Lave Radio Episode 468 “Is The Best Thargoid Content Scone?” – 28/11/2023

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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

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. FD Business Update
    Frontier is therefore pleased to confirm three future CMS games with one releasing in each of the next three financial years – FY25, FY26 and FY27. Alongside this we will continue to develop and support our portfolio of existing games, including Elite Dangerous, our F1® Manager franchise, and Realms of Ruin.
  2. According to the last Livestream, we were due a patch towards the end of November/ Beginning of December, but no announcements have been made (yet).
  3. GalNet News Round Up | 24 November 3309

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. Buckyball race (“Close Encounters Of The Bucky Kind”)

  2. Here’s one to make people feel old – Last week it was the 9th Anniversary of the Launch Event. 
  3. There was a charity streamathon in aid of Stack Up over the weekend hosted by a lot of Elite Dangerous CMDRs and they raised in excess of $5k for the veteran supporting charity.

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

  3. Tuesday 28th Nov – November Thargoid War Update
  4. Thargoid war status
    1. 301 systems remain under thargoid control (down by 10).
    2. The Taranis Titan is now completely isolated.
    3. A large number of the spire sites have gone inactive.
    4. However, there may be up to 9 systems under invasion next week( depending on the number of Successful Alerts). Humanity hasn’t cleared as many Alerts as usual, which has left the door open for some enemy activity.

Store Alert

  1. New Void Paint jobs
  1. Stygian paint jobs are back.and have 30% off!
  1. Sale Still On 30% off until December

Main discussion

  1. Thargoid war – what’s next?

Mostly Clueless

  1. If you are being attacked by Federal or Imperial Agents for no reason, check to see if your pledged to a power (Blue Haired Princess, we are looking at you). If you are, you are considered a valid target to those ships and they will attempt to destroy you, especially if you haven’t cashed in any outstanding powerplay vouchers.

Any other business

  1. Half-Life: 25th Anniversary Documentary
  2. The Dex Legacy season 2, returns with an explosive and thrilling adventure, interlude 1 “Secondary Subjects”, Premiered tonight on Lave Radio. You can find further information at, including links to the paperback book “The Dex Legacy Season 1 – Collected Scripts and Commentary” by Emily Inkpen and also The Complete Season 2 in HD audio.
  3. The Planescape Torment unofficial story Podcast is now up to episode 40 (and there’s still a long way to go). You can find details at and support it over at
  4. Roll For Adventure is on this week, Sunday will be the conclusion of Shemshime’s Bedtime Rhyme and you can catch up here Candlekeep Mysteries Episode 6! | Roll for Adventure | Shemshime’s Bedtime Rhyme

Question of the week – What additions would you like to see in the store for your CMDR customisation?

  1. Dantechnik
    I really really really want an imperial suit! Bask in her glory and all that.
  2. Thedourscot
    People went crazy for the hoods, but my CMDR wants a snazzy cape!
  3. LCU No Fool Like One
    I need a labcoat. But that aside, what I would really like is to be able to use ship decals on an arm patch or breast patch.
  4. Saphaia
    More light-coloured suits please. Yes, all the black ones do look really amazing – but I always switch back to a white one because they’re better in pictures/videos.
    Aside from suits: I kinda want more hair styles and more decals.
  5. Cylus Resi
    Either “exo” attachments like mechanical upgrades or robot legs/arms, proper cyborg style, but maybe only available from Jacques Station.
  6. Tala
    Not really desperate for it to appear, since we have it, but I’m a HUGE fan of head-coverings that go over helmets; hoods like with the Wraith set, or especially wraps, like with the Nomad set. Love that kind of thing.
  7. Kilt801
    ok well lets pretend the backpacks are separate from suits but a cosmetic pack maybe one with wings that deploy when disembarked or with weird thrusters maybe even a santa bag to go with all of the other x-mas swag that would be a quick way to get me to restock on arx points
  8. HappyMoonMonkey
    Santa suit.
    Also, more animal heads (monkey head please!).
    Some might complain about the Fortnite-ification of the game. But really? It’s 3309 and if I want to wear a space helmet that looks like a gorilla then I’m going to!
    Also, more colours. Lots of the suits are really drab.
    (I’ll restrain myself here because it’s so easy to come up with a shopping list of options….)
  9. CMDR duck0
    In winter, I tend to wear a long warm coat. I want a long, flappy, warm coat. Possibly brown.
  10. Chris Mk V
    I’d love to see the return of the year of the tiger set
    In fact I hope they bring out more cool stuff just to upset those people who get their arse in their hand about it
  11. Chebs Will
    mankini 😮 I’d like to let out my inner Borat!! Nice
  12. Ben
    Personally I am happy with any suit, so long as it’s black…
  13. Psykit
    I want deely boppers like you would not believe. And a chest plate decal if the outfit has the option for one.


  1. Our sister station, (According to Google Bard) Insignificant 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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