Lave Radio Episode 291 “All your bases are belong to us” – 5/5/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Darth QuarantinoAlec TurnerAlec Turner
Darth Blowie UpiousMack WinstonMack Winston


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. New Era pushed back to “Early 2021” 
    1. (From the shareholder article below) We had originally planned for the Elite Dangerous major update to release in December 2020, but, in the context of the current Covid-19 environment, we have now set a Q1 2021 release date.
  2. Frontier get Games workshop license
    1.  Frontier Developments announces an exclusive IP licence with Games Workshop to develop and publish a real-time strategy game within the rich and extensive world of Warhammer Age of Sigmar.
  3. Fleet Carrier Beta 2 – Date Announcement
    1. Beta 2 will run from 11 May to 26 May

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

  1. Operation IDA – working on Weyn Dock – 64 Arietis
  2. AXI – Nothing new to report – 
    1. no new activity on the thargoid front, just the Pleiades and the witch-head nebula.
    2. Cmdr MGRAM did show off how to kill a thargoid in a Keelback. Although there are reports of a civil war between two of the Anti Thargoid organizations. 
    3. Tensions between the HIVE and Hank’s Alliance of Anti-Xeno are apparent at the moment.

Community Corner

  1. BBC radio documentary #ThisGameChangedMyLife which revisits Commander Michael Holyland’s story. Heartbreaking of course but sensitively put together by Nathan Jones and hosted by Aoife Lockhart & Julia Hardy really worth a listen.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08bq9sz
  2. Beta 1 Fleet Carrier Survey by AXI
  3. The Winged Hussars have a Calendar for Everyone!
  4. CMDR Cynnrain (a.k.a. Baz Floyd from SpecialEffect) is launching his daily Banter Bus at 9pm each and every day from the 26th April until the 21st May.

    The Banter Bus will be visiting 26 known “interesting places” in the Bubble (or near it) each evening, and inviting every commander in the galaxy to pop in and join him for a little banter and company.

    Whether you want to make a rendez-vous with the bus, and join in that evening’s shenanigans, or pop in to multicrew and take in the sights, or maybe just pop into Teamspeak and have a chat, Baz is available each evening from 9pm and we’ll be publishing the stops on the bus route soon….

    Want to see an asteroid base, or a black hole, or the racing station at Cortes? Want to visit a megaship, or see a barnacle forest? A station in low orbit around a planet, or one circling a ringed earthlike? Want to see if we can get one of each ship type in a single selfie? Want to go to Mitterand Hollow? The bus is stopping at all these and more.

    Teamspeak 3 server address is ts.forthemug.com – just look for the “Baz Big Bubble Banter Bus” room and hop in there to say hi and tag along. It will be chaos, but if you’re coming, bring an SRV, bring a fighter. 

    Tonight he is at LAVE
  5. Alec Turner climbs things that shouldn’t be climbed (again) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjfkwtjjWMY
    1. And how he did it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7_spp_js_A

Any Other Business

  1. Psykokow and the replacement Eurovision on the 16th May

Shoutouts

  1. Millstonebarn comes with a request from Ed’s 38 to help them get their home out in Colonia back!

    Diplomats. Earlier this year a player minor faction ruthlessly stole Dunker’s Rest from the owners, Ed’s 38, in their home system, Dubbuennel, whilst we were supporting other (much needed) player-driven activities in the bubble (the Hutton Truckers’ HOT-MESS), thereby breaching the terms of the Jaques Accord. Biscuit production has been halted.
    We appealed to their conscience… seemingly without success, so a small number of Dunkers, together with the Lyttle Massive and other allies have been working to rectify this situation and we have made great progress.
    However the rogues, Nu Simbad, have today responded and we face a challenge righting their wrongdoings.
    This is a call for your support. Please, come to Colonia. Ask your friends to rally behind our cause.  Spread the word. Bring your ships. Put Dunker’s Rest back in the hands of the responsible owners so that we can restart biscuit production it would be for the good of everyone in Colonia, including you Nu Simbad. Including you.
  2. Congrats to ChrisMasterSki who posted in Reddit that after 3,500 hours in game he just hit 1,000,000 light years traveled Reddit Link
  3. 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/.
  4. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 290 “Scooby Doo and the curse of the Were Xeno Bunny” – 28/04/2020

By Cmdr TheProRockPL from GalPhoto
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_


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Beta 2 is coming. Stephen has said they’re taking a snapshot of the database on April the 30th. This snapshot will be the basis for Beta 2, so you’ll if you want to own a fleet carrier, you have until then to get your 5 to 7 billion. 😉
  2. People suspect that the beta will start in the second week in May.

