Lave Radio Episode #475 “Functionally different” – 06/02/2024

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
SRV Banksy Alec Turner Alec Turner 
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Frontier unlocked live stream 31/01/2023
    1. 4 new “functionally different” ship variants released during the year
      1. Python MK 2 images were shown off
    2. Update 18 will bring a culmination to the Thargoid war and allow us to “end the Titans”. Scheduled for the 26th Feb
    3. Update 19 will re-work Power Play – no deets yet but we’ve already got a thread. 😉
    4. Another new feature this year at some point
    5. Standard fix patches rolled out between updates
    6. Unlocked will be the last Wednesday of every month

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. Everyone has gone mental about the 2024 update;-
    1. Burr Pitt – FDEV Announce the Future of Elite Dangerous
    2. Obsidian Ant (being almost upbeat). Elite Dangerous – The BIGGEST Updates For Years
    3. Ricardos Gaming – Elite Dangerous News – Update 18 and 19 New ships and more!
    4. Hawkes Gaming – Will Adding New Ships to Elite Dangerous Odyssey Save the Game in 2024?
    5. Commander Exorcist – [SPOILERS] ELITE DANGEROUS – The Dead Game that Refuses to Die (Update 18 and BEYOND!!)
    6. Indigo – Is Elite BACK In 2024?
    7. Loot and Grind – ELITE DANGEROUS Is Back!! #NewsUpdate
    8. Best one DigThat32 who did reactions to the reactions of the 2024 Update. How Everybody Reacted To The Elite Dangerous Announcements
    9. CMDR Homborger was not happy with the recent Elite Dangerous reveals. 
  2. But also:
    1. Farming Manufactured Materials BUT IT’S FUN! | Elite Dangerous Engineering Guide 2024
      I’m an EXPLORER – Which Should I Fly? | Elite Dangerous Exploration 2024
      Dituri’s Elite
    2. The Elite Racers 3310 Winter Olympics continues:
      Week 2 (24 Feb): SRV Cross & SRV Rally
      The 3310 Winter Olympics will continue on 24 February with Week 2 competition, featuring SRV Cross and SRV Rally courses at Cayley Barracks on 4 Eridani ABC 7 h.
      Event details are still being finalized and are subject to change.
    3. CMDR Shuggie passed away this week, Lave sends condolences to their friends and family.

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

    1. Deliveries of coral sap, impure spire minerals and semi-refined spire minerals can be made at Austen Town Station in the Arque system. As an additional incentive, paint jobs will be offered to qualifying participants. These rewards are cumulative. Top 75% of contributors: Alliance Challenger Cyclops paint job Top 50% of contributors: Alliance Crusader Cyclops paint job Top 25% of contributors: Federal Corvette Cyclops paint job
    2. It was completed on Saturday morning.
  2. Thargoid War Stats, with only 2 alerts and 4 invasions were defended last week, the Thargoids have started to increase spread again. The current stats are; –
    1. Alerts – 51
    2. Invasions – 22
    3. Controlled – 408
    4. Recovery – 7
    5. With no Invasions or Alerts being stopped this week, we could lose control of an additional 38 systems as of Thursday.
  3. According to Steam Charts, we’ve now got the highest number of players for more than six months.

Store Alert

  1. No Store alert but we do have drops available for you ;-
    1. Ice Sheet Alliance Chieftain 
    2. Ice Sheet Federal Corvette 
    3. Ice Sheet Fer-de-Lance
    4. Ice Sheet Anaconda

Any other business

  1. 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.


  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.

One Comment:

  1. New ships + new Power Play = Pamphlet Clipper

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