Elite Meet 2016 Lave Report

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Episode 104 which we tried to record last night experienced technical melt down, however Chris Jarvis and Allen Stroud manage talk about their experiences with Elite Meet

Aired 5th April 2016
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Lave Radio Episode 102

Lego SRVThe show dives into virtual reality and the health and safety of LOOOOOOOOOONGGGG streams

Aired 15th March 2016
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Crew Members

Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss
Head of station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire
VR Expert and all round ‘nice guy’ : Cmdr Snuffler


Show Notes:

  • Development News
    • Join the Elite: Everything You Need to Know About Community Goals with Steve Kirby
    • Zac — Support update – Reiteration of player harassment rules
    • Planet Coaster has a date of Tuesday 22nd March for Alpha backers
    • PowerPlay : Sandro on Collusion Piracy and More
      • Doesn’t Like it BUT Recognises it’s a useful tool
      • Wants to introduce effects to degrade Collusion Piracy (current options)
        • Creating a voting system to allow Commanders, by the act of majority will, to withdraw from poor control systems, ensuring mechanisms are in place to prevent profitable systems from being voted out.
        • Utilising an UP / DOWN vote feature, which would exist primarily to be a channel of communication within the game for pledged Commanders) to also provide veto functionality at the preparation stage, allowing, by the act of majority will, poor control system candidates from being purchased as expansion targets.
        • Introducing a combo mechanism for fortification allotments, limiting the purchase of rushed allotments based on successful deliveries – the more you deliver the more you can pay to rush – whilst adding temporary fortification disbarring for losing fortification commodities.
    • Power Play : Sandro on ‘open bonus’
      • Sandro – “And since I’m in the mood for pulling hand grenades , here’s another thing to chew on: I’m currently rather taken by the concept of a success multiplier for Commanders in Open Play. this modifier would not improve personal gains from power play activities, but it would magnify the effectiveness of a power’s actions (expand, oppose, fortify, undermine). And the effect would probably be significant.
      • Power Play by design encourages player interaction and FD want to encourage that. “Powerplay will always be at its best when opposing Commanders interact directly”
  • Newsletter 115
  • Main Discussion
    • VR News 
    • Ian Honcharenko — “Question for the team: With the rise in popularity of 24hr charity streams and the advertising in the newsletter last week of a race requiring approximately 38 hours commuted flight time in a 2 day period, I put the question to you should frontier be promoting such events despite the inherent health risks and chance of negative press (such as the numerous game addiction articles in both professional medical journals and less professional tabloid newspapers).I’d just add that last year’s Voyager winner did it in 40 hours with a 2 hr nap.”
      • From the newsletter— Probably one of the craziest endurance challenges in the galaxy, the 2nd Annual Voyager Challenge kicks off on March 24, 2016. Head over to the original forum post to find out how you can get involved.

        Can you make 60,000 light years in under 40 hours? According to event organisers, last year’s record was an incredible 38 hours, 44 minutes!

        It’ll take some doing, but we know that there must be some Commanders out there with the tenacity to get this done!

        Remember, fly safe Commanders! Make sure you take regular breaks, look after yourselves and be sensible with any long play sessions.
      • Also worth working in the Hutton Orbital Gimp run with the race to Sag A
      • Also arguably FD’s original race to Elite and what the guy to get the Triple did to win that
      • 24 hour streams – a good/bad thing to encourage?
  • Community Corner
  • Questions
    • MonkeyBones asks – Which is a more valuable asset, an A5+ fuel scoop or a REALLY BIG GAS TANK? (For the record, after a year or so with a RBGT I have finally switched to a B6 Fuel Scoop. It is SO fast, but it still makes me nervous that I will get stuck out of fuel in a brown dwarf desert.) Shameless Plug for the REALLY BIG GAS TANK Methinks
    • CMDR Smugallo – Id love to hear the cast each try an impression of someone not a discussion i know hahaj.
      • Ben failed and everyone else wimped out. 🙂

Lave Radio Episode 99

SDCvsMobius

The Blood is in the air tonight as we play host to both the Mobius Group and The Smiling Dog Crew. We try to get the facts about the recent storm in a teacup between the two groups and hear about if you’re going to be the bad guy, then BE the bad guy.

Aired 23rd February 2016
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Show Notes:

