Lave Radio Episode 435 “Overly aggressive star crumpets” – 28/03/2023

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 Backup MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Download the episode directly from here.


  1. Colin wants to Grump….

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

    1. Update 15 is set to build upon the narrative and unlock the next major stage of the Thargoid War. 
    2. Update 15 will be released in May. An exact date will be confirmed closer to the time.
    3. Major Feature Rework: Is still being worked on, plans will be announced at the end of the year.
    4. Player Made Factions: Applications Closing (for the time being). “ This goal is at the heart of our plans for Elite and reflected in the Thargoid War. Our focus is now turning to investigate how upcoming systems will allow every player and player group to have a meaningful impact on the galaxy’s landscape.”
    5. Console Profile Transfer Portal: Returning Next Month
    6. Live Mode as the Default Download
  2. The Console Profile Transfer Portal
  3. Frameshift Live #28
    1. Sally & Bruce joined by the audio team talking about the music of Elite
    2. New Maelstrom cinematic teasing Update 15 
  4. GalNet News Round Up – 24 March 3309
  5. Discovery Scanner – 27.03.2023
    1. Rubernuke warns us about the background image’s “binary pair”
    2. Sally reminds us to look at the eyes!
    3. And then a couple of vocal commanders complained.
      1. Discovery Scanner’s going to change
        1.  It’ll no longer be classed or assumed a “news outlet”, to save you all the potential of frustration.
        2. It’ll be back to the good old days of “featured commanders” now and then, as we celebrate cool stuff happening in the Galaxy and will simply be posted as and when we have bumper editions
        3. We’ll post informative, “full, game development news only”, and class it as such when we have it, with no weekly recaps or reassurance posts
          1. so Commanders, it will be a strict case of “No news is good news” in many cases.
        4. I’ll look to factor in progress reports on issues and other notable topics, perhaps into Frameshift Live or a bespoke article when possible to do so
      2. Sally’s been thinking about this for a while

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

  2. Tues 28th March –
  3. Legacy CG Spotted???

  4. In the ‘Live version’ the thargoid war stands as the following;-
    1. 40 systems are reporting alerts (including GE again)
    2. 49 systems are being invaded.
    3. 12 systems have been recaptured / saved
    4. 25 systems are in recovery.
    5. The Thargoids now control 1102 systems (5.12%) of the bubble 

Store Alert

  1. Nothing….. But there is some physical stuff from the Frontier Store that is only available in the US. The Lovely Sally is investigating

Main discussion

  • Ep 4 – 0:09 3D model “cutaways” – “in the fullness of time you can actually walk around these ships can’t you” (and so it begins – 10 years ago this month!) – “how do you get in [the sidewinder] .. a ladder! … well that answers my question”
  • – 0:18 Imperial cruiser concept looks 10 to 15 times the size of the Anaconda (is this what became the Imperial capital ship?) – “we’ll be docking at these to pick up military missions”
  • – lots on C&P but not significantly different from what we ended up with (levels of crime, detection of crime, punishment of crime)
  • Ep 5 – 0:15 “yes you can dock with capital ships” (David Braben), access to military news/drives/ships/missions/etc (speculation)
  • – 0:33 elite branded leather driving gloves (the older player base are still waiting)
  • – 0:51 achievements (Brookes “yes) – ended up console only
  • – 0:58 being stranded and putting out a distress signal (manual ejection of escape pod again) – options: to “all player” group or just to npc’s

Community Corner

  1. [Elite Dangerous] Edge of the World (edit/music video) The PRO in PROtoKOPs stands for prolific, clearly, but this is another glorious video.
  2. – Next in the Ads series, Crazy Mick’s
  3. Ghost Giraffe was doing CQC over the weekend (Tried to join in but didn’t seem to be able connect).


  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 and content creators;-
    1. The Guard Frequency (who do other space games )
    2. Loose Screws.
    3.– CMDR Ascobious of the Brocast is still running on a Sunday night at 8:00pm 
  4. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeetleJude.
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  6. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo, Jn Tracks and Allen Stroud who created the music used on the Show.

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