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|Position||Crew Member||CMDR Name|
|Chief Archivist||Colin Ford||Phoenix_Dfire|
|Chief Bar Steward||Grant Woolcott||Psykokow|
|(in)Human Resources Director||Shan||Shan|
|Lavian Space Program Director||Andy Barnes||Kurgol|
|Deputy Trade Attaché||Souv||Souvarine|
Greetings, Commanders, and welcome to Episode #257 of Lave Radio. The show about the universe of Elite, and the fantastic community that surrounds it.
Tonight’s activity in-game
- Is Kurgol flying to Maia to see the new Thargoid?
Development News – what have the devs said this week?
In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?
- Viper paint jobs.
- Fleet Carrier discussion.
- Single-player surprise? Like the player freighter in NMS.
- 500 ly but Refuelled by what? New kind of fuel? Possible skimming from gas giants? Powered by Arx? (Hope not).
- You can schedule jumps, how often will you be able to?
- Who would you allow to dock? (private, friends, squadron?)
- One carrier per instance and they cannot be destroyed. Can you drive it off’ like other capital ships?
- What will you use for your personal fleet carrier for?
- How much should they cost?
- Rumour has it, they will need to be maintained, and not just fueled.. Thoughts?
- Refuel, rearm and repair but to get different functions, you have to add the right support ship?
- Trade – does this mean you can store commodities there?
- Bounty hunting
- Search and rescue
- Piracy? Base for griefers?
- No anti-Xeno though.
- 4 large pads, 4 medium pads, 4 small pads. Once all the pads have been used, no-one else can dock
- How big are those support ships? And are support ship and modules the same thing?
- Best video of the carrier announcement has to be the ‘ghost giraffe’ s drunk Review.
Someone posted on the ED forum that you guys could use some ideas re:The Grind.
My ED copilots and I have one glaring Grind issue, and that is Raw mats. The issue is, we are purely combat pilots, and there is only one way to gather Raw mats for engineering, SRV surface prospecting. None of us want to drive SRVs in circles picking stuff up, yet we have to do so for many hours. It’s really irritating. Miners and Explorers can gain Manufactured/Encoded/Raw mats from their normal tasks and missions. Combat pilots must step away from their normal tasks/missions to get Raw mats.
The fix is simple. Add Raw mats as mission reward options, and make NPC Mining/Trading ships drop some Raw mats just like ships drop Manufacture mats.
The credit grind is gone, now it is just the mat grind.
What Do you think of Fleet Carriers? Have you got idea about the Role you want to do?
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