Lave Radio Episode 346 “Cheering up the old gits” – 15/06/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Wednesday – Anarchy Factions / Systems – Influence Loss Reports
  2. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 3
    1. And some appreciations for the dev’s communication
      1. That Bald Fella
        I’ve been impressed with the amount of communication I’ve seen on this thread today, so I fired up Odyssey for the first time in a few weeks to see how I got on and whether I might have anything useful to add.
        And he gave Sally a plate of Sausages! Who responded with “At this point I’m not afraid to say that I really do love sausages”
      2. Aurora Destiny
        For sure. Thank you for the communication! I know its probably not easy… and the (almost emotional for me!) thanks for improving communication can never be understated given how little there was before this for almost everything.
  3. Friday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 3.01 | Horizons Update
  4. Thargoid Heart Bug Diagnosed
    1. Congratulations to the AXI – They say they’ve diagnosed the elusive heart bug which can cause issues fighting thargoids in a wing. “We have reason to believe that the elusive heart bug is triggered by Authority transfer of the interceptor NPC between commanders.” Info has been has been passed to frontier and in the meantime here are the appropriate work arounds :-
      1. If fighting as a duo, use wingman nav-lock to drop (at the same time from Supercruise, NOT on a wingman’s beacon!), as that is less likely to result in authority switches (if it ever happens at all – we were able to avoid heart bugs entirely this way) 
      2. Instances with NPCs are also less likely to exhibit the heart bug e.g., AXCZs, as authority transfer of interceptors appears to be less likely 
      3. Instances where goids jump INTO the instance (vs CMDRs), such as Megaships, will generally not trigger authority transfers (unless a CMDR jumps out and back in, or de-syncs in some other way e.g., distance) 
      4. In general, avoid having another CMDR jump into an instance where a goid has already spawned, if possible and – if you must, move away from the drop point before the other CMDR drops (not confirmed if it helps … but the point is “try everything to avoid authority transfer”) 
    2. However, Since then, Fdev QA have said they can’t replicate the bug so if anyone wants to help out with Sending in Logs etc. If you encounter the error please attach logs to :-
      1. https://issues.frontierstore.net/issue-detail/34705 https://issues.frontierstore.net/issue-detail/34188
  5. Other things to highlight from Communications Supercruise News #36 ;-
    1. No Comment on Thargoids on Foot
    2. No CQC updates at the moment
    3. No Plans for Ship Interiors
    4. No Plans for Crossplay – Although, thanks to a document leak from the ongoing Apple Vs Epic Court Case, we’ve found that Sony charges companies extra to use their Playstation Network, if their game is crossplay and has micro transactions. Elite would fall into that category and might make cross play financially untenable even though it’s technically feasible. We don’t know if Microsoft has the same policy with their xbox network.
  6. Tuesday – Supercruise News #37 Bumper stream with Added Arf :-
    1. No VR for on-foot Odyssey.
      1. Comment from arf https://clips.twitch.tv/IgnorantTubularTarsierTakeNRG-4PcD9nT2QvTZN7cW
    2. Bookmark and POI improvements in the Galaxy Map on Thursday.
    3. Lighting Fixes.
    4. Star field brightness fixed
    5. Delay to Update 5 – 1 week
    6. Greater CM presence on the forum
    7. Promise of Powerplay Answers Soon(™)!
    8. Dev Streams by the end of the month.

In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?

10-Jun-3307 :- Salvation put out a message to try and track down the survivors of the Hephesus. It took the community approximately 24 hours with records been found by Cmdr Namix, sometime Friday Morning. For those that wish to follow the story and discover the logs, you can follow the thread at https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/mysterys-continuation-new-message-from-salvation.581536/ (Please bear in mind only people who completed the last Salvation mission got notified about this one.)

Newsletter (every second show) [link]

  1. “Vroom! Vroom!” Say these words with impunity with the Krait MK II Acceleration paint job! Available now on the store!

