Lave Radio Episode 302 “Press ‘F’ for Mining” – 21/07/2020

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_

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Patch 3 Known Issues – Patch 3 was released. It has led to a huge amount of salt on both reddit and the forums. LTD values have been severely affected (apparently intended) but so has Tritium (apparently unintended).
  2. Stephen announced that in August there will be the start of new developer diaries regarding Odyssey. No confirmed dates, just ‘August’.
  3. Arthur is still ‘gathering information’ on VR
  4. Tim slides over to work on Planet Coaster etc and Paul Crowther comes over to Elite

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

  1. AXI – Their ‘Unofficial’ Community goal continues there are (Check the number before the show) hearts remaining.
  2. Operation I.D.A. – They’ve finished repairing every thargoid damaged station out there. They are pushing the ‘Haul to end it all!’.
    1. Some of their achievements
  3. Turning the Wheel – The Dark Wheel. managed at the last instant to save their expansion effort and arrive at the intended system HR 4979. They have  also got our conflict for control in Anyanwu (this is pending at time of recording) The Dark Wheel’s  influence levels have stabilised in LFT 926 and Shinrarta saw a small increase in influence.

    Kai Zen would like to point out, that despite Cmdr Wotherspoon’s allegations, Elite Week is  NOT using The Dark Wheel to take over Lave or Alpha Centauri


  1. Beluga Liner Sheer Line and Asp Scout Predator Paint Job

Main discussion(s)

  1. Should VR players have to pay for a VR upgrade to Odyssey? 
  2. With the amount of Salt regarding the LTD fix, do you think the community can take the changes which would be required to ‘Fix’ the economy?

Community Corner

  1. Congrats to the Bur Pit for reaching 10,000 Subs on youtube.
  2. Congratulation to Obsidian Ant for reaching 200,000 Subs on YouTube
  3. If anyone wants to visit the Gnosis as it does it’s Autotour; Cmdr Darvin is offering a shuttle service on his fleet carrier. For details go to here on Inara.
  4. Buckyballer Rejoice! The “Keys to the Carrier Race” is on at the moment and runs till the 26th of July. There is a new race planned in November. Speedball 4 is in the planning stage and the usual Ne’er-Do-Well Cmdr Alex Turner and PrimetimeCasual will supply the details closer to the time. However, we would recommend starting to strip down your ships and work out your racing builds now because these guys are fast.
  5. M Lehman has written some unofficial sequels to Drew Wagar’s Elite Dangerous: Premonition
    1. There’s is a forum post about them and they are hosted on Drew’s Site
  6. Elite Week Interviews Arf and Stephen. (Released just before LR went live, but Wotherspoon says what he’s seen it’s very good)


  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at or, for just the audio, at
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “”.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

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