Lave Radio Episode 302 “Press ‘F’ for Mining” – 21/07/2020

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


Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Patch 3 Known Issues – Patch 3 was released. It has led to a huge amount of salt on both reddit and the forums. LTD values have been severely affected (apparently intended) but so has Tritium (apparently unintended).
  2. Stephen announced that in August there will be the start of new developer diaries regarding Odyssey. No confirmed dates, just ‘August’.
  3. Arthur is still ‘gathering information’ on VR
  4. Tim slides over to work on Planet Coaster etc and Paul Crowther comes over to Elite

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

  1. AXI – Their ‘Unofficial’ Community goal continues there are (Check the number before the show) hearts remaining.
  2. Operation I.D.A. – They’ve finished repairing every thargoid damaged station out there. They are pushing the ‘Haul to end it all!’.
    1. Some of their achievements
  3. Turning the Wheel – The Dark Wheel. managed at the last instant to save their expansion effort and arrive at the intended system HR 4979. They have  also got our conflict for control in Anyanwu (this is pending at time of recording) The Dark Wheel’s  influence levels have stabilised in LFT 926 and Shinrarta saw a small increase in influence.

    Kai Zen would like to point out, that despite Cmdr Wotherspoon’s allegations, Elite Week is  NOT using The Dark Wheel to take over Lave or Alpha Centauri

Newsletter

  1. Beluga Liner Sheer Line and Asp Scout Predator Paint Job

Main discussion(s)

  1. Should VR players have to pay for a VR upgrade to Odyssey? 
  2. With the amount of Salt regarding the LTD fix, do you think the community can take the changes which would be required to ‘Fix’ the economy?

Community Corner

  1. Congrats to the Bur Pit for reaching 10,000 Subs on youtube.
  2. Congratulation to Obsidian Ant for reaching 200,000 Subs on YouTube
  3. If anyone wants to visit the Gnosis as it does it’s Autotour; Cmdr Darvin is offering a shuttle service on his fleet carrier. For details go to here on Inara.
  4. Buckyballer Rejoice! The “Keys to the Carrier Race” is on at the moment and runs till the 26th of July. There is a new race planned in November. Speedball 4 is in the planning stage and the usual Ne’er-Do-Well Cmdr Alex Turner and PrimetimeCasual will supply the details closer to the time. However, we would recommend starting to strip down your ships and work out your racing builds now because these guys are fast.
  5. M Lehman has written some unofficial sequels to Drew Wagar’s Elite Dangerous: Premonition
    1. There’s is a forum post about them and they are hosted on Drew’s Site https://drewwagar.com/elite-dangerous-saga/
  6. Elite Week Interviews Arf and Stephen. (Released just before LR went live, but Wotherspoon says what he’s seen it’s very good)

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ 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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 301 “The one After Episode 300” – 14/07/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Soggy EdMark WinMack Winston
Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Fleet Carriers Update – Patch 3
    1. An issue which allowed launching a fighter to restore sub-surface deposits on asteroids was fixed.
    2. A bug with material distribution in overlapping hotspots was fixed and hotspost themselves we rebalanced. Now, the effect that each hotspot has on the base rarity of a commodity has been doubled. To counter this, hotspots of the same type which overlap will be less effective. The aim of thsese changes is to reduce the massive impact of overlapping hotspots while still ensuring they provide a higher yield than non-overlapping hotspots.
    3. Fix Bug about the demand not working properly if there is a BGS State. 

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

  1. Turning the wheel
    1. The Dark Wheel won the invasion war in Anyanwu and organized a war of all the other factions in that system which enabled them to leapfrog right into 2nd place. They will be challenging for first (most likely an election this time) by the weekend and are shaping the second expansion (out of 926) now to make sure they end up aiming THAT one toward Lave for phase3.  The project is continuing to grow at an almost scary rate (1400+ discord joiners and more in forum thread who are working it from outside the discord) and not slowing down.  The forum thread is now on PAGE 51… this thing is a MONSTER.

