Lave Radio Episode 256 – No Elite’s Sky – 20/08/2019

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  • Stephen Benedetti posted a response from Ian Dingwall about the latest from Galnet. It appears that we are losing a little content but that is because interstellar Initiatives requires a lot of work. 
  • What was interesting was that even though they’ve just hired a new writer, there is an ‘aggressive production schedule’ which means that things are repositioned. What does everyone think of that? 
  • Fdev is at Gamescom in Germany at the moment. It’s planet zoo’s time but there is an elite meet. 

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

  1. Dav did the Background presentation. 
  2. Stephen managed to upgrade his combat rank to Novice on Monday. 
  3. Fdev staff was at Fantasticon last weekend. Nothing was announced but they had many interesting chats with the community. 
  4. There is a photo competition as well. 
  5. People annoyed that they can’t enter the above competition on the forum and so are accusing Fdev of ignoring the forums. 

Main discussion

  1. With NMS being upgraded to beyond this week, how does it compare to ED? Is it ED light? 
  2. Rebel galaxy Outlaw was released as well, this feels also more Elite like but you are following someone else’s narrative I. E. Freelancer, dark star one & X-Rebirth. 
  3. Both of these games have a lot less grind (NMS has reduced theirs). Should Elite do the same? I. E. Reduce travel time somehow? Rebalance credits? 

Community Corner

(thanks to AXI and Gluttony Fang for that) 

  • The folks at Operation Ida are working on Kaiser Terminal – Wayutabal
    • HAUL:
    • Indium 80% 56,383 (-3,360)
    • Gallium 24% 72,294 (-3,658)
    • Copper 29% 23,641 (-0,696)
    • Aluminium 34% 26,180 (-3,920)
    • Synthetic Fabrics 61% 142,568 (-48,423)
    • Overall 321,066 (-60,057)
    • Next Milestone 250,000
    • 24h Total: 99,557
  • Alec Turner’s has the new Hot off the Press Buckyball run in progress at the moment. (in association with SAGi)
  • Sagittarius Eye going quarterly with Issue 25


  1. Shall we put out a community question? Should ED reduce the grind and how? 


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Lave Radio Episode 209 : Listen to the Revolution

Listen to the Revolution

Aired 21st August 2018
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Head of Archives : Colin Ford – Cmdr Phoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
(in)Human Resources Director : Cmdr Shan
Station Commander : Allen Stroud

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 208 :- Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet, We’re Hunting Thawgoids!

Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet, We’re Hunting Thawgoids!

Aired 2nd August 2018
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Download the AEDC episode directly from AEDC Followup Episode.

Crew Members
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic
Head of Archives : Colin Ford – Cmdr Phoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol