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

  1. Operation IDA – The station repair guys are working on Guidoni Enterprise in HIP 9599.
  2. AXI – CMDR Rub.100 is going to keep his latest fleet carrier survey up until the 30th of April. It can be found here https://forms.gle/Fv6jYAwx38iYi9Yr8 and Cmdr Avasa Siuu has published his usual AXI debried over at https://youtu.be/t6cVzb4W1L0

Main discussion

  1. Space Legs Speculation and Dreams

Community Corner

  1. Absolutely BRILLIANT video (advert) for Elite Dangerous by Orchestral Design
  2. Orion Expedition has just finished, and the Eastern Promise expedition (which was originally the Orion Expedition’s route home) has just begun – with a joint mass jump from Sagittarius A*
    Some video here:  https://www.twitch.tv/videos/603463230
  3. After a period of inactivity (excluding the standing challenges and the Cortes Base stuff our last official race was Halpy Hand back in January) – I’m pleased to announce that the Buckyball Racing Club have just updated their race diary with … not one … not two … not three … but four news races, coming next month, June, July and August!
    The Buckyball race calendar is here: http://buckyballracing.org.uk/#upcomingevents
    And the details for “Signs of Life” should be appearing around the end of the week.
  4. Hey Lave Radio. Long term commander Kinetis here from the UK. Although not ED related it would be great if I could share my daughter’s fundraising page on the Lave Radio Facebook group for the NHS and other social media feeds. I’ve tried to get Remlok sponsorship but waiting for the subspace communication to come back 😂. The page is www.justgiving.com/hairthatcares o7 Commanders!
  5. God Help us all, The HCS Voice pack of Cecil has been updated to work with singularity in voice attack. So if you want gin related help while flying your ship then goto https://www.hcsvoicepacks.com/collections/voice-packs/products/cecil-performed-by-david-pearson and remember all proceeds goto Special Effect.
  6. The Buur Pit has release a great video showing their top 5 QoL improvements
    1. Button to toggle docking computer
    2. Button to target, your target’s target
    3. Cancel Launch Request
    4. Cargo space and swapping limpets (basically auto dump cargo)
    5. Bookmark Folders in the Galactic Map
  7. Kai Zen from Loose Screws talks to Bruce Garrido (Frontier Community Manager) and talks everything from Raxxla to Fleet Carriers with an eye on development practices and the process of helping bring great new things from the dev team to the community!

Questions

  1. We’re after your favourite ‘You’ve been framed’ or ‘Cmdrs do the funniest things’ stories! Boosting instead of docking, face-planting on High G worlds, funny pirate encounters. Let us know and we’ll tell the rest of the community your shame!

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. Cmdr Wotherspoon and Galnet news (also mention the powerful people profiles he is doing now).
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 289 “Probing Your Antness” – 21/04/2020

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
His AntnessAnty McAntFaceObsidian Ant


