Lave Radio Episode 337 “Are you tired of walking?” – 13/04/2021

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Alpha Phase 2
    1. (2) Elite Dangerous: Odyssey | Conflict Zones – YouTube
    2. Alpha Ends 30th April
  2. Monday – Odyssey Alpha Phase 2 Hotfix 3
    1. More stability fixes for crashes and disconnects
    2. Fixed an issue where players could get stuck behind an ‘invisible barrier’ on a concourse
    3. Fixed issue causing lower than expected combat bonds being awarded
  3. Tuesday Call for Focussed Feedback
    1. What are your thoughts and suggestions on the current inventory system? Things to consider:
      1. Player inventory (suit)
      2. Ship inventory
      3. Consumables
      4. Engineering materials
      5. Transferring items
    2. Secondly, what are you enjoying about the alpha so far? Which parts best contribute to the positive experiences?
  4. Tuesday Supercruise News
    1. Sally’s BACK!!! — How long till Arf leaves? 🙂
    2. Phase 3 is pencilled in for Thursday

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

  1. The Hesperus has been found – OrangePheonix – SPVFA on Twitter: She has been found…. And she’s not alone…. Thank the gods for smart Cmdrs 😅  https://t.co/HLuwczp90Z
    1. Location: Perseus Dark Region KC-V c2-2 B A Belt Cluster 1
    2. Cannon’s full Science on it Hesperus | Canonn Research Group

Newsletter (every second show)


Asp Explorer Crossfire

Main discussion

  1. Elite Rank Question Forum Thread
    1. You Tube Poll (5) LaveRadio – YouTube

Community Corner

  1. Lavecon – Tickets
  2. Elite: Dangerous – No Limits
    1. Awesome video / Odyssey Trailer by the Spacebear

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 334 “Is Lave Radio an exploit?” – 23/03/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Staff LiaisonClarePsykit
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Tech OrangutanN2N2G7

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Supercruise News 23rd March 2021
    1. Pioneer Skin Suit
    2. Hints that Thursday would be about Station Interiors with a Special Guest and non purple twitch drops
  2. The Energy Link tool transfers energy between the user’s suit battery and a target socket. It also discharges powerful electrical pulses over a short distance!
  3. The Profile Analyser scans a target’s data for basic personal information. It can also be used nefariously to clone security profiles to access restricted areas…
  4. The Arc Cutter generates a beam specifically designed to cut through sturdy metal.
  5. The Genetic Sampler collects and indexes samples from simple living organisms.
  6. The Supratech Artemis explorer suit is perfectly designed to help pilots investigate and research brand new worlds and biological lifeforms. #EliteDangerousOdyssey
  7. The Frag Grenade is an explosive grenade that will do damage to everything within its blast radius. 
  8. 10 Days to go – Now 6 days to go
  9. According to the news from Jan the 13th. They’re planning a ‘Phased’ release, so we won’t be getting the whole of Odyssey in one go. It will probably like the original Alpha, with them unlocking section by section.

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Main discussion

  1. Would you use an exploit in Elite Dangerous? | Frontier Forums
    1. General Consensus is that many wouldn’t do it 
  2. Twitter

Community Corner

  1. Cmdr Masa has made a Space Shanty!

Any other business

  1. Ben will be on System Chat on Saturday night with ToCoSo, Captain Archer and Vithigar https://www.twitch.tv/bossladyb
  2. Ben: I have mixed feelings about this, but Royal Blood (who did the original official Elite advert) will be performing at Roblox’s Bloxy Awards 
  3. Star Wars Squadrons :- You can claim a Purple Helmet.

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
  1. 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. 
  2. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  4. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show

Lave Radio Episode 333 “Half the Devil’s in the Details Darling” – 16/03/2021

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

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday Stream
    1. The Dev’s Zac and Bruce, rescue people from Burning Stations
    2. Ben Learned that we can filter rewards by Materials!
  2. Tuesday Stream
    1. New Cosmetics and things for Holo-Me when we launch into Odyssey
  3. Anyone else noticed that Odyssey Adverts are no longer using David Bowie as their soundtrack?
  4. An investor report (which has now been removed from Reddit) is reporting 500K Active players who play the game once a month. 
    1. Although we don’t know how people are assigned, player’s apparently fall into 4 categories;-
      1. Epic
      2. Active
      3. New
      4. inactive/lapsed
    2. The don’t count the Epic Freebies because they got the game for free
    3. They’re estimating 1million copies of Odyssey to be sold in the first year
  5. The Energy Link tool transfers energy between the user’s suit battery and a target socket. It also discharges powerful electrical pulses over a short distance!

