Lave Radio Episode 349 “Moistly Harness” – 13/07/2021

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. Tuesday Supercruise News #40
    1. Latest stream has more dislikes than likes… FD are you listening?
  2. Thursday ANNOUNCEMENT Statement on harassment | Frontier Forums
    1. Discussion Thread – re: Statement on Harassment | Frontier Forums
  3. Monday DB OBE Odyssey Going Forwards

Community Corner

  1. Hawkes Gaming – 💔 The Not so Engoodening of Elite Dangerous Odyssey Review – How I Fell Out of Love
  2. Lavecon Lockdown Challenge Final Results… Community Event / Creation The Buckyball Racing Club presents: The Lavecon Lockdown Challenge | Frontier Forums
  3. Fly Dangerous – by Juki
    1. Yes, racing “exists” in Elite and yes it’s awesome — but accessible it is not.

      This project aims to provide a ground-up reimplementation of a similar-enough flight model to provide a training ground and common set of tools to track leaderboards, ghosts and general tom-foolery. Feedback is extremely welcome!

      Interested in getting involved with the dev process? Come join the discord and yell at me about how wrong I am discuss where we should take this!

      https://discord.gg/4daSEUKZ6A

      Planned Features
      1. Flight sticks of all shapes and sizes (done!)
      2. Infinite terrain generation (done!)
      3. Freeplay flight, seed generation (done!)
      4. Record + share racetracks
      5. Basic time trial map types
      6. Sprint: 1 start, checkpoints, 1 end (done!)
      7. Laps 1 start block, checkpoints, lap counter
      8. Leaderboards with automatic replay / ghost upload via Steam
      9. Basic Multiplayer
      10. VR Support (done!)
    2. Free
    3. Open Source (written in Unity)
    4. Works on Linux (unsupported) and Windows

    5. Dev Diary (from May) (9) Fly Dangerous Alpha 2: QoL, Linux and Input stuff – YouTube

Noobs Nuggets

  1. From Cmdr Anonymous Via email

    You can filter missions by material or credits, etc. 

Questions

  1. From Dextio on the forums

    Greetings Lave Radio!

    I’m a big fan of yours, and listen to your content regularly. Normally, I don’t reach out like this, but recently the CM team has increased their communication/presence in the forums and people are taking advantage of them in a big way (see the patch notes for update 3).

    I was wondering, if possible, can you bring up the topic of “Forum Etiquette” and how to handle this gift of increased communication that the CM team is providing?

    I’d rather not lose it because we are taking advantage of them…
    Please…
    Thank you…
  2. An open letter to the most excellent Lave Radio,

    Before I start I hope the manner and sentiment in which this is was written comes across, it is always difficult to convey feelings and intention in the written word but my intent is one of good, one of genuine thanks for your time in producing the podcast that I can listen to for free, I want Elite to be a positive experience for all, it is certainly not meant as an attack or in any way meant to devalue anyone’s feelings or opinions.

    I started playing Elite in the mid 80’s on my father’s BBC, I was immediately captivated by it, even then with the limited graphics and locations to visit.

    I didn’t play again (due to life happening) until last year when I purchased an Xbox to play online shooters with furloughed work colleagues during the various lockdowns, I’m now just celebrating reaching my first Elite rank.

    Elite is different from any other game I’ve ever played, I heard someone say it is “ a mile wide and an inch deep”, maybe that depends on your perspective…

    As a new player (on console) I’m astounded by the negativity surrounding the Odyssey release and to be fair the game in general, it may have issues, Odyssey may have been released before ready, it may not tick all of the boxes but here’s my two penneth.
    1. Elite is not an airport,  departures do not need to be announced, if it’s not floating someone’s boat, go and play something else, content providers are (in my view) making the most of this situation, commenting on the games shortfalls and making a big deal of “I’m off to play Star Citizen or No Mans Sky”  because they need to produce something and stay relevant, in actual fact Odyssey may have come at the right time to actually give them something new to talk about.
    2. This will never meet every bodies expectation’s, that is impossible, if it doesn’t meet a particular players expectation, sorry about that but there are other games.
    3. I play on console and to be honest I could moan that the P.C release has actually spoilt my hope for the future of the game without even playing it and how I feel excluded, the negativity surrounding the release of Odyssey has done nothing to make me look forward to the console release however I will pay my money and make my choice, good or bad, as I did when I bought No Mans Sky, which I didn’t particularly like so I don’t play it. 
    4. “It’s a beta”, so what? If someone wants to call it a beta (like most are anyway) call it a beta, if Frontier came out and verified that would it actually make anyone feel any better about playing the game, let’s face it all I hear is “we don’t trust anything Frontier says” so I’m not sure how calling it a beta makes any difference, unless there’s a vital part in the development process I don’t understand, not coming from a tech back ground myself. 
    5. Personally, if this had been the other way round and console players were given the chance to experience an earlier version of the game, I would’ve jumped at the chance and felt privileged to do so. Yes, it may be buggy, but another apology from a top-level representative will not change that, at all.
    6. Has anyone ever thought what would happen if Fdev decided, “we can’t win, let’s take it on the chin and move onto something else”? There’s nothing stopping them doing that…

