Lave Radio Episode 455 “We don’t kink shame” – 29/08/2023

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
SRV Banksy Alec Turner Alec Turner 
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Host GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Download the episode directly from here

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Friday it was announced Update 16.01 release due Tuesday 29 August. 
  2. Update 16.01 patch notes

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. .BUCKYBALL –  We didn’t mention it last week so we’re mentioning it hard this week.
  2. CMDR Nickweb has answered the question of who wins in the Thargoid vs Guardians war via the unorthodox method of marble simulation: 
  3. The High Wake –  Where’s my booze?! Elite Dangerous: Where’s my booze?!
  4. For those bilingual folks among us – there’s a new French show coming and the trailer looks amazing 

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?

  3. Tues 29th Aug – THARGOID WAR UPDATE: AUGUST 3309

Store Alert

  1. Nothing in the store but we can tell Ben about all the stuff that’s been released while he’s been away.

Main discussion (Community Questions)

  1. Question of the Week – Why are you still playing Elite?
    1. Kaytianna
      WAR! But like on foot pew pew war.
    2. ElvisKremmen
      Has to be the BGS for our faction, on foot pews is my jam.
    3. PhoenixDfire
      With my alt; Discovering unknown systems knowing I’m the first person to see these stars, planets and, occasionally, plants. With my main; I am a space hero saving humanity from the Thargoid menace.
    4. Miserichorde
      The continued work of Azimuth Biotech and our late founder Dr. Caleb Wycherley
      1. To which CMDR Wortherspoon replied: Allegedly* late founder.
    5. CMDR Homborger
      I have three accounts. My main is exploring and on his way to Colonia, the second is an on foot account and the third has a fleet carrier with every ship in the game. I feel I have three separate games and can jump between play styles whenever I like.
    6. CMDR Zulu Romeo
      Because it’s there.
      Not because it is easy, but because it is hard.
      To take advantage of profits and discoveries.
      To find and do something that will be written about for decades to come.
      To be as best as I can be in all things.
      To win #StellarScreenshots for once
    7. Heironymus Drake
      I’ve a long way to go before I’ve even visited 0.001% of the systems in game
    8. Cylus Resi
      The immersion and the views: standing atop my ship on a lightly atmospheric planet in daytime, looking across the scenery. The community: I hadn’t played in a year or two until LaveCon last year, and love being part of it. But mostly Raxxla, hunting that impossible goal of Raxxla
    9. Jefranklin18
      Donning the VR goggles and being transported 1000 years into my own ship, exploring the black. It’s a feeling that no other game has come close to matching
    10. Loot & Grind
      Nothing beats the peaceful, relaxing experience of mining. That’s what motivates me to login daily. Plus exploration
      The hope that something completely new and out of left field appears in the game and blows the bloody doors off!
    12. CMDR Jon Tomasson
      Orthrus hunting and BGS work for the faction I belong to. And the occasional happy accident of discovering a story in the random events.
    13. CMDR Kilrskwerl
      The relaxation is deep space travel and exploration. My cPTSD (and related mental health issues) keeps me basically housebound. Elite let’s me “get out of the house”.
    14. Astr0Phoenix
      Mystery and intruigue… there’s still a lot of mysteries with the Thatgoids, Guardians and even the one and only RAXXLA!
    15. CMDR FrostyJack
      Exploration and Exo biology
    16. Dr X
      Raxxla keeps me playing…
    17. Chebs Will
      For me it’s lots of things. I really enjoy playing with the young un, she likes the ground battles and watching her bounce around the battlefield dealing ‘death from above’ is great  I like just milling around in the andromeda (a slightly engineered general purpose imperial cutter) and doing basically any mission, rescue, battle etc that takes my fancy. Helping our little squadron protect fairy dock, my daughter likes the name. Recently I’ve gone back to a sidewinder (quite a bit engineered) and again milling around doing whatever. Exploration is still a great bit of fun, take a week out to explore the galaxy and see stuff no one else ever has. This game still has loads to offer, the new thargoid stuff is great, we’ve had close encounters with their skimmer units ;). I’m in the minonrity that thinks there is no ‘grind’ just play the game and blaze your own way through the galaxy  (edited)
    18. Saphaia
      I can fly spaceships and take pretty pictures at the same time. And Elite is perfect for 1-2 hour play sessions, no matter the preferred game mode.
    19. M K Vimes
      Most of my gameplay is BGS based which can be competitive and take me into areas of gameplay that I may otherwise have passed over.
      But the beauty of the game for me is that you can decide to have a break for a while and do something else ….. I love the flexibility of the game.

Any other business

  1. Allen Stroud Released “Temperance” – the Single was released on the 25th August 2023  
  2. Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak free on Epic Store From the 24th – 31st August 2023


  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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