Lave Radio Episode 331 “Do developers dream of Rubiks Cubs?” – 02/03/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. (1) EliteDangerous – Twitch. Arf tried to stream (personal account) from xbox on Thursday but I don’t know how that went.
  2. In Game Memorials
    Greetings Commanders,

    We’d like to revisit our approach to player memorials in-game.

    In the past, we’ve accepted requests to add locations or change location names to give players a place to remember and celebrate their loved ones. Unfortunately, this gesture could not be scaled to meet the large number of requests we received as time went on.

    We’re now ready with a solution that offers an equal and respectful way to honour all Commanders’ requests to memorialise friends and family that have passed. Our plan is to create memorial beacons in the following systems, each of which will feature an epitaph and a list of names:
    1. Sol
    2. Achenar
    3. Alioth
    4. Shinrarta Dezhra
    5. Colonia
    6. Asellus Primus
    7. Dromi

      The names will be updated periodically every few months at all locations. This will allow any visitor to see the full list at any beacon at any given time. The locations are expected to be added by the end of this month.
  3. Friday’s Q&A – Weapons​
  4. Tuesday Stream
      1. Arf’s in chat “telling” Bruce that he NEEDS to blur his background.
      2. 4pm on Thursday – Dev’s on, Twitch Drops, Big stuff

Main discussion

  1. We asked the community what they would like fdev to focus on after Odyssey, and the appropriate bug fixes; – https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/post-odyssey-dreams.565912/
    1. We had 130 responses on the forum
    2. Twitter: Omni_Sensei: I hope there is some great fps content.
    3. Twitter: John Jameson: 
      1. Oceans that one can submerse in on Water Planets. 
      2. City’s on inhabited worlds along with carriers and stations that orbit closer to planets so that you can watch features moving by quickly on the planet. 🙂
    4. Twitter: Mistake Not: Making worlds with a full atmosphere, with weather, vegetation and ecosystems.
    5. Twitter: Camel Number 1: Five aside football matches in the fleet carrier docking bays.
    6. Twitter: Carrumba: 
      1. Functioning coffee maker. 
      2. A throwable rubiks cub. 
      3. Hang in there comedy kitten poster.
Subject1st Choice2nd Choice3rd ChoiceTotal Points
Walking around ships1112158
VR Walking around92334
More planet types landable101133
Powerplay37326
Colonisation Mechanics/base buildng33520
Galaxy Map improvements51118
New SRVs33217
Visible NPC Crew41014
Crime and Punishment22313
EVA21311
Stealing Ships30110
Salvage2119
Interactive Space Phonomna2039
Cockpit Cats (Pets?)1218
Foliage and Fauna0328
Caves0237
Panther Clipper1116
Increase group instanceing1036
Crossplay1116
Missions overhaul1105
Explore Gas Giants and water worlds0215
Asteroid Clusters0204
Multiple commanders0204
Comet1003
Reparing0113
Mech Suit1003
Offline Mode1003
Small seimic Chargets1003
Light Sources1003
More Combat Zones1003
Fleet Carriers Interroirs0102
Eject Passengers0102
Ship designer0102
Better AI0102
Moon Landings0011
Better Squadrons0011
Faction Fleet carriers0011

Community Corner

  1. LAVECON – Karen to talk about the possibility of a ‘Proper’ Con this year.
  2. Dark Wheel Initiative – We swept the war 4-0 in Ross154 and are climbing in influence in the system. This expansion to test Sol

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. 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. 
  1. 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. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    9. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
  2. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 330 “Deep Heat around a Hairy Ball Planet” – 23/02/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Thargoid CowboyAlec TurnerAlec Turner

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Discovery Scanner: Planetary Tech ft. Dr Kay Ross
    1. Forum : Planetary Tech with Dr Kay Ross: Recap
    2. #MyFavouritePlanet Competition
  2. Tuesday Stream Supercruise News #24
    1. Toilets Confirmed for Odyssey
    2. Arf has checked Pomeche 2c and has confirmed that it’s changed… BUT it still has big canyons and craters
    3. CMDRs won’t instance with Odyssey (higher PEGI rating) CMDRs on non-atmos planets because of rating restrictions (gunfire etc)
  3. Thargoids Spotted over Mars…

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

  1. Victory for Federal Forces Against Jupiter Division – Jupiter Captured
  2. Rare Goods Required for Galactic Summit – CG
  3. Lakon Spaceways HQ Moves to Alioth System
  4. Hudson and Winters Confirmed for Galactic Summit.
  5. Alliance Protests Triggered by Cancelled Election – Mahon and his rival will be at this Summit too.