All of my points/views come from a place of genuine concern and wanting the best game experience as a relatively new player, apparently the game has a ”wonderful community”, well I’m not feeling that love at the moment, now maybe I’m looking in the wrong places (and to be fair, I’ve held off really connecting in game for various reasons) but it seems to me (as an outsider looking in, but very much wanting to take part) that the community is very little more than a hanging mob out for blood (sometimes on a personal level) which by the way is a pretty crappy way to act.

Lave radio was my first third party exposure to the massive beautiful Elite experience and as a new player this is the place I want to come to keep up to date, I want to know about community goals, fads, the latest trends in trading, mission, mining, cool things to see and to do (across all platforms).

I thoroughly value the Lave radio content and look forward to the show, but I have to admit, it has been a little difficult to listen to of late…

There is no other podcast for Elite quite like this and I would love it to focus a little more on the reason we all play it, I mean if people aren’t playing the game at the moment for whatever reason then I’m not sure why they are included in a podcast solely devoted to playing Elite (just saying).

I’m in no way suggesting that Lave radio become a glorified poster boy for the game, but maybe the balance needs to be redressed a little? Some ideas…

  1. Newbs nuggets: It took me ages to find out that you can filter missions by material or credits, etc. a little titbits every week to help and encourage newer players, think of all of the experience you guys/gals have that you could share? I didn’t even know you could drive around a Horizons planet settlement when docked until last week!
  2. Tourist Information: Awesome sites to see be it current or older ones, Guardian Structures, Wreckages or Capital ships, weird planets and stations, mega ships, dredgers and the like, etc.
  3. Some sort of Insider trading? “Panite looks like it’s on the up at the moment”.
  4. Critics corner, a specific place for a good old moan up (in a constructive manner) whilst also making suggestions and offering ideas and alternatives and not just Odyssey focused. 

Things like this only need a minute or 2 but I could really help new players feel more included, after all I hear a lot of talk about player numbers which would indicate to me numbers are important to keep the game relevant, maybe new blood is vital?

I’m just spitballing here and you’d be quite within your rights to tell me to bog off “we like what we do thank you” however your podcast is far superior to any of the others I’ve heard and if I didn’t think it was worth my time to listen to it, I wouldn’t have written this letter.

“…our last best hope for news…located in neutral territory…a shining beacon in space…”


I believe this is still the mission, I will tune in next week, the week after, and the weeks after those.

Peace, Yours Dangerously, Anonymous Commander, o7

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 348 LaveCon21- 04/07/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech Monkey (Talking) Norman MacArthurVentura_
Tech LemurChrisHatter
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Development Update – https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/development-update-1.584162/
  2. Update 5 – https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/elite-dangerous-odyssey-update-5.584271/
    1. Team Missions
    2. UI overhaul for outfitting.
    3. FPS improvements.

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

  1. Community Goal Between the Federation and the breakaway four systems. 
  2. Dredger Clan Arrives at Kumo City
  3. ‘Salvation’ Eclipses Aegis to Obtain Guardian Artefacts

Newsletter

  1. Enforcer Dominator Suits
  2. Asp Explorer Snake Wrap

Main discussion

  1. Was Update 5 and the development update enough?

Community Corner

  1. Down to Earth Astronomy FPS Boost. :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or1-0RvmnaA
  2. Buckball Lavecon Run

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 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

Download the episode directly from here.

