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

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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

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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.

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

Lave Radio Episode 330 “Deep Heat around a Hairy Ball Planet” – 23/02/2021

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
Thargoid CowboyAlec TurnerAlec Turner

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Discovery Scanner: Planetary Tech ft. Dr Kay Ross
    1. Forum : Planetary Tech with Dr Kay Ross: Recap
    2. #MyFavouritePlanet Competition
  2. Tuesday Stream Supercruise News #24
    1. Toilets Confirmed for Odyssey
    2. Arf has checked Pomeche 2c and has confirmed that it’s changed… BUT it still has big canyons and craters
    3. CMDRs won’t instance with Odyssey (higher PEGI rating) CMDRs on non-atmos planets because of rating restrictions (gunfire etc)
  3. Thargoids Spotted over Mars…

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

  1. Victory for Federal Forces Against Jupiter Division – Jupiter Captured
  2. Rare Goods Required for Galactic Summit – CG
  3. Lakon Spaceways HQ Moves to Alioth System
  4. Hudson and Winters Confirmed for Galactic Summit.
  5. Alliance Protests Triggered by Cancelled Election – Mahon and his rival will be at this Summit too.

Main discussion

  1. Dr Ross’s Q&A

Community Corner

  1. SAGITTARIUS EYE?
  2. Turning the Wheel – TDW is now in war for ownership of Sol test site system so will be looking to expand soon after the war.

Any other business

  1. Mention the quartet store alert song contest 🙂

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. 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
  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

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_

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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.

Lave Radio Episode 322 Christmas 3306 – 22/12/2020

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

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Questions and Answers
    1. Further Obsidian Ant clarified that “going prone and leaning out from cover” will not be in game after a discussion with the Devs
  2. Christmas Stream
    1. Twitch Drops (frontierstore.net) to reclaim etc
    2. Also other stuff up to and including an Elgato Stream Deck
  3. Main Main topic
    1. FD’s 2020 Year in Review
      1. Operation hot mess
      2. Virtual ECM and Lave radio
      3. Fuel Rats 100K
      4. DSSA initiative (deep space support array)
      5. Fleet carriers
      6. Free Elite via epic store
      7. The return of the CG and Galnet
      8. Kow Racing with Scorb
      9. SPVFA This years Stellar Screenshots
    2. Triathlon with the Bucky Ball Racing Club – SRV, SLF and Keelbacks
    3. 07 News
  4. Main Main Main topic.. Odyssey combat reveal
    1. The Sphere of Combat
    2. Interview with Arf and Lead Designer Gareth Hughes
      1. Use smaller or medium ships?
      2. We can hack terminals or Scan people (and their credentials) to gain access levels
      3. Suits
        1. Remloc maverick with the arc cutter (like cutting tool) – The Scavenger Suit
        2. Manticore dominator combat suit. high armor, and can equip 2 primary weapons
        3. Supratech artemis. explorer suit, has dyson multi tool.
        4. flight suit basic “space suit”
      4. Damage Types
        1. Laser
        2. Plasma
        3. Kinetic
        4. Explosive
      5. Grenades
        1. Explosive
        2. EMP
        3. Shield Grenade
      6. You can run someone over in a Combat Zone (and I assume elsewhere)
        1. 4 or so NPCs will make short work of an SRV
        2. Stock sidey would last ~ 30 seconds
      7. There will more new Engineers in Odyssey
      8. We can visit existing Engineers
      9. There WILL be ‘grind’ to fully customise a suit / weapon, but the entry level to try suits and weapons is quite a low barrier.
      10. Road to Odyssey: Lead Designer Q&A – Notes – by Golgot on the 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 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 306 “The One with the Cobra MK IV Skin” – 01/09/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Active Crew
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Inflatable EditorMack WinstonMack Winston
Download the episode directly from here.

Tonight’s activity in-game

  1. The Dark Wheel have expanded out of Anyanwu into LTT5455.

    Immediately upon that expansion cool down dropping HR 4979 expanded as well as it had been above 75% the whole time. TDW  landed in 5455 and immediately won Our invasion in a sweep 4 to nothing.

    The Dark Wheel has a game plan in place to take control of 5455 within a week (with the obvious four day delay for the war) and will look to expand one more time which should take us to our target system to test capital Sol!!! Kai Zen keeps coming back to the fact that there’s only six factions in that Sol and who the hell is supposed to fill the seventh slot if not TDW.

    They are currently shaping the 4979 expansion to make sure that it’s in the direction of Lave. IIRC the NEXT jump after this puts us in the neighborhood so to speak. 