      Within 10 days the Dark Wheel is hoping to expand from Anyanwu and if they get the target system they are working towards that system should be just inside the maximum theoretical range of Sol. They plan to expand once more to get within 10 Ly of Sol and then trigger one more expansion to see if being within 10 Ly and expanding yet again will go INTO Sol. Kai Zen is not banking on it but after it is checked off the list they will be taking The Dark Wheel from Sol to LFT 509 and THAT is where Kai and others believe magic will happen!
  2. 12h update for Rennie Dock – HIP 2843
  3. AXI – Art of War Update.

Main discussion

  1. Normalising Incomes?

Community Corner

  1. Mack takes over from Souv as Chief Ed of SagI – @souv and Mack to take it

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ 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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 300 “Lavecon 2020” – 05/07/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Active Crew
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Download the episode directly from here.

Main discussion

  1. Lavecon 2020
  2. I was going to ask what your impressions are of the last year in elite and then the good but salt mountain ideas?

Questions

Comment from : CMDR SquirrellyPEZ

Greetings from Texas, USA.

Here’s my idea for the salt mine, credit problem and increase the danger. Have the pilots federation take a cut of income as insurance costs. For a triple elite pilot, say 50% for a fully engineered ship and 25% for an unmodified ship. 5% for a new pilot. Make the insurance policy adjustable only after ship destruction to avoid abuse, this will probably lead to credit laundering via a carrier. Not sure how to get around that. If you choose a less costly policy the pilots federation will pay for less of the rebuy, and engineered modules will only be replaced with full coverage. Or maybe require material cost to cover engineered modules. Hope I got a chuckle and some sodium.

CMDR SquirrellyPEZ

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ 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”.

Lave Radio Episode 299 – Lavecon 2020 Old School Edition – 04/07/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Station CommanderAllen StroudHeldaban Kel
Head of EntertainmentChris JarvisThane
Chief of OperationsJohn Stabler
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow


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Main discussion

Allen, Stabler and Jarvis reminisce about the old days

Lave Radio Episode 297 “Spaceconomy Reset” – 23/06/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Mack Winston
Atrus5060


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. New Lead Community Manager – Arthur Tolmie
    1. Most Memorable Exploration moment https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/new-lead-community-manager-arthur-tolmie.548320/page-3#post-8538237
    2. Favourite Warhammer 40K Legion https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/new-lead-community-manager-arthur-tolmie.548320/page-2#post-8538209
    3. What he flies https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/new-lead-community-manager-arthur-tolmie.548320/page-3#post-8538252
    4. He will also be on Thursday’s live stream
  2. Fleet Carriers Update patch 1 – Downtime and patch notes
  3. Bruce and Stephen (Which Stephen? THAT Stephen!!) were on the Thursday Twitch Stream. So no hints about Raxxla, Odyssey or anything else dev news.

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

  1. Operation IDA – Hayashi Orbital – HIP 9141
  2. Anti-Xeno Initiative – Still no new thargoid attacks apart from the pleiades and witch head nebula.
  3. Powerplay – The top three powers remain unchanged this with Mahon, Arrisa and Princess Blue Haired still in the top spots. Arrisa appears to be under quite a heavy attack this week and could have some turmoil systems by the end of this cycle.
  4. CQC – Having talked to folks on the CQC discord, it appears that since the new option to launch CQC from the Comms Panel has appeared, it’s now a lot easier to find matches. CQC wait times are down from half an hour (worst case example) to a couple of minutes.However, there does appear to be the occasional issue with the CQC lobby. If you get this, please report it to the issue tracker.
  5. The Dark Wheel is now about 69% in LFT 926. They had a bit of a loss when the BGS shenanigans caused us to lose a minor faction in 926 (Fong Wang) and that was replaced by a new faction who cost us 5% by popping in (as that’s how BGS does). There is a Player Faction in LFT 926 who are sympathetic of the Dark Wheel’s experiment and are graciously staying at the bottom in that system whilst TDW expands. Hopefully – Despite the setback TDW will expand again this week essentially beginning their quest! The Initiative was mentioned on Thursday’s live Stream and encouraged people to get onboard.  As ever – no official comments on anything – but YAY for community driven content! Incase you didn’t see it here is a clip qued up to the spot:  https://www.twitch.tv/videos/654579657?t=00h12m46s

