Lave Radio Episode 226: Distant Worlds 2 – Backstop

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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
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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
EIC : Cmdr Mack Winston
Distant Worlds : Cmdr Valen

Development News

In Game Events

  • Summary of Danksgiving Expedition from Mack Winston

Distant Worlds 2

  • Introducing the Distant Worlds 2 expedition.
  • Who is going?
    • As of today, you guys plus 8000 other commanders. 😉
  • Ship builds
  • How long each week
    • About 4500 Ly / 2 hours of travel time for a 40 Ly ship (without stops)
    • The expedition will stop for more than one week near Sag A* for the second CG which will give a good opportunity to catch up if you are behind.
  • Launch times for EU/US/AUS on the 13th/14th
    • 20:00 UTC for Europe (13th Jan)
    • 01:00 UTC for USA (i.e. 5 hours after Europe) (14th Jan)
    • 10:00 UTC Monday for Australia (14th Jan)
  • Next Waypoint announcement
    • Either throughout this week via GalNet or 1 hour prior to the EU departure this weekend.
  • Lave Radio coverage
  • Distant Radio
  • Planned attacks on DW2 Expedition
    • Official policy from the DW2 organisers is that we do not endorse any form of PVP within the DW2 PGs, even for protection. Any combat within the DW2 PGs is strictly limited to PVE combat against NPCs. We cannot control anything that happens outside of the DW2 PGs, so we advise that you use the official PGs if you want to avoid PVP combat:
      • FleetComm (PC)
      • DistantworldsXB (Xbox)
      • Allcrowsareblack (PS4)
    • If attacked by a player, please contact a PG Admin privately and directly with any evidence like screenshots, videos, or player logs if on PC, etc. Please do not do this in public in any form.
    • In the event of destruction within one of the PGs, DO NOT click on rebuy. Instead, submit a support ticket with Frontier Support and state in your ticket that you are a DW2 participant and don’t want moving back to the bubble, and wait for a response. If you chose the rebuy option then FDev will be unable to move you back to where you died.
    • In your ticket also cite the information about Harassment Rules in Private Groups, as well as name the player(s) that attacked you.
    • Please do keep in mind that any support handled by FDev is done on a case by case basis at their discretion.
  • Fleet Defence Force and escorts against NPCs
    • Escorts will officially be handled by Iridum Wing on PC and Xbox, and a separate PS4 escort wing. These will be used for escorting truckers and during the mining CGs near civilised space.
    • The Fleet Defence Force is roleplayed with a story entwined in a mystical and interactive adventure that you can join as part of the Distant Worlds 2 expedition. Rumours are circulating of a bandit raider group spread across the route to Beagle Point. The Primary role of the FDF will be to scupper the plans of the bandits based on five interwoven scenarios as part of an EDRPG story arc.
    • The bandit scenarios will be the only sanctioned PvP events taking place within the expedition and will be carried out using SLF’s and SRV’s under strict guidelines in a controlled instance in a separate FDF PG.
    • You will require a ship capable of carrying an SLF.
    • The first Bandit vs FDF scenario will take place on Saturday 26th January 3305, location and times will follow within the FleetComm discord.
  • Fleet Mechanics in-game practice runs from the 8th-12th JAN on all platforms. For more info visit the Fleet Mechanics channel within the FleetComm discord.

Newsletter 258

Community Corner

  • Distant Worlds reaches more than 8000 Commanders.
  • Anti-Xeno Initiative – The Thargoids attacked Electra placing the system in the Inclusion State. Commanders managed to fend off the Thargoids within 4 days.
  • Operation IDA – They had a Holiday Charity Drive and managed to repair  Asami Orbital, in addition to raising $1100+ for the Direct Aid Charity.
  • Zarek Null Ran the Live Player event of Operation TinMan :- This video presents the final outcome: https://youtu.be/_drbSmJTqe8 –  Because Pilots Federation commanders failed to stop Operation:Tinman, there is now a sentient, artificially intelligent cosmic vampire named CMDR SAI-4 inhabiting open-mode. In order to survive, SAI-4 must continually feed on signals emanated from the exploding frameshift drives of Pilots Federation commanders. So if you see this Commander in Open – RUN!!! He/She/It will Attack!

Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 225: Distantly Preparing for Christmas


Distantly Preparing for Christmas

Aired 18 December 2018
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Crew Members
Station Commander : Allen Stroud – Cmdr Heldaban Kel
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr 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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Distant Worlds : Cmdr Olivia Vespera
Distant Worlds : Cmdr Valen

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 224: Connection Errors

Connection Errors

Aired 11 December 2018
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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
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
East Indian “Free Trader” : Cmdr Mack Winston

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 223: A Ridge too far


A ridge too far

Aired 4th December 2018
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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
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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
East Indian “Free Trader” : Cmdr Mack Winston
Driver Extraordinaire : Cmdr Alec Turner

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 222: Lightning Rounds in the Black


Lightning Rounds in the Black

Aired 27 November 2018
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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
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
East Indian “Free Trader” : Cmdr Mack Winston

Show Notes

  • Development News
  • Newsletter 254
  • Main Discussion
    • Main Discussion – Reflections from Beta
  • Community Corner
    • Turjan’s Travels in Elite Dangerous #43 – Red Tape Blues
  • Questions
    • Gentlemen,
      Firstly, I’m a big fan of your podcast and have been a regular listener for over a year now.  Great job, guys; keep up the good work!I was recently playing with ship builds on beta.coriolis.io and noticed something about the new rules that affects a number of ships, particularly the Dolphin. In ED 3.3 the changes to scanning (i.e. the FSS) mean we no longer need to allocate a module for a discovery scanner, which frees up a ship slot. Furthermore, the passenger cabin module in the Dolphin (and the Orca and Beluga) can now be swapped for any other desired module.  This means that a Dolphin can now be fully outfitted for deep space exploration at less cost than a DBX but can do the job almost as well as the much pricier Asp Explorer.

      Whilst initially appearing to be a wonderful exploit, this rather strikes me as similar to refitting a stretch limousine to do the job of a Range Rover.  It shouldn’t work and seems wrong. Am I missing something, or have Frontier really unbalanced the small-ship gameplay mechanics with this move?

      Perhaps you could discuss this on the show?  I’d be particularly interested in hearing Cmdr Shan’s ever-so-optimistic assessment!

      Cheers (and fly dangerous),

      Cmdr Hunter Saige

  • Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 221: Danksgiving the Rats


Danksgiving the Rats

Aired 20 November 2018
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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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Eastern Indian : Mack Winston

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 219: Boom


Boom

Aired 6 November 2018
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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 : Cmdr Souverine
Troll : Jon Lunn – Shocken-Orr

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 218: Betta the Beta you know


Betta the Beta you know

Aired 30 October 2018
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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
Intrepid Journalist : Cmdr Souvarine

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 217: Exploring up Teide


Exploring up Teide

Aired 23 October 2018
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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

