Lave Radio Episode 462 “Massive Thargoid Erections” – 17/10/2023

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

If it’s ok with everyone,  I’d like to get the bad news and any appropriate discussion out of the way first, underlie it and move on.

  1. Update 17 Patch Notes
    1. Features of Note​
      1. The rumbling got quieter, and then much, much louder…
    2. Other Notes:
      1. Added toggle for Aim Assist – Issue ID 49831
        1. Located in Options → Controls → On Foot Controls → On Foot Miscellaneous → Enable Aim Assist (Toggle)
          1. Ben – I freely admit that I am not a FPS King – but why the F* do we even have training wheels for our FPS? You’d almost think this was trying to be CoD!
      2. where Planetary Delay was not being calculated
        1. Ben – what is Planetary Delay???
      3. Missions to restore power to settlements in Thargoid-controlled systems now have more varied text to help better distinguish the different variants.
        1. Ben – I see what you did there
      4. Changed audio soundscape of Main Menu
        1. Ben – Ooooohhhhh
      5. No fixes for CQC though 😥
  2. Derin is leaving Frontier
  3. Frontier is looking for “a reduction in annual operating costs of up to 20%. The cost reductions will be achieved through a recruitment freeze, spending cuts and, unfortunately, redundancies, subject to consultation.”

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. Elite Dangerous – Introduction (ABELI Reviews)
  2. An in-depth look at Space Exploration in video games (NeverKnowsBest)
    Plus interesting forum discussion of same:
    Use passenger missions to provide additional tutorial information?
  3. “The story of our wedding rings”
  4. Cmdr OrangePheonix’s monthly race meets (twitter) (twitch)
  5. Elite Dangerous: Auto Launch – more joy from the Highwake!
  6. Don’t Vote For Him Baby – On the 15th October 3309, a day before the end of the Federal elections. LCU No Fool Like One and rival candidate El Presidenté aka (@CMDRExorcist) have a sing-off to see who is more worthy of the highest office in the Federation. 
  7. Elite Dangerous – Thargoids of the storm (cinematic trailer) [unofficial] by AuraxisAnimus
  8. Elite Dangerous: Hybrid Spire Refinery Compound at Thargoid Spire Sites – How to Get Yours! Ricardos Gaming show how to do the Thargoid Spire refinery puzzle [SPOILERS]
  9. The Burrs have been busy with several videos this week. A helpful one explaining how to deal with the ax power up missions, and a couple explains what’s happening with update 17 Update 17 New Content: First Look at Spire Sites, Palins New Secret CG
  10. Galnet News Digest Spooky giveaway of Jude’s art.

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?


Store Alert

  1. Spooky Ships are back and our Twitch Stream (should) have drops enabled. We also have 10 Lilac and Purple Demon to give away
    1. Lilac and Purple Demon Anaconda
    2. Lilac and Purple Demon Cobra Mk III
    3. Lilac and Purple Demon Asp Explorer
    4. Lilac and Purple Demon Python

Viewers to watch for 15 minutes to earn the Lilac and Purple Demon Anaconda Paint Job.

Viewers to watch for 30 minutes to earn the Lilac and Purple Demon Asp Explorer Paint Job.

Viewers to watch for for 1 hour to earn the Lilac and Purple Demon Cobra MKIII Paint Job.

Viewers to watch for 1 hour 30 minutes to earn the Lilac and Purple Demon Python Paint Job.

  1. Federal Duty (Free) Paint Jobs Available NOW! For the Corvette and Dropship

Main discussion

  1. Update 17 Discussion. Full Spoilers we will Warn them!!!
    1. For those that need help finding them :-
    2. Unconfirmed reports that Thargoid Scouts have been ‘buzzing’ player Carriers. 
    3. The Banshee is being deployed at Revenant inhabited settlements.

Mostly Clueless

  1. Quick stat update. Although as of July, it was claimed that only 0.059 % of the galaxy has been logged. However, to give you an idea of how much has been explored, that’s over 239, 000, 000 systems scanned by commanders.

Any other business

  1. Episode 1 of The Dex Legacy Season 2 Will be released on the 27th Of October 2023 for more information go to
  2. My son and I have decided that Thursdays at 6:00 pm is the usual time for the F1 Education Stream


  1. We’re rolling over our QOTW because there’s so much going on! Head to discord or twitter and let us know your favourite ship!


  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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