Lave Radio Episode 477 “Disappointment – the new fragrance from Lave Radio” – 20/02/2024

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
SRV ScabyAlec Turner Alec Turner 
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

Download the episode directly from here.

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. Elite Dangerous Odyssey – Big announcement from the team at HCS
    10 years of HCS Voice Packs and ASTRA 2.0
  2. [Elite Dangerous] Memory Reboot (edit/music video) it’s a new video by ProtoKops and it has synthwave
  3. A Beginner’s Guide to Passenger Missions | Elite Dangerous Mission Guide 2024 Dituri’s latest guide
  4. The Next Level of Exploration – Cmdr Homborger’s fantastic blog post on how his exploration process has evolved over time.
  5. Rheeney and Buur demonstrate caustic damage being visibly burnt off –
  6. A reminder that you still have just over a month to get your submissions in to AuraxisAnimus’ Elite Events video contest. For more information head over to the #video-contest channel in the Elite Events Discord.
  7. A reminder that the next Elite Racers 3310 WInter Olympics event (live SRV racing from 18:00 to 21:00 UTC) takes place this coming Saturday, 24th November at Cayley Barracks in the 4 Eridani system. Go to the #3310-winter-olympics channel in the Elite Racers Discord for more information.
  8. SRV Cross course
  9. SRV Rally course

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

    1. 1st CG – Protect the deliveries from pirates – That finished Sunday morning at 2am.
    2.  2nd CG – Delivery of components – still going.
  2. Thargoid invasion
    1. Alert 51
    2. Invasion 31
    3. Controlled 485
    4. Recovery 9
    5. With only 1 alert and 2 invasions defeated so far, the numbers will jump a lot next week.

Main discussion

  1. So it looks like a “Death Star Trench Run” might be on the cards. Opinions of the crew.
  2. QOTW – What are you hoping for from Update 18?
    1. CMDR Bow Lof Petunias
      More keybinds and something new to have to track with a spreadsheet 😏
    2. Saphaia
      Since I’m 50,000 LYs away from the bubble, I mainly hope for the story to speed up again and no bugs that hinder me out here.
      (And just in case I have to say it: I don’t mean this in a snarky negative way. I don’t have a problem with my chosen play style not getting new stuff.)
    3. CylusResi
      Cobra MK IV ship kits!
    4. HappyMoonMonkey
      Thargoids retreat to further from the bubble and Brewer build jump gates to get us quickly to Barnard’s Loop and the new front line.
    5. Lexi Orchard
      Whatever it is Thank you Tom for all your effort… and best of luck. Its sad to see the legacy of all that hard work about to drop having had them let go.
      As a “no thanks” person on the thargoid war i’m really happy for everyone who has been sinking some serious effort into the ongoing events to get closure over FDEV just turning it off, or leaving it on forever (I really don’t want anyone burning the bubble thanks!)
      I have a long list of places to visit where i can [without putting the time in for AX stuff or any of the thargoid specific modules] and hope i’ll be able to visit dormant sites, dormant titans and so on. I’m a fan of the story and the narrative and elite can be guilty of not really valuing the in game representation of a narrative [all those galnet stories being a good example]
      Most of all i hope you all have fun! o7
    6. Cmdr dacamper
      I hope for a good conclusion of the Thargoid war, with us beating those Titans back. But I really hope for the unlocking of the Col 70 sector and Horsehead Nebula along with some relevant content. I am not sure what ‘future content’ Frontier want those areas for, but they are a right pain to navigate around, so I’d like to see whatever is next to take place there. Free the Horsehead Nebula!
    7. Ultrasnail
      Culmination is such a great word that doesn’t mean the end. Well, not necessarily. And that is what I hope we get. Not an end. It would be a real shame for the content to disappear. So maybe push it way back so we have a single titan somewhere that remains intact, that new players can always go see and have a poke at if the urge takes them. For the rest, I’d love to see the same sort of ‘dormant’ state as the spire sites come into play. We can still go and interact with so the content isn’t just lost. I can see ‘Tourist’ missions cropping up of people wanting to see where the fight that was.
      In terms of the Thargoid take out. My head runs to the final conflict in Battlestar Galactica 2000s reboot, where there both ship to ship as well as foot battles all to place as part of the takedown (trying not to put spoilers in for people that are 15 years behind on their viewing 😉 ). A special ship launched fighter / craft that attaches to the outer casing of the titan and allows entry to in on foot. Or even (I think it was Ben’s idea) of landing inside and driving round corridors in an SRV to achieve the end game. Again, all this could be left as content once the titan is made dormant.
      But as we know from the Spire Sites, just because it has been made dormant doesn’t mean it will stay like that forever – who knows, the Thargoids could return.
      (I mean – how hard can it be?)

Mostly Clueless

  1. Can I just ask for clarity, one of the missions I’ve been running are mega ship scanning. I did five in a row and got three tip offs missions from they mysterious strangers. Was I just lucky or are these scanning missions detected?
  2. AMD BIOS Performance issues  –
  3. Night vision work around for shattered canopy has been reported as a bug … [alec] may or may not have encouraged this, contributed and voted.

Any other business

  1. The Dex Legacy season 2, returns with an explosive and thrilling adventure, 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.


  1. thank you that is an amazing exbio article

    is the live radio feed down?

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