Main discussion

  1. Dr Ross’s Q&A

Community Corner

  1. SAGITTARIUS EYE?
  2. Turning the Wheel – TDW is now in war for ownership of Sol test site system so will be looking to expand soon after the war.

Any other business

  1. Mention the quartet store alert song contest 🙂

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. 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.
  4. 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. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    9. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
  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

Lave Radio Episode 328 “Down to Citizens” – 09/02/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Guest Research AssistantDown to Earth AstronomyAstro

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday Stream – Fight or Flight – Thargoid Hunting
  2. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Q&A- First Footfall
  3. Frontier Explicitly state the First Footfall will be enabled at PC Launch and not delayed for the consoles
  4. Tuesday’s Stream Supercruise News #22
    1. Bruce and Stephen do the CG

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

  1. Empire Denies the Secret prison.
  2. Mining CG
    1. Engineer’s Enhanced Missile Rack Initiative
      1. Reward: The module is a fully engineered lightweight and high capacity Class 2 Seeker Missile Rack with thermal cascade. It was offered in October 3306 to pilots who helped defend the Eurybia system from Imperial forces.
    2. ANNOUNCEMENT Important Information on the Enhanced Missile Rack Initiative
      1. materials need to be mined in order to count. 
      2. The reward for this week’s goal works differently to how you may expect. Rather than unlocking the item in outfitting, you directly purchase the module with the resources. You can get two by obtaining double the resources.
      3. We’ve seen some confusion in regards to the resources needed for the module. You use the resources listed (Proto radiolic alloy, conductive ceramics, hybrid capacitors, phosphorus and osmium) for the purchase rather than the mined materials (bromellite, lithium hydroxide, and samarium). Apologies for any confusion caused.
  3. Jupiter Rochester named as a co-conspirator in the destruction of Starship One.
  4. Admiral Vincent found guilty – sentenced to life (?). Jupiter Rochester makes a run for the permit locked HIP 54530
  5. Warning about the The Fleet Carrier Scammer Scandal.
    1. The Pilot’s Interview with the ‘Slaver’
    2. Has also been covered by Obsidian Ant, D2EA and MassivelyOP MMO Site

Newsletter

  1. Store Alert

Main discussion

  1. Currently Star Citizen is running the “Xeno Event” those of us who have played SC can describe the event and then compare it to events that FD have run
    1. SC Xeno Event
      1. You Tube Intro video and In game voice over video when you log in asking you for help.
      2. Has different phases… currently (8th Feb) in phase 2 – rearming
      3. This directs you to a mission
      4. Mission asks you to go to a location in the system where you are assigned tasks
      5. Tasks so far include: 
        1. Defending the capital ship from attack
        2. Collecting Resources 
          1. Search through debris field looking for wrecks
          2. Search through the wreck (on foot) looking for Canisters to load on to your ship
          3. 3 types… one basic, one which is time sensitive, one which is quantum drive sensitive. (i.e. take too long or go faster than light the resource goes boom!)
          4. Potential for combat whilst exploring the wrecks
        3. Fighting off smaller fighters whilst looking for the resources

Community Corner

  1. Gold Sellers Arrive in Elite Dangerous
    1. One Billion Credits for $75…
  2.  AXI – The Eye of the Odyssey Event is now finished. Thank you to all who have participated in the event and congratulations to our challenge winners:
    1. :first_place: Winner – CMDR Aranionros Stormrage in a Krait Phantom (8:03)
    2. :second_place: Runner-Up – CMDR Orodruin in a Krait Mk 2 (8:19):
    3. third_place: Consolidator – CMDR Hyper Recursive in a Challenger (8:33)

