EPISODE 286 “More Speculation than Information” – 31/03/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Fleet FarseerOlivia Vespera
Fleet CommanderMack Winston
Loose AudioJNTracks
Space MarineKai Zen

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Main Discussion

  1. Fleet Carriers – Content Reveal Announcement
    1. PC Gamer covers it and releases some more info than Frontier does
      “If owners consistently fall behind on their payments, the fleet carriers might, ultimately, be decommissioned and sold for parts.”
      1. The Yamiks questions it
      2. And Frontier Confirms
        “Hi Yamiks. Thanks for sharing the news. We’ve lots of new features to share in our upcoming stream, including how the decommission system works (spoiler: you need to incur on HUGE debt for that to happen). And our devs know that you’d want to go on vacation from time to time!”
      3. And Stephen quells fears on the forums
        “While Fleet Carriers require a weekly upkeep for crew and enabled Fleet Carrier services, there are a number of options which will allow owners to earn credits and cover the ongoing running costs of a Fleet Carrier. There’s more to the debt and decommissioning of a Fleet Carrier, and it’s not something that should happen if the player hasn’t incurred a HUGE amount of debt. We understand there’s a fair bit of concern about this but rest assured, we’ll be going over this in quite a lot of detail in the upcoming Content Reveal livestream next week.

        There are also going to be two public beta periods where you’ll be able to test this for yourselves and share with us your feedback.”
    2. Gamesutra just copy pastes the entire press release!

Community Corner

  1. The Latest updates from the Anti-Xeno Inititatives can be found at CMDR Avasa Siuu’s You tunbe Channel. He’s covering Cold Orbiting, Thargoid Damage and a new AX Ace. (As well as this thing called fleet carriers).
  2. Repairs Continue on Revin Hub – Phrygiang
  3. Hello to the Cmdr Ascorbius who has (with his Machinima and Brocast crew) come up with a new Elite Animation Go Home You’re Drunk! Very funny! 😉
    “Ascorbius is in #Colonia, He’s in trouble with Jayne for selling a ship which didn’t belong to him and Jayne is in a race against time to get it back from a very dangerous foe, The used ship merchant – Shiny Bob. In the meantime, Ascorbius has to make ends meet, Will Jayne get the Python back in time? Will Scorb ever learn? Features Turjan, Mach1ne, ToCoSo and Down to Earth Astronomy.”
  4. Cmdr Phoenix DFire has uploaded the first two chapters of the Sanctimonious Story which was originally submitted as part of the Elite:Chronicles project, part of the original kickstarter. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/sanctimonious-origin-story-chapter-one.538959
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buTN20CmI5k&t=219s – working from home with Ascorbius


  1. What should the Fuel Rats Name their Fleet Carrier?


  1. Hot Mess – https://hot.forthemug.com/hot-mess/
    1. 50,191 of 55,402 mugs
    2. 90.59% of stations have a mug
    3. 10 cmdrs have delivered > 1000 mugs to individual stations
  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”.
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

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