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

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

  • Operation IDA – Presently repairing Guidoni Enterprise – HIP 9599

Main discussion

  1. Completed Beta – impressions.

Community Corner

  1. Deep Space Support Array
    1.  The DSSA is a project to deploy a network of support Carriers all over the galaxy to help explorers in their deep space travels; roughly one Carrier per galactic region (plus a few more on the Z axis around the galactic centre). Those Carriers, offered by individuals, groups, factions or squadrons, would remain in a fixed and public location for at the very least a full year, open to all, with at least refuel and repair services, at the lowest price (other services are at the owner’s liberty). Beacons in the profound night, they would form a mesh of safe harbours for anyone who would need a rest stop.
    2. A small team of Sagittarius Eye members have launched Cosmonaut, a free monthly online magazine for Star Citizen: https://cosmonautmagazine.com/. Issue 1 went live on April 12th. We’re this week’s featured creator on the CIG newsletter: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/citizens/17560-This-Week-In-Star-Citizen
    3. The Latest Sanctimonious Story – 3305-3306
    4. Essay on Fleet Carriers and AXI by 100.RUB
    5. ELITE WEEK #005 THURSDAY APRIL 16TH 2020 “AN EXAMINATION OF THE UPKEEP ARGUMENT”

Questions

  1. Using the present proposed mechanics, what scenarios would you think a fleet carrier could be used for?

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 288 “Sorry Tim” – 14/04/2020

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


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Introducing Tim
  2. BETA – continues
    1. Bruce makes an announcement about an upcoming announcement about upcoming beta changes
  3. Frontier to Host a Movie Night on Friday 17th April

Newsletter

  1. Colin got a mention for his Sanctimonious Stories in the Newsletter.

Community Corner

  1. HCS Voice Packs  – Ad AstraVideo
  2. The CMDRs of Orion and Perseus Reach expeditions met up and had fun as well as a lovely mass jump
  3. Cmdr Exigeous does a brilliant video on the Fleet Carrier Beta, breaking down the full costs

Shoutouts

  1. Operation Hot-Mess has finished!!!
  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
  5. Free audiobook from Chris Jarvis – That bloke that does Escape Velocity – Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World

Lave Radio Episode 287 “May not be for everyone” – 07/04/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyStephen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistStephen FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardStephen WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorStephen ShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéStephen SouverineSouvarine
Guests
StephenStephenStephenStephen Benedetti
Players are Friends not FoodBruce GarridoGambit
Universal MechanicDav Stott
The Glue that holds Fleet Carriers togetherLuke Betterton


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Fleet Carriers Content Reveal
    1. Forum post
    2. Fleet Carriers Update – Beta 1 – Patch Notes
      1. Delivery Mission Cargo is now marked as ‘Mission Specific’ to prevent the Commodity Market showing the commodity as mission required.
      2. Players can now block any player, not just friends or pending friends.
      3. Undocument – You can start a CQC Match from your Friend’s List!
    3. Testing Guidelines

Main Discussion

Stephen Benedetti, Stephen Garrido, Stephen Stott and Stephen Betterton join the crew to talk about fleet carriers!

Shoutouts

  1. Hot Mess – 55,439 of 55,461 mugs or 99.96% of stations have a mug
  2. vECM is this weekend!!! Watch it on https://twitch.tv/ECMLive and join the discord by going to https://discord.io/vecm and the teamspeak on ts.forthemug.com.  More information on the forums! https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/vecm-the-virtual-elite-community-meet-sat-11th-april.540675/#post-8371387
  3. 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/.
  4. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

EPISODE 286 “More Speculation than Information” – 31/03/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Fleet FarseerOlivia Vespera
Fleet CommanderMack Winston
Loose AudioJNTracks
Space MarineKai Zen


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Main Discussion

  1. Fleet Carriers – Content Reveal Announcement
    1. PC Gamer covers it and releases some more info than Frontier does
      “If owners consistently fall behind on their payments, the fleet carriers might, ultimately, be decommissioned and sold for parts.”
      1. The Yamiks questions it
      2. And Frontier Confirms
        “Hi Yamiks. Thanks for sharing the news. We’ve lots of new features to share in our upcoming stream, including how the decommission system works (spoiler: you need to incur on HUGE debt for that to happen). And our devs know that you’d want to go on vacation from time to time!”
      3. And Stephen quells fears on the forums
        “While Fleet Carriers require a weekly upkeep for crew and enabled Fleet Carrier services, there are a number of options which will allow owners to earn credits and cover the ongoing running costs of a Fleet Carrier. There’s more to the debt and decommissioning of a Fleet Carrier, and it’s not something that should happen if the player hasn’t incurred a HUGE amount of debt. We understand there’s a fair bit of concern about this but rest assured, we’ll be going over this in quite a lot of detail in the upcoming Content Reveal livestream next week.