  • Dev Update 18th February
    • More Missions at neutral rep
    • Higher rep means more missions and better money
    • Remove the rank requirement, Rank now implies the difficulty of the mission
    • State of the minor faction
    • Type(s) of market for that port
    • Government
  • Better feedback for what that mission will do to the BGS
  • Galactic Academy
    “It’s a frontier thing, but not possible without the incredible community. We have a group of mentors that have signed up (volunteers) and they are on Teamspeak and Discord and we will be emailing all our players with low play time and then all new players every week with details about the academy. It’s a landing page with user guides, videos and most importantly ways to connect straight up with our volunteer mentors. They consist of ambassadors, mods, group representatives and other specialists. It’s about teaching players and hand holding them where needs into basic things like the galaxy map, making a credit or two, etc”
  • Reduce the barrier for entry for ‘alternative mission flows’ I.E. you won’t have to drop out of supercruise to get an alternative.
  • USS for missions will generally be at a specific body in a system rather than random
  • Nav Beacons can be scanned to give system information!
  • Systems will now have traffic lanes and hubs and these affect the creation of USS. Also USS are created spatially not temporally, so you can’t just sit there and wait for them,
  • USS can be scanned to reveal information about them.
    • “This week’s dev update is the penultimate update “ Hmmm so 25/2 for last 2.1 update. Can we speculate Alpha early March?
    • Improving Variety
    • 3 stage hierarchy for generating missions
  • Capitol in Achenar to get some actual Land!
  • New Sets of Anaconda skins. The empire people are very happy with the white one. 😉
  • Announcement via Zac:
    • Galactic Academy
      “It’s a frontier thing, but not possible without the incredible community. We have a group of mentors that have signed up (volunteers) and they are on Teamspeak and Discord and we will be emailing all our players with low play time and then all new players every week with details about the academy. It’s a landing page with user guides, videos and most importantly ways to connect straight up with our volunteer mentors. They consist of ambassadors, mods, group representatives and other specialists. It’s about teaching players and hand holding them where needs into basic things like the galaxy map, making a credit or two, etc”
  • Newsletter 112
  • Not Only Here wins FD’s Horizons Video competition
  • Distant Worlds Set some records at Sag A
  • CQC Mayhem – LOADS of streaming
    • If you see FDEV Rhino, FDEV Jet or FDEV Wolf in CQC, then take a screenshot of you playing against them and email it to community@frontier.co.uk with the subject line ‘CQC Gladiators’
  • Educating Ed Episode 13 – UGC Thursday 25th 19:00 (GMT)
  • Community Corner
  • Questions
    • We are a small player faction, known as NULL,  here to help others with donations for lost ships due to lack of insurance as well as new players getting their footing, and an escort service for traders and returning explorers.  And we are now under threat of being steam rollered by Winters PP faction.  We need help, as our currently limited resources are running low.
      Any Alliance commanders listening in please ship prep agreements to DR Crucis.
      Any NON-Winters aligned players, please undermine them to assist us staying independent, and here to help others.
      NULL needs your help, to ensure our BANK deposits here for others remains available and open for business.
      Thank you CMDR NULL
  • Shoutouts
    • Massive thank you to those people that have already sent us message of congratulations to play out on next week’s 100th episode. If you would like to send us a message to play out on the show please record a short mp3 and send it to info@laveradio.com with the subject 100th.
      Everybody that does gets a little thank you in the post from the crew.Hi guys, any chance of a shoutout on tomorrow nights show for the Wasat Cup, a
      50km, point-to-point SRV race from Elwood Camp to Ferguson Prospect on Wasat A2
      E organised by the Buckyball Racing Club. You can run it any time you like (and
      as many times as you like) from 23rd-25th February using screenshots to capture
      your start and end times.Takes around 30mins … if you’re fast. Well? Are you fast?? Come along and
      prove it then!

      Search the forums for “The Wasat Cup – Buggyball”

      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=234304

      There’s a free pint in it for you at Lavecon 2016 🙂

Lave Radio Episode 94

distant worldsWe dive off the deepend this week as we try to figure out what the BGS is actually doing and if Horizons is actually worth it.
Aired 12th January 2016
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Show Notes:

  • Main Discussion
    • Background Sim Discussion
    • Is Elite Dangerous Hozizons Worth it?
      • The general response to Horizons has been mixed at best with a lot of negative press and reviews. What needs to done to change this perception?
        “In summary; Horizons adds no meaningful content to the game, built on the dubious and hollow promise that it’ll be worth the $60 by December 2016. Frontier is financially incentivized not to deliver, and cannot be held accountable until the next paid expansion cycle, when the game will definitely perish forever. Christ, I hope I’m wrong. I so, so want to be wrong.It breaks my heart, but you should pass on this. Instead, consider purchasing the base game for the world’s best deep-space exploration simulator experience, priced at a very reasonable $30.” http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197979999790/recommended/419270/)
      • Elite: Dangerous – Lack of Content & Gameplay? What Really is the thing Horizons Needs? (Video by Obsidian Ant)

Lave Radio Episode 93

HTC Vive

HTC Vive

Things are quiet this January in Lave Station, so we talk about Virtual Reality

Aired 5th January 2016
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Show Notes:

Lave Radio Episode 89

Refueling a SRV image credit to Cmdr Try4Ce
Horizons beta is launched so we drive like mad things around Diso, Crash a plenty (both client crashes and car / ship crashes).
Allen and Mindwipe also cover the recent Uncle Art Session recording at Abbey Road!

Aired 1st December 2015
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Lave Radio Episode 86

Federal Corvette shown, dual C4 behind the cockpit!

Federal Corvette

We discuss the new ships on offer in Elite: Dangerous 1.5.
After the reveal by Frontier, we discuss the news ships on offer and try to work out the way they’ll fit into the galaxy of Elite: Dangerous. Plus:

  • Updates on Escape: Velocity series funding
  • Feedback on David Braben Q&A
  • Chris trying to fly 22 jumps back to Lave Station
  • Update on Passenger missions
  • Wild speculation!

Aired 10th November 2015
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