Newsletter (every second show)

  1. Frontier Releases some nice ship skins! (Black Osiris)

Main discussion

  1. Economy Reset? 

Community Corner

  1. Boonlabs Explain how to shoot an SRV into Space – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5HiV0TXdpU&feature=youtu.be
    1. By Boonlabs, Featuring Alec Turner (SRV) and the Buurs on Video
    2. Ingredients
      1. 1 Cliff
      2. 1 ship (to be shot)
      3. 1 ship containing a Cannon with the “Force Shell” Experimental Effect on it
      4. 1 SRV (or other Object I.E. Biowaste
    3. Method
      1. Place the Target Ship on the Edge of the Cliff
      2. “Park” the shooting ship underneath the target ship. So that it’s shots will hit the underside of the target vessel.
      3. Shoot the Target ship “storing up enough force shell charge” until you have reached the desired power levels
      4. Jump the SRV on to the roof of the Target Vessel
  2. Sagi Issue 27!
  3. Parallel Worlds 10 has been released.
  4. Flight Assist, a new fan-made weekly podcast hosted by CMDRs psykit and Mal For The Win went live on Monday! We’ll be interviewing CMDRs from across the EliteDangerous Community. Head to flightassistpodcast.com for more info, and start listening Jun 22nd!

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ 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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 296 “Emissions Immersion” – 16/06/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Atrus 5060


Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. PC Gaming “Show”
    1. Interview with game director Piers Jackson – No new information
      1. Piers used to work on Elite Dangerous as an Executive Producer, then for a while headed up Planet Zoo. He’s back on Elite now and has a lot of FPS experience
        https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,61415/
      2. Laurence is still on Elite, but is head of design for FD
    2. YouTube Version
  2. Frontier Trading update
    1. On 3 June 2020 we unveiled Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, which is our major new paid-for update for Elite Dangerous, coming in Q1 calendar 2021 (in FY21).  Elite Dangerous: Odyssey marks the birth of a highly anticipated new era for the long running definitive space simulation, allowing players to touch down on countless new planets powered by stunning new tech, and explore with unrestricted freedom from a first person, feet-on-the-ground perspective, something we know many players are keen to see.
  3. Steam player numbers break all records. Since the Fleet Carrier launch and the Odyssey trailer, Steam charts have recorded a record number of concurrent players – 21, 535, which is higher than launch numbers of 18,000 + at launch.
  4. Will steps down as CM and becomes a Product Manager
  5. David Braben was on Sky News talking about how Covid has affected Games Publishing (and to an extent Frontier)

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

  1. Operation IDA is currently repairing Hennepin Prospect in Assinda with plenty of things to haul.
  2. AXI – Even though there is no new Thargoid activity to report, the AXI have still been busy;-
    1. The official AXI carrier will be arriving in HR-1185 soon. There are official AXI Carriers elsewhere in the pleiades with the prefix [AXI].
    2. The founder of the AXI (Glutteny Fang) has announced his retirement. He has made the decision to step back to concentrate on School Work, So we all at Lave Radio wish him the best with that and thank him for setting up and running the major anti-thargoid faction in the game.
    3. The notorious multi-player thargoid heart bug appears to be better than the previous version but there have been a few reports of it still happening. If you are in a wing, fighting thargoids and come across this bug, please report it to Frontier with a network log.
  3. New Borann – A new triple LTD hotspot has been found at Col 285 Sector CC-K a38-2. The system is presently swamped with Fleet Carriers and there seems to be a debate whether it’s more profitable than Borran.