Show Notes

      • Development News
        • David Braben interviewed on the Cambridge Independent
        • PC Gamer interviews Dr. Kay Ross from Frontier in The mind-bending science behind the planets of Elite Dangerous
        • Gamescom Event – There is an Elite Meet at games com. In the DLC announced at Gamescom? Thread Ed got on the thread to dampen down expectation. He said they were only going to talk about new content coming in Beyond (Probably 3.2) , so no news about Elite Feet, Space Legs or any paid for DLC this season.
        • PAX West Community Event – We’re headed to PAX West in Seattle and we want to meet up with you to chat, enjoy free food, drinks and even more fun! We can’t wait to see you there! If you;-
          • Are available on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 8PM -12AM PDT;
          • And can make it to our venue at Melrose Market Studios in Seattle…
          • We’d love to invite you to our Frontier Community Meet! Spaces are limited so it will be first come first served!
        • Player Numbers – Brett C made an interesting point over the constant use of Steam Stats :-
          • It feels as if people are using Steam stats as the be-all-end-all argument that “Elite Dangerous is [dieing|dead|abandoned|on the death bed]”.
          • Unfortunately for those folks that are attempting to use Steam’s player count as ammo for the above… Steam stats only paint a very small picture of our actual player counts[b][c].
          • Elite Dangerous was not originally released on and locked to the Steam platform in 2014. It was made with our own client patcher, our own accounts system, our own developed systems. Completely split away from Steam. We do not force people to launch the game through Steam. At last check, players can download Elite Dangerous from Steam, and not have the Steam client running at all while playing Elite.
        • PS4 Issue – Reports of slow downs in the loading screens on the PS4. IF you have this issue Frontier recommends to do a PS4 reset ;-
          • Turn off the PS4 using the Turn off option not Rest mode. (r/
          • Disconnect the power cord from the machine.
          • Wait for 30 seconds and then plug everything back in and turn the power back on.
          • I hope this helps but if you continue to face issues, open a support ticket and we can investigate your connection to see if that may be facing issues.
      • In Game Events
        • Ed and Will go Thargoid Hunting
        • Anti Xeno Initiative – Dhanhopi was attacked this week, Bok was saved. New Targets confirmed as CW Ursae Majoris and Kamadhenu, both have NHSS and wrecked Megaships (useful for interceptors). There are interceptor-grade NHSS in CW Ursae Majoris, only scouts in Kamadhenu. Aegis ships are in both systems – be aware that if the target locations for Thargoid Massacre missions are in other systems they will not count to save the systems.
        • IDA – So, the summer is finally taking its toll. Having rushed Artemis in record time, Kamov Survey in HIP 17892 has been slower to repair. But, slowly and steady the stations is being brough back online. Now, if you’re in the area (or want to visit beautiful Pleiades), please pop by Kamov Survey with a load or two. Some amazing commanders.
      • Newsletter 238
      • Main Discussion
        • Thargoid Scout Hunting
      • Community Corner
      • Shoutouts

The Elite-Encounters RPG is on Sale.

Those of you who have been following Elite:Dangerous since the Kickstarter, will know of the original RPG project by Dave Hughes at Daftworks. Well, after five years of struggle, The Elite Encounters RPG has been approved for release and digital copies of the game are now available for sale at the Daftworks Store.

All of us at Lave Radio wish to send our congratulations to Dave as we know how much effort, blood, sweat, tears, coffee and late nights he’s put into this project (with a little bit of help from our own Colin Ford, among many others).



We have three episodes using the game and they can be found at:

  1. RPG Episode 1
  2. RPG Episode 2
  3. RPG Episode 3

Cheers Dave. o7 Commander


P.S. Colin (PhoenixDfire) says play the vehicle combat rules; they’re awesome.

Author Interview with Elite: Premonition Author – Drew Wagar

With the Release of the new Elite: Dangerous novel Premonition, Chief Archivist Colin ‘PhoenixDfire’ Ford has a chat with Author Drew Wagar about how difficult it was to write, ‘THAT’ event and it’s aftermath and plans for the future.

Aired 01 July 2017
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Crew Members
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Imperial Senator : Drew Wagar

Lave Radio Episode 151

Omega Nebula
Salty Melons

Aired 18th April 2017
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Head of Entertainment : Chris Jarvis – Cmdr Thane
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow

Show Notes

  • Development News
    • Major Bugs which have been reported.
      • Mouse going mental :- workaround is to go to options graphics menu and change the mouse settings to Panel.
      • Too Many Friends :- This is an issue for only the more popular members of the community, turns out if your friends list is too long, it takes too long to render and causes issues. This needs a patch but as long as you avoid the friends tab it should be fine. (?)
      • Servers seem to be ‘Flakey’ over the Easter Weekend.Response from Dav (Warning The posts in that thread a bit ‘salty’)
      • The Galaxy Map :- This is an issue with the UI for people not using the standard resolution and needs an urgent path
  • Game Events
  • News letter 170
  • Main Discussion – Has the goodwill for Frontier run out?
  • Community Corner
  • Questions
  • Shoutouts