Lave Radio Episode 346 “Cheering up the old gits” – 15/06/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Wednesday – Anarchy Factions / Systems – Influence Loss Reports
  2. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 3
    1. And some appreciations for the dev’s communication
      1. That Bald Fella
        I’ve been impressed with the amount of communication I’ve seen on this thread today, so I fired up Odyssey for the first time in a few weeks to see how I got on and whether I might have anything useful to add.
        And he gave Sally a plate of Sausages! Who responded with “At this point I’m not afraid to say that I really do love sausages”
      2. Aurora Destiny
        For sure. Thank you for the communication! I know its probably not easy… and the (almost emotional for me!) thanks for improving communication can never be understated given how little there was before this for almost everything.
  3. Friday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 3.01 | Horizons Update
  4. Thargoid Heart Bug Diagnosed
    1. Congratulations to the AXI – They say they’ve diagnosed the elusive heart bug which can cause issues fighting thargoids in a wing. “We have reason to believe that the elusive heart bug is triggered by Authority transfer of the interceptor NPC between commanders.” Info has been has been passed to frontier and in the meantime here are the appropriate work arounds :-
      1. If fighting as a duo, use wingman nav-lock to drop (at the same time from Supercruise, NOT on a wingman’s beacon!), as that is less likely to result in authority switches (if it ever happens at all – we were able to avoid heart bugs entirely this way) 
      2. Instances with NPCs are also less likely to exhibit the heart bug e.g., AXCZs, as authority transfer of interceptors appears to be less likely 
      3. Instances where goids jump INTO the instance (vs CMDRs), such as Megaships, will generally not trigger authority transfers (unless a CMDR jumps out and back in, or de-syncs in some other way e.g., distance) 
      4. In general, avoid having another CMDR jump into an instance where a goid has already spawned, if possible and – if you must, move away from the drop point before the other CMDR drops (not confirmed if it helps … but the point is “try everything to avoid authority transfer”) 
    2. However, Since then, Fdev QA have said they can’t replicate the bug so if anyone wants to help out with Sending in Logs etc. If you encounter the error please attach logs to :-
  5. Other things to highlight from Communications Supercruise News #36 ;-
    1. No Comment on Thargoids on Foot
    2. No CQC updates at the moment
    3. No Plans for Ship Interiors
    4. No Plans for Crossplay – Although, thanks to a document leak from the ongoing Apple Vs Epic Court Case, we’ve found that Sony charges companies extra to use their Playstation Network, if their game is crossplay and has micro transactions. Elite would fall into that category and might make cross play financially untenable even though it’s technically feasible. We don’t know if Microsoft has the same policy with their xbox network.
  6. Tuesday – Supercruise News #37 Bumper stream with Added Arf :-
    1. No VR for on-foot Odyssey.
      1. Comment from arf
    2. Bookmark and POI improvements in the Galaxy Map on Thursday.
    3. Lighting Fixes.
    4. Star field brightness fixed
    5. Delay to Update 5 – 1 week
    6. Greater CM presence on the forum
    7. Promise of Powerplay Answers Soon(™)!
    8. Dev Streams by the end of the month.

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

10-Jun-3307 :- Salvation put out a message to try and track down the survivors of the Hephesus. It took the community approximately 24 hours with records been found by Cmdr Namix, sometime Friday Morning. For those that wish to follow the story and discover the logs, you can follow the thread at (Please bear in mind only people who completed the last Salvation mission got notified about this one.)

Newsletter (every second show) [link]

  1. “Vroom! Vroom!” Say these words with impunity with the Krait MK II Acceleration paint job! Available now on the store!

Main discussion

  • The Roadmap and Trust building
    1. Shan’s thoughts and comments on how to rebuild trust, and crisis management. How to handle a crisis.. Fdev are doing the acknowledge with spin (I gave OA the same diagram and he mentions it in his vid) 
    2. Zac’s comments from > a year ago about better communication Community Requests to Frontier Developments : EliteDangerous

Community Corner

  1. Following yesterdays announcement, we have made the difficult decision that Lavecon 2021 will be online only. The online event will be the same dates 2nd – 4th July. The limit on size of indoor gathering and mandatory social distancing makes an event of this nature impossible to hold in person. Obviously we are very sad about this, but always knew that we were taking a risk by planning it so early in the year. For those who have booked tickets, we will be emailing you with a choice of: Carrying your ticket over to 2022. (If hotel prices go up there may be a small surcharge.) Full refund If you have a VIP ticket you will have the option to receive the VIP merchandise and have the refund/carry over to next year as a gold ticket. You would have the option to upgrade back to Platinum next year. Please note that the default position will be to refund your ticket if we don’t hear from you. Please do not message me about tickets via fb, Twitter or other social media. If you want to get in touch please drop me an email. We will also be selling 2021 polo shirts, Lavecon face masks, Lavecon hoodies and any left over merchandise packs on our website. We will aim to get these to you before the virtual event, subject to post/deliveries etc. I will get sizes available up on the website ASAP. Lavecon 2022 will be 1st – 3rd July 2022. We will be posting about the virtual event, but do feel free to make suggestions, offer to host content etc. Any streaming that weekend from the community, we are happy to promote these.
  2. Those who have listened to the Hutton Truckers recently will already be aware that Aleks Zuno, that pirate-popping pilot who regularly tops the list for bounties, has created an online guide to how she does it, and how you, too, can improve your PVE. 
  3. A press release has been forthcoming, and it goes as follows: Imperial Navy Intervention and Rescue Approved for GalNet public release: “Hunter” A first-hand account of fast, fierce and effective starship combat for the 34th Century.


  1. Hi CMDRs

    Just wondered if any of the Lave Radio crew have had problems trying to board ship from an SRV in Odyssey?  A big thank you to Flossy for trying to help me the other day but logging into the game after the update today I’m still stranded beneath my ship. Yes, I know I can reboot in Horizons and appear in space but just wondered if anyone else had the same issue?  Since Odyssey ‘landed’ I seem to have spent more time downloading patches than actually playing the game ….

    o7 CMDR Dukie (Dookie)


  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. 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
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.
    7. Squeaking Fuel
    8. System Chat
    9. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    10. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
  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. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  7. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show

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