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

  1. 10th March Galactic Mysteries: The Adamastor
  2. 11th March Nine Starports Hit by Terrorist Bombings
  3. 11th March Galactic Summit Cancelled – NMLA Attacks Superpowers
  4. 12th March Starport Bombing Casualties Include Federal Vice President
  5. 15th March Superpowers Respond to ‘Nine Martyrs’ Attack

Main discussion

  1. Questions continued on from Last Week –
    1. Q: Can you talk about the different suits in Odyssey? – Yes, as you see in the video, players can take up different roles depending on the suit they use. The tactical suit for example, can carry two different weapons, which is unique to that suit, so you need to consider the best suit for the mission you’re about to engage in.
    2. Q: There are different types of weapons in Odyssey, could you tell us why a player might use them? – Way back when we started prototyping combat, it became quite clear to us early on that the ship combat has some really interesting concepts behind it, so we basically stole them! The premise is that kinetic weapons are good against armour, lasers are good against shields, and plasma re decent against both but not quite as good as the other two. When it comes to choosing a loadout, you’ll want to choose your weapons to be the most efficient, so you may want lasers to take out shields and kinetic to finish them off. If you’re working as a team, you can specialise, one player can be ant-shield, and another can finish them off via kinetic.
    3. Q: For the getaway, we landed to the side of the settlement for a quick escape, there’s been a small change in this, hasn’t there? – Yes, you can now automatically land on planet surfaces. It’s hard to encapsulate all the changes in a few minutes of video. When players get hold of the alpha, that’s when they’ll really understand what we’ve done.
    4. Q: Can you talk about suit management? – There are different things that can pull on the suits’ power. There’s the life support machine, things like the shield (which is power hungry when turned on), and some of the tools can use your suit power. Survival actually starts to become something you need to become considerate of in certain situations. If you’re at a settlement, there are areas where you can recharge your suit, but if you’re out exploring, there’s certainly a risk factor involved. Environmental factors can also have an effect on how hard your suit has to work to keep you alive. If you’re in really extreme temperatures, you’ll be taking physical damage. You can disembark somewhere on the planet with safe temperatures, but you can quite quickly end up somewhere where the temperature is much hotter, and end up in danger.

Community Corner

  1. ScienceKeeper – Why should I bother playing Elite Dangerous?
  2. Truckers claim to have saved 600,000 + people from Lave Station. 
  3. Even though Cmdr Phoenix_Dfire is missing. His latest Archives of the Sanctimonious Crew has been released. The Crew were involved in the fight for HIP 53530 system against Jupiner Rochester and the exploits can be found in under the events section in the forum or follow this link https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/sanctimonious-ongoing-3306.559152/post-9001293
  4. Malic VR is putting together an online Mindmap of all the conspiracies in Elite Dangerous
  5. Hawkes Gaming Have released information on “How to AFK Your Way to Billions in 2021”
    1. Please note this video has been shared in advance with Frontier Development
    2. TLDR:
      1. T10 Turret Build for Pew Pew https://s.orbis.zone/daye
        1. Turreted Beam Lasers
        2. Weapon Focussed Power Distributor 
        3. PDC (to prevent pirates from stealing your bait cargo)
      2. Stack Massacre Missions
      3. Get yourself some cargo to act as Bait
      4. Go to the appropriate Low Res Site

Questions

Would you use an exploit? Are there any things that you consider ok that others consider an exploit? What is “too much”? Does it make a difference that it’s a multiplayer game?

