Lave Radio Episode 398 “This is fine…” – 12/07/2022

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Discovery Scanner
  2. Sally has confirmed that the CQC Bug is being looked at.

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

  1. 6th July – Federation Targets Narcotics Syndicate
  2. 7th July – The Salvation Stratagem
  3. 7th July – HIP 22460 Receives Vital Supplies
  4. 8th July – Thargoids Launch Attack in HIP 22460
  5. 11th July – Red Family Kingpin Eludes the FIA
  6. 12th July – More Thargoids

Store Alert (every second show) [link]

  1. Viper Mk III Acceleration skins. Blue, Orange, Sand (the one anakin hates), Green, Grey and Red.

Main discussion

  1. Thargoids –  What’s Next? (no Particular order!)
    1. Colin  – 
      1. thinks we’re now going to have a serious war for the rest of the year, with the thargoids trying to retake the Pleiades, while having a diversional attack in the Bubble. Possible on-foot attacks by thargoids after the August update.
      2. Possible Cgs with on-foot objectives
    2. Shan
    3. Psykit
    4. Ben

Community Corner

  1. LAVECON! – Episode 399 and 400 will be running at Lavecon
  2. 18th July 2022 – 24 Jul 2022 – THE HUNT FOR POLYPHEMUS – Everyone. PC and Console, Odyssey and Horizons. All they need is the means to build the regulation DBS, to find an instance with a lone Cyclops and to record their fight and be able to post a YouTube or Twitch link to it.
      1. No
      2. The Hunt for Polyphemus is an AX event open to all (Console and PC, Horizons and Odyssey) with credit rewards for the top 3 pilots on both Console and PC and even more credits for the overall winner such that they would win enough to purchase a Fleet Carrier.
      1. Sign up begins the week of the 11th @ 10am UTC and entrants will need to join the New Pilots Initiative Discord
  3. 21 JUL 2022 > 22 JUL 2022 START TIME: 4:00:00 PM GMT+1 END TIME: 1:00:00 AM GMT+1 GALA AT THE INVERNESS
    1. LOCATION Thraikoo PS-U e2-4 (DSSA Inverness / Thracian Nebula)
      1. Any CMDR participating in At the Eldritch Gate Expedition or explorers passing by. The event will take place in the open play to facilitate instancing. All the CMDR’s are responsible for themselves, especially if they get a little bit too tipsy the Latvian Brandy selection in the bar.
    4. Yes, fleet carrier interiors. Albeit horizons players can meet outside the Inverness
    5. Just after Lavecon, join this event.
    6. Explorers and various personalities from all the Elite Dangerous Community and squadrons will meet at the DSSA Inverness to celebrate the start of At the Eldritch Gate Expedition!
    7. Multiple carriers will be giving rides to the event 2-3 days prior to the location. After the events, the same carriers will give a ride back to the bubble. Al shuttle carriers will depart from LAWD 26 in the week of the 18th of July and come back before the 23rd.
    8. Everyone is invited! Meet the personalities and squadrons that participate in the expedition!
  4. 23 JUL 2022 > 31 JUL 2022 START TIME: 12:00:00 AM GMT+1 END TIME: 11:59:00 PM GMT+1 CHICKEN RUN 2: CRASH HARDER
      1. Noriega Station in LTT 2151
      1. Absolutely anyone, experienced and new alike, there’s room for you all on the Buckyball leaderboard.
      1. Odyssey not required
    4. Chicken Run 2: Crash Harder is the 6th event in the Buckyball Racing Club’s Magic 8 Ball championship. It is a test of nerve transporting very delicate cargo to planets with progressively higher gravity. Bring your rebuy wallet.
      1. Have fun, fly fast.

Mostly Clueless

  1. Domzila2112
    A good alternative to Manufactured material gathering at Davs hope is to shoot and destroy Beluga liners visiting the Hot Jupiter tourist beacon on COL 285 sector RF-C B14-7 B. It’s an ANARCHY system so weapons hot! 
  2. cmdr M K Vime on Discord: Most of the negative views I’ve come across are from experienced players.
    And of the ” I’m a billionaire owner of a fleet carrier and running around bases
    to collect(or steal) stuff is not for me … ” variety.
    For some, Ody is a bit of a culture shock and not the Elite that they expect or want.
    And I can understand that to a degree.
    For those who say it is a massive grind, and there are many, I can tell them that most of my mats came from regular gameplay/missions. And that I’ve got all my gear upgraded and done in about 8 weeks.

Any other business

  1. VR’s BIGGEST Problem Right Now
    This is a really really good discussion with a VR Developer about the difficulties involved in making a real vr game. Thinking about them maybe explains at least partly why Odyssey doesn’t have VR… Although I think we could get rid of some of them for an easier conversion.
    1. “The blueprints and assumptions you have based on traditional game design do not work in the same way when it comes to VR” Steve Watt – Creative Director AEXLAB
    2. Pancake land games are a window on a world with “cheats” to make it feel more real. VR Games – the devs lose control of the “camera”
    3. Need to take the players physical AND virtual position and make them the same, otherwise you get disconnect and can feel nauseous 
    4. Since you’re in a world… how to you “make” the player LOOK at what you need them to look at? You can’t just grab the camera and move it!
    5. You don’t want to press “F” to interact with an item, or R to reload… You want to pick up the item, manipulate it, press the button to open the chest, press. Use the terminals in the concourse, etc
    6. If something “looks interactive” it has to “be interactive”
    7. Games lie to us about scale and models
    8. These things have to be spot on for a “good” VR game
      1. Netcode
      2. Performance
      3. Latency
      4. Item Interactions
      5. Weapon (and other object)’s spray patterns
      6. “Play space cheating”
        1. People use the Advanced Settings menu to adjust their play space super high so their point of view ends up being way up above the ground. They can see and shoot over cover, but their player model stays behind the cover so it’s basically impossible to kill them without perfectly tossed nades or ambushes. They can just sit there and pick people off without having to move.
    1. Cosmic Cliffs, Glittering Landscape of Star Birth
    2. Stephan’s Quintet
    3. Dying Star’s Final ‘Performance’
    4. Deepest Infrared Image of Universe (including some gravitational lensing!)
  3. 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. Fly Safe cmdr’s


  1. The Next Episode will premiere on Lave Radio in two weeks time. More information on The Dex Legacy goto
  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 games )
    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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