EPISODE 272 “Thank fuck – Ben’s not here” – 10/12/2019

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura
Inflatable Victim Mack Winston


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. 5th Anniversary Announcement

Main discussion

  1. If you were to Re-write Elite, what would you change? Part 2
    1. Michael Hughes – Facebook – Would have kept on top of and taken advantage of the early bugs that allowed people to rank up quickly.
    2. Matt ‘wally’ Walford – Facebook – Do away with engineers, game killer for me as I don’t have the time to grind the upgrades as my work schedule doesn’t allow much game time. its become a game now where despite reaching elite ranking in combat, my ships near useless. – Game is far to unbalanced for casual players
    3. Nopil3os – Twitter – direct economy like in X-BtF and its successors.
    4. Karl – Twitter – I would not rely on the huge amount of 2D interfaces that removes you from first-person view. Since they’re more easy to create, their numbers only grow with each update. Elite is getting very point-and-click heavy.
    5. CMDR Tictak – Twitter – Reduce the repetition and add content instead
    6. Stephen Usher – Facebook – As I talked about during the early Alpha, making the scanner properly linear. Even in the current “linear” mode it’s still actually logarithmic scaling.

      This makes true spacial awareness using the scanner impossible and I only use it as a direction finder, unlike in the previous games.
    7. Drew Wagar – Facebook – I would not have allowed the entire galaxy to have been visited, rather I’d have required players to unlock it bit by bit by working out navigable hyperspace routes to new star systems via some kind of gameplay. Biggest mistake they made IMHO.
    8. Swidhelm – Twitter – The ability to set way points on planets, and hud elements for optimal approach and landing. Kind of like the Nostromo landing scene in alien.
    9. EvilSnowball82 – Twitter – Give the DBX a class 5 slot for a fuel scoop. I love my DBX.
    10. David Gillum – Facebook – I would have made the Thargoids more active than passive. As it stands you can choose if you want to encounter a Thargoid, even in infested systems
    11. Michael Hughes – Facebook – Make it possible to map asteroids so you are not always trying to mine the same ones.
    12. Liam Greene – Facebook – The core gameplay “loop”
    13. Make Crime and Punishment much more harsh.
      1. Notoriety is only gained by Killing other players.
      2. High Security Systems should be safe, any player with Notoriety should be harassed by npcs as soon as they enter the system.
      3. Any Player in a civilised system with Notoriety should be visible on the Galaxy Map.
      4. More NPC pirate interdictions in Low Security / Populated Anarchy systems

Community Corner

  1. Loose Screws :- , I wanted to invite you and anyone else over at Lave Radio to the Loose Screws end of the year Discord party/show. On December 27th at 730CST we are doing a live stream and show. I’m inviting all of the listeners and friends of my show. Feel free to drop in and say howdy to everyone. I know it will be late in the UK. Thanks for supporting us and getting us started. We will keep moving the Biowaste for you guys. 😀
  2. HCS Voice packs just teased a Babylon 5 picture for future voice packs. No Boom today, Boom tomorrow!

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 236: Bowling for Content


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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
Tech Monkey: Cmdr Venture
Ex Minor : Polish Dan
Miner : WillTRiker
Bowler : Primetime Casual

Development News

Main Discussion

  • Mining CG with Will and Dan
  • Speed Bowling with Prime

Community Corner

  • Escape Velocity News :- Commander Thane has update for the remaster for series 1 of escape velocity, The first series has been sent out to patron backers on the special USB credit cards and are still available if you join the patreon.
  • Cmdr ToCoSo has done another awesome Exploration themed song. It’s sung by his daughter. https://soundcloud.com/tomcook/lets-jump-together-distant-worlds-community-song
  • Cannon – Operation “Indi Croft”
  • DW2 Note from Erimus Kamzel
    • An update on WP8..  some players have expressed concern that if they don’t make the jump to Goliath’s Rest, they will not be able to have their WP8 visit recognized on EDSM.  Please note that visiting Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22 (the alternative stopover point that lies 300 LYs below Goliath’s Rest), will qualify as you visiting WP8 on EDSM.

      For the half dozen or so CMDRs who have already reached Goliath’s Rest and are logging your progress on EDSM, please make sure you visit Hypiae Phyloi LR-C D22 at some point before leaving for WP9 next weekend .

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 202


Krait Balls of Fire!!!!

Aired 26 June 2028
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

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 201


Lave Radio Hosts in the Sky with Crayons

Aired 19 June 2018
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Station Commander : Allen Stroud
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – 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
Chief of Space Crayons : CMDR Malibu

Show Notes