Lave Radio Episode 446 “Some is more balanced than others” – 20/06/2023

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
SRV Banksy Alec Turner Alec Turner 
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Frameshift Live #31
    1. Update 16 1st week in August
    2. Update 17 is coming this year
    3. There’s a new hunter class coming (pretty sure it’s going to be called a scythe given the gigantic clue max dropped) it’s got double the amount of spinny arms and deploys thargoid style collector limpets.
      Also Derin was in chat and referred to the new hunter class goid as “my baby”..
    4. The chat was talking about the ax reactivation missions and the programming of what the revenants can do, how they see, why they choose to throw bombs when they haven’t actually seen you yet, a silly clip of a sticky bomb sticking to a cmdrs visor which is why their bombs no longer stick to the player, and then a section talking about how excited they are.
      1. SJA got a shout out from Tom for the Skimmer coming down
    5. Tom also mentioned seeing a halo Dev talk about only adding new things in when they have a specific purpose, for example there was at the time only one sniper rifle in halo because there was only one sniper role and likened it to this new hunter with the limpets, and if that is the ethos at the moment it would go some way to explain why we haven’t had any new player ships for as long as we have.
      1. New Thargoid ship use cases…
  2. GalNet News Roundup – 16 June 3309
    1. 2 weeks worth of Paul’s “Goodness”
  3. Frameshift Live 2023 Schedule!
  4. Sandy on Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin stream

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. The High Wake
  2. During the Izanami Expedition, the Independent Explorers Association hosted their first Mountain Climbing Tour, which took place at some of the most breathtaking mountains in the region.
    Mountains of Dreams – Hiking in Izanami (YouTube)
  3. Buckyball report

  4. Homborger’s Buckyball Blog
    You Are Required To Maneuver Straight Down This Trench…
  5. CMDR DasJav has released a little teaser for the Little SRV Animation
  6. Pit con’s published their itenery 

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

  1. Thu 15th June – Aegis and Azimuth Compete for Titan Samples
    1. contribution numbers are revealing (but not surprising)
      typically a few thousand, these are a few hundred
  2. Fri 16th June – Disappearance of the Dedicant

Store Alert

  1. SOLAR SHINE Paint jobs for Chieftain, Corvette, Fer-de-lance & Anaconda


  1. Question of the week
    👾 On Thursday’s Frameshift live, we had a sneak peak of this new Hunter variant Thargoid coming to in update 16.

    ✨ What’s it called? What purpose does it serve? What does this mean for the Thargoid war?

    🎙️We’ll read out your answers on Tuesday’s show!
    1. Ben Moss-Woodward
      It means that the Thargoids have finally found an Engineer who will deal with them. The good news is that they still need to unlock him.
    2. Peter Wotherspoon
      Fidget-Spinner, Stealer of Souls. They will ensure a scarcity of Occupied Escape Pods, thus ensuring a good price for this often overlooked commodity. Buy Escape Pod futures now!
    3. psykit
      Pointy Steve, Etienne Dorn’s personal courier service.
    4. CMDR Homborger
      Harry is a Thargoid agent and his Crime Cleanup Services will place “employees” who are really Thargoid sleeper soldiers bioengineered from stolen occupied escape pods into settlements all over the Bubble! Expect a “Our settlement has gone mysteriously quiet , please investigate”
    5. The Dutch Glaswegian
      Caustic Beyblade
      I know we should call the new variant tharg napper
    7. CMDR Streya
      I think I heard the slip of “Scythe” on the stream, and it seems to harvest human escape pods (possibly counter-Search and Rescue?) Not liking this one, watch it be called the Reaper instead and be involved in some technological necromancy with the Thargoid biotech
    8. Derin
      There’s clearly only one answer… THE CLAW!
    1. M. V. Coehoorn
      Probably something obvious like “reaper” or “scythe”. The maw didn’t accept my occupied escape pod offerings, but these bad boys will.
    2. Lee Holden
      Let’s stick with the pole-arm naming convention: The Halberd. They are harvesting human skin to cover themselves in, so they can infiltrate humanity at the highest level.
    3. Alec Turner
      Combine Thargester (going with the hunter/gatherer theme)


  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. The Guard Frequency (who do other space games )
    2. Loose Screws
  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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