Main discussion

  • The Roadmap and Trust building
    1. Shan’s thoughts and comments on how to rebuild trust, and crisis management. How to handle a crisis.. Fdev are doing the acknowledge with spin (I gave OA the same diagram and he mentions it in his vid) 
    2. Zac’s comments from > a year ago about better communication Community Requests to Frontier Developments : EliteDangerous

Community Corner

  1. Following yesterdays announcement, we have made the difficult decision that Lavecon 2021 will be online only. The online event will be the same dates 2nd – 4th July. The limit on size of indoor gathering and mandatory social distancing makes an event of this nature impossible to hold in person. Obviously we are very sad about this, but always knew that we were taking a risk by planning it so early in the year. For those who have booked tickets, we will be emailing you with a choice of: Carrying your ticket over to 2022. (If hotel prices go up there may be a small surcharge.) Full refund If you have a VIP ticket you will have the option to receive the VIP merchandise and have the refund/carry over to next year as a gold ticket. You would have the option to upgrade back to Platinum next year. Please note that the default position will be to refund your ticket if we don’t hear from you. Please do not message me about tickets via fb, Twitter or other social media. If you want to get in touch please drop me an email. We will also be selling 2021 polo shirts, Lavecon face masks, Lavecon hoodies and any left over merchandise packs on our website. We will aim to get these to you before the virtual event, subject to post/deliveries etc. I will get sizes available up on the website ASAP. Lavecon 2022 will be 1st – 3rd July 2022. We will be posting about the virtual event, but do feel free to make suggestions, offer to host content etc. Any streaming that weekend from the community, we are happy to promote these.
  2. Those who have listened to the Hutton Truckers recently will already be aware that Aleks Zuno, that pirate-popping pilot who regularly tops the list for bounties, has created an online guide to how she does it, and how you, too, can improve your PVE. 
  3. A press release has been forthcoming, and it goes as follows: Imperial Navy Intervention and Rescue Approved for GalNet public release: “Hunter” A first-hand account of fast, fierce and effective starship combat for the 34th Century. https://iniv.space/hunter/

Questions

  1. Hi CMDRs

    Just wondered if any of the Lave Radio crew have had problems trying to board ship from an SRV in Odyssey?  A big thank you to Flossy for trying to help me the other day but logging into the game after the update today I’m still stranded beneath my ship. Yes, I know I can reboot in Horizons and appear in space but just wondered if anyone else had the same issue?  Since Odyssey ‘landed’ I seem to have spent more time downloading patches than actually playing the game ….

    o7 CMDR Dukie (Dookie)

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  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. We’re also giving a shout outs to the following Elite Dangerous podcasts which have appeared over the last year or are standard regular contributors;-
    1. Loose Screws
    2. Elite Week
    3. Flight Assist
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.
    7. Squeaking Fuel
    8. System Chat
    9. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    10. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
  4. For those who want a literary discussion about Sci-fi and fantasy books. Please subscribe to the Dataslate podcast created by station commander Allen Stroud. 
  5. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  7. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show

Lave Radio Episode 345 “From Arf to Alpacas” – 08/06/2021

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PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Guests
Chief CMArthur TolmieCaptain Beard

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Tuesday – Supercruise News #36
    1. New Approach To Coms – AKA Arf Keeps it real
      1. Community wants to know what is going on with ED’s Development… 
      2. What’s in the future – Short and Long Term Road Map
      3. Arf has asked
      4. Rather give bad news than no news
      5. Some fixes are being worked on till the last minute
        1. This is also why the patch notes are last minute
      6. Planet Tech and Lighting – FPS drop is varied and hit them hard
      7. Arf doesn’t want to rush the dev team
      8. There will be small perf enhancements with this Thursday, more bigger ones a week time. (Hopefully!)
      9. Everyone working damn hard till late in the Night
      10. Every month FD wants a show with a Dev. 
      11. Features coming in
      12. Console changes
      13. Arf is fighting hard to get a date for Console launch
      14. There is a ‘working’ solution to the lighting fix – hope for fix in next couple of weeks
      15. CM’s working on assigning a CM to the forums for each day as well as dropping in on an AdHoc basis
      16. No Plans for Ship Interiors
      17. Is the planet tech working as intended
        1.  No
        2. Graphical Issues
        3. Lots of issues surrounding it
        4. Things are being fixed on a patch by patch basis – get to Week 5 and evaluate…
        5. There is GOOD STUFF out there though just maybe not where it was.
      18. BGS is high on FD’s agenda and Arf is not ignoring it. Please log tickets and let them know
      19. Vista Genomics on FC – don’t know
      20. Sharing missions – update 5
      21. Updates on New and Improved Issue Tracker
      22. No Comment on Thargoids on Foot
      23. No CQC updates at the moment
      24. CMs have a weekly meeting with the UI team on a Wednesday
        1. Outfitting
        2. Suits
        3. Galaxy Map
      25. Will Ody fixes be rolled into the Console release – yes
      26. Crossplay – No plans
    2. Narrative update
      1. About to enter act 2 of 6 of the Azimuth Saga
      2. This morning Arf et al had a meeting about POST Azimuth]
      3. Try for things to be a couple of months / act
    3. Arf wants 1st Dev Town Hall thing end of June
  2. Friday Evening – ANNOUNCEMENT Elite Dangerous | Odyssey: Roadmap | Frontier Forums
    1. Ben – well it’s hardly an A-Z…
  3. Friday Lunchtime – #CommanderCreations – 4/6/2021 | Frontier Forums
  4. Thursday Evening – Focused Feedback Thread – Outfitting UI in Odyssey | Frontier Forums
  5. Thursday Evening – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 2.01 | Frontier Forums
  6. Thursday Morning – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 2 | Horizons Update | Frontier Forums

In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?

  1. 3rd June 3307 – TRITIUM MINING CAMPAIGN BOOSTS ALLIANCE EXPANSION.
  2. 3rd June 3307 – CORE DYNAMICS ENGAGES JUPITER DIVISION IN BATTLE
  3. 4th June 3307 – Operation IDA is back in business. There was a fix on the 4th of June and cargo appears to be counted again. Work has started at the Betancourt Base in Musca Dark Region PJ-P b6-1.
  4. 4th June 3307 – AEGIS MEGASHIP VANISHES IN HYPERSPACE
  5. 7th June 3307 – According to the AXI, ss of this time all system which were under thargoid attack have been pacified. Congratulations to all bug smashing commanders who have saved humanity once again (as opposed to AEGIS).
  6. 7th June 3307 – Neo-Marlinist Political Party Emerges

Newsletter (every second show)

  1. Charge up your engines and boost your way to glory. The Eagle Acceleration paint job is here! 
    1. Like an Evel Knievel does spaceships

Main discussion

  1. The Roadmap and Trust building with Arf

Community Corner

  1. HCS Voice Packs Competition
    1. Lave Radio / HCS Voice Packs question and Competition! | Frontier Forums
    2. HCS Voice Packs Competition Twitter
    3. HCS Voice Packs Competition Facebook
    4. Winning response ⚡CMDR GreyAreaUK⚡ 💙 on Twitter
      The first thing I’ll be doing is spending a couple of frustrating hours setting up keybindings for the new bits – as I’m using a mix of input devices (HOTAS, iPad, Xbox360 controller) they won’t be auto-populated.”
    5. Notable mentions (as picked by Ben):
      1. Krisztian Balogh – Facebook
        Set up my keybindings. Theeen look for the xenobunny 👽🐇
      2. Mark Jones – Twitter
        I’m parked next to a burning station. Fire I’m going to disembark and look inside the burning evacuation area as it asks you to do when rescuing people
      3. RogerRabid – Twitter
        Download
      4. Thadius Voke – Twitter
        Tough one but I think I shall be visiting Cmdr Jameson crash site, pay the respects before I set off.

Questions

  1. Some Feedback on Odyssey from Community Member Temeleen
    1. For me the topography in odyssey is overall better compared to horizons  – if we disregard the obvious bugs in some of the planet generation tech like those LODs I mentioned. I think most of the issues I see in the videos and posts around talking about new tech being pure downgrade revolve around those LODs. As for the topo – we might not see so many extremes like 10km+ deep canyons or 15km tall mountains anymore, but I’d say that was a bit out of proportion in horizon since there wasn’t nearly enough level of detail as we have in odyssey so we don’t really need those extreme less plausible formations (all this if we consider ultra for capture setting being the “golden” standard in odyssey).

      In odyssey some of the mountains in those screenshots are some 7km tall still so I don’t think everything is just flat as some streamers mention plus there’s whole another level of detail when it comes to terrains themselves and their surface materials, lots of variable formations due to height maps blending… the hills/mountain and canyons can get far more complex than they used to be with planets looking quite unique given the circumstances.

      So yeah for me overall great improvement potentially If fdev figures out the bugs in the generation so ppl using regular ultra or lower settings wont see those ugly leopard patches or disappearing hills when they approach the surface. The new tech actually made me go out and explo for the view, something I never had as a main reason before.

  1. 04 – hike – Google Drive
  2. 05 – nebulae trip pt1 – Google Drive

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  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. We’re also giving a shout outs to the following Elite Dangerous podcasts which have appeared over the last year or are standard regular contributors;-
    1. Loose Screws
    2. Elite Week
    3. Flight Assist
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.
    7. Squeaking Fuel
    8. System Chat
    9. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    10. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
  4. For those who want a literary discussion about Sci-fi and fantasy books. Please subscribe to the Dataslate podcast created by station commander Allen Stroud. 
  5. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  7. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show

Lave Radio Episode 344 “Feeling up Lave Radio” – 01/06/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 1
  2. Thursday pm – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 1.1
  3. Friday – #CommanderCreations – 28/05/2021
  4. Friday 4pm – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey – Background Simulation Balancing
  5. Tuesday – Supercruise News #35
  6. Press
    1. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey review | Rock Paper Shotgun
    2. MassivelyOP’s Review :- Stick and Rudder: Elite Dangerous Odyssey is not bad, but it is broken
  7. According to Steam Charts, player numbers remain strong despite the complaints with it running at slightly under 20,000 average of the last week.

In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?

  1. 27th May – Tritium Mining Marks Alliance Election Day
  2. 28th May – Mahon Wins Alliance Election
  3. 1st June – Aegis Megaship Prepares to Escape Thargoids

Community Corner

  1. Lavecon Covid Update:
    We are currently assuming the event will go ahead and planning for that.

    However that relies on the covid restrictions being lifted in line with the government timeline.

    If the government announces that will not be the case and the proposed date is after the event, then the event will not go ahead. We don’t think it is practical for the event to take place with the current social distancing requirements in place. 

    If this is the case we will offer full refunds or the option to roll your tickets over to next year. We would also put in place a virtual event similar to last years

    If the event is able to go ahead and has no mandatory covid requirements in place, we will be asking for attendees to voluntarily take sensible precautions. This includes taking the free lateral flow covid test before attending, wearing a face covering, hand washing and, where possible, giving each other space. 
    We will update you as soon as we have a definite way forward. 
    Thanks for your patience and understanding.
  1. Distant Worlds 3 expedition is postponed indefinitely (from DW Project Leader Erimus)
    1. Erimus Kamzel: “The game has lost its soul.  Not only have they monumentally botched a two-year in-development release, they also seem to have severed ties with their own lore and history.  Check out Drew Wagar’s post in the Odyssey discussion forum, he nailed it.

      Turning the Wheel is likely to be the last of the great community initiatives.  Ones like Distant Worlds 3 are highly unlikely to occur now too, we’ve postponed it indefinitely.

      There really needs to be a big change in the way Frontier treats its players.  At this moment in time they don’t deserve this fantastic creative community, and if they don’t reembrace it or stop disrespecting it, they’ll lose it for good.”
  2. We can finally see the stats of weapons. Here is G5 unengineered tormentor for anyone curious. Deals around the same damage as size 1 fixed cannon(22.5), or rail (22.3)
  3. Obsidian Ant: Frontier Needs to Change Its Approach! Thoughts on the Upcoming Roadmap – Elite Dangerous Odyssey
  4. [Summary Thread] Removed and Missing Information in Elite: Odyssey
    Cmdr Ulon Yuanshi does a great job os summarising ‘missing information’ from Odyssey such as Names of friends in Galaxy Map Screen or a Warning for selling engineered modules…
  5. Everything We Know about Engineers and Materials in Odyssey
  6. Vingetun managed to raise > £1500 for Special Effect, and as such is now fully clean shaven for the 1st time in over 10 years

Questions

  1. Email from Cmdr Valaryc (val-uh-rick) : “Toward the end of Episode 342, you guys mentioned the percentages of players that had unlocked certain chieves on the Xbox side of things. Please know that I’ve not seen a single thing that verifies these percentages are correct, and as an Xbox player since the inception of Xbox, it doesn’t surprise me in the least that they’d be very inaccurate. So questioning the accuracy of said percentages of “people who’ve completed” ‘such-and-such’ in any game is a very reasonable and rightful thing to do. Do not take those numbers as absolute, or as any sort of measurable metric of any sort. I can all but guarantee they’re wrong. Take care all.

    -CMDR Valaryc (val-uh-rick) Q7”

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  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. We’re also giving a shout outs to the following Elite Dangerous podcasts which have appeared over the last year or are standard regular contributors;-
    1. Loose Screws
    2. Elite Week
    3. Flight Assist
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.
    7. Squeaking Fuel
    8. System Chat
    9. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    10. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
  4. For those who want a literary discussion about Sci-fi and fantasy books. Please subscribe to the Dataslate podcast created by station commander Allen Stroud. 
  5. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  7. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show