Any other business

  1. Ex-Bioware Devs would love to do Elite:Dangerous in the Mass effect Universe.https://www.thegamer.com/mass-effect-open-world-space-pirate-game/

Shoutouts

  1. Cmdr IvIePhisto (Pronounced Mephisto) is arranging a Fleet Carrier Assisted version of the Cannon Challenge:

    Come along on the Comfy Canonn Cruise, following in CMDR Marxanthius steps on the Canonn Challenge to visit every life form and notable stellar phenomena discovered by Canonn Research. To participate, hop on board the fleet carrier Khonsu XLF-5XY in Varati until 15:00 UTC on March the 14th. The journey is planned to take 4 to 5 months for the 448 thousand lightyears journey through 1006 systems. For more info see @5xyXlf on Twitter or contact via email at XLF-5XY@gmx.info.
  2. 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/.
  3. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  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. 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 – 2nd Season Coming Soon
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.
    7. Squeaking Fuel
    8. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    9. What happened to the Pixel Bandits?
  6. We’d also like to thank MassivleyOP (One of the best MMO websites) for giving Lave Radio a shout out being the first Elite:Dangerous Dangerous Podcast : https://massivelyop.com/2021/02/03/perfect-ten-a-guide-to-podcasts-for-your-favorite-mmos/
  7. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 327 “How Much for the spaceship in the window?” – 2/2/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday’s Stream – no new news.  – Though it was high octane racing. And then Stephen started and Bruce had tech issues
  2. Friday’s Answers – Ships and Vehicles

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

  1. Galnet News
    1. Core Dynamics Implicated in Starship One Sabotage
    2. Alliance Election Delayed due to Galactic Summit
    3. Halsey Suggests Motivation for Assassination Attempt
    4. Sirius Corporation Secures Hosting of Galactic Summit
    5. Jasmina Halsey Provides Testimony about Starship One
    6. Trial of Fleet Admiral Vincent Begins
  2. No CG But a little lore quest – An Imperial Black OPs Prison planet. Which was Found in 3 hours! However the implications are big for any upcoming summit!
    1. Request for Pilots to Trace Distress Call
    2. Anonymous Source Refers to Distress Call Location
    1. Prison Location – R CrA Sector AF-A d42 – Planet 3 B! 

Main discussion

  1. Funding Elite

Community Corner

  1. Buckyball Racing Club present: Thargoid Structure Scramble
  2. Anti-Botting Agreement
  3. The Fuel Rats have a  podcast! Squeaking Fuel – specifically the episode where we describe the issue going on. You can take a listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2k1DEW3yQspO3bi1DdzCSi?si=WE_crc_ySwGWgcpkfZWU_w

Shoutouts

  1. We want to send some massive love to Baz Floyd from Special Effect, who had a stroke late last year. Sadly despite being in isolation he also somehow caught covid. We’re glad to say that even though he’s still in hospital and he still has a long road ahead of him, he is on the mend, he’s already beaten the COVID and he’s regaining faculties.  Further we’d also like to send our love to his partner Ali Hilborne.
  2. Paige’s “Through Our Eyes” stream which had loads of ‘marginalised’ streamers. From people in the LGBTQIA+ Community, to people with Mental and Physical Health Issues, to BIPOC streamers. Some of their stories were heartbreaking, some were inspirational. There was so much love in the stream it was great. On of the people I found most interesting was a streamer with Dissociation with Parts who’s called “Hobohaus” – HoboHaus – Twitch  It was so interesting watching watching and listening to them talking about their system and how they’re learning to live with themselves. If you want to watch it the VODs are on Arthremis’ YouTube
  3. 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/.
  4. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  5. 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. 
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 326 “FA on or off? Our NPC’s Have batteries” – 26/01/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
FA OffMalfortheWinMalfortheWin
FA OnPsykitPsykit