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. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 332 “— -.. -.–” – 09/03/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Squee MasterKerrash LandingKerrash

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Tin Foil Hattery
    1. https://twitter.com/EliteDangerous/status/1368981108176678912
      What’s your favourite mystery in Elite Dangerous?
      1. …. . … .–. . .-. ..- … == HESPERUS
    2. More morse code at the start of Tuesday’s stream
      1. .- –.. .. — ..- – …. == AZIMUTH
      2. This might be related to Azimuth Biochemicals from the Adamaster mystery
    3. Thinking back to the Ody Reveal White Board… people think they saw Adamaster II
  2. Thursday Mission Playthrough Stream
    1. Join Arthur and Bruce as we talk to developer Gareth Hughes and share an exclusive look at a mission playthrough in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey!
    2. DB-OBE Intro and Mission Play through
    3. Video Stills (by StuartGT)
    4. Stream Summary (again by StuartGT)
    5. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Mission Q&A – Recap
  1. Tuesday’s Stream. Supercruise News #26
    1. Stephen is moving on to being a CM for another project

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

  1. 3rd March – Superpowers Make Progress at the Galactic Summit
  2. 4th March – Defence handled by the Empire this week and Delivery Requests for the Sirius System – 2 Community Goals
  3. 4th March – Pirate warlord Archon Delaine has unexpectedly appeared at the diplomatic conference and demanded to participate as a political delegate.
  4. 5th March – Former Core Dynamics CEO Jupiter Rochester has received a summary judgement for multiple crimes against the Federation.
  5. 8th March – Thargoid Conflict Discussed at the Galactic Summit

Main discussion

Community Corner

  1. Lots of Community feedback on ‘That’ Video’. 
    1. The pilot hated it
    2. DTEA did a deep dive and was more positive
    3. Obsidian Ant seemed positive.
    4. As did Cmdr Plater
    5. Yamiks hated it but that’s good for his clicks ain’t it.
  2. Hutton (well technically Cannon and the Fuels Rats) Goes to the Antarctic
    1. Vingetun from Hutton Orbital provided us with an excellent update on the ongoing voyages of the MPV Everest, the ‘best’ part is that the ship’s log now officially contains “We have fuel, you don’t. Any questions?”
  3. The Fleet Carrier, Khonsu XLF-5XY is now stationed in Varati ready for its departure to the 1st waypoint of the “Comfy Canonn Cruise” on the 14th of March at 15:00 UTC. For more information please visit http://bit.ly/ed3c on the Elite Dangerous Forums

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. 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. 
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 331 “Do developers dream of Rubiks Cubs?” – 02/03/2021

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. (1) EliteDangerous – Twitch. Arf tried to stream (personal account) from xbox on Thursday but I don’t know how that went.
  2. In Game Memorials
    Greetings Commanders,

    We’d like to revisit our approach to player memorials in-game.

    In the past, we’ve accepted requests to add locations or change location names to give players a place to remember and celebrate their loved ones. Unfortunately, this gesture could not be scaled to meet the large number of requests we received as time went on.

    We’re now ready with a solution that offers an equal and respectful way to honour all Commanders’ requests to memorialise friends and family that have passed. Our plan is to create memorial beacons in the following systems, each of which will feature an epitaph and a list of names:
    1. Sol
    2. Achenar
    3. Alioth
    4. Shinrarta Dezhra
    5. Colonia
    6. Asellus Primus
    7. Dromi

      The names will be updated periodically every few months at all locations. This will allow any visitor to see the full list at any beacon at any given time. The locations are expected to be added by the end of this month.
  3. Friday’s Q&A – Weapons​
  4. Tuesday Stream
      1. Arf’s in chat “telling” Bruce that he NEEDS to blur his background.
      2. 4pm on Thursday – Dev’s on, Twitch Drops, Big stuff

Main discussion

  1. We asked the community what they would like fdev to focus on after Odyssey, and the appropriate bug fixes; – https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/post-odyssey-dreams.565912/
    1. We had 130 responses on the forum
    2. Twitter: Omni_Sensei: I hope there is some great fps content.
    3. Twitter: John Jameson: 
      1. Oceans that one can submerse in on Water Planets. 
      2. City’s on inhabited worlds along with carriers and stations that orbit closer to planets so that you can watch features moving by quickly on the planet. 🙂
    4. Twitter: Mistake Not: Making worlds with a full atmosphere, with weather, vegetation and ecosystems.
    5. Twitter: Camel Number 1: Five aside football matches in the fleet carrier docking bays.
    6. Twitter: Carrumba: 
      1. Functioning coffee maker. 
      2. A throwable rubiks cub. 
      3. Hang in there comedy kitten poster.
Subject1st Choice2nd Choice3rd ChoiceTotal Points
Walking around ships1112158
VR Walking around92334
More planet types landable101133
Powerplay37326
Colonisation Mechanics/base buildng33520
Galaxy Map improvements51118
New SRVs33217
Visible NPC Crew41014
Crime and Punishment22313
EVA21311
Stealing Ships30110
Salvage2119
Interactive Space Phonomna2039
Cockpit Cats (Pets?)1218
Foliage and Fauna0328
Caves0237
Panther Clipper1116
Increase group instanceing1036
Crossplay1116
Missions overhaul1105
Explore Gas Giants and water worlds0215
Asteroid Clusters0204
Multiple commanders0204
Comet1003
Reparing0113
Mech Suit1003
Offline Mode1003
Small seimic Chargets1003
Light Sources1003
More Combat Zones1003
Fleet Carriers Interroirs0102
Eject Passengers0102
Ship designer0102
Better AI0102
Moon Landings0011
Better Squadrons0011
Faction Fleet carriers0011