Main discussion

  1. Odyssey items confirmed so far, thanks to the short PC Gamer Interview;-
    1. Upside:
      1. New planet side tech.
      2. Space Legs on planets and all the bits that comes with that.
      3. Missions that could involve all three methods of transport legs, srvs and ships. Does this mean that we can have SRVs in Multi-crew now?
      4. Some atmospheric planets, i.e. similar to Mars and Venus but no Earth Like Worlds.
    2. Downside:
      1. Nothing about Space Legs on ships or stations
      2. Clarifications about VR?
        1. Standard game and Horizons will still Support VR.
        2. There is a debate about where the VR ‘Cut Off’ would be. Will it be cut when the Cmdr gets out of the seat or not in at all.
      3. We know no Base Building (which was in the leak) but we could still have player owned Bases similar to Fleet Carriers.

Community Corner

  1. Cmdr Alec Turner tells us that there’s a new Buckyball Race called Engineers Canyon Mayhem starting next Saturday! It’s details are shrouded in almost as much mystery as The Dark Wheel. It’s co-hosted with the Elite Racers and has something to do with the engineers. Theoretically it will start this Saturday and runs until Sunday 28th.

    TLDR – Something maybe happening – have a look on the forums and avoid the Sodium Chloride.

  2. Down To Earth Astronomy has made a Fleet Carrier Calculator – https://cmdrs-toolbox.com/fleet-carrier-calculator
  3. Print your own Credits with a Fleet Carrier
    1. Go to RBS 1843
    2. Go to “Nyberg Dock”
    3. Fill cargo with tritium 5k @ each
    4. Look for carrier called “Buying tritium 30k” 13Mn from station (orbiting same body)
    5. Deliver tritium, 18mln per full type9.
    6. After topping carrier it will move to system with stations that will buy tritium for 85k.
    7. Carrier will sell 22 thousands of tritium for 60k each. Hauler will again get 85-60 = 25t profit.
    8. Rinse and repeat.
  4. Cmdr Holint_Casazr gives us a nice update on the Deep Space Support Array (DSSA)
    1. Overall Status
      1. 24 Carriers Operational
    2. Map showing the carriers
    3. DSSA Aristarchos – Permanent Deep Space Outpost in Xibalba
  5. CMDR Roe Laren [ISF]: Hey Commanders, hope it is ok for me to post this here! After the success of my last charity game stream where I raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support I am going to be running another charity stream on the 19th. During the last stream my aunt was fighting breast cancer, sadly she passed away last week and I feel the need to do something in her memory. ISF were already planning to be part of the DSSA, now we plan to deploy the fleet carrier Mandy’s Rest to the Mare Somnia region of the galaxy in an epic 2 day livestream. If you want to take part please see more details on the links below:
    1. Forum: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/dssa-mandys-rest.546797/#post-8506160
    2. ISF Events Discord: https://discord.gg/RFKRPb3
    3. JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/operation-mandysrest
  6. Sag A is released on Thursday the 18th of June

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ 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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 295 “What an Odyssey!” – 09/06/2020


Download the episode directly from here.

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Inflatable Virtual CmdrMack Winston

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. HOLY SHIT THERE’S A GALNET Article!!!
    1. https://www.elitedangerous.com/news/galnet/article/vitadyne-nanomedicines-reach-galactic-market/
  2. Fleet Carriers released
    1. To celebrate the launch of Fleet Carriers, all cosmetic items will be 33% off in the store until 15 June!
    2. Downtime
    3. Patch Notes
    4. Trailer
    5. Fleet Carriers in the store
      1. Overview
        1. 4 types of carrier layout (including the default)
        2. 44 paint jobs
        3. 8 engine colours
        4. 8 hanger indicator colors
        5. 5 different flight controller voices.
      2. Layouts 12,450 ARX
      3. Paintjobs 2,750 ARX
      4. Detailing
        1. Holomarkers 3,650 ARX
        2. Engines 4,180 ARX
      5. ATV Voices 4,870 ARX
  3. Thursday Livestream was just Tim and Stephen flying about doing some mining (technically) and nattering with the community.
    1. Chat was going on and on and on and on about VR
      1. No answer beyond Odyssey will not be VR-compatible at launch
    2. Lots of comments about Ship Interiors
      1. But No hints about this
  4. Possibly more information on Odyssey on June the 13th at the PC Gamer show PC Gamer Show details