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. All Interviews were released 18th Aug with Gareth Hughes, Principal Designer of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey: and Jonathan Bottone, Art Director of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey:
  2. Twinfinite Interview https://twinfinite.net/2020/08/elite-dangerous-odyssey-interview/
    1. “Planet ports are ports, as you see in the game already, they are a big sort of draw for a lot of players.

      A lot of commerce happens there… trading. This is where you buy your new gear, it’s where you’ll upgrade that gear. It creates a social space where for the first time players will be able to get out on foot and socialize”
      1. Sc𝐵𝑒𝓃: So ON PLANETS We can get out and walk about, interact etc? What about Star Ports?
    2. “Then, on the slightly smaller scale, we have what we call settlements but actually these are quite big. They range from fairly large industrial kind of endeavors, down to military bases, and to small outposts, almost like little villages right on the frontiers of space.

      Within those settlements, there will obviously be a human population that you will be able to engage with and do missions for. There’s also additional emergent gameplay that is supported there. If you want to raid these settlements as a pirate you can do that. If you want to take stuff that they need and trade with them you can do that.”
      1. 𝐵𝑒𝓃: Settlements give missions and can be killed??? Reminds me of Raids in WoW where we’d go off and kill all the quest givers 🙂
    3. Survival Features “We have navigation…but you might go too far and the journey back can be really intense! Am I going to make it? Or am I going to suffocate in my suit a hundred meters away? So there are some really cool, intimate, and intense moments that come from the foot gameplay”
      1. 𝐵𝑒𝓃: YAY! So long as you have enough time to do what’s needed and replenishing is easy! I.E. I get back to my ship / Enclosed SRV and my O2 quickly replenish… On the other hand if we get set a speeder bike, maybe it doesn’t? Or maybe the suit has connectors in it and the bike can make O2…
  3. Polygon Interview https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/18/21372562/elite-dangerous-odyssey-expansion-details-one-giant-leap-interview
    1. Developers are also considering allowing them to walk around inside starships, exploring the vessels they’ve owned for years for the first time. The feature won’t be available at launch when Elite Dangerous: Odyssey comes to PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One sometime in early 2021.
    2. Also undecided is how players will transition from ships or wheeled vehicles to walking on foot. The team wants players to have their own “Neil Armstrong moment” Hughes said, of being the first person to step on a distant world. Trouble is that they’re just not settled on what that moment will actually feel like.
    1. Clarification from polygon. They got the bit about animals wrong but the lack of walking around ships they’re standing by.
  4. Destructoid https://www.destructoid.com/stories/elite-dangerous-odyssey-is-a-layer-across-the-whole-game–600816.phtml
  5. IGN Interview https://www.ign.com/articles/elite-dangerous-odyssey-space-content-not-done-new-players
  6. WCC Tech interview https://wccftech.com/elite-dangerous-odyssey-interview-from-the-darkness-of-space-to-the-light-of-uncharted-planets/
    1. Chris Greggory and Luke Betterton
    2. Confirmation of NO Crossplay in Odyssey

Newsletter (every second show)

  1. News Letter #300
    1. Free ASP Skin
    2. We get a mention.

Main discussion

More discussion of the Dev Diary

Community Corner

  1. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Reunion
    From Cmdr Yanick – Yes ladies, gentlemen, non binary folks and attendant Thargoids…it’s the event you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The Apollo 11 Anniversary Expedition Reunion!
    https://twitter.com/commader_yanick/status/1295795421474848783
  2. Hopefully both of Allen’s videos will be up on youtube.
  3. Sagittarius Eye Issue 28 is going up as a podcast on Wednesday 2nd September at http://podcast.sagittarius-eye.com 
  4. Canonn are doing a film making contest. That expires this THURSDAY (3rd September) Its open to everyone and the prize is a very nice DiHydrogen Monoxide Cannon Containment Flask https://canonn.science/news/gnosis-competition
  5. The Buur Pit dives into snippets from interviews that haven’t been mentioned by FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sDUinh39d8
  6. Elite Week Interviewed Elite Product Manager, Al Hibberd for their 33rd Episode
    1. Well worth a listen, and Al makes some interesting comments on his take on Lore and Story in Elite Dangerous. Community Setting the Narrative. And FD are “working on (story) things behind closed doors” — “Excite the community very very soon”

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 CMDR Karrde Sun (Excellent Timothy Zahn Ref there) for this thread :- https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/first-normal-coverage-ive-heard-regarding-odyseey.553455/
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders