Lave Radio Episode 309 “British Pipes are Smaller than Advertised” – 22/09/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech LemurChrisHatter
Mack WinstonTrade NegotiatorBig Mack

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Elite Dangerous is 36! It was launched on the 20th of September 1984.
    1. https://youtu.be/47HzgWqv_kk
  2. Frontier’s Creative Furnace MCV/ DEVELOP interview with DB OBE, but includes his thoughts on dev process
    1. “But what really matters is that the gameplay is working. That you can see the promise of the game. And I think as long as we have confidence that whoever we’re working with can make something beautiful, there’s no need to make everything beautiful as part of that submission process.

      Because we’re a developer, we know the gameplay matters. And actually the best time to make something beautiful-looking is right at the end. But there can be pressure from publishing to make every milestone beautiful and that is ever so much makework. And eventually, it becomes quite demoralising for a team.”
    2. “We were approaching capacity in the new building anyway,” he explains. “What it (working from home) will do is increase our runway before needing another building because we’ll have an element of work from home. Because I think what it’s done is it’s taught us lots, we’ve changed our processes quite a lot, in a good way. And hopefully it’s helped people with work-life balance.”
    3. although Braben informs us that their “excellent canteen” is sadly yet to reopen.
  3. StellarScreenshots – Win Unique Paint Jobs!
    1. Therefore, we’re going to start showcasing five screenshots every week rather than four and each Commander whose image is featured will receive an exclusive Paint Job which cannot be obtained elsewhere!

      Each month, one of these three unique Paint Jobs for the Asp Explorer will be awarded to featured Commanders – the Asp Explorer Shatter Lava, Ice and Acid:
    2. To qualify, #StellarScreenshots entries must:
      1. Include the exact Commander name of the account from which the screenshot was taken
      2. Be posted on the current week’s #StellarScreenshots threads on either Twitter, Facebook, or the forums. If posted on Twitter separately, use the hashtag #StellarScreenshots
      3. Be in a 16:9 aspect ratio with a minimum resolution of 1920×1080

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

  1. CGs started on Thursday and Finished on Saturday night
  2. Federal storyline continues;-
    1.  with an arrest of a technician in charge of Starship One’s jump drive.
    2. Incoming message from the Children of Raxxla…
      “The tragedy of Starflight One’s destruction set events in motion that still haunt us today. It’s prudent to continue this investigation rather later than shut it down completely – as was the case in early 3302. However, the final inquiry report needs to be made public.
      Every decent pilot is taught to make his pre-flight checks and when transporting a Federation President it must be assumed they double- and triple check everything. It is hard to believe the pilots would oversee an illegal FSD modification, unless told to look elsewhere.
      Finding a mid level culprit thrown under the bus by colleagues is too much of a cliché really. We encourage our friends to put pressure on those institutions. This case must be made public. Force their hands!”
  3. Imperial storyline continues;-
    1. The Deceased ‘Mad’ Prince Harold will be buried in the Hall of Martyrs and the Blue Hair Princess was ‘Uncharacteristically Distressed’ when addressing the Media.
    2. An obituary for Price Harold Duval

Main discussion

  1. The Community Goals finished far too fast.

Community Corner

    1. The New Pilots Initiative Are pleased to announce the second round trip to Colonia aboard The Petronas Fleet Carrier

      Due to the Tritum buff in effectiveness we don’t need as much

      However we are planning on stockpiling as much as possible in order to help out FCs stranded in Colonia

      Donations of Tritum and Painite will of course be accepted with myself hopefully fingers crossed paying a decent price to CMDRs

      And of course

      It’s free

      The Colonia Express will be leaving from Meliae on the 13th of November and arriving in Colonia on the 15th of November. She will be returning back to the bubble on the 18th of December and getting back on the 20th of December.

