Lave Radio Episode 329 “It’s a Pancakes Sidewinder” – 16/02/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_ 
GuestsMack Winston [EIC]

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday Stream – Stargazing Tours With Down to Earth Astronomy
  2. PC Gamer has been covering the Anti Botting Agreement https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/over-20000-elite-dangerous-pilots-have-organised-against-bot-abusers/ and there’s been a response from fdev on the forum :- https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/frontiers-stance-on-bots-and-cheating.565085/
  3. Debate has continued about the New Player Scam on MassivelyOP. They’ve done several articles based on the treatment of new players and how emergent gameplay is sometimes used as just an excuse for ‘Asshatary’ 
    1. https://massivelyop.com/2021/02/09/stick-and-rudder-leader-of-elite-dangerous-slavery-racket-espouses-a-cult-like-guild-full-of-chaos-and-evil/
    2. https://massivelyop.com/2021/02/11/shadowbanning-of-elite-dangerous-slavers-is-reportedly-corroborated-by-email-screenshots/
    3. https://massivelyop.com/2021/02/12/vague-patch-notes-emergent-gameplay-in-mmos-isnt-a-defense-of-awful-behavior/
  4. Forums Maintenance 16 February
  5. Elite Dangerous is coming to XboxGamePass on 25 February
  6. Tuesday’s Stream – No New News about odyssey here but this Thursday we have Dr Ross and she’s going to talk about the new work the Stellar Forge has been doing for Odyssey. And we have Twitch Drops
  7. Content Creators Questions from the Buurs
    1. PS4 players are having issues deploying fighters and SRVs is being investigated
    2. We can’t get out of our ships if we’re gonna die
    3. We can get out of our ships and explore Thargoid / Guardian Site (assuming environmental conditions won’t kill us!!!)
    4. If you don’t own Odyssey then you can’t land on an Odyssey unlocked Planet
    5. FD want to revisit existing ships and do a balance point at some point after Odyssey

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

  1. Takeover of Lakon declared Illegal.
  2. CG – Federal War! The Jupiter Division and the Federation
  3. The new Missile Rack is available from all good tech brokers.
  4. The Empire and Marlonists prepare for the Power Summit.
  5. Alliance buys a controlling share in Lykon, moving the headquarters to Alioth

Main discussion

  1. What do you want to see that would help with scientific accuracy I. E. Not being able to land on all worlds above 3G, as there’s not any gravity in outposts, would you be happy for that to be cut? Etc…

Questions

  1. CMDR Karrde Sun
    1. I had a brief break from the game because I was running out of things to do and the white knights came back to the forums.. but heard some positive news about the footfall tags so came back and thanks for another great episode.

      It never solidified to me that console odyssey has had a literal years delay on it. Dare you to point that out in dd 🙂

      Great frozen no song.

      Another bad thing about subscriptions is the “returning player” idea has a barrier that’s very hard to overcome. Also once you’ve quit you’ve gone. Because its mandatory, it suddenly becomes a valid check to how much content you’ve received for your money, and no sub game in history has delivered game content to match your $ had you spent the same amount on other games. Nothing at all is positive in hindsight of an extended subscription experience. Good point that frontier are motivated to work on the advanced game features. Maybe we should do kickstarters for bug fix packages.

      Anyway, after a few weeks disconnected, its easy to come back to odyssey with a possibly realistic expectation, basically its horizons 2, an fps version of the srv, with engineering and a mission board, new awesome planets, and finally fps rp mission boards for space missions. But fundamentally a carbon copy of horizons with the actors swapped out.

      If you find it interesting and appropriate, it would be great to get your guys opinions on.. what exactly would it take to get people like yourselves playing the same fps content over and over again. What’s going to make your hand reach out and take another copy of the same mission to do again for the 1000th time like we do in space. I’ve been playing uncharted again with my toddler (probably not the best idea) but it made clear that at the very least, pressing a button with the intention of putting a projectile in someone’s head is pretty meaningless without a narrative to push forward every next part. Are they going to have to resort to credits like with every other patch? Can they just do that again?

      Anyways, thanks again for another great show. /like
  2. Do you think that if a system has a population greater than zero,it shouldn’t have any reward in Universal Cardiographics? 

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  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. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.

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