed on signals emanated from the exploding frameshift drives of Pilots Federation commanders. So if you see this Commander in Open – RUN!!! He/She/It will Attack!

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 225: Distantly Preparing for Christmas


Distantly Preparing for Christmas

Aired 18 December 2018
Audio versions


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Crew Members
Station Commander : Allen Stroud – Cmdr Heldaban Kel
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
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Distant Worlds : Cmdr Olivia Vespera
Distant Worlds : Cmdr Valen

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 224: Connection Errors

Connection Errors

Aired 11 December 2018
Audio versions

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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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
East Indian “Free Trader” : Cmdr Mack Winston

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 223: A Ridge too far


A ridge too far

Aired 4th December 2018
Audio versions

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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
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
East Indian “Free Trader” : Cmdr Mack Winston
Driver Extraordinaire : Cmdr Alec Turner

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 222: Lightning Rounds in the Black


Lightning Rounds in the Black

Aired 27 November 2018
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr DrToxic
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
East Indian “Free Trader” : Cmdr Mack Winston

Show Notes

  • Development News
  • Newsletter 254
  • Main Discussion
    • Main Discussion – Reflections from Beta
  • Community Corner
    • Turjan’s Travels in Elite Dangerous #43 – Red Tape Blues
  • Questions
    • Gentlemen,
      Firstly, I’m a big fan of your podcast and have been a regular listener for over a year now.  Great job, guys; keep up the good work!I was recently playing with ship builds on beta.coriolis.io and noticed something about the new rules that affects a number of ships, particularly the Dolphin. In ED 3.3 the changes to scanning (i.e. the FSS) mean we no longer need to allocate a module for a discovery scanner, which frees up a ship slot. Furthermore, the passenger cabin module in the Dolphin (and the Orca and Beluga) can now be swapped for any other desired module.  This means that a Dolphin can now be fully outfitted for deep space exploration at less cost than a DBX but can do the job almost as well as the much pricier Asp Explorer.

      Whilst initially appearing to be a wonderful exploit, this rather strikes me as similar to refitting a stretch limousine to do the job of a Range Rover.  It shouldn’t work and seems wrong. Am I missing something, or have Frontier really unbalanced the small-ship gameplay mechanics with this move?

      Perhaps you could discuss this on the show?  I’d be particularly interested in hearing Cmdr Shan’s ever-so-optimistic assessment!

      Cheers (and fly dangerous),

      Cmdr Hunter Saige

  • Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 221: Danksgiving the Rats


Danksgiving the Rats

Aired 20 November 2018
Audio versions

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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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Eastern Indian : Mack Winston

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 218: Betta the Beta you know


Betta the Beta you know

Aired 30 October 2018
Audio versions

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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

Show Notes