Lave Radio Episode 241: Surprise Thumbs Up!

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardCMDR Eid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordCMDR Phoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanCMDR Shan
This weeks TECH: Ventura


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Development News

In Game Events

  • DW 2 – 0.0364% of the galaxy discovered as of 23/04/19
  • Waypoint 12 Route Map and Itinerary is now available here: https://tinyurl.com/yah9wgkj
    The departure from WP11 see’s the beginning of DW2 Stage 4 – A journey across the Abyss… and beyond.

    There is no specific arrival date for Beagle Point as the fleet is now so spread out, with many latecomers still en-route, several WPs behind.  It is expected (as was the case on DW1) that many participants will be arriving at WP12 over a prolonged period of time.

    As was the case on DW1, Stage 4 is the longest and loneliest stretch by design, and unlike the earlier part of the journey that encouraged social interaction and meetups along the way, this final part is something we try to encourage commanders to do at their own pace and with no pressure to meet a WP deadline. The expedition officially ends for you, the participant, the moment you reach WP12.

    There will be a full route guide home from Beagle Point posted within the next couple of weeks, this is for those who prefer to visit known POIs during their return journey home rather than the free-for-all return trip we used on DW1, but it will not be classed as a continuation of DW2 and there will be no structured schedule or official WP events along the route as the DW2 organisation team will be winding down their roles and responsibility from this weekend onward.

    For those who make it all the way to Beagle Point, your successful completion of the journey will eventually be highlighted on the fleet roster, and you will also be eligible for a DW2 decal (this has yet to be officially confirmed by FDev).

    In around two weeks time I will post a DW2 ‘Epilogue’ thread, with information on stats & facts, and personal comments and acknowledgements etc, along with the guide home for those that wish to have a more structured journey back to the bubble.
  • Registering your completion of the DW2 Expedition:

    To do this you will need to log in at Beagle Point at least once between April 22nd and June 13th. This is something FDev will use to check that you reached WP12.
    (Some exceptions can be made for those who cannot make it by June 13th).

    You will also need to post your CMDR name and roster number to the arrivals thread. This is the info we will collate and pass on to FDev to check against your WP12 log in.
    You can find your roster number here: https://tinyurl.com/y43glxmf
    (Use CTRL+F) to search for your entry.

    The arrivals thread will be posted this week and will be announced here.

    Please note that the issuing of any rewards that FDev have planned may be something that does not happen right away.  On DW1 the decal award for that journey only became available 8 weeks after the end of that expedition, so please be patient.

    The organizaton team wishes to thank everyone who attempted DW2, with a special congratulations to those who made it this far!

Main Discussion

  • Patch Notes April Update
    • Drag Munitions…
      • They are experimental munitions that disrupt engine exhaust flow on the target, temporarily preventing ENG power distribution from increasing thrust.
      • As of the 2019 April Update, Drag Munitions also disables the victim’s boost function whilst it is active.
      • OA on Drag Munitions
    • Live Stream
      • Community Videos and Pics
      • ED:Battlecards
      • Quiz
      • Blind Launching

Community Corner

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 240: The Strain for Spidermind is over!

By Cmdr CT Funny
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardCMDR Eid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordCMDR Phoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottCMDR Psykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanCMDR Shan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvCmdr Souvarine
Water Cabinet MinisterJon LunnShocken-Orr
Pan PolisherOliver HulmeSithrak


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Development News

  • New Launcher???
    • What’s changed??!
    • Caused Mayhem with ppl not seeing horizons
  • April update live stream on Thursday 18th April 18:00 GMT
    • Will, will be showing the new training wheels and starter area
  • April Update will be on Tuesday 23rd April