Main discussion

  1. Odyssey Announcement
    1. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey | Announcement Trailer
    1. Included for LEP Holders
    2. Will not be VR Ready at launch
      1. Is Elite Dangerous: Odyssey coming to VR?
        Currently, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will not be VR-compatible at launch. We’re big fans of VR and we are truly proud of the amazing experience that we currently offer in Elite Dangerous. However, the new gameplay, mechanics and features that will be introduced with Elite Dangerous: Odyssey means that we had to re-examine if we could deliver that same experience without compromise, which, for launch, means Odyssey will not be VR-compatible.
      2. Will there be Base Building in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey?
        Base building is not currently on the roadmap for Elite Dangerous, however we have plenty of new features planned instead such as on-foot exploration, new planetary tech, social hubs, combat as well as more to be shared later on! We’re looking to put our best foot forward with Odyssey and if you’d like an overview of what to expect, you can check out the website or Steam page.
      3. Will Elite Dangerous: Odyssey be included in my Lifetime Expansion Pass?
        While Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is a paid expansion, we’re happy to confirm that yes, this expansion will absolutely be included in the Lifetime Expansion Pass for free.
      4. LR Twitter vote on VR
    3. Press Coverage
      1. PC Gamer
      2. Gamasutra
      3. Kotaku

Community Corner

  1. The Gnosis gets Retired
    1. Guest Book
    2. Canonn Science Tour
      1. The lease on the Gnosis has run out and it is being repossessed by the Pilot’s Federation. The Gnosis will no longer be controlled by Canonn and has become the number 615 Bus Route visiting notable places in Canonn history on a weekly move basis.

        Initially The Pilot’s Federation planned on scrapping or parking the Gnosis, but Cannon Interstellar and the Pilots’ Federation have reached a ‘revenue share’ agreement allowing the route will run in perpetuity instead.
  2. CMDR Roe Laren [ISF]: Hey Commanders, hope it is ok for me to post this here! After the success of my last charity game stream where I raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support I am going to be running another charity stream on the 19th. During the last stream my aunt was fighting breast cancer, sadly she passed away last week and I feel the need to do something in her memory. ISF were already planning to be part of the DSSA, now we plan to deploy the fleet carrier Mandy’s Rest to the Mare Somnia region of the galaxy in an epic 2 day livestream. If you want to take part please see more details on the links below:
    1. Forum: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/dssa-mandys-rest.546797/#post-8506160
    2. ISF Events Discord: https://discord.gg/RFKRPb3
    3. JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/operation-mandysrest
  3. The New Pilots Initiative is offering everyone on all platforms an opportunity. Fly to Colonia with no effort on your part with all your ships for free. Cmdr Louisfredlaw is taking his Carrier (The Petronas). I’m aiming to follow this plan :

    July 6 ; Leave Bubble July 6: Stop late that evening when I have to get some sleep July 7/8 : Arrive In Colonia August 9: Leave Colonia August 9 : stop when I need to get some sleep late that evening August 10/11 Arrive In Bubble
  4. New Official Anti-Xeno Initiative Website.
    1. https://www.antixenoinitiative.com/
    2. This website is planned to be the new hub of content for the Anti-Xeno Initiative where we will post regular updates, news, guides and other content from within and around the community, we appreciate the work from the many folk who have contributed to create content for the community and we hope to be able to share this content with everyone through this new platform.
    3. The Anti-Xeno Initiative Website includes:An Introduction into the AXI…
    4. How to join
    5. Leaderboards
    6. Community News
    7. Thargoid Activity Status
    8. Useful links
    9. The AXI Carrier Command Program (COMING SOON)
    10. The Anti-Xeno Knowledgebase (New and Improved!) – with dark mode!
    11. Events
    12. Faction Information
    13. and much more to come!