      Feel free to join their Discord Server by going to: https://discord.gg/NEWP
    2. There’s no exact way of knowing how many ppl were on the 1st trip, but cmdr Louis Fredlaw guestimates that hundreds of people used the Fleet Carrier going by direct communication from commanders and messages of thanks.
  1. Galnet Newsfeed and Discord Bot
    1. Cmdr Scaleios has created a bot to share Frontier’s Galnet News feed with discord servers. It also has the ability to Search through all the past articles that are available.
  2. Elite Dangerous – Animation series Commonwealth Bounty Hunters Official Trailer (5 mins)

Any other Business

  1. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thelevelup/ice-dice 

Questions

  1. What suggestions do you have to improve community goals?

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
  4. Following this, we have the fantastic Galactic News Digest; brought to you by Cmdr Wotherspoon.

Lave Radio Episode 308 “The Waffle Man” – 15/09/2020

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/odyssey-update-on-vr-and-ship-interiors.554223/
    1.  In Odyssey, players will be able to fly down to planets, fly through atmospheres and drive along planet surfaces in their SRVs – all while remaining in VR.
    2. When disembarking your ship or SRV, players will be presented with a projected flat game screen in their VR headset in order to continue on foot. Players will of course be able to remove headsets if they so choose, but this will not be a requirement to continue your adventure.
    3. There will be no requirement to boot between Horizons and Odyssey in order to continue your journey.
    4. While Odyssey will see players explore a wide range of on and off world locations including station interiors, ship interiors will not be included at launch.
    5. “station interiors will be in Elite Dang
  2. Narrative additions and Dev Diary FAQ

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

  1. Imperial Space Stations Attacked!
    1. https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/10-SEP-3306
    2. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/alert-fires-in-imperial-space.554301/
    3. The bombs used thargoid technology (thus the green goo)
    4. Dear Old Mad Prince Harold Duval assassinated
  2. Federal investigation into the President’s Ship Explosion. The report has come to the conclusion that there was foul play and arrests are immitant.
  3. The Gnosis has been retired! See Commander Whotherspoon for details. Cannon say you can still register for the ‘Cannon Challenge’ which will involve logging every single lifeform out there https://canonn.science/codex/canonn-challenge-registrations/
  4. Operation IDA is preparing to mobilise in an effort to repair the damaged imperial stations. All Operation IDA commanders should be notified that they are staging preparations at Carson Terminal in Kehperangwe
  5. AXI were all excited when the reports of the first Station explosions came in. However, it was soon realised that it was a terrorist attack using thargoid based weapons, so they disappointedly stood down.

Main discussion

  1. Station Interiors – What do you want to see?

Community Corner

  1. PrimtimeCasual Needs You! – On Saturday 19th, 15:00 UTC on HR 6164 ABC
    1. I will be filming the trailer for Speedbowl IV – New Grounds. For this, I still need PC pilots willing to sacrifice an hour or two, hurl their ships towards a planet, and make it look good! Think you got what it takes? Want your ship to be in the official video for the most anticipated, high-adrenaline event of the year? Secure your spot in Speedbowl history! The fleetcarrier MZH-B3Z Lithobrake is available as a shuttle. 
    2. It will be departing 61 Virginis at 14:20 UTC on the day of filming, and then returning there as soon as shooting is over. 
    3. How to join: -> Send me a PM and I will get you set up. What you need: -> Any ship. Any paintjob. Any level of skill – no prior Speedbowl experience required! What you get: -> An hour of fun and showing off your ship. Your name in the credits. 
    4. What you need to be aware of: -> Please note that you will be flying low and fast in a high-g environment and most probably will need a rebuy or two – on purpose.
  2. The New Crusoe Voice Pack has been made available for those who use voice attack. Voiced by Eylene Pire, an renowned physicist (and photographer) who has worked on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, dark matter research, and particle accelerator technologies at UCLA. She hopes to bring a lot more scientific accurate information than your average Voice Pack AI. Crusoe – Perfomed by Eylene Pirez and http://www.eylenepirez.com/
  3. Paige is playing Gang Beasts with the Devs on Wednesday at 17:30

Any Other Business

If we’ve got time, Have you seen the latest Star Wars: Squadrons Short and what did you think?

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 307 “Burning the Bread” – 08/09/2020

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
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tech LemurChrisHatter

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. News about News of Something happening With Galnet on Thurday’s Official Elite Dangerous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWqpVO8BPa4&feature=youtu.be
  2. Elite Dangerous – Update 3.7.05
    1. Crashes & stability
      1. Fixed an issue when reading inbox messages in Supercruise caused the game to crash
    2. Fleet Carriers
      1. Fixed a bug causing delays and disconnections when entering a location with Fleet Carriers present
      2. Fixed a UI focus issue which allowed players to sell ships in the background while using Carrier Management
    3. Mining
      1. Stopped depleted motherlode asteroids from respawning when a player flies a Ship-Launched Fighter beyond its maximum limit
  3. One of the things that we missed for the Discussion last week was that New Commanders will have a choice to start planet side (on foot) or in space. Does this mean if you start on foot, you have to run (or rather walk) missions in order to earn your sidewinder? 
  4. As a Side Note:- Dom from the Mission Development team has been on the Forums helping commanders who have been getting stuck with missions. So if you’ve been struggling with Bounty Missions  or Unidentified weakage missions, we’ve included the links in the show notes

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

  1. Peace in Leesti
    1. TX will respect (i.e. not intentionally work against) the Alliance BGS in Leesti, Diso, Reorte and any system that has been entered first by an active Alliance player minor faction. Special arrangements regarding particular systems may be made between each respective player group.
    2. The Alioth Council and its member groups will respect (i.e. not intentionally work against) the TerraEx BGS in any system that has been entered first by the TerraEx player minor faction.
    3. Both sides will inform their members and supporters about this agreement and ask to cease all hostility with immediate effect.
    4. This will assist in bringing a solution to the work TX and other Alliance factions involved in OWTO are doing.
    5. TX will retreat from Leesti after a successful expansion into Riedquat (or Orerve, in case the BGS mechanics don’t work) where they’re free to take control.
    6. Steps forward:
      1. A. TX will stop all BGS in Leesti and allow the Alliance to drop TX to about 10%
      2. B. TX will remain in Leesti until TX has expanded into the chosen and agreed system
      3. C. As soon as TX arrives in that system the Alliance is free to start the process of retreating TX out of Leesti
      4. D. From here TX will take care of the chosen system and the Alliance take care of Leesti with no opposition from either side
      5. E. The Alliance offers to assist in repairing the following TX systems that have suffered during the conflict:
      6. 1. Baris – bring TX to control again
      7. 2. Agatavun – bring TX to control again
      8. 3. Baijio – bring TX to control again.
  2. Turning the Wheel
    1. Gains in LTT 5455 today were significant. There is a strong chance they will trigger a conflict for control of the system with the next tick.
    2. TDW’s  expansion from HR 4979 should complete at the tick and the Rabid Hamsters, and Hamster-Lite forum commanders have prepared everything pretty much perfectly. There is little that can go wrong from here.

Main discussion

  1. With what looked like Galnet Logos on the Mugs of two certain community managers, does this hint for the return of Galnet ? 
    1. If so, what stories do you think they will cover?
    2. As, they’ve said that the old galnet will only cover items you can get involved with, does this mean the return of community goals?
    3. Or even better interstellar initiatives?
    4. I.e When is the Federal Election due?
    5. Reports on an increase of thargoid activity?
    6. Is this what the ‘B’ team have been up to since the fleet carrier’s have settled down.

Community Corner

  1. Congrats to down earth astronomy getting Married.
  2. Cmdr Exigious has done an incredibly detailed deep dive video into the Graphical settings in Elite Dangerous, showing all the settings and the performance hits they cause. Link
  3. SAGI is looking for more writers while you’re at it tonight? https://www.sagittarius-eye.com/team/jobs/

Questions

  1. Greetings gents! Love the show!

    In the last two shows, guys have brought up the hope of high gravity worlds greatly affecting personal movement upto the point of not being able to move at all. The conversations make it seem like realistic gravity is a big deal. As it stands now, pun intended, all gravity does is make thrusters less effective. I’m not sure if gravity effects lateral movement or drive speed at all. If Fdev were to do more realistic gravity, wouldn’t we black out in our ships and SRVs before we had a chance to walk?

    Thanks for your time and efforts in the show and thanks for your consideration.

