Lave Radio Episode 222: Lightning Rounds in the Black


Lightning Rounds in the Black

Aired 27 November 2018
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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

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