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. New players thanks to the Free Epic Store giveaway. The breakdown is 2.5 Million PC users and 1.5 Console players and 8 Million Free Downloads from the Epic Store. Total number of players 12 Million?!??
  2. Let’s Play: Community Goal
    1. Stephen and Bruce did the CG no real news that I noticed, although the wednesday AMA appears to be cancelled and they’re choosing questions from the community and answering them on a friday afternoon (See Below).
    2. They did say that the Narrative (CG and Galnet) is going to proceed at the same pace.
  3. Tuesday’s Stream.
    1. No CG on Thursday but something ‘Lore Related’ to find… Arf says he’s planning on making us work for it

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

  1. AXI Now marks the time in which the Eye of the Odyssey begins. This is your chance to earn yourself a copy of the Deluxe Edition of Elite Dangerous Odyssey (Steam) for winning 1st place and a standard copy (Steam) to 2nd. 
    1. This event wouldn’t be possible without CMDR IM2D of NEWP (New Pilots Initiative) and the outstanding staff members over at NEWP which came to us asking if we could do a cooperative event. 
    2. The time trial challenge is this;-
      1. 1) Start on the Stellaris Invicta [NEWP] in Musca Dark Region JX-T C3-13
      2. 2) Go to a Threat 5 and collect a Cyclops Tissue Sample.
      3. 3) Collect the same Cyclops heart.
      4. 4) Pick up a single Meta-Alloy from a Barnacle Site/Forest or surface site.
      5. 5) Finish at the Eclipse [AXI] in Musca Dark Region GW-W D1-143
  2. Operation IDA – is still repairing stations in the witch head nebula. They’ve only got Sherrill Orbital in Haki to go.
  3. 100,000 Rescues By the Fuel Rats.
  4. GalNet News – Jasmina Halsey Returns to the Federation
  5. GalNet News – CG – Sirius and Utopia Compete to Host Galactic Summit 
  6. GalNet News – Marlinist Colonies Receive Emergency Food Supplies
  7. GalNet News – Councillor Kaine Campaigns for Alliance Votes
  8. GalNet News – Trial of Fleet Admiral Vincent Begins

Main discussion

  1. Odyssey Q&A – Interface and NPCs
  2. Flight Assist

Community Corner

  1. Reddit user LockNLosa bought http://wherethefuckaremyhardpoints.com and redirected to the wonderful “Ship Anatomy” website by teall :D, the awesome website we mentioned the other week showing you where all of your ship’s components are.
  2. My 1st Asteroid by The High Wake
    1. The High Wake’s done it again – this time telling a story of a wanna be minor on his 1st expedition!
  3. Dav Diary 24th Jan 3307
    1. By GND 🙂
  4. On the 25th of Jan Down to Earth Astronomy put out a video comparing ‘That other space game’s’ Dev Diary’s with Frontiers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqXMzSmad4I&t=124s
    1. TLDR: RSI actually do Dev Diary’s and FDEV do marketing fluff pieces…
    2. I (Ben) think he raises a good point
    3. The SC video Inside Star Citizen: River’s Edge | Winter 2021 – YouTube
  5. Highlights – Farseer Inc, Deciat – Race 6 of Scarab Mastery Championship
  6. The Silverbacks Squadron are heading up an expedition to Sagittarius A* and Explorers Anchorage, but taking a curved route up and across the Sagittarius-Carina Arm and the Scutum-Centaurus Arm taking in the Circinus Transit and parts of the Norma Expanse and Arcadian Stream before heading into the Core regions somewhere near the Teal Nebula.
    1. Objectives:
      1. Reach the Core Regions.
      2. Collect biological samples.
      3. Search for POIs in the Circinus Transit.
      4. Review the systems and boundaries discovered as part of the Drymon Survey of the The Aronnax Expedition 3303.
      5. Search for POIs traversing the galactic arms between the Drymon Ridge and the Gallipolis.
      6. Survey the peripheries of the Teal Nebula and visit the Guardian ruins.
      7. Deliver supplies to DSSA FCs and Explorer’s Anchorage.
    2. Departure: 3rd February
    3. Duration: approx. 3 months
    4. Register Expedition on EDSM
    5. Contact CMDR Junagu on Inara
    6. Join the Blodeuwedd’s Branch Discord server

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. 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.
  4. Following this we have the amazing Galactic Digest News as supplied by Cmdr Wotherspoon with contributions by cmdr beetlejude.
  5. 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 (Again!)
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast (Dunno if they’re still going let us know)
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.

