Lave Radio Episode 336 “Floaters” – 06/04/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Staff LiaisonClarepsykit
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
SRV OperationsAlec Turner
Head of SRV OperatonsBlackmaze

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. PC Keyboard Default Control Layout 
  2. Initial Feedback Response
  3. Wednesday Alpha Fixes
    1. Rebalanced collection mission rewards based on feedback.
    2. Fixed players sometimes not receiving the power regulator with new missions.
  4. Thursday Stream
    1. Video about Frontline Solutions coming next week
  5. Friday – 80% of Publisher sale
    1. Elite down to £4.99
    2. Odyssey still £29.99 / £39.99
  6. Tuesday Stream
  7. DB-OBE Confirms Phase 2 this week

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

  1. 24th March – New Federal Vice President Selected – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/24-MAR-3307
  2. 25th March – Medicines delivered Successfully 
  3. 25th March – Call out for help with Missing Agent – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/25-MAR-3307
  4. 26th March – Jasmina Halsey Becomes Federal Ambassador – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/26-MAR-3307
  5. 29th March – Demands for Empire to Solve Terrorist Problem – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/29-MAR-3307
  6. 30th March – Federal Congress Grants Emergency Surveillance Powers 
  7. 31st March – Crashed Ship of Missing ACT Agent Located
  8. 1st April – Empire Attacks Neo-Marlinist Faction – Community goal – Fight against or fight for the Marlinist Terrorists
  9. 2nd April – Galactic Mysteries: Generation Ships

Main discussion

  1. A Few Floaters…
    1. Outposts and internal consistency
    2. Ambulatory excuses for FPS players…
    3. Scarab SRV Handling is BAD in Odyssey
    4. Punching an Anaconda to Death in under 10 mins
    5. Elite+ Ranks

Community Corner

  1. Not a Game is a documentary featuring Cmdr Michael & his relationship with @EliteDangerous in his last days has been released on @NetflixUK
    1. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/cmdr-michael-holyland-and-his-elite-dangerous-story-on-netflix.569719/
    2. BBC Sounds : This Game changed my Life :- MAt: Space Buddies and Fuel Rats.
  2. Sagittarius Eye april fool’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haHcDQOCY4c
  3. Hawkes Gaming Exposes the Dark Underbelly of Elite Dangerous – Buying Elite Dangerous Credits
  4. Peter the Sleeper Conga Line
  5. Rebuy Unlimited
    1. Cmdr Blackmaze is coming in briefly to explain this. Alec Turner’s involved

Questions

During Episode 336 we discussed the idea of a new rank grind where Shan was incredibly against the idea, but Ben was more “meh” about the whole thing, so we thought we’d get your opinion, do you want:

  1. Ranks above Elite (i.e. Elite+ or Archangel)
  2. The existing ranks to be spread out more? (i.e. Very Deadly etc)
  3. A prestige mechanic
  4. Recognition for a greater variety of game achievements (i.e. Mining, AX, Passenger, etc)
  5. No changes to the