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

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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

Lave Radio Episode 343 “The Towels of Little Norway” – 25/05/2021

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

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Tuesday 18:00 – Odyssey Progress (2) – By David Braben
  2. Tuesday Stream – Supercruise News #34
    1. 1st Patch on Thursday
  3. Tuesday 16:00 – Odyssey – Optimisation/Performance and UI (Galaxy & System Map) Feedback
  4. Tuesday Livestream. 
    1. Hot Fixes are quick fixes. They’re claiming that they haven’t seen an Orange Sidewinder error since just before 11 am.
    2. First Full patch coming on Thursday.
    3. New Feedback form to help track down the graphical slowdowns.
    4. New Feedback thread about Galaxy Map/ System Map.
    5. They are in the Inti System Blanchet’s Vice – lovely looking settlement
  5. Tuesday – 11am – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Hotfix 3
  6. Tuesday – Liberum Financial Report
    1. Last week saw the PC release of Odyssey, the latest major expansion in the Elite Dangerous franchise. Although players suffered server connectivity issues in the first few days, we understand that many of those problems have now been resolved. Despite the challenges, player numbers have been relatively strong – at record levels for Elite Dangerous, as would be expected. Whilst additional concerns around game optimisation may take longer to fix, Frontier are working hard on resolving these through regular updates to ensure that players’ experience improves. We have no doubt that Elite will remain a successful multi-year franchise going forwards, as the company maintains its launch and nurture approach to creating long-lasting games. We keep our forecasts and Target Price unchanged.
    2. Full Version behind paywall…
  7. Monday – #CommanderCreations – 4/05/2021
  8. Sunday – Hotfix – Fix for Engineering Materials Issue
  9. Friday – Evening Odyssey Progress | Frontier Forums
    1. Apology from David Braben
  10. Friday – Evening Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Hotfix 2
  11. Thursday (Late evening) – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Hotfix 1
  12. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey BGS and crime details
  13. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Launch Stream
    1. Arf and Bruce hosting – tech snafus at start
    2. Arf Interviews DB OBE
      1. DBOBE’s Prison break Alpha Story
      2. DB OBE Fly an Asp Explorer and he loves the sound of it
    3. Arf and Bruce bring in
      1. Derin – Sr Designer on Ody
      2. Felix – Lead Animator
      3. Dav – Elite Server Team
  14. Wednesday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Patch Notes | Frontier Forums 
  15. Press
    1. Eurogamer – Unhappy players review bomb Elite Dangerous: Odyssey
    2. PC Gamer – Players in uproar over Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’s bugs and poor performance
  16. Arf Appears on some streams
    1. Flight Assist with Psykit
    2. Gamer Tagged Media
      1. More general interview, nice stories about Arf and his history etc

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

  1. 20th May 3307 – Alliance Election Candidates Announce Community Drives – Community Goal to influence the Alliance election.
  2. 21st May 3307 – Hadrian Duval Allegations Declared ‘Inconclusive’
  3. 21st May 3307 – Thargoids Pursue Aegis Megaship
  4. 24th May 3307 – The Fall of the Oracle – Delphi Station almost crashed into the planet.
  5. 24th May 3307 – Federation Refuses Entry to ‘Plague Ship’ – ‘Plague’ ships full of Guardian relics is attracting thargoids

Main discussion

  1. Your experiences with Odyssey so far

Community Corner

  1. Psykit and the Flight Assist Podcast team are raising money for CLIC Sargent on behalf of community member ColicoJac, who is sadly unable to at this time. Please consider donating what you can to help.
    Cancer is shocking, overwhelming, isolating… and completely unfair. Especially when you’re young. It takes over your life. Treatment is gruelling and your ambitions and dreams – education, relationships, career, travel – suddenly seem very far away.

    We get that. That’s why CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly to stop cancer destroying young lives.
  2. Notable Stellar Phenomena (Elite Dangerous Odyssey animated parody)
    1. Yet another awesome video by The High Wake
  3. Odyssey renderer is broken – details : EliteDangerous (reddit.com)
  4. The Best Way to Farm Everything in Elite Dangerous Odyssey Materials Farming Guide
    1. By Hawkes Gaming it’s a little bit exploit (i.e. exit to menu to re-farm the instance) but a good guide. Shan’s been trying it.

