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

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Vice President  of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Director of all beingsShanShan
Professional Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Trade Magnate Mack WinstonMack Winston
Chief ScientistAtrus 5060

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Tonight’s activity in-game

  1. Meet us in game outside of the Lave Space Dredger

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Frontier on track on it’s 2020 detailed roadmap,it’s on target to continue the rapid cadence of high quality content updates since Horizons release in 2015 
  2. The Big game hunting on earthlike open beta will start next week. 
  3. DDF use to be expanded
  4. Intra system jump gates to speed up in system travel. 
  5. Permanent Rolling Beta gets new Space Cat in game pets

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

  1. Lave radio power play power is now up to number two 
  2. Galnet online. Too much content too fast?
  3. Buckyballers Lunar Race. Combined foot and Racing SRV on the Alec Turner made race track on the sea of tranquility.
  4. Players complaining that if they rank up with the Federation, Empire or Alliance, it impacts their experience with the other superpowers 
  5. Players Gather at the Tionisla Orbital Graveyard to listen to the full audio drama (as produced by our very own Cmdr Thane) of the Dark Wheel

Newsletter (every second show) [link]

  1. New Panther clipper ship kit on page 45 of news letter
  2. Detailed lore snapshot – this week’s is GalCop
  3. Development insights – was super interesting to see how the Alliance military uniform design is coming along
  4. A look back at the development timeline – how far we’ve come: 
    1. 2015: no atmo landings
    2. 2016: volcanic planets and PS4/Xbox Cross play
    3. 2017: atmospheric planets and space legs
    4. 2018: fleet carriers and PS4VR support
    5. 2019: gas giants
    6. Late 2020: Access to the Andromeda galaxy via the Raxxla Star gate and intra system jump gates

Main discussion

  1. Moray Starboat. Is it worth it for underwater exploration, or are you better off scuba diving?
  2. CQC. Are the bots too good for players?
  3. The SRV variants – too many? 
  4. Gas mining on gas giants. Is this going to unbalance the game’s economy?
  5. Player Economy – EIC trading post is booming
  6. Panther clipper multicrew with 4 commanders is amazing – 2 cmdr controlled fighters and 1 cmdr manning the turrets
  7. Racing league has been a huge success in both fighters and SRV
  8. What would elite be like if we hadn’t had elite feet, atmospheric landings and regular dev diary updates by now..

Community Corner

  1. 2623 players banned for exploiting, cheating and toxic behavior
  2. David Braben and sando shave off their mirror universe beards for Charity
  3. Great to see Will and Stephen racing their hoverbikes across that volcanic world in the Frontier Livestream last week
  4. Distant Dinosaurs got off to a great start, cataloguing 342 new species of procedural life on the stunning new planets they’ve discovered.
  5. Save The Hutton Truckers. Now intra system jump gates are going to be a thing, the truckers are worried that hutton orbital will become “just another corilois”. Appeals to Frontier to remove the free Anaconda to reduce panic buying of hutton mugs.
  6. The Serious Lavecon Covid-19 update.
  7. Also ECM has been postponed – but there will be a virtual ECM, including Artemis Bridge Crew, Stephen Benedetti and community streamers, and the raffle!


  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

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