Lave Radio Episode 343 “The Towels of Little Norway” – 25/05/2021

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Tuesday 18:00 – Odyssey Progress (2) – By David Braben
  2. Tuesday Stream – Supercruise News #34
    1. 1st Patch on Thursday
  3. Tuesday 16:00 – Odyssey – Optimisation/Performance and UI (Galaxy & System Map) Feedback
  4. Tuesday Livestream. 
    1. Hot Fixes are quick fixes. They’re claiming that they haven’t seen an Orange Sidewinder error since just before 11 am.
    2. First Full patch coming on Thursday.
    3. New Feedback form to help track down the graphical slowdowns.
    4. New Feedback thread about Galaxy Map/ System Map.
    5. They are in the Inti System Blanchet’s Vice – lovely looking settlement
  5. Tuesday – 11am – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Hotfix 3
  6. Tuesday – Liberum Financial Report
    1. Last week saw the PC release of Odyssey, the latest major expansion in the Elite Dangerous franchise. Although players suffered server connectivity issues in the first few days, we understand that many of those problems have now been resolved. Despite the challenges, player numbers have been relatively strong – at record levels for Elite Dangerous, as would be expected. Whilst additional concerns around game optimisation may take longer to fix, Frontier are working hard on resolving these through regular updates to ensure that players’ experience improves. We have no doubt that Elite will remain a successful multi-year franchise going forwards, as the company maintains its launch and nurture approach to creating long-lasting games. We keep our forecasts and Target Price unchanged.
    2. Full Version behind paywall…
  7. Monday – #CommanderCreations – 4/05/2021
  8. Sunday – Hotfix – Fix for Engineering Materials Issue
  9. Friday – Evening Odyssey Progress | Frontier Forums
    1. Apology from David Braben
  10. Friday – Evening Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Hotfix 2
  11. Thursday (Late evening) – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Hotfix 1
  12. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey BGS and crime details
  13. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Launch Stream
    1. Arf and Bruce hosting – tech snafus at start
    2. Arf Interviews DB OBE
      1. DBOBE’s Prison break Alpha Story
      2. DB OBE Fly an Asp Explorer and he loves the sound of it
    3. Arf and Bruce bring in
      1. Derin – Sr Designer on Ody
      2. Felix – Lead Animator
      3. Dav – Elite Server Team
  14. Wednesday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Patch Notes | Frontier Forums 
  15. Press
    1. Eurogamer – Unhappy players review bomb Elite Dangerous: Odyssey
    2. PC Gamer – Players in uproar over Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’s bugs and poor performance
  16. Arf Appears on some streams
    1. Flight Assist with Psykit
    2. Gamer Tagged Media
      1. More general interview, nice stories about Arf and his history etc

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

  1. 20th May 3307 – Alliance Election Candidates Announce Community Drives – Community Goal to influence the Alliance election.
  2. 21st May 3307 – Hadrian Duval Allegations Declared ‘Inconclusive’
  3. 21st May 3307 – Thargoids Pursue Aegis Megaship
  4. 24th May 3307 – The Fall of the Oracle – Delphi Station almost crashed into the planet.
  5. 24th May 3307 – Federation Refuses Entry to ‘Plague Ship’ – ‘Plague’ ships full of Guardian relics is attracting thargoids

Main discussion

  1. Your experiences with Odyssey so far

Community Corner

  1. Psykit and the Flight Assist Podcast team are raising money for CLIC Sargent on behalf of community member ColicoJac, who is sadly unable to at this time. Please consider donating what you can to help.
    Cancer is shocking, overwhelming, isolating… and completely unfair. Especially when you’re young. It takes over your life. Treatment is gruelling and your ambitions and dreams – education, relationships, career, travel – suddenly seem very far away.

    We get that. That’s why CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly to stop cancer destroying young lives.
  2. Notable Stellar Phenomena (Elite Dangerous Odyssey animated parody)
    1. Yet another awesome video by The High Wake
  3. Odyssey renderer is broken – details : EliteDangerous (reddit.com)
  4. The Best Way to Farm Everything in Elite Dangerous Odyssey Materials Farming Guide
    1. By Hawkes Gaming it’s a little bit exploit (i.e. exit to menu to re-farm the instance) but a good guide. Shan’s been trying it.

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 336 “Floaters” – 06/04/2021

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
SRV OperationsAlec Turner
Head of SRV OperatonsBlackmaze

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. PC Keyboard Default Control Layout 
  2. Initial Feedback Response
  3. Wednesday Alpha Fixes
    1. Rebalanced collection mission rewards based on feedback.
    2. Fixed players sometimes not receiving the power regulator with new missions.
  4. Thursday Stream
    1. Video about Frontline Solutions coming next week
  5. Friday – 80% of Publisher sale
    1. Elite down to £4.99
    2. Odyssey still £29.99 / £39.99
  6. Tuesday Stream
  7. DB-OBE Confirms Phase 2 this week

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

  1. 24th March – New Federal Vice President Selected – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/24-MAR-3307
  2. 25th March – Medicines delivered Successfully 
  3. 25th March – Call out for help with Missing Agent – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/25-MAR-3307
  4. 26th March – Jasmina Halsey Becomes Federal Ambassador – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/26-MAR-3307
  5. 29th March – Demands for Empire to Solve Terrorist Problem – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/29-MAR-3307
  6. 30th March – Federal Congress Grants Emergency Surveillance Powers 
  7. 31st March – Crashed Ship of Missing ACT Agent Located
  8. 1st April – Empire Attacks Neo-Marlinist Faction – Community goal – Fight against or fight for the Marlinist Terrorists
  9. 2nd April – Galactic Mysteries: Generation Ships

Main discussion

  1. A Few Floaters…
    1. Outposts and internal consistency
    2. Ambulatory excuses for FPS players…
    3. Scarab SRV Handling is BAD in Odyssey
    4. Punching an Anaconda to Death in under 10 mins
    5. Elite+ Ranks

Community Corner

  1. Not a Game is a documentary featuring Cmdr Michael & his relationship with @EliteDangerous in his last days has been released on @NetflixUK
    1. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/cmdr-michael-holyland-and-his-elite-dangerous-story-on-netflix.569719/
    2. BBC Sounds : This Game changed my Life :- MAt: Space Buddies and Fuel Rats.
  2. Sagittarius Eye april fool’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haHcDQOCY4c
  3. Hawkes Gaming Exposes the Dark Underbelly of Elite Dangerous – Buying Elite Dangerous Credits
  4. Peter the Sleeper Conga Line
  5. Rebuy Unlimited
    1. Cmdr Blackmaze is coming in briefly to explain this. Alec Turner’s involved

Questions

During Episode 336 we discussed the idea of a new rank grind where Shan was incredibly against the idea, but Ben was more “meh” about the whole thing, so we thought we’d get your opinion, do you want:

  1. Ranks above Elite (i.e. Elite+ or Archangel)
  2. The existing ranks to be spread out more? (i.e. Very Deadly etc)
  3. A prestige mechanic
  4. Recognition for a greater variety of game achievements (i.e. Mining, AX, Passenger, etc)
  5. No changes to the current ranks
  6. Change what you like about Trade and Exploration Ranks, but leave Combat alone
  7. A new “Post Elite Rank” grind (i.e. The Banking Consortium has noticed your trade rank and we’d like you do do some jobs for us, etc)

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

Download the episode directly from here.

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.

Newsletter (every second show) [link]

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