    CMDR SquirrellyPEZ

Shoutouts

  1. Cmdr Jules Vern who works for the Charity “Everyone Can” is taking part in a 24 hour Charity Stream, Game Together.

    Everyone Can believes in a society that encourages every disabled person to realise their potential, so they are able to dictate the course of their own lives and play an active role in society. They believe in a society that includes disabled people and not exclude them.

    Game Together will be held from 10am on Saturday 26th September – 10am on Sunday 27th

    More information can be found at https://www.everyonecan.org.uk/news/game-together-2020/
  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”.

Lave Radio Episode 304 “Cliff Notes” – 02/08/2020

Image by Cmdr Pappadopolis
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Inflatable ManxMack Winston
Inflatable ItalianCmdr Il Senato


Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. VR for Odyssey is ‘being worked on’
  2. Fleet Carriers Update – Patch 4 Patch Notes
    1. Due to an issue found during testing, the date of this patch has been moved to Monday 3 August. It can still be expected at 11:00 UTC with an estimated 15 minutes downtime.
    2. Fixed issues related to diminishing returns for commodities in overlapping hotspots

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

  1. AXI – Thargoid hearts total stand at 9368.
  2. Turning the Wheel
    1.  TDW has expanded into the Anyanwu system, and is trying to solidify its position. To improve TDW’s influence, they need to do a variety of work out of Delbruck Outpost in Anyanwu. Profitable trade is probably the most beneficial, but they also need Bounty Hunting, missions for TDW and cartography drops where possible.

      Unknown parties are actively working against TDW so they are calling all friends to come help the cause!

Main discussion

  1. Letter from Last week from Cmdr Cliff?
    Hi Guys,

    I’ve been playing since beta, I am an infrequent player, I don’t do multi-player stuff, I don’t have many credits.

    Having spent most of my in-game time exploring, I have recently decided to try to up my combat rank (and thoroughly enjoying it). What credits I have made from exploration make kitting out a ship for basic combat nice and easy, and makes getting blown up less of a concern.

    I think the progression problem is not a problem with the game, but a problem with the players, and probably with how the game is sold to new players.

    What many “new” players, coming from games with well defined goals, don’t seem to understand is;

    1. ED is not a game you win
    2. Progression is entirely subjective;
    • Ships
    • Credits
    • Ranks
    • Tags
    • Distance
    • Permits
    • Kills (players, npcs or Thargiods)
    • Something you make up yourself

    This can be mitigated with better advertising, more “realistic” trailers, etc, but may not meet with FDev’s need to sell many copies of the game.

    What do I think the real problem is? FDev are chasing the players who loudly complain about the lack of traditional progression mechanics and with how long it takes to progress in their chosen manner (usually ships and credits). In doing this, actual gameplay gets less attention than it needs.

Community Corner

  1. Cambridge Game Company Helps Push the Frontier of Video Game Preservation
  2. Elite name on Brit scene sponsors retro video games preservation project at the Centre for Computing History
    1. Cambridge’s Centre for Computing History harbours the largest documented collection of video games in the UK – real, physical copies along with the computers, consoles, and peripherals needed to experience them…Frontier Developments, the games maker led by Elite creator and Raspberry Pi co-founder David Braben, has stepped in to sponsor the project
  3. The Elite Racers have announced a new racing series: https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteRacers/comments/i3pbim/theres_a_bug_going_around_and_the_only_cure_is/
  4. For those that are fans of the Sanctimonious Stories, There is a new one called Stranded in the Events section of the Forums. Can also be found :- https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/sanctimonious-stranded.551795/
  5. Back in 2018 Cmdr Jim VR released a video for a hack for the Thrustmaster TWCS Throttle (the one that comes with the T16000M series) that uses magnets to give the throttle a “middle” for Elite Dangerous

Questions

  1. From: Adrian Mason
    The one ship if there was a bug and wiped out the rest would have to be the Cobra mkiii, back to the original one ship 80’s version. Multipurpose and a great little ship

Shoutouts

  1. To Darren on the Birth of his (and his wife, Clare’s!) new Daughter. Violet. https://twitter.com/dgrey0/status/1290589142242426881
  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 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


Download the episode directly from here.

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


Download the episode directly from here.

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