Lave Radio Episode 361 “We Welcome Shan’s Pussy” – 12/10/2021

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday – Wotherspoon, Beatlejude and toastietatertot were on the lore stream about the Asimith Saga. 
    1. The Azimuth Saga: The Story So Far | Frontier
  2. The CG is about building a bridge to Colonia. Is it making the galaxy smaller?
  3. Friday – Commander Creations. Tourist Beacon winners announced. 
  4. Tuesday – Sally and Arf are doing community stuff.
  5. This Thursday – CQC night with Zac and Bruce.
  6. Frontier are Hiring
  7. According to Steam Charts, player numbers are still 75% down from the launch but  there has been the first monthly increase of players in six months. Maybe with the release of Update 8 and 9 (and the fixes and new features they bring) people will start to come back.

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

  1. Thursday 7th October – Yuri Grom Victorious Against Federation
  2. Thursday 7th October – Twin Initiatives for Colonia Bridge Project
  3. Friday 8th October – Corporate Split between Mastopolos and Torval
  4. Tuesday 12th October – Jokers’ Deck Hit by Art Thief

Newsletter (every second show) [link]

Store Alert: MAMBA PHARAOH & APOLLO Paint Jobs 

Main discussion

  1. Multi-crew speculation – with the extra seat with Multi-crew.

Colin – The Issues I’ve always had with Multi-crew has been the Gunnar Role. Some of their decisions were good and some were bad;-

  1. A lot of people wanted a millennium falcon type experience but having played X-wing Alliance, I preferred the Elite Dangerous alternative.
  2. A lot of people wanted their crewman to fly their ship while they took over the gunnar role (a logical extension when you think about ship launched fighters). However, that could have risked turning Elite into Freelancer, which I don’t ever want!
  3. A lot of people were complaining that you don’t get the rewards/ ranks progression as wings. If you were a crew member, unlike wings, there was no risk of you losing any money / rank if the ship was lost. They had to do something about that, it was free money/rank otherwise.
  4. There was very little that could be done if a player decided to “troll” their hosting ship. i.e open fire on a friendly ship and then jump session, leaving the poor commander to foot the bill and the bounty.
  5. You couldn’t sub-target as a Gunnar. While I get this as an advantage against Human Ships, it made multi-crew useless against thargoids where you had to subtarget the hearts.
  1. So here’s what I think is needed for the Multi-crew Gunner Role;-
    1. Allow more than one player to become a gunner. Let the pilot assign fire-groups to each gunner so it can be set up so they each have a different arc to cover.
    2. Allow NPC crew to pilot the ship but only in the most basic way, allowing a player to be a gunner. Hopefully this will not turn the game into Freelancer.
    3. Give crew members rewards similar to wings but also if the mothership is destroyed, then the crew either loses the money/rank they earned during that session or they have to contribute to the re-buy.
    4. Have a lock/unlock gunnar weapons option to reduce trolls from attacking stations and NPCs.
    5. Allow Gunners to sub-target thargoid hearts, I would prefer it if you could sub-target NPC Human ships as well.
  2. Please add a looking for wings / Team function!

Community Corner

  1. Obsidian Ant looks at suggestions for new Missions :-
  2. Alec Turner’s new SRV “orineteering” race.
  3. New Voice Pack Alert : Coming Soon Helix :- For all you ‘Villian with a breathing problem’ voice needs!
  4. If you were wondering who Cmdr Beatlejude is, not only does she do fantastic Galnet News commentary (and puts Wotherspoon in his place), she also does fantastic artworks based on Elite Dangerous. You can see these come to life at
  5. Special Effect Charity Stream 23rd October with Alchemy Den :-

Mostly Clueless

  1. Tip from The Manure Man;-
    1.  You don’t need to put your  defensive utility mounts all on the fire groups , you can go to options , ship controls , and bind a hotkey to almost all , heatsinks/shafts/ecms/silent running , and it will work very well , as long if you have energy/ammo


  1. Zac Antonaci has left Frontier Developments to work for Kepler Interactive who are a new publishing house with 120m investment and 7 founding studios. Zac describes it like the Federation of Planets, but for Game Studios and he sounds very excited about it and the opportunities he will have there!

    We here at Lave Radio wish him all the best and would love to be able to keep in touch over a beer at Lavecon!
  2. Dockers is doing a Charity Christmas Special
    1. I know it’s only September and good taste dictates that Christmas should never be mentioned until long after Halloween, but in the world of entertainment Christmas has to be prepared well in advance. When you think about preparing for Christmas, you’re probably thinking about the dinner. Will it be turkey? Beef? How about an enormous cock?

      Yes, the Dockers are coming back this year with a Christmas special and they have set up a kickstarter on justgiving. Yes that’s right, a kickstarter on Just Giving. I don’t think they quite understand that all the money will be going to charity.

      If you haven’t heard of it before Dockers is a mockumentary podcast about the ordinary folk of the Galaxy from the lowly toilet attendants to famous wildlife documentary makers. It’s been going for a few years and usually does a live show at Lavecon, late at night, well after the watershed because it’s very, very naughty

      If they meet their target they will put on the Christmas show, (though to be honest they will put it on regardless.) They have some rewards in their charity kickstarter. If you ever fancied being the subject of a documentary  there are a few options to get your name in the show. Some of them are pretty unsavory.
1£5.00Listen to the Christmas special in the comfort of your own home for no additional cost!
2£10.00Listen to the Christmas special in the comfort of your own home for a small additional cost!
3£20.00Have your name read out by the Narrator at the end of the show with the credits.
4£30.00Listen to the Christmas special in the comfort of your own home for a substantial additional cost!
5£40.00A lifetime supply of Gnosis Avian Cheese**While stocks last (10 available). Only one block per lifetime, believe me that is enough. No refunds. First come first serve. After ten blocks are allocated reward will be downgraded to tier 3
6£50.00A sketch featuring you written and performed by members of the cast of dockers.* To be clear when we say members we don’t mean penises. The segment will be up to 5 minutes long.
7£200.00A character of our choice will perform a sex act on you during the show**This will be a dramatisation not an actual act you sicko
8£500.00A character of our choice will perform an enjoyable sex act on you during the show**This will be a dramatisation not an actual act you sicko. Enjoyment is not guaranteed.
9£1000.00We will have your ears surgically removed so that you never have to listen to the show again.*Need I tell you that this is satire and not a cure for body dysmorphia?
10£10,000.00The episode will be set in the Star Citizen Universe
11£11,000,000Are you a pharma-bro? We will record a 40 minute episode exclusively for you. Nobody else will be able to listen to it unless you let them.

  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. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
    2. Black Sky Legion (who also do other space sims as well as ‘RL’ science and tech bits)
    3. Cannon Podcast
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Fatherhood Podcast
    6. Flight Assist
    7. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    8. Loose Screws
    9. New Worlds: Zero Prep – Eid, Kai and Souv talk about all the stuff we can’t talk about on our primary creative outlets.
    10. Squeaking Fuel
    11. System Chat
  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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