In Game Events

  • DW2
    • Continuing to WP 11
  • Operation IDA
    • Zayn Till wants to say that the reception by the community and their enthusiasm in helping us with the repair cause has been overwhelming. With our friends and allies, groups and independent CMDRs both old and new, the past 2 weeks have been incredible. Repairing 2 stations and hauling 1.2 million tons of cargo in one day alone …it’s a testament to what the community can accomplish when we do it TOGETHER.
  • Planetary Navigation
    • Will be having a meetup near O’Donnell Settlement over the weekend
    • Two ideas for the meetup –
      • 1) the O’Donnell Leap, basically using the ramp to jump across the base and land on the crane and
      • 2) “hide and seek” – basically the nominated “seeker” parks in the middle of the base, turns off their sensors, closes their eyes and counts to 100 while everyone else drives off to find a hiding place within the base. The “seeker” then goes looking for them, recruiting other “seekers” as they are found. Last to be found is the winner.
    • Need to be careful of someone “accidentally” turning the base hostile (as has happened every single other time a few of us have spent much time there) – it will almost certainly be carnage!

Newsletter 265

Main Discussion

Community Corner

  • Dear All,
    Due to the ongoing hiatus of the Kickstarter Campaign, Frontier Developments have recently offered to help fund the manufacture of the Battle Cards outside of the Kickstarter platform and we have accepted their kind offer.

    The help has been offered as long as we can prove to them that there is a demand for this game and that the community wants to see it made. To get the backing of Frontier means the game can move to manufacturing as soon as the few final elements for the game are completed.

    What we will need to do is re-open the pre-order on the www.edbattlecards.com website and collect as many of you backers as we can. If we get enough to transfer across, then Frontier can see that there is a customer base for the game and we can get cracking.

    Whilst the game will be offered at retail for £60 / €70 / $80, as original backers, we will be offering you the opportunity to pick up a Season Box for the same price as offered through the Kickstarter Campaign. If you wish to be part of this discount offer, please head over to www.edbattlecards.com and make your pre-order purchase.

    We have posted a longer and more detailed explanation for our reasons on the ed battle cards blog but you can keep up to date on the progression of the manufacturing on the blog page at www.edbattlecards.com & social channels https://www.facebook.com/edbattlecards/ or https://twitter.com/edbattlecards

    Please help us make this game a reality,
    Thank you very much,
    Jon & Oliver
    (Spidermind Games)
  • Remind all that as well as the pre-order discount for ED Battle Cards there is also an ongoing 25% off all EDRPG products for the duration of Distant Worlds 2.  To benefit from this 25% discount, enter the code DW2-9642-1171-8348 at checkout on the EDRPG website. Expiration date is 13th May 2019, so get it while you can.

Shoutouts

Some more images by CT Funny because I think they look awesome!

Cmdr CT Funny
Cmdr CT Funny

Lave Radio Episode 231: Buffe…..ring for Lav…..econ!


Sacaqawea Space Port

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
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Tech Monkey: Cmdr Ventura
The Minty Hole : Karen Fishwick
Mr Plow : Cmdr Ray Tracer


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Development News

In Game Events

  • RayTracer to talk about being a “King Fisher” in DW2

Main Discussion

  • Rampant Speculation – What is the one small thing that you like to see in the game?
    • Looking For Wing.
    • Cmdrs with Notoriety visible on the Galaxy Map (Like your friends are).
    • The Free Anaconda Bar.
    • NPC and player ships look the same on the scanner
    • Required Toilet Breaks (So Commanders can decorate their own Bathroom in less than 12 months)
    • Cockpit kits
    • Elite Version 2.

Community Corner


Elite Dangerous: Machines 4 Hire – Ep 1 Wedding Bilge

Shoutouts


Galnet News Digest, 12th February 3305

Lave Radio Episode 230: Gone Butt Not Forgotten

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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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Tech Monkey: Cmdr Ventura
Distant Crow: Cmdr All Crows Are Black
Distant Cousin : Cmdr Jon Burnage

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Development News

In Game Events

Main Discussion

  • Dropped / Not Implemented Features from Elite
    • Proper orrery map..
    • Stealth lasers/different weapons..
    • hula girl bobble heads..
    • Off line mode…
    • Mac support
    • Open only powerplay
    • Carriers
    • Modules used to have 10% deprecation
    • Comets
    • Elite Dangerous’ Economy