Show Notes

  • In Game Events
    • Eagle Eye Intelligence –
      • Three targets this week : Gertrud, HIP 9141 and Nogambe
      • Li Tzicnii attacked this week and the station is on Fire
      • Hydra in Celaeno, also Merope.
      • High level NHSS only spotted in HIP 9141, others have been NHSS 3-6.
      • Locations of the Aegis megaships Acropolis and Vanguard.
      • However, the Anti-Xeno-Initiative have reported that in order to save a system’s station from attack, more Thargoid casualties have to be inflicted than before (over 5000 per system at present count)
    • Operation IDA – Progress continues with Kipling Orbital;-
      • HAUL:
      • Beryllium 29% 279,762 (-7,338)
      • Synthetic Fabrics 53% 110,975 (-19,126)
    • Paladin Consortium need help defending their home system from Yury Grom!
      • Big Pappa has asked me to let everyone know that they’re offering a Free Bag of Popcorn with every fue up at  Big Pappa’s Base in Andhrimi
      • To help go to http://discord.io/palcon and let them know you want to help
      • What can people do to help?
        • 1) Pledge to Hudson.
        • 2) Buy Merits in LFT 37 at Onnes or Roetgen Hub. You need to buy them, because waiting 30 minutes won’t allow us to win. We need to buy a lot of them.
        • 3) Look at the station for wing missions asking for high tech commodities (ie: microcontrollers, performance enhancer, Progenitor cells).
        • 4) Fly to LHS 1197 at the high tech station of Chretien Terminal. Give the merits and buy the commodities for the missions.
        • 4 bis) If the commodities are not there, you can find them in Andhrimi next to LFT 37.
        • 5) Finish the missions in LFT 37 and buy more merits.
        • 6) Cycle.
      • Hopefully this is only a thing this PP tick (i.e. till Thursday morning)
  • Newsletter 249
  • Main Discussion
  • Community Corner
    • Truckers up Teide – the In Game Challenge! 11th November
      • We’re hosting one of our Hutton Races again, and it’s on a planet named…. Teide! In the Magec System (It’s actually Teide A). Up a mountain on a volcanic planet as a race for single players and teams,
      • Magec System, planet – Teide A
      • Supported by Alec Turner. From the Buckyball Racing club
    • EDC (Facebook) Competition
      • Ends 25th October
      • Post your finest screenies or artworks and win awesome prizes courtesy of Frontier Developments and EDC.
      • Prizes
        FIRST PRIZE
        Courtesy of Frontier Developments
        *RARE ‘Frontier Krait MKII Paint Job’
        *Entrepreneur Community Prize Pack+Courtesy Of Jude Walker:
        *A unique, bespoke & hand-drawn artwork. Your CMDR, your ship, your kids a cat, whatever you like 🙂
        +With thanks from EDC:
        *Seeing your image grace the EDC Facebook page, every time you hit refresh!5 * RUNNER UP PRIZES
        Courtesy of Frontier Developments:
        *Entrepreneur Community Prize Pack

        +
        Courtesy of EDC:
        *Lino-print of an Elite Dangerous Ship

    • The East India Company presents: The Danksgiving Expedition, November 3304
      • The citizens of Colonia have been working hard to build their new home, and now it’s time they got a reward, regardless of what Customs might like to think. So with the aid of The East India Company and publicity via Lave Radio, an expedition was put together with the following goals:* Explore the “high route” to Colonia. Away from the well-trodden route via the Colonia Connection, the high route is replete with unexplored neutron stars and far away from Customs patrols, making it just ideal for the long-distance smuggler and highly profitable for the explorers.* Bring the first load of booty – anything intoxicating, but in particular Onionhead and Lavian Brandy for Colonia citizens to enjoy, to resupply Jaques Bar – sneaking it into Jaques Station, past Colonia’s most watchful customs presence…* Be in Colonia just in time for the Q4 Exploration updates! Get a head start on the new exploration mechanics! Get on one of the very last expeditions where “jonking” is still a thing!
      • The expedition begins on Tuesday November 20th, with a loading party at Harvestport, Kappa Fornacis and at Lave Station, Lave. The lead ship will be the Alan Mathison Turing, an Imperial Cutter fit out for long distance smugg…err, trading.
  • Questions
    • Fascinating show, especially the bit about detecting bots by the way they do it. Amazing.One thought. FD say the BGS is a background simulation. It’s not the same a ‘the rules to play by’ (as in chess).The BGS as I see it is an alternative to having a fixed ‘gamey’ set of rules that break the simulation aspect…  It should FEEL random and it should present challenges to live around without FD having to manually alter things weekly.
      People that game the BGS are not living the simulation, they are manipulating it. That’s not ‘simulation’.FD are likely to loosen the predictable links of the BGS in due course, but if as your speaker said, many BGS gamers are being driven away by the BOTS then it occurs to me that such might be it’s purpose……

      If so, expect bots to affect the systems most actively managed. It doesn’t matter if they help or hinder, all it matters is to create the feeling in ‘gamers’ that (this) life cannot be gamed……

      Enjoyed the pod.
      O7
      Clwydian (PS4 since you asked…)

  • Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 216: Miner Update


Miner Update

Aired 16 October 2018
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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
Alliance Office of Statistics : Cmdr J Trinity

Show Notes