Lave Radio Episode 447 “Not as boring as I first thought” – 27/06/2023

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Tech SlothJan ChlupacekPoutnik Santiago

Download the episode directly from here.

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. The thargoids are continuing to be pushed back. Their bubble share is down from 5.1% to 4.87.
    1. There are only 34 alert systems.
    2. 4 invasions.
    3. 65 either repelled or recaputred
    4. 21 in recovery.
  2. Changes over at the AXI – congratulations to cmdr arabionros Stormrage who’s taken over from cmdr mGram.
  3. Lovely meet up on Saturday! 
  4. Expeditions that psykit it trying to add but her PC is being a bitch so just ask me

If you have a community event taking place soon and would like for us to shout about it across the airwaves tweet the crew @laveradio or email

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

  1. Thu 22nd June – Aegis Receives Titan Materials for Xeno-Research
  2. Fri 23rd June – An Audience with the Preceptor
  3. Mon 26th June – Presidential Candidates Hold Live Debate

Store Alert

  1. The Fed Corvette gets some love this week with the Vanguard series of paint jobs
    1. Federal Corvette Vanguard Iron
    2. Federal Corvette Vanguard Brass
    3. Federal Corvette Vanguard Bronze
    4. Federal Corvette Vanguard Copper
    5. Federal Corvette Vanguard Hepatizon
    6. Federal Corvette Vanguard Verdigris


  1. Question of the week
    The crew would love to know what’s the most creative way you’ve been able to kill a player or NPC in Elite Dangerous?
    1. Alec Turner – I performed an assassination  mission by lobbing a Thargoid Sensor at the guy (, who was killed by  its caustic effect, and I managed to kill myself by hurling my SRV into the air with my ship and then trying to catch it again How to catch an SRV (plus outtakes)
    2. Happy Moon Monkey – My first player kill ever was in the Odyssey alpha with the electro-charge gun. I think we even acknowledged each other before hand by crouching. Then they turned to a terminal, turning their back and I thought… why not? 😈 Oops!
    3. Cmdr Homborger tell’s us – @237Eralm  has managed to kill guards by settlement doors so the door stays open. Then they send a dumbfire in through the door to kill a technician. Have tried. Never managed…Yet.
    4. And Eralm retorts – How about running over NPC’s indoors with the Scarab? (Still don’t know how I got it through the door), and FYI… Scarab couldn’t make it back *out* the door.
    5. Some bloke called Derin in claiming this –
    6. Spatula007 – Ive explored almost every way you can rebuy and i still think my favourite deaths were:
      1. getting yeeted by the Coriolis stations with hammers
      2. dropping biowaste by my carrier, an npc stealing it, me trying to get it back with a hatch breaker and my own carrier murdering me
    7. ACowForAllSeasons – Found a player AFK above farseer. Shot out their drives and gave them a push. Down they went. Technically the ground killed them, not me
    8. Mad King Hastur – I was hanging out at an abandoned settlement in the Pleiades once collecting logs and shooting bugs. On this particular day there just so happened to be a commander there doing the same so I tried letting him jump his SRV onto my Corvette. Well, a Goid waked in at that Exact moment and time and the Thargoid wake caused my ship to slam into the ground at Mach Jesus speeds and crush said commander. Turns out he was a Hutton Orbital Trucker and was the target of a hide and seek manhunt event they were holding at the time. They sent me this lol.
    9. Cmdr Guru 951 – It was an accident, but, I once killed a player by being parked at the same exact spot at a Guardian ruin as another player who exploded upon log in.
    10. Saphaia – Only checks the creative part since unintentional & (thankfully) no deaths but: 3/4 into a year long expedition. Ships huddled together at a meet up. We fooled around in SLFs. I forgot to tell my Cutter to stay in place. It followed me, bumping into the other more fragile ships.
    11. Jarenstad – I think it would be that time when a bunch of scavengers occupying a settlement rushed in under my Cutter on the landing pad, shooting at it. And I promptly lifted off, retracted the landing gear and came crashing down on them.
    12. Valaryc – Did someone say “RAMMING SPEEEEEEED!”? 🤣 Definitely not “most creative”, but still hilariously fun to do. Even more fun when there are loads of other ships around and you need to sorta dodge them to hit the intended target at proper full boost speed. 🤘🏼🔥
    13. WebGear – I tricked an ARXX squadron ganker into shooting at me next to a Fleet Carrier. Flawless Victory! Elite: Dangerous – Moment That ARXX Ganker Cmdr RealExivus Knew…
    14. Nopil3os – gotta be the classic hit-them-when-they’re-about-to-throw-a-grenade-so-they-drop-it-in-front-of-their-own-feet
    15. W1ddersh1n5 – My bud used to accidentally fly into his own ship and explode when piloting an SLF. It happened nearly every sesh. I just used to watch, but by allowing it to continue I guess I’m a bit culpable.


  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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