Shoutouts

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 220: Trucking up Teide


Trucking up Teide

Aired 13 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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Cmdr Souverine
Editor: Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr DrToxic

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 210 : Galactic Empire releases New Tron Fighter


Galactic Empire releases New Tron Fighter

Aired 28 August 2018
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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

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 203


Rolling a Natural 6 after penalties

Aired 3 Jul 2018
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Head of Entertainment : Chris Jarvis – Cmdr Thane
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
The Mind of the Spiders : Jon Lunn – Shocken-Orr

Show Notes

LRN Response to Alliance Propaganda


LRN Response to Alliance Propaganda

Aired 8th June 2018
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Here at the Lave Radio Network, we have increasingly become aware of expansionist interfering policy in corners of space that don’t welcome the Alliance. A spearhead heading for Sol and disrupting independent systems at a time the galaxy needs unity and the pilots federation to work together.

The 900 Alliance systems in the galaxy are dwarfed by the 5100 Imperial, 5700 Federal and nearly 9000 Independent worlds. One system, a beacon of genuine independence and the hub for galactic media broadcasts became the figurehead that they felt the need to repress.
What started as an ultimatum and an attempt at gunboat diplomacy has been dressed, in true crocodile tears fashion as a treaty. A treaty that was never ratified, never voted on by the people of Lave and is now being used as justification for conflict and the imposition of suffering on those same people.

However. The people of Lave have voted. They voted for independence, for community and for the colour Orange. The Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corp seek to overturn this by non democratic means and as such are simply a hostile foreign power, using local faction representatives as their patsies.

The Lave Radio Network believes in self determination for the future of the people of Lave and will defend with all its means their right to listen to the radio from a station they govern themselves.

We appreciate the Alliance – we love the Chieftain and are looking forward to testing out the new ships coming soon. The Alliance does indeed have “history” at Lave; indeed Lave Radio’s station Commander, the notable historian Dr Allen Stroud has studied the struggle that saw the Lave System join the Alliance of Independent Systems and has published an Article in the June 3304 edition of Sagittarius Eye highlighting the recent history and factions within Lave. Lave Radio Network also has history in Lave, forming in 3299 and being ratified by the Pilots Federation in 3302. However the recent focus of some elements within Alliance has been in causing trouble in other systems, Lave Radio Network firmly believes that instead of absentee landlords and being drawn into other people’s conflicts, Lave deserves truly independent rule. We would welcome a genuine treaty with the Alliance, an agreement that Lave remains fully self governing in return for our support against the Thargoid threat as and when it comes to the old worlds – a treaty agreed by BOTH parties.

Don’t give in to destruction, authority assaults and pirate tactics – they’re beneath the Alliance – be part of peace and harmony in the Lave System.

The Election for Lave Station!


Lave Radio Network Needs your help!

Aired 29 May 2018
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Since the fall of Galcop, The Lave System has long been repressed, first by the ruthless and suspiciously long lived Dr. Waldon and since 3265 by their so called liberators, the Alliance who continue to relagate this system to a backwater world for their own benefit.

The Free Citizens of Lave reached out, begging to have their voice heard; and heard it was, by one motley crew broadcasting from an Orange Sidewinder and hosted by a Vending Machine Repair Man… Lave Radio. Working together with the commmunity Lave Radio Network, a non profit organisation have fought off the more militant factions of the Alliance and have secured Castelan Station, which played a key part in Lave’s Revolution as well as the Asteroid Base Warinus and now is the time! We need all commanders who believe in independance to help our citizens vote!

Lave Fortune Organisation is determined to keep Lave a puppet of the Alliance. Even more worryingly we hear that some pilots have threatened Murder upon honest commanders flying in Lave, in a move that runs counter to all the principals that the Alliance of Independant Systems holds incredibly strongly

Lave Radio Network believes in freedom, believes in independance and believes in a FREE LAVE!

Vote Lave Radio Network.

What can I do to help?

  • Hand in navigation data (ideally one system at a time because of how the BGS gives preference to transactions rather than quantity) to either Warinus or Castellan Station 
  • Run High Influence missions (either passenger or normal) for Lave Radio Network