Lave Radio Episode 328 “Down to Citizens” – 09/02/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Guest Research AssistantDown to Earth AstronomyAstro

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday Stream – Fight or Flight – Thargoid Hunting
  2. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Q&A- First Footfall
  3. Frontier Explicitly state the First Footfall will be enabled at PC Launch and not delayed for the consoles
  4. Tuesday’s Stream Supercruise News #22
    1. Bruce and Stephen do the CG

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

  1. Empire Denies the Secret prison.
  2. Mining CG
    1. Engineer’s Enhanced Missile Rack Initiative
      1. Reward: The module is a fully engineered lightweight and high capacity Class 2 Seeker Missile Rack with thermal cascade. It was offered in October 3306 to pilots who helped defend the Eurybia system from Imperial forces.
    2. ANNOUNCEMENT Important Information on the Enhanced Missile Rack Initiative
      1. materials need to be mined in order to count. 
      2. The reward for this week’s goal works differently to how you may expect. Rather than unlocking the item in outfitting, you directly purchase the module with the resources. You can get two by obtaining double the resources.
      3. We’ve seen some confusion in regards to the resources needed for the module. You use the resources listed (Proto radiolic alloy, conductive ceramics, hybrid capacitors, phosphorus and osmium) for the purchase rather than the mined materials (bromellite, lithium hydroxide, and samarium). Apologies for any confusion caused.
  3. Jupiter Rochester named as a co-conspirator in the destruction of Starship One.
  4. Admiral Vincent found guilty – sentenced to life (?). Jupiter Rochester makes a run for the permit locked HIP 54530
  5. Warning about the The Fleet Carrier Scammer Scandal.
    1. The Pilot’s Interview with the ‘Slaver’
    2. Has also been covered by Obsidian Ant, D2EA and MassivelyOP MMO Site


  1. Store Alert

Main discussion

  1. Currently Star Citizen is running the “Xeno Event” those of us who have played SC can describe the event and then compare it to events that FD have run
    1. SC Xeno Event
      1. You Tube Intro video and In game voice over video when you log in asking you for help.
      2. Has different phases… currently (8th Feb) in phase 2 – rearming
      3. This directs you to a mission
      4. Mission asks you to go to a location in the system where you are assigned tasks
      5. Tasks so far include: 
        1. Defending the capital ship from attack
        2. Collecting Resources 
          1. Search through debris field looking for wrecks
          2. Search through the wreck (on foot) looking for Canisters to load on to your ship
          3. 3 types… one basic, one which is time sensitive, one which is quantum drive sensitive. (i.e. take too long or go faster than light the resource goes boom!)
          4. Potential for combat whilst exploring the wrecks
        3. Fighting off smaller fighters whilst looking for the resources

Community Corner

  1. Gold Sellers Arrive in Elite Dangerous
    1. One Billion Credits for $75…
  2.  AXI – The Eye of the Odyssey Event is now finished. Thank you to all who have participated in the event and congratulations to our challenge winners:
    1. :first_place: Winner – CMDR Aranionros Stormrage in a Krait Phantom (8:03)
    2. :second_place: Runner-Up – CMDR Orodruin in a Krait Mk 2 (8:19):
    3. third_place: Consolidator – CMDR Hyper Recursive in a Challenger (8:33)

Any other business

  1. Ex-Bioware Devs would love to do Elite:Dangerous in the Mass effect Universe.


  1. Cmdr IvIePhisto (Pronounced Mephisto) is arranging a Fleet Carrier Assisted version of the Cannon Challenge:

    Come along on the Comfy Canonn Cruise, following in CMDR Marxanthius steps on the Canonn Challenge to visit every life form and notable stellar phenomena discovered by Canonn Research. To participate, hop on board the fleet carrier Khonsu XLF-5XY in Varati until 15:00 UTC on March the 14th. The journey is planned to take 4 to 5 months for the 448 thousand lightyears journey through 1006 systems. For more info see @5xyXlf on Twitter or contact via email at
  2. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at  or, for just the audio, at
  3. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “”.
  4. For those who want a literary discussion about Sci-fi and fantasy books. Please subscribe to the Dataslate podcast created by station commander Allen Stroud.
  5. We’re also giving a shout outs to the following Elite Dangerous podcasts which have appeared over the last year or are standard regular contributors;-
    1. Loose Screws
    2. Elite Week
    3. Flight Assist – 2nd Season Coming Soon
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.
    7. Squeaking Fuel
    8. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    9. What happened to the Pixel Bandits?
  6. We’d also like to thank MassivleyOP (One of the best MMO websites) for giving Lave Radio a shout out being the first Elite:Dangerous Dangerous Podcast :
  7. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

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