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ 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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 294 “Return of the Commander” – 02/06/2019

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Station CommanderAllen StroudHeldaban Kel
Kai ZenKai Zen

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Life on a Fleet Carrier Competition Winners!
    1. In the Other category, our winning commanders were as follows:
      1. 1st – a wonderful poem by Cmdr Thrashbarg placed between fantastic Fleet Carrier Artwork by CMDR Beetlejude
      2. 2nd – CMDR Aaron Chadd – a scene from an upcoming part of their Elite Dangerous theme animated series
      3. 3rd – CMDR Jett Brawndo
    2. Video
      1. 1st – CMDR Darkhands – a hilarious first-person perspective of a mechanic aboard a Fleet Carrier. Aka, ‘Mechanic Man’ (LINK) on YouTube, CMDR Darkhands is also our overall winner who’ll receive the top prize of an X52 Pro HOTAS controller!
      2. 2nd – CMDR Spatula 007 – creator of the Elite Dangus series, creates a short where the good detective struggles to navigate his way around the massive vessel.
      3. 3rd – CMDR Universallaie – another comedic skit where an authority vessel is sent to apprehend a Fleet Carrier on behalf of a local station.
    3. Written
      1. 1st – CMDR Muna‘s – A Fleet Carrier owner wins over his crew.
      2. 2nd – CMDR Wetwire – child passenger, Avivit straps in for a Fleet Carrier jump.
      3. 3rd – CMDR Saturn5Rocket05 – a Commander orders his Fleet Carrier to make a jump.
  2. Game Industry Biz interviews David Braben New Frontiers: From Self-published to Third-party Publisher
  3. Fleet Carriers Update – Beta 2 – Patch 1 Notes
  4. Adjustment to Powerplay Control Mechanics
  5. Fleet Carrier Post Beta Update
    1. The Fleet Carrier Update will emerge from hyperspace and come to Elite Dangerous on 9 June!
    2. The buttons used to increase or decrease both the bank and the commodity market will now scale, like other systems in-game, when depositing credits or adjusting commodity prices.
    3. Tritium mining will receive adjustments before launch to make it more lucrative (particularly in relation to sub-surface mining).
    4. A credit exploit involving selling modules in a Fleet Carrier’s outfitting service has been fixed.
    5. A bug that swapped the names of certain locations and markets in the game has also been fixed (with key examples such as Ceres Tarn receiving its original name once more!).
    6. A bug preventing the transfer of commodities such as Thargoid Sensors, Guardian Urns and others on Fleet Carriers has been resolved.
  6. David Braben’s talk about Fdev moving to a third party publisher (a little Elite Stuff)
  7. Another warning that once fleet carriers go in, the triple Ice Mining hotspot in Borann will go due to changes in the procedural generation thanks to tritium being added. Sorry guys!

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

  1. The AXI had a Bug hunt over the weekend
  2. Operation IDA are working on Szilard Hub in Wakandini

Main discussion

  1. Kai Zen – Turning the Wheel 
    1. Experiment: Test whether expanding The Dark Wheel non-player minor faction (TDW), either in general or targeted to key locations, would unlock any permit, or cause any change in the game (ie unlock missions or other clues).
    2. Reasoning: I believe that TDW is the “obvious” lead that we are meant to do something with, and many have agreed with this thought and individually tried all sorts of things to follow that lead, but to the best of my knowledge there has been no concerted and successful efforts to expand the faction through the BGS to see if it would do anything.
    3. Secondary Objective: To minimize adverse effects upon any player factions, and work diplomatically with any groups we interact with, to minimize any harm caused to them and try and avoid any poor relations.
    4. Phase 1: To expand TDW to the Sol System.
    5. Phase 2: To expand TDW to the Lave System.
    6. Phase 3: To expand TDW to the Robigo System (as the closest possible system to Polaris).
    7. Phase 4: To expand TDW to being present in 50 systems.

