Lave Radio Episode 431 “Penetrating the Meaty Maelstrom” – 28/02/2023

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Apprentice Stunt DriverAlec Turner Alec Turner 
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the dev’s said this week?

  1. Frameshift Live #26
    1. Tom Kewell talking about Thargoid War Scenarios
    2. Arf hints that we’ve missed something (Alex says something about Orthus’ eating Grelics?’)
    3. Lave Radio got a very nice shout out from Arf and Sally.
  2. Discovery Scanner 27/02/2023
    1. Update 15.

The team continues to work through your feedback and reports, with sights still set on the end of April target date, for release of Update 15.

  1. Console Copy Portal.

A note of reassurance today to confirm we remain focused on obtaining latest information regarding the reopening of the ‘Console Copy Portal’, for those wishing to bring their console Commanders across to PC as soon as we have it. As yet we have no immediate news to announce but we’re working with the team to get it for you.

  1. The ‘Unstuck’ Option

It’s been brought to our attention recently that there has been some confusion over the ‘Unstuck’ Main Menu option, present for Elite Dangerous ‘Live’/4.0 Commanders.

  1. Prior to the separate version releases of Elite Dangerous ‘Live’/4.0 and Elite Dangerous: Legacy modes, Commanders who may have found themselves in ‘tricky situations’, for example stuck in terrain or unable to complete a primary gameplay pathway due to an unexpected issue, would relog to Legacy modes in order to reset their position in Odyssey to bypass said issues.
  2. The ‘Unstuck’ option on the main menu provides, essentially, a more elegant way to achieve the above process, in order to provide an update to the Commander’s location, to that of a safe one.

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

  1. Thu 23rd Feb – THARGOID WAR UPDATE: FEBRUARY 3309
  4. The Lich King, Paul Crowther, published his unique view on the weeks happenings over at
  5. War Progress with data take from DCoH and
    1. 865 systems are now under thargoid control. Up 69 (Steady Ben) from last week.
    2. 77 systems are in Alert (Including my favourite of GE).
    3. 59 systems are being invaded
    4. 25 systems are in recovery.
    5. There are still 8 Maelstroms.
    6. We are killing thargoids at a rate of almost 54 thargoids for every commander ship loss
    7. The thargoids are still on course to wipe out humanity in less than 4 years.

Store Alert

  1. Blizzard Star Paint Job Winners!
    1. Cmdr. Bozzle
    2. Krem
    4. W – No I don’t know what his name is either and I don’t want to share their email address – But they admit to struggling with it this time!
    5. Cmdr Mephisto

Main discussion

  1. Wasn’t it Thargoid War stuff or summut?

Community Corner

  1. LCU No Fool Like One  ‘Canonn Faction Corps’ (Seven Nation Army Cover) Music Video
  2. New Painting video from the high wake
  3. Thanks to Nemolomen,Navigare Necesse Est,CMDR Karrde Sun,Terekhov,amigacooke {macOS} and Rubbernuke for their comments on the forums
  4. The AXI are trying to clear the  Lahua, Yan Zangata, HIP 2422 Systems.
  5. Operation IDA are also working on HIP 2422.
  6. Astyrrean has posted a guide to anti-xeno etiquette (Or how big groups can co-ordinate best to in CZs)

Any other business

  1. I know this is a little out there but as you know Mrs PsykoKow is the artist behind Gorjuss, and they’ve just released their first animated short. Recommended to show any little commanders you know
  2. With Star Trek Picard Season 3 on Prime, I’ve discovered they’ve put the best star trek game on GOG; Bridge Commander! (OK, there is Bridge Crew but you need a full VR crew for that!).
  4. Elite F1 Fantasy League!


  1. While the team on Dex Island take a well earned break before their series 2 return, there’s plenty of material to fill the void. Point your auto assistant to your favourite podcast app – including Spotify and audible – and search The Dex Legacy. There you’ll find bonus edition interviews with cast members and with the writer, Emily Inkpen! There’s also plenty of bonus materials and merch at! All proceeds go towards the making of season 2!
  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. Flight Assist
    2. The Guard Frequency (who do other space games )
    3. Loose Screws
  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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