Lave Radio Episode 125

EGG 2016
Elite Meet EGX!

Aired 27 September 2016
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Crew Members
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward : Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Head of Entertainment : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr Thane
Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Test Pilot : Matthew Monson : Cmdr Paroxsym (Paladin Consortium)

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 124

Source 2 at Sagittarius A
Beta 2 see you

Aired 20 September 2016
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Crew Members
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward : Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Head of Entertainment : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr Thane
Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Test Pilot : Andre Marshall : Cmdr M.A.R.S.H.A.L.L. (Paladin Consortium)

Show Notes

  • Development News
  • Newsletter 141
  • Newsletter 142
  • Main Discussion 
  • Community Corner
  • Questions
    • Marko Yelich (Facebook)
      Just listened to Ep122 and Chris asked for feedback on the plot reveals in ED. I concur, that how they are being done are largely for the benefit for the 1% of players while the rest of us just hear about it afterwards and at best get to visit the wreckages after the fact. And the notion that Frontier have to so heavy-handely almost lead us by the nose to these sites is poor game design.

      Frontier could really do way better with allowing us to discover such things on our own accord, if we were given adequate discovery tools. The “Detailed Surface Scanner” is hardly that, if it can’t report that there are alien structures or signals on a planet! Surely Frontier have watched Star Trek and can recall Lt. Ohura telling Cpt. Kirk she is picking up a “strange signal” from below? Or Spock giving detailed account of what planetary civilisations he just scanned.

      Right now, I am in the black. I honk when I get into a new system, Scan the star (to get my name tagged on it), I go to the System Map and check for planets that kind of look “Earthy” to fly to and do a detailed scan. Why: because I get more money and get my name on them.

      Really? Money (ranking) is my primary driver? Shouldn’t it be discovering new civilisations or artefacts? But in reality, how would I do this? Well with current tools i would need to low fly the entire surface of every airless planet in the hope a blue circle comes up on my radar, land, drive around in my buggy and maybe discover something more than some abandoned tea canisters. Just ridiculous!

      Frontier needs to quickly improve the feedback one gets from both the discovery scanner and from the detailed surface scanner. The former should highlight any planets that have “items of interest” on them.

      The latter giving coordinates of any artificial/biological matter on the surface so we can fly directly to it. Because without those coordinates… I tell you even with them, the first time I went to a barnacle site it was TOUGH to spot the things from the air!!

      Anyway, enough ranting from me… Love your show and apart from the pretty poor sound quality of 122, well produced too. And please keep the GalNet News being read at the end of them.
  • Shoutouts 

Lave Radio Episode 123

Guardians Improvments SummaryOooh 2.2 what about you?

Aired 6th September 2016
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Crew Members
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward : Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Head of Entertainment : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr Thane
Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Ambassador : Reinhard Auer : Cmdr Aidan Abacus (UGC)
Bearded Test Subject : Andy Web : Cmdr Galactic Midden

Show Notes

  • Newsletter 140
  • Main Discussion
    • Beyond
      • The Commanders – 2.3
      • ??? – 2.4
      • Season 3
  • Community Corner
    • Escape Velocity series 3 begins sunday. Tune in live to hear the episode at 9pm BST on laveradio.com/live. RSS and iTunes subscriptions should update shortly after – please see escapevelocity.laveradio.com for links.
      • There’s still just about time to get in on the patreon series-long rewards, head over to patreon.com/radiotheatreworkshop to support the series.
      • Also EV merch from LaveCon available at radiotheatreworkshop.com, click on “RTW Store”
  • Questions
    • From Cmdr Dissington
      As the Exploration CG for Jacques finished 3 weeks early – leaving many cmdrs (I assume – certainly me 😉 ) partway there with a computer full of exploration scans, should Frontier we approaching CG Tiers better? Personally I spent 12-15 hours of game time on my own without a soul about jumping that way, time effectively wasted.
      They obviously got the tiers on this one completely wrong otherwise it’d still be running. In fact I have no idea why they finish when they reach the top tier, just leave them running and don’t increase any of the rewards surely? Especially on a CG 22,000 ly away

Lave Radio Episode 122

Crashed
I am saying it’s Aliens

Aired 30th August 2016
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Crew Members
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward : Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Head of Entertainment : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr Thane
Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Deputy fleet commander: Niatra : Paladin Consortium
Field Researcher: Ethereal : Paladin Consortium

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 120

MercyAndTheWildSea
No Mans Mercy and the Wild Sea

Aired 16th August 2016
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Crew Members
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward : Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Wandering Mercenary: Gareth Cadamy : Cmdr MaxUrsa
Palladin Consortium: Andre Marshall : Cmdr M.A.R.S.H.A.L.L

Show Notes

  • Development News
  • Newsletter 137
  • Main Discussion
  • Community Corner
    • A new screenshot competition is being hosted by CMDR Infernal-Jawa of The Order of the Shadow, called The Grand System Hunt. The reason behind the competition is that apparently the religious leader of the order, ta Purdow, had a vision from God, whom the members and followers of The Order of the Shadow refer to as the void walker or the walker of the void, as he is sometimes referred to. The basic details of the vision has instructed ta Purdow to have CMDR Infernal-Jawa  announce The Grand System Hunt and provide a bounty for three different systems, each system must contain an earthlike world, a water world, and a world with an icy ring. for future expansion and colonization, for the Order of the Shadow and two their allies, who the allies are has not been officially announced. for full details and rules, The Grand System Hunt can be found on the Frontier Forums.
  • Questions
  • Shoutouts