Community Corner

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsAl7W8m6e8 – Top Shift 121 – Fleet Carrier’s Beta Blowout 
  2. Alec Turner “Scaling the monolith – the Right Stuff” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwpKoJp40I8
  3. Cmdr Beetlejude is doing a giveaway on the twitch channel of brother Sabathius if anyone wants to watch that on sunday
  4. The Code has started a campaign to return Reidquat to an Anarchy System (Arr!!)
  5. The biggest Empire Organisation / squadron Lavigny’s Legion has celebrated its fifth birthday
  6. The latest Turjan’s Travels is out (Number 53).- As the Starstone twins continue their search for galactic thief Lily Lavern, they manage to catch the eye of an old rival back in the bubble.
  7. Can talk Lavecon. Have notes from Karen.

Shoutouts

  1. Massive Shoutout to Ed’s 38 who are trying to reclaim Dunker’s Rest in Dubbuennel (Play Mp4)
  2. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  3. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 293 “Boom! – Happy Birthday Shan” – 19/05/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Loose CMChig
Download the episode directly from here.

Main discussion

  1. Maybe FPS Thargoids

Community Corner

  1. The pilot has covered the Federal Corvette :- You Tube

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ 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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 292 “F…. .a…… now with 90% off!” – 12/05/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Active Crew
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Guests
Blow up Dutch MerchantMack Winston
Inflatable CQC MeisterCmdr Il Senato


Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Beta 2 Upcoming Changes
    1. Fleet Carriers will now have Universal Cartographics available as an optional service.
    2. Decommissioning a Fleet Carrier will now refund the full cost of a Carrier, with the only reductions either being unpaid debt when automated or a static fee for voluntary decommissioning.
    3. Module and ship storage will now always be available for the Fleet Carrier owner. Shipyard and outfitting services will still need to be purchased to enable visitors to use them and to buy stock for the owner.
    4. Tritium consumption per lightyear has been reduced by approximately half.
    5. BETA BLOWOUT!
      1. Basically, Fleet Carriers cost 1 million
  2. Beta 2 Patch Notes
    1. Upkeep cost for all additional services has been reduced by 80-90%.
    2. The core running costs have been reduced by 50%.
    3. The Debt Threshold has been updated in line with the upkeep changes (This means with all services installed, a carrier can go 10 weeks (up from 4) without paying upkeep before being issued a final warning).
    4. The total upfront activation costs of some of the more expensive services have been reduced by 35-45%.
    5. The time between jumps has been decreased to 15 minutes for jump preparation and 5 minutes to cool-down.
    6. Added Universal Cartographics as an optional service on Fleet Carriers.
    7. Fleet Carrier owners can now store their ships and modules aboard their Fleet Carrier by default.
    8. When decommissioning a carrier you will now receive a full refund.
    9. Voluntary decommissioning will incur a fee equivalent to 50% of the Debt Threshold.
    10. When cancelling the decommissioning of your Fleet Carrier, you will now receive an inbox message to confirm the cancellation.
    11. Reduced the amount of Tritium consumed with each jump by around half.
    12. Added a better indication of arriving and decommissioned states for Fleet Carriers on the Cockpit Navigation Panel.
    13. Fleet Carrier Services menu now displays the name of the owner.
    14. The trade screen in Fleet Carrier Management, now reports the number of imported and exported commodity types separately rather than in a total for both.
    15. CQC Menu fix – CQC matchmaking from in-game will now require the usual delay before exiting the game if you are in danger.

Main discussion

  1. Space Legs around player base building

Community Corner

  1. MSG From Kai Zen – PLEASE BE ADVISED: After talking extensively with Ty @ Loose Screws Podcasts we have different goals for future projects and different abilities to commit time and resources to achieving those goals as well as a difference of opinion on a few key factors of the partnership going forward. Therefore from this point forward I am stepping down as a cohost of Loose Screws Podcast and will be transitioning Elite Week into a solo project that will have its own podcast feed in addition to the existing YouTube channel.  I am still an on-air guest at Loose Screws and will remain active in that discord community but all of my content generations will take place from the official Elite Week discord.  I truly wish @Ty and @jnTracks [PC] all the best and am sure that they will make great content for you to enjoy in the coming days!

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ 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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders