Lave Radio Episode 397 “Of course you realise this means war” – 05/07/2022

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Spreader of Light and joyShanShan
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Download the episode directly from here.

Tonight’s activity in-game

  1. Operation Wych Hunt’ Opposes Azimuth Biotech
  2. Ben’s in HIP 24640

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Frameshift Live #11
    1. The return of the Space Loach!
    2. Frameshift Live #12 will be LIVE FROM LAVECON
    3. Senior Designer Derin Halil joins
      1. Sally is Salvation!
      2. Operation Wychhunt 🙂
        1. Derin was watching Psykit’s stream 😀
        2. Derin says Thargoids aren’t Humans
          1. Ben says Thargoid Lives Matter!
      3. Tied for longest designer
      4. Coming to Lavecon
  2. CQC is Broken and It needs your help!!
  3. Discovery Scanner 4th July 2022

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

  1. Been flying around HIP 22460 and well, it’s been interesting. There is a capital ship from every power, all with Anti-xeno weaponry. Two Salvation Mega-ships (one of which you can outfit). The permit planet has three POIs (1 Thargoid and 2 Scannable Structures)
  2. 28th June – Azimuth A Historical Perspective (Part Three)
  3. 28th June – Azimuth: A Historical Perspective (Part Four)
  4. 29th June – Azimuth A Historical Perspective (Part Five)
  5. 30th June – Salvation Prepares ‘Final Thargoid Battlefield’
  6. 30th June – Urgent Request for Supplies in HIP 22460
  7. 30th June – ‘Operation Wych Hunt’ Opposes Azimuth Biotech
  8. 1st July – Leaders Respond to Azimuth Initiative
  9. 4th July – Far God Cult Condemns Salvation
  10.  5th July – Guardian Artefacts Needed to Power Superweapon

Store Alert

Imperial Clipper Sheer Line

Main discussion

  1. I asked the Forums and Reddit the following question. What do you think do you hope that the feature update will be and what to expect it to be? I gave people six options to choose from ;-
    1. Engineering
    2. Crime and Punishment (including Priracy, anti-ganking mechanics, smuggling, bounty hunting, NPC Piarcy).
    3. More BGS.
    4. Powerplay
    5. CQC
    6. Additional on foot Exploration Mechanics (Thanks to Zimm)

We had a really good response (and positive) from on both Reddit (

and the forums (

So here’s a summary;-

Exploration 29%0%

Other features not on the list were Basebuilding (new feature not a rework), On-foot VR, Rework wing missions, Usual open/pvt debate, New Ships, Mission Campaign.

The conclusion from this small poll was people are expecting the rework to be engineering but Crime and Punishment comes out on top of what they would like).

Community Corner

  1. Elite: Expanse – A Homage to Elite: Dangerous & The Expanse
    1. Got a like from James S A Corey too!!!
  2. If you would like to get involved in Operation Wych Hunt you can do so by visiting discord:

Mostly Clueless

  1. (From psykit’s chat today) NewtScamander88: Tip for newer players: If you don’t have that much money, instead of buying an A-Rated Fuel Scoop you should buy a B-Rated Fuel Scoop. It’s way cheaper and scoop speed is roughly the same.

Any other business

A new Twitch Channel has been created to Help with Lavecon and more. To give People who can’t attend in person, you can go to LaveRadiotech to fill in between the main Lavecon Schedule Events streamed at Lave Radio. The  LaveRadio Virtual Stage will be the meeting point. LaveRadiotech twitch channel  will be playing back issues of Emily Inkpen’s – The Dex Legacy, Dr Allen Stroud’s – Dataslate, Chris Jarvis’s – Escape Velocity with Cmdr’s Wotherspoon and beatlejude’s Galnet News Digest  and music created by the community for the community. So if you feel left out because you can’t go to Lavecon, Please Join Cmdr Ventura if you can. Also if you’re a content Creator and will be Streaming during the lavecon 2022 Please email with all relevant information to and we will let other cmdr know. Fly Safe cmdr’s

  1. Frontier Dev Monthly Newsletter 
    1. F1 Manager 2022 10% off Pre-order
    2. Deliver us Mars  10% off Pre-order
    3. FDev Summer Steam Sale  (including Elite Dangerous) Get upto 75% off
    4. Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters 10% off 
    5. Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack 


  1. Dan Technik on twitter
    @LaveRadio just listened to the latest episode, not logged onto the game for a few weeks and as always you guys got me hyped to get back to it. Love what you do. Mack is the biggest nerd I know but honestly I can listen to him talk for hours, unashamed nerd- big love for that.


  1. Only if there will be a show next Tuesday.The Dex Legacy – Interlude 4 – Angel City, will Premier on Lave Radio next week (12/07/2022) from 20:00.  For more information on The Dex Legacy go to 
  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. 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. Cannon Podcast
    3. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    4. Fatherhood Podcast
    5. Flight Assist
    6. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    7. Loose Screws
    8. Squeaking Fuel
  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, Jn Tracks and Allen Stroud who created the music used on the Show.

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