Community Corner

  1. LAVECON – Karen to talk about the possibility of a ‘Proper’ Con this year.
  2. Dark Wheel Initiative – We swept the war 4-0 in Ross154 and are climbing in influence in the system. This expansion to test Sol

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. 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. 
  1. 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. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    9. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
  2. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 329 “It’s a Pancakes Sidewinder” – 16/02/2021

Position Crew Member CMDR Name Head of Health and Safety Ben Moss-Woodward Eid LeWeise Chief Archivist Colin Ford Phoenix_Dfire (in)Human Resources Director Shan Shan Deputy Trade Attaché Souv Souvarine Tech Monkey Norman MacArthur Ventura_  Guests Mack Winston [EIC] Download the episode directly from here. Development News – what have the…

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Lave Radio Episode 328 “Down to Citizens” – 09/02/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Guest Research AssistantDown to Earth AstronomyAstro

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday Stream – Fight or Flight – Thargoid Hunting
  2. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Q&A- First Footfall
  3. Frontier Explicitly state the First Footfall will be enabled at PC Launch and not delayed for the consoles
  4. Tuesday’s Stream Supercruise News #22
    1. Bruce and Stephen do the CG

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

  1. Empire Denies the Secret prison.
  2. Mining CG
    1. Engineer’s Enhanced Missile Rack Initiative
      1. Reward: The module is a fully engineered lightweight and high capacity Class 2 Seeker Missile Rack with thermal cascade. It was offered in October 3306 to pilots who helped defend the Eurybia system from Imperial forces.
    2. ANNOUNCEMENT Important Information on the Enhanced Missile Rack Initiative
      1. materials need to be mined in order to count. 
      2. The reward for this week’s goal works differently to how you may expect. Rather than unlocking the item in outfitting, you directly purchase the module with the resources. You can get two by obtaining double the resources.
      3. We’ve seen some confusion in regards to the resources needed for the module. You use the resources listed (Proto radiolic alloy, conductive ceramics, hybrid capacitors, phosphorus and osmium) for the purchase rather than the mined materials (bromellite, lithium hydroxide, and samarium). Apologies for any confusion caused.
  3. Jupiter Rochester named as a co-conspirator in the destruction of Starship One.
  4. Admiral Vincent found guilty – sentenced to life (?). Jupiter Rochester makes a run for the permit locked HIP 54530
  5. Warning about the The Fleet Carrier Scammer Scandal.
    1. The Pilot’s Interview with the ‘Slaver’
    2. Has also been covered by Obsidian Ant, D2EA and MassivelyOP MMO Site

Newsletter

  1. Store Alert

Main discussion

  1. Currently Star Citizen is running the “Xeno Event” those of us who have played SC can describe the event and then compare it to events that FD have run
    1. SC Xeno Event
      1. You Tube Intro video and In game voice over video when you log in asking you for help.
      2. Has different phases… currently (8th Feb) in phase 2 – rearming
      3. This directs you to a mission
      4. Mission asks you to go to a location in the system where you are assigned tasks
      5. Tasks so far include: 
        1. Defending the capital ship from attack
        2. Collecting Resources 
          1. Search through debris field looking for wrecks
          2. Search through the wreck (on foot) looking for Canisters to load on to your ship
          3. 3 types… one basic, one which is time sensitive, one which is quantum drive sensitive. (i.e. take too long or go faster than light the resource goes boom!)
          4. Potential for combat whilst exploring the wrecks
        3. Fighting off smaller fighters whilst looking for the resources

Community Corner

  1. Gold Sellers Arrive in Elite Dangerous
    1. One Billion Credits for $75…
  2.  AXI – The Eye of the Odyssey Event is now finished. Thank you to all who have participated in the event and congratulations to our challenge winners:
    1. :first_place: Winner – CMDR Aranionros Stormrage in a Krait Phantom (8:03)
    2. :second_place: Runner-Up – CMDR Orodruin in a Krait Mk 2 (8:19):
    3. third_place: Consolidator – CMDR Hyper Recursive in a Challenger (8:33)

Any other business

  1. Ex-Bioware Devs would love to do Elite:Dangerous in the Mass effect Universe.https://www.thegamer.com/mass-effect-open-world-space-pirate-game/

Shoutouts

  1. Cmdr IvIePhisto (Pronounced Mephisto) is arranging a Fleet Carrier Assisted version of the Cannon Challenge:

    Come along on the Comfy Canonn Cruise, following in CMDR Marxanthius steps on the Canonn Challenge to visit every life form and notable stellar phenomena discovered by Canonn Research. To participate, hop on board the fleet carrier Khonsu XLF-5XY in Varati until 15:00 UTC on March the 14th. The journey is planned to take 4 to 5 months for the 448 thousand lightyears journey through 1006 systems. For more info see @5xyXlf on Twitter or contact via email at XLF-5XY@gmx.info.
  2. 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/.
  3. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  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. 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 – 2nd Season Coming Soon
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.
    7. Squeaking Fuel
    8. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    9. What happened to the Pixel Bandits?
  6. We’d also like to thank MassivleyOP (One of the best MMO websites) for giving Lave Radio a shout out being the first Elite:Dangerous Dangerous Podcast : https://massivelyop.com/2021/02/03/perfect-ten-a-guide-to-podcasts-for-your-favorite-mmos/
  7. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 327 “How Much for the spaceship in the window?” – 2/2/2021

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. Thursday’s Stream – no new news.  – Though it was high octane racing. And then Stephen started and Bruce had tech issues
  2. Friday’s Answers – Ships and Vehicles

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

  1. Galnet News
    1. Core Dynamics Implicated in Starship One Sabotage
    2. Alliance Election Delayed due to Galactic Summit
    3. Halsey Suggests Motivation for Assassination Attempt
    4. Sirius Corporation Secures Hosting of Galactic Summit
    5. Jasmina Halsey Provides Testimony about Starship One
    6. Trial of Fleet Admiral Vincent Begins
  2. No CG But a little lore quest – An Imperial Black OPs Prison planet. Which was Found in 3 hours! However the implications are big for any upcoming summit!
    1. Request for Pilots to Trace Distress Call
    2. Anonymous Source Refers to Distress Call Location
    1. Prison Location – R CrA Sector AF-A d42 – Planet 3 B! 

Main discussion

  1. Funding Elite

Community Corner

  1. Buckyball Racing Club present: Thargoid Structure Scramble
  2. Anti-Botting Agreement
  3. The Fuel Rats have a  podcast! Squeaking Fuel – specifically the episode where we describe the issue going on. You can take a listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2k1DEW3yQspO3bi1DdzCSi?si=WE_crc_ySwGWgcpkfZWU_w

Shoutouts

  1. We want to send some massive love to Baz Floyd from Special Effect, who had a stroke late last year. Sadly despite being in isolation he also somehow caught covid. We’re glad to say that even though he’s still in hospital and he still has a long road ahead of him, he is on the mend, he’s already beaten the COVID and he’s regaining faculties.  Further we’d also like to send our love to his partner Ali Hilborne.
  2. Paige’s “Through Our Eyes” stream which had loads of ‘marginalised’ streamers. From people in the LGBTQIA+ Community, to people with Mental and Physical Health Issues, to BIPOC streamers. Some of their stories were heartbreaking, some were inspirational. There was so much love in the stream it was great. On of the people I found most interesting was a streamer with Dissociation with Parts who’s called “Hobohaus” – HoboHaus – Twitch  It was so interesting watching watching and listening to them talking about their system and how they’re learning to live with themselves. If you want to watch it the VODs are on Arthremis’ YouTube
  3. 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/.
  4. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  5. 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. 
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 326 “FA on or off? Our NPC’s Have batteries” – 26/01/2021