        There are also going to be two public beta periods where you’ll be able to test this for yourselves and share with us your feedback.”
    2. Gamesutra just copy pastes the entire press release!

Community Corner

  1. The Latest updates from the Anti-Xeno Inititatives can be found at CMDR Avasa Siuu’s You tunbe Channel. He’s covering Cold Orbiting, Thargoid Damage and a new AX Ace. (As well as this thing called fleet carriers).
  2. Repairs Continue on Revin Hub – Phrygiang
  3. Hello to the Cmdr Ascorbius who has (with his Machinima and Brocast crew) come up with a new Elite Animation Go Home You’re Drunk! Very funny! 😉
    “Ascorbius is in #Colonia, He’s in trouble with Jayne for selling a ship which didn’t belong to him and Jayne is in a race against time to get it back from a very dangerous foe, The used ship merchant – Shiny Bob. In the meantime, Ascorbius has to make ends meet, Will Jayne get the Python back in time? Will Scorb ever learn? Features Turjan, Mach1ne, ToCoSo and Down to Earth Astronomy.”
  4. Cmdr Phoenix DFire has uploaded the first two chapters of the Sanctimonious Story which was originally submitted as part of the Elite:Chronicles project, part of the original kickstarter. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/sanctimonious-origin-story-chapter-one.538959
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buTN20CmI5k&t=219s – working from home with Ascorbius

Questions

  1. What should the Fuel Rats Name their Fleet Carrier?

Shoutouts

  1. Hot Mess – https://hot.forthemug.com/hot-mess/
    1. 50,191 of 55,402 mugs
    2. 90.59% of stations have a mug
    3. 10 cmdrs have delivered > 1000 mugs to individual stations
  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

EPISODE 284 “White Knight Mirror” – 17/10/2020

Position Crew Member CMDR Name Vice President  of Health and Safety Ben Moss-Woodward Eid LeWeise Director of all beings Shan Shan Professional Trade Attaché Souv Souvarine Trade Magnate Mack Winston Mack Winston Chief Scientist Atrus 5060 Download the episode directly from here. Tonight’s activity in-game Meet us in game outside…

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EPISODE 283 “We Seek Elite Feet” – 10/03/2020

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


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Clarification about the Galnet/CGs :- 
    1. Just wanted to jump in this here locked thread and clarify Stephen’s earlier post. Essentially, the plan has not changed for how we’re treating future GalNet articles, which (as we stated here) will be tied to in-game activity, significant narrative developments, new ships and modules and so forth. It is the ‘off-camera’ narratives, that we have previously published via GalNet, which we currently have no plans to return.

      The framework for Community Goals exist and while the regular cadence of Community Goals is not planned to see a return, we will still see some Community Goals in the future.

      Apologies for any confusion that was caused!
    2. Introduction to CMDR Bruce (Gambit)We got a ‘Brucie Bonus’ when introduced to New CM Bruce who said about Fleet Carriers that the new systems that came with them would change how they play the game. That’s got people really excited that it will be more than just a mobile space station. 
  2. Hoax announcement of Fleet Carriers being delayed until q4 has been debunked by Will on the Forums. Quite a nice mocked up but caused a little salt on the forums.
  3. Formula 1® Licence & additional publishing dealsFrontier to develop and publish management games annually for the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  4. Frontier is pleased to confirm the signing of another two Frontier Publishing deals, taking the number of signed deals to five for the Company’s third party publishing initiative.Other deals are “in discussion”

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

  1. Operation IDA – They have successfully repaired Titan’s Daughter and are now focusing on Exodus Point in the Hyades Sector AB-W b2-2 System.
  2. Anti-Xeno – Again the Eagle eye network is quiet and there have been no sneaky incursions by the Thargoids. Scouts and interceptors continue to plague the Pleiades and the Witch-head Nebula if people want to take.

Newsletter

  1. New skins for the Clipper and the Anaconda.

Main discussion

  1. More Elite Feet and other games?

Community Corner

  1. The #OrionExpedition has left Waypoint 9 (waypoint Skylab). We continue to travel through the Conflux in a south-westerly direction. Stars, planets and moons are found and mapped. Discoveries abound! Spirits are high. The galaxy beckons us ever onward!
  2. Loose Screws have their own Expedition – Distant Screws – in progress at the moment, with Ty and Company running to Colonia.
  3. Hutton Orbital’s – Operation HOT Mess is continuing…
  4. If anyone can spare some time, Hutton Orbital Truckers are having an Infrastructure failure in Alpha Centauri which disables the Buy area of the Commodities Market and therefore mugs can’t be bought!  They urgently need Food and Machinery products delivered to Al-din to try and end this state.  Power Generators and Water Purifiers are in demand, and numerous source and return missions are available for various food products.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  5. Grats to Fuel Rats for 70k rescues
  6. Down To Earth Astronomy’s Mining Guide for March 2020
    1. TLDR Low Temp Diamonds and sell to a place with about 10x the demand you want to sell
  7. “Dear Stephen” a video from Herlev
  8. Drew talks about the Salome event
    1. YouTube Video

Questions

We’re going to ignore the salty ones but If you could write one story for Galnet what would the Headline be?

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. Following this, We have the fantastic Galnet News as provided by the Iridescent Cmdr Wotherspoon.
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

EPISODE 282 “Introducing the Congest Shan Charge” – 03/03/2020

By Cmdr CTFunny
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Stephen Benedetti confirms that David has not been taken over by Thagoids or a Rogue AI and is well (on Monday Lunch Stream 2/3/2020). Later on, he further confirmed that David has not been replaced by a Lizard in a Human suit. 
  2. Bruce Garrido joins as Elite’s New CM and will be introduced on Thursday’s Live Stream
  3. Rootsrat asks “So are there or are there not going to be any more bugfix updates before Fleet Carriers?”
    1. And Stephen confirms that we’ll get Bug fixes as well as Fleet Carriers
    2. And no Galnet News, CG or II’s for the time being

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

  1. Operation IDA – They have returned to the prettiest station in the bubble. Titan’s Daughter in Taygeta is their current target (for the third time). 
  2. AXI – Although there are no new incursions or infestations, there are still plenty of thargoids available in the Pleiades and the Witch-Head Nebula. CMDR Avasa Siuu has some excellent AXI Debrief Videos which have shown the Anti – Xeno Initiatives effort is curbing the Alien Menace, so look him up on You Tube.

Main discussion

  1. Is Elite Dangerous Dead?

Community Corner

  1. Buckyball – The Cortes Base Drag Strip Challenge
  2. Spidermind’s Level Up Total – $1,133,153.54
  3. Hot Mess

Shoutouts

  1. To Cmdr jellowiggler who’s 11 year old daughter, Evelyn sadly succumbed to Cancer a few days ago our hearts go out to her friends and family o7
    1. Stephen has reached out 
  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 the Guys @ Loose screws for the Eid_Le_Ci track during the adverts

EPISODE 281 “The Xeno Bunny Strikes Back” – 25/02/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire Eaten by Xeno Bunny
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Spider’s StoryOliverSithrak
Spider’s MindJonShocken-Orr


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Gameblast 24 hour stream. Elite Content :- SRV Racing, Buckballing, RPG Session (with a level up), Auctioning of various 3D printed Elite Ships £900 for Conda, £1200 for Corvette and £900 for Imp Cutter and Lil Willie (by Cmdt Nocti from the Hutton Truckers)
    1. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Frontier-Gameblast20
    2. Raised 26k compared to 46k in 2016? , >£53,000 in 2017 And £44,444 in 2018
  2. Who has Deposed David Braben.. :p
  3. No Monday stream due to the above.
  4. The forums have already started with the ‘Where is the FC info?” 
  5. Paige’s new twitch https://www.twitch.tv/arthremis

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

  1. AXI – All Thargoid incursions appear to have been cleared. Eagle Eye network is not responding.
  2. Operation IDA – Their repair target this week is the Watanabe Station (#2) in HIP 10492. They only require Tantalum, Lithium and Water Purifiers to complete this system

Newsletter (every second show)

  1. The Federal Gunship gets a Shipkit and lovely paintjobs for your terrahawks inspired ships.

Main discussion

  1. Spidermind!!!

Community Corner

  1. Message from royalderg on Discord
    I’m a Commander in the player group Post Disaster Evacuation Service or PDES for short, I’m relatively new to the whole scene but basically the group works with IDA and AXI to “fight” the thargoids however we focus on rescuing refugees from burning stations using the passenger board. I see us as the paramedics as the trifecta of the thargoid war while AXI would be the SWAT team and IDA would be the hospital.

    Anyways, the veterans in the group have done this way more then me and unlike AXI (who have a number of incursions to clear and have a clear impact on how the war is fought) or IDA (who have a set amount of commodities to deliver to a station to get it online).

    We can all agree the atmosphere of burning stations is very well done the floating debris, the heat issue that most pilots have to worry about, the random explosions that knock you off course occasionally, and the always urgent passengers or flight controller that is begging you to save people if you can and be careful.

    Currently we don’t know the impact that saving people from the station has. Below is a forums post made by Phill P. One of the coordinators for the group and a strong veteran in Elite and rescuing passengers.

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/please-make-burning-station-rescues-mean-something.513856/#post-7921213

    We are about 300 members strong however we just want to see what our rescues do. I personally find it frustrating to rescue tonight 2,000 people from the station and not being able to see it do anything. As stated in the forums post (which you don’t have to read unless you would like too) We would just like a simple goal to work with for example if we save a million passengers from the station maybe it cuts down on the repair cost therefore helping IDA or something like that.
    1. Please make Burning Station Rescues mean something
  2. Cmdr ToCoSo has released a new Album “Dreams from Beyond the Frontier”
    1. All the lyrics are on the soundcloud for Karaoke at Lavecon
  3. Cmdr Yanick lets us know that The #OrionExpedition has met at waypoint 7 (Waypoint Roscosmos). This beautiful planetary nebula nearby hanging over us, before our mass jump into its heart!
  4. Cmdr OrangePheonix from SPVFA has posted a beautiful and powerful video on Why We Fly Elite Dangerous
    1. Why We Fly

      Why do we do this…..?
      Why do we put ourselves into this most dangerous of places every day…?
      We choose to fly off into the deep Dark where the slightest thing can be our end…. again and again…. but why?

      As I find myself drifting off into oblivion my thoughts push towards the question of….. Why?

      Is it for adventure…. money…. the vistas…. or is it ….. to escape?
      If so to escape what?
      Do we choose this for our health?
      Do we find this hazardous life therapeutic…. do we do this to replace the void of life with the void of space?

      What does it give us that an average planetary life does not?
      Is it our way to cope with our past… our present ….or our unknown future.

      Many many Cmdrs make the decision to venture off away from the galaxy’s pockets of life instead of living in relative safety with a planetary job, a family and society but why?

      Could it be to escape the scars we have suffered, the experiences that we have endured….. Is it a better life?
      It seems many of us believe it is.

      Many of us use the deep Dark as a way to escape the pain of life, even though it is such a dangerous profession. But why?

      Only the individual Cmdr can really answer these questions for themselves.
      But I have my answer……

      Because it’s beautiful…. it’s humbling and awe inspiring.
      When out in the deep Dark we are free….
      Free to do what we want how we want….
      We fly free…. we blaze our own trail…. we find freedom and peace from our demons and….
      We find friends… (clunk as Repair limpet engages)
      With them we are stronger and we share our experiences of this vast galaxy. They help us to engage with the great Community of Cmdrs out there, they help us heal, and they help us to feel stronger, together.

      This is why…. we can escape the shackles of the humdrum and replace it with friendship, with action and adventure…. Together…

      This is why….

      This is why…

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