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 239: Big ship… little ship cardboardbox

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardCMDR Eid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordCMDR Phoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanCMDR Shan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvCmdr Souvarine
LandlubberAlec Turner


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Introductions

  • Ben – Did the Paladin Consortium / Operation IDA convoy from Big Pappa’s Base in Andhrimi to HIP 23395 (~ 150 LY in fully laden type 9s and escort ships)
    • Highlights include Noduran (who was leading the convoy) running out of fuel and calling the fuel rats! And Harry Potter, interdicting ppl and demanding jokes from them!!!

Development News

In Game Events

  • DW2 Waypoint 11 Route Map and Itinerary is now available here https://tinyurl.com/yah9wgkj
    • The departure from WP10 see’s the beginning of DW2 Stage 3 –  The Galactic Mapping Survey Event. This is a TWO-WEEK journey as we will be covering around 14,500 LYs across the aphelion sectors in order to seek out potential POIs throughout these seldom travelled parts of the galaxy.
    • For those interested in taking part, details on the Mapping Event can be found here : https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/distant-worlds-2-discovery-submissions.462526/#post-7341685
    • Arrive at Waypoint 11 the weekend beginning April 19th.
    • https://www.edsm.net/en/expeditions/summary/id/58/name/Distant+Worlds+2+-+A+Voyage+of+Discovery
  • The First Great Planetary Expedition
    • Most people have reached the North Pole with some front runners at the Horseshoe Crater. They are still getting new members sign up and several people have said “this is the best thing they’ve ever done in game” Alec is dead chuffed with how it’s going.
    • http://buckyballracing.org.uk/kumay.html

Main Discussion

  • Developer Led Content
  • Things to do in game while we wait for content
    • Ventura : Hi all, I think currently, while they work on CG+ they have opened the  way for station repairs, fight the thargoids and DW2. In the repairs they have set the required commodities to high demand.

      Or as you said Colin there is Mining or power play. Also there work is on the other account on Xbox getting to Colonia. I know you’re looking for content for the show, but ppl are on DW2 and working on stations at the moment. Was going to suggest to Kow that they do a station completion Stat on Thursdays Hutton News. I am currently working on trying to get my 1st Elite in Trade doing the station repairs and playing Wow.

      I think at the moment the new content is from the community, rather than F-dev.
    • Had a thought, if you could create new content what would it be? Either story line or in game function. Also you can discuss the lack of content from F-dev… The negativity meter will be needed for the last one 🙂

Community Corner

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 238: More foolish operations


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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 : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Operation IDA : Zayn Till
Operation IDA : Ninj

Development News

In Game Events

  • Still Nothing on the new Events Stuff (Are we all beginning to lose patience or the will to live?)
  • DW2 moves on to WP10

Main Discussion

/r/EliteDangerous
Coriolis.io

Community Corner

Shoutouts

  • Lavecon 2019 is 4th – 7th July at the Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, and is sponsored by Spidermind Games!
  • Elite Community Meet (Renaissance Hotel in Manchester, 20th April) has sold 140 tickets however there’s still some tickets available. Also – they’re hunting for a couple more PC’s and possibly one more projector/screen for the main room if anyone has such things they can bring with them!  Retro area has everything EXCEPT a BBC Micro. https://elitemeet.info/
  • EDCommodity is a FREERRE app for the IPhone and IPad that extracts the best prices for a number of best selling commodities. It also shows the list of top systems and stations selling that commodity! Data is taken from eddb to populate the app.

    The app was made by CMDR Zaphonicus Taurog just for fun because he had recently been made redundant and decided to learn to programme in swift , “Because he can”. He’s also looking to learn to code in Android as well, so watch out !

    Whilst it’s not perfect , he will be working with feedback , which can be sent with the app, to add future functionality and to improve the UI and UX.

    He’s working on how to make the data be relevant to your local position and shows systems near you selling at best prices.  Looks like he’ll have to use EDSM data for that …

    Please download from this link and share with other cmdrs who might benefit!
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/edcommodity/id1457702400?mt=8
  • Our sister station Hutton Orbital Radio Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30 at http://tv.forthemug.com/ or http://radio.forthemug.com/ for just the audio
  • CQC Discord – For the Discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action