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. New players thanks to the Free Epic Store giveaway. The breakdown is 2.5 Million PC users and 1.5 Console players and 8 Million Free Downloads from the Epic Store. Total number of players 12 Million?!??
  2. Let’s Play: Community Goal
    1. Stephen and Bruce did the CG no real news that I noticed, although the wednesday AMA appears to be cancelled and they’re choosing questions from the community and answering them on a friday afternoon (See Below).
    2. They did say that the Narrative (CG and Galnet) is going to proceed at the same pace.
  3. Tuesday’s Stream.
    1. No CG on Thursday but something ‘Lore Related’ to find… Arf says he’s planning on making us work for it

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

  1. AXI Now marks the time in which the Eye of the Odyssey begins. This is your chance to earn yourself a copy of the Deluxe Edition of Elite Dangerous Odyssey (Steam) for winning 1st place and a standard copy (Steam) to 2nd. 
    1. This event wouldn’t be possible without CMDR IM2D of NEWP (New Pilots Initiative) and the outstanding staff members over at NEWP which came to us asking if we could do a cooperative event. 
    2. The time trial challenge is this;-
      1. 1) Start on the Stellaris Invicta [NEWP] in Musca Dark Region JX-T C3-13
      2. 2) Go to a Threat 5 and collect a Cyclops Tissue Sample.
      3. 3) Collect the same Cyclops heart.
      4. 4) Pick up a single Meta-Alloy from a Barnacle Site/Forest or surface site.
      5. 5) Finish at the Eclipse [AXI] in Musca Dark Region GW-W D1-143
  2. Operation IDA – is still repairing stations in the witch head nebula. They’ve only got Sherrill Orbital in Haki to go.
  3. 100,000 Rescues By the Fuel Rats.
  4. GalNet News – Jasmina Halsey Returns to the Federation
  5. GalNet News – CG – Sirius and Utopia Compete to Host Galactic Summit 
  6. GalNet News – Marlinist Colonies Receive Emergency Food Supplies
  7. GalNet News – Councillor Kaine Campaigns for Alliance Votes
  8. GalNet News – Trial of Fleet Admiral Vincent Begins

Main discussion

  1. Odyssey Q&A – Interface and NPCs
  2. Flight Assist

Community Corner

  1. Reddit user LockNLosa bought http://wherethefuckaremyhardpoints.com and redirected to the wonderful “Ship Anatomy” website by teall :D, the awesome website we mentioned the other week showing you where all of your ship’s components are.
  2. My 1st Asteroid by The High Wake
    1. The High Wake’s done it again – this time telling a story of a wanna be minor on his 1st expedition!
  3. Dav Diary 24th Jan 3307
    1. By GND 🙂
  4. On the 25th of Jan Down to Earth Astronomy put out a video comparing ‘That other space game’s’ Dev Diary’s with Frontiers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqXMzSmad4I&t=124s
    1. TLDR: RSI actually do Dev Diary’s and FDEV do marketing fluff pieces…
    2. I (Ben) think he raises a good point
    3. The SC video Inside Star Citizen: River’s Edge | Winter 2021 – YouTube
  5. Highlights – Farseer Inc, Deciat – Race 6 of Scarab Mastery Championship
  6. The Silverbacks Squadron are heading up an expedition to Sagittarius A* and Explorers Anchorage, but taking a curved route up and across the Sagittarius-Carina Arm and the Scutum-Centaurus Arm taking in the Circinus Transit and parts of the Norma Expanse and Arcadian Stream before heading into the Core regions somewhere near the Teal Nebula.
    1. Objectives:
      1. Reach the Core Regions.
      2. Collect biological samples.
      3. Search for POIs in the Circinus Transit.
      4. Review the systems and boundaries discovered as part of the Drymon Survey of the The Aronnax Expedition 3303.
      5. Search for POIs traversing the galactic arms between the Drymon Ridge and the Gallipolis.
      6. Survey the peripheries of the Teal Nebula and visit the Guardian ruins.
      7. Deliver supplies to DSSA FCs and Explorer’s Anchorage.
    2. Departure: 3rd February
    3. Duration: approx. 3 months
    4. Register Expedition on EDSM
    5. Contact CMDR Junagu on Inara
    6. Join the Blodeuwedd’s Branch Discord server

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. 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.
  4. Following this we have the amazing Galactic Digest News as supplied by Cmdr Wotherspoon with contributions by cmdr beetlejude.
  5. 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 (Again!)
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast (Dunno if they’re still going let us know)
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.