Lave Radio Episode 325 “iMember that II” – 19/01/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tech OrangutanN2N2G7

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Odyssey Delay
    1. TLDR:
      1. Alpha – early spring 2021 (PC only)
      2. PC release – late spring 2021
      3. Console release – autumn 2021
  2. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Q&A – Settlements

Main Discussion

  1. The Best Memory of Elite you’ve got Discussion!

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. 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.
  4. Following this we have the amazing Galactic Digest News as supplied by Cmdr Wotherspoon with contributions by cmdr beetlejude.
  5. We’re also giving a shout outs to the following Elite Dangerous podcasts which have appeared over the last year or are standard regular contributers;-
    1. Loose Screws
    2. Elite Week
    3. Flight Assist Off.
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast (Dunno if they’re still going let us know)
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Obsidian Ant and Burr Pitt you can find on You Tube.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 324 “iMember” – 12/01/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Tech OrangutanN2N2G7

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. MCV Develop 964 Odyssey – One Giant Leap
    1. 100 – 140 Devs working on Odyssey
    2. No CGI trailers.
  2. Let’s Play Community Goal
    1. Announced that AMA would be coming on Friday 8th
    2. Tuesday 12th – we’re still waiting and FD say it’ll be out “soon”
  3. Supercruise News 12th Jan

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

  1. Aegis continues calls for support against the thargoids due to defunding.
  2. Operation IDA has started to move into the coalsack to start repairing a lot of the stations.
  3. AXI has moved operations to the witchhead as they’ve now managed to clear all systems in the coalsack.
  4. New CG to provide Xenological Samples to Scientists in Colonia!
  5. Aegis Supports Galactic Summit – further calls for Galactic unity against the alien threat.
  6. Fleet Admiral Vincent’s Trial Date Set. – 25th January.

Main Discussion

  1. The Best Memory of Elite you’ve got Discussion!

The Forum Thread : https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/lave-radio-needs-your-help.563031/

We also had LOADS on Twitter and will be covering these next week

Community Corner

  1. TDW are back from Holiday break and are pushing now. Will go pending expansion this week to go into Sol Test site. After that they are prepped to start the expansion to LFT509 test site. So this month is going to see them test the remaining 2 sites!
  2. We hope MalicVR enjoyed his week of fame with his 5hr 48min Beagle Point run … this has now been utterly shattered by previous record holder Dr Chives with a time of 4hrs 18mins 53secs
  3. Former Community Manager Paige Harvey AKA Arthremis is doing a multi streamer AMA on life as a marginalised person on Saturday the 30th of January from 12pm to 6pm
  4. We have to congratulate Cmdr Muskateer for reaching 200,000 kills in CQC (200,003 at the last count).
  5. Congratulations must also goto Cmdr Overlight who took 5 seconds off the Hutton Orbital run speed record, which had previously been held by Cmdr Bret Riverboat for over a year.
  6. It appears that the company that supplied the Fantastic ED Tracker has gone under. Although you can still buy the device in kit form (https://hobbycomponents.com/234-edtracker), the main website has gone down and there is no support available unless you go via the forums or the amazing Brumster still has software on his website. (http://www.brumster.com/index.php/gaming/6-edtracker-pro-software)
  7. Elite Dangerous Ship Anatomy – http://a.teall.info/edsa/ 
    1. Awesome tool, showing you where on your ship your modules actually are
  8. Lego Diamondback Explorer :- https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-62251/rylxfrescher/elite-dangerous-diamondback-explorer/
  9. Hutton goes to the Antarctic – Voyage 2 (3307), along with the Fuel Rats and Canonn Interstellar
    1. Those huttonorbital & FuelRats and Cannon Interstellar peeps are on their travels again. CMDR Dogsbreath is onboard the MPV Everest to the Antarctica as part of Op HOTMESS
  10. The High Wake has released another parody video, this time highlighting how important it is to drive safely around Guardian Sites

