EPISODE 276 “A Shard of Transparency” – 21/01/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(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. January Update Patch 2
    1. We will be releasing the January Update – Patch 2 on 21 January at 12:00 PM (UTC) for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This patch includes the stutter issue fix that we introduced in January Update – Patch 1 on PC, for players on console.
      1. CQC Fix – the CQCPs4 bug has been marked as Fixed on the FD tracker. Comment from Aesica : A few guys have reported better performance on CQC for PS4, we’ll be giving it a good test on Friday when our bi-weekly events start and know more then.
      2. Thargoid Heart Issue :- More logging has been added, so if you find the hearts have become invulnerable, please upload your logs to the Issue Tracker Issue at https://issues.frontierstore.net/issue-detail/2440  
  2. Thargoid News 
    1. It appears that the Eagle Eye network is not as reliable as we thought; Stephen (y’know That friend of the show – Stephen) announced in the thargoid sub forum that – We have noticed some confusion around the most recent Thargoid Incursions and when they were supposed to appear. Typically (but not always), Eagle Eyes will alert players to potential Thargoid Incursion targets, warning commanders of a potential incoming threat. These signals follow Thargoid movements, and attempt to decipher where the Thargoids will strike next. In most cases, these attacks usually happen one week after new Eagle Eye signals appear. However, as we saw in Monday’s GalNet article, sometimes these attacks can come as a surprise and not always in a week’s time. We hope that clarifies any confusion around the most recent Incursions. Good luck, and keep up the fight against these encroachers! – TLDR – Although Eagle Eye can spot most Thargoid infestations, an incursion or two can slip by, regardless that all of the work AXI/Hive do to clear them. (Good job too because Incursions were not happening because AXI/HIVE are too good at what they do).

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

  1. Operation Hot-Mess

Main Discussion

  • Game Glass Interview

Community Corner

  1. Congratulations to Cmdr Plater for his work raising awareness of Thargoid Thyroid Cancer. The British Thyroid Foundation has announced “The Joe Plater BTF Thyroid Cancer Research Award 2020” which is a £20,000 award which can be used to supplement existing projects or to help get research ideas started.
  2. Mining Changes Explained
  3. Cmdr Ascorbuis (Him off the Bro-cast) was attempting to get as many SRVs into an instance as possible on Sunday Night as they attempted the BuckyBall Course Ben and Colin did but with added mine drops, fighter strafing and ship ramming. It was kind of like Chopper Sky-Surfing in Judge Dredd. They managed to get more than 12 SRV Commanders in the instance at one point (A new record), which didn’t seem possible before the latest patch.
  4. The Pilot on the Fer-De-Lance


  1. Also, Question to the listeners – Since the patch, I’ve noticed (Colin),  I’m getting 16 Thargoid Kills to 1 Deadly percentage point, regardless if I have an NPC Pilot or not? This happening to anyone else?


  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. Coming up next is Cmdr Wotherspoon and his fantastic Galnet News.

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