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 342 “And Suddenly a wild Flossy Appears” – 18/05/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech Crew
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Guests
DaveGuest CecilVingtetun
Alec TurnerGuest Buckballer
Mack Winston Guest EETC / Curry Aficionado 

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday – Anti-Xeno Combat w/ Arf on Xbox
  2. Friday – Warning about Ody Downtime
  3. Friday – EuroGamer Matt Wales – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey players will be put in separate galaxy to base game friends (Also covered in MassivlyOP )
  4. Monday – Elite Dangerous Community Schedule W/C 17 May 2021
  5. Tuesday – Horizons/Odyssey Compatibility – Further Details
    1. Bruce tries to clarify who can do what…
  6. Tuesday – Odyssey: System Requirements
  7. Frontier and Overclockers are running a competition
    1. Top Prize Pyrite Gaming PC
      1. Intel Core i5 10400F
      2. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB 
      3. Noblechairs, Hero ST, 
      4. Asus ROG Falchion Wireless Mechanical RGB Keyboard, 
      5. Asus ROG Keris Lightweight FPS Gaming Mouse, 
      6. Asus ROG Sheath Mouse Mat,
      7. Asus ROG Delta S Lightweight RGB Gaming Headset, 
      8. Asus ROG Strix XG43VQ 43″ VA 120Hz 1ms Freesync 2/ G-Sync HDR400 Curved Ultrawide Gaming monitor
      9. Odyssey
      10. Odyssey Swag
  8. Also Tobii Eye Tracker are doing a competition 
    1. And Made an oopsie
  9. Tuesday – Odyssey Launch Trailer
    1. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey | Launch Trailer – YouTube

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

  1. 13-May-3307 – Nova Imperium repulses the Federal Backed Attack.
  2. 13-May-3307 – Major Thargoid attack in the California, Coalsack and Pleiades. Ten systems under attack with Thargoid combat zones, bases on fire and rescue ships responding with anti Thargoid missions! 
  3. 14-May-3307 – Federal Citizens Approve Government Scrutiny
  4. 17-May-3307 – Alliance Unrest as Mahon and Kaine Clash

Main discussion

  1. What ways do you see Odyssey changing the activities that various user groups do?

Community Corner

  1. PrimeTime Casual – The Big Quiz Of Everything Elite Dangerous – Part 3/3
  2. Anti-Xeno Initiative goes mental. How about a commander EuanAB who took out 5 Hydra’s solo in a Chieftain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B3U5DnoNMU
  3. Our love goes out to Cmdr Plater who’s in Hospital due to his Gallblader
  4. Classic Elite on the go.. Running on a Tesla (1) Yes i’m sad old git… But I found this a little bit cool(well maybe more than a little bit) .. maybe? Playing it on a touch screen is a bit tricky mind, need to dig up my controller. : EliteDangerous (reddit.com)
  5. Massive shout out and Congratulations to the guys behind “Operation Warbucks” who raised an astonishing £5706.85 This means that we will see @(SPVFA/SagEye) CmdrOrangePheonix in Odyssey sharing more of his amazing work in a whole new setting! Even more importantly, this also means they will be donating around £4000 to Health and Mind in Scotland. This is FAR BEYOND the organising teams  wildest exceptions, and once again proves how awesome the Elite Dangerous Community is
  6. The Flight Assist team are launching a week long charity event for Clic Sargent who assist Young people (and their families) with a special stream on Saturday 22nd over at https://twitch.tv/flightassist, and finishing in a 12 hour stream on Friday the 28th over at http://twitch.tv/psykit. There will be limited edition merch available for the event. Head to http://flightassistpodcast.com for more details.
  7. Dave’s Great Shave! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/21BeardGoneBye

Questions

  1. What’s the 1st thing you’re going to do / did do in Odyssey: Anyone who responds will be in with a chance to with the HCS Vasco Voice Pack with the Odyssey expansion for it called “Gravity”

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 341 “Escape to the future” – 11/05/2021

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_

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Wednesday – It took seven years, but Elite Dangerous: Odyssey finally made me feel small
    1. Polygon Article by Charlie Hall
  2. Thursday – Conflict Zones With Dav Stott
    1. Is actually Head of Online Services – which is cross game – but ED is his “home game”
    2. Explain what the Server team does…
      1. We should never notice they’re there
      2. Try very hard not fail – Try very hard for it not to matter when it does fail
    3. Server team has:
      1. Build Team
      2. Release Team
      3. QA Team
    4. Bake out – OMG just watch the stream
      1. Basically the team get a list of places to visit (via proc gen?)  – then they beg borrow or steal PC power and physically visit the game (using their tools) and then manually place instances in appropriate places.
    5. > 208,000,000 systems visited
      1. 0.052%
    6. Network Relay Server
  3. Tuesday Supercruise News
    1. #CommanderCreations if you want to upload some content created.  not just #StellarScreenshots

Newsletter (every second show) [link]

Beluga Liner Aquatic paint job

Community Corner

  1. The Dark Wheel is ready to expand out from 9 PUPPIS, they want to get to >75% system influence and see what this next part of the LFT 509 testing yields!!
  2. Cmdrs Orange Phoenix, Exorcist and Admiral Flaps have created the “Pilots Lounge” which is a Community Hub for want of a better term with the ethos that all Cmdrs are welcome and the hope to inspire community spirt, conversation and collaboration. You can visit it by going to https://discord.io/Pilots_Lounge
  3. Also related to Orange Phoenix:
    1. Cmdr Beetlejude and a bunch of streamers, including
      1. pixie_wifey
      2. rearadmiralflaps
      3. Dreamsquasher1
      4. WK Jezz
      5. Captain_metcy
      6. maltmeister77
      7. biker_flame
    2. Learned that Orange Pheonix, who has helped the community so much with his work in SPVFA and Sagittarius Eye, only has access to a 2nd hand ‘Gaming Laptop’ with a GTX 660 in it. Due to his real life situation he’s not in a position to replace it so that he can run Odyssey and, against his initial protests, have created Operation Warbucks to help him get a PC so that he can join us all in Odyssey. They feel that a man of his artistic talents would be sorely missed in Odyssey so we want to help him join us there. Our target is £1600 If we achieve this target – anything above will be donated to Health in Mind Scotland.

      The stream will begin on Saturday 15th May @ 17:00 UTC and run for 24 hours with each streamer doing a 3-4 hour show. There will be giveaways and fun events on each stream so anyone can get involved!!
    3. The Flight Assist team are launching a week long charity event for Clic Sargent who assist Young people (and their families) with a special stream on Saturday 22nd over at https://twitch.tv/flightassist, and finishing in a 12 hour stream on Friday the 28th over at http://twitch.tv/psykit. There will be limited edition merch available for the event. Head to http://flightassistpodcast.com for more details.
    4. Primetime Casual Hosted “The Big Quiz Of Everything Elite Dangerous” recently here is part One of Three!
      1. He is celebrating the release of Elite Dangerous Odyssey with a big Elite Dangerous Quiz – featuring guests Ascorbius, EidLeWeise, Wotherspoon, and Greytest. Covering everything from history, content, player-driven events, to ludicrous records.
      2. The Big Quiz Of Everything Elite Dangerous – Part ⅔
    5. The Buurs Pit have teamed up to create Touchdown | Let’s Take This Odyssey  a Cinematic ft. music by Tom Cook & vocals by Heli

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 340 “A Suction Sound in a low secs system” – 04/05/2021

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Wednesday – Phase 4: Features, Fixes and Known Issues
  2. Thursday – Odyssey Alpha Phase 4 Hotfix 1
  3. Tuesday – Supercruise News #32
  4. Alpha Ends on 05/05/2021 – 16:30 BST
  5. Thursday – Livestream with Dav.

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

  1. 28/04/3307 – Hadrian Duval Refutes NMLA Allegations
  2. 29/04/3307 – Guardian Artefacts Collected for Aegis Project
  3. 29/04/3307 – Federal Leaders Launch Rival Data Requests(GSs)
  4. 30/04/3307 – Kumo Crew Starports Open for Business
  5. 03/05/3307 – Nova Imperium Targeted by Superpowers

Main discussion

  1. Feedback about the Game before Odyssey Drops

Community Corner

  1. Boarding The Shuttle (Elite Dangerous Odyssey animated parody)
    1. The High Wake knocks it out the park again
  2. Scorb and the Brocast tried to get a man to run into space by running up a chain of ships. They managed to get Cmdr TheProRock up to 14KM from a planet’s surface. It’s a real laugh to watch.
  3. The Deep Space Network is proud to present its new expedition: the Artemis Biological Survey.

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