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. 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.
  4. Following this we have the amazing Galactic Digest News as supplied by Cmdr Wotherspoon with contributions by cmdr beetlejude.
  5. We’re also giving a shout outs to the following Elite Dangerous podcasts which have appeared over the last year or are standard regular contributers;-
    1. Loose Screws
    2. Elite Week
    3. Flight Assist Off.
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast (Dunno if they’re still going let us know)
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Obsidian Ant and Burr Pitt you can find on You Tube.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 322 Christmas 3306 – 22/12/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Chief Friend BringerJohn VirgoKerrash

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Questions and Answers
    1. Further Obsidian Ant clarified that “going prone and leaning out from cover” will not be in game after a discussion with the Devs
  2. Christmas Stream
    1. Twitch Drops (frontierstore.net) to reclaim etc
    2. Also other stuff up to and including an Elgato Stream Deck
  3. Main Main topic
    1. FD’s 2020 Year in Review
      1. Operation hot mess
      2. Virtual ECM and Lave radio
      3. Fuel Rats 100K
      4. DSSA initiative (deep space support array)
      5. Fleet carriers
      6. Free Elite via epic store
      7. The return of the CG and Galnet
      8. Kow Racing with Scorb
      9. SPVFA This years Stellar Screenshots
    2. Triathlon with the Bucky Ball Racing Club – SRV, SLF and Keelbacks
    3. 07 News
  4. Main Main Main topic.. Odyssey combat reveal
    1. The Sphere of Combat
    2. Interview with Arf and Lead Designer Gareth Hughes
      1. Use smaller or medium ships?
      2. We can hack terminals or Scan people (and their credentials) to gain access levels
      3. Suits
        1. Remloc maverick with the arc cutter (like cutting tool) – The Scavenger Suit
        2. Manticore dominator combat suit. high armor, and can equip 2 primary weapons
        3. Supratech artemis. explorer suit, has dyson multi tool.
        4. flight suit basic “space suit”
      4. Damage Types
        1. Laser
        2. Plasma
        3. Kinetic
        4. Explosive
      5. Grenades
        1. Explosive
        2. EMP
        3. Shield Grenade
      6. You can run someone over in a Combat Zone (and I assume elsewhere)
        1. 4 or so NPCs will make short work of an SRV
        2. Stock sidey would last ~ 30 seconds
      7. There will more new Engineers in Odyssey
      8. We can visit existing Engineers
      9. There WILL be ‘grind’ to fully customise a suit / weapon, but the entry level to try suits and weapons is quite a low barrier.
      10. Road to Odyssey: Lead Designer Q&A – Notes – by Golgot on the Forums

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. 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. 
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 321 “Grind Control to Cmdr Shan” – 15/12/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Elite Dangerous: Galnet & Community Goals – an Interview with Arthur Tolmie
  2. AMA III – Revenge of the Glyph
    1. What a load of shite… Kai has a better idea about having it open for longer.
      1. Ben would say Open the thread on Thursday, close it on the Monday and give us decent answers on the Wednesday
  3. 12 Days of Christmas: ARX Giveaway!
  4. Pulse Wave Analyser Fix
    1. Greetings Commanders. The Pulse Wave Analyser fix will go live on Wednesday 16th at 11:00 UTC with an expected 15 minutes of downtime.
  5. Anniversary Stream Announcement
    1. Twitch Drops
    2. Elite Dangerous Odyssey: Combat
      1. We’ll also be joined by special guest Garath Hughes from the development team, who will discuss combat in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. If you have any questions regarding combat in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, please leave them below for a chance to have them answered on stream.
      2. We are suspecting we get a Dev Diary beforehand

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

  1. Sirius Corporation Campaign to Establish Marlinist Colonies – New CG.
  2. Outpost Planned for ‘The Roof of Space’
  3. Core Dynamics Funds Takeover with Ship Discounts

Main discussion

  1. Deep Dive into the Video.
  2. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey HUD Breakdown BY FRONTIER!
  3. Elite Dangerous Odyssey
    1. £29.99/$39.99/34.99EUR
      1. The Odyssey Expansion
      2. Exclusive ‘Pioneer’ suit skin
    2. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey – Deluxe Alpha Expansion Pack option
      1. £39.99/$54.99/46.99EUR
      2. The Odyssey Expansion
      3. Official Digital soundtrack
      4. Exclusive ‘Pioneer’ suit skin
      5. Alpha access – more details to follow in the new year
    3. Pre-Order Launch Issues – Fix
      1. Thanks to @TeslaKat off the forums
    4. Early 2021 officially, but steam briefly said 21st of April 2021
      1. Frontier went on to say that the only date we should trust was the date THEY give us
    5. LEP players will get the Deluxe version 🙂 – Will pop a post out at 12 on socials to confirm – Arf
    6. Polygon Article

Community Corner

  1. Distant Screws II: Expedition for Evelyn
    1. The Loose Screws community are heading out into the black once again to reach Evelyn’s Light! We will discover what the young scientist has left for us to discover in the deep reaches of space!
    2. (In the August of 2018 Evelyn was a girl hiking up a mountain with her family and complaining of a sore side when she got home. In September of 2018 she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma with a tumour the size of a grapefruit in her abdomen. Thus began Evelyn’s and her family’s fight against cancer that would last for 1 ½ years. She threw off cancer’s grip on Feb 26, 2020 and ascended to the stars. 

      Hospital treatments to address the disease, radiation, chemo, stem cell transplants and surgery could not weigh down her spirit. She continued to read, play video games and show interest in science, design, fashion, comedy, wookies and the stars. While she slept beside her mother her father spent the long nights in Elite with a new group of comrades, some of whom knew his pain, some of whom shared their own, all of whom shared the game. Our thanks go out to Loose Screws and Frontier, and Drew Wagar for showing their support!)
    3. Depart: Jan 8 3307 from Ross 310
    4. Arrive Evelyn’s Light in the Qama System: Feb 26, 3307
    5. Signups on EDSM
  2. The Apollo 15 Anniversary Expedition!
    1. CMDR Yanick is arranging the Apollo 15 50th Anniversary Expedition from the 10th to the 30th of July 3307. 
    2. This expedition is the successor to the popular Apollo 11 Anniversary Expedition (A11X), where 670 CMDR’s celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon Landings 50 years to the moment after the Eagle touching down in the Sea of Tranquility. A11X remains the most successful player-base organised event in the history of Elite:Dangerous after the epic Distant Worlds, and Distant Worlds 2 expeditions.
    3. So if you’re looking for an Apollo Themed Expedition in July, add this one to your Diaries…
    4. Start: T Tauri (Hind Mine / Hind Nebula (T Tauri))
    5. End: Qeajo CZ-N c20-15 (David and Goliath)
    6. Sign up on EDSM
  3. The Lensing Effect | Featured Work from Elite Videographers
    1. A lovely video by Cmdr Eagle 131 highlighting the work of:
    2. Exorcist: https://www.youtube.com/c/CommanderExorcist
    3. OrangePheonix: https://www.youtube.com/c/OrangePheonix
    4. Rheeney: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBuurPit
    5. Zer0Axis: https://www.youtube.com/user/DCity17

Any other business

  1. Cyberpunk 2077 Epileptic PSA
    1. Very good article explaining parts of Cyberpunk that MAY trigger seizures and one part which has almost been designed to…
      1. When “suiting up” for a Brain Dance, especially with Judy, V will be given a headset that is meant to onset the instance. The headset fits over both eyes and features a rapid onslaught of white and red blinking LEDs, much like the actual device neurologists use in real life to trigger a seizure when they need to trigger one for diagnosis purposes. If not modeled off of the IRL design, it’s a very spot-on coincidence
  2. SW:Squadrons – Who wants a B-wing and Tie Defender!!

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. 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. 
  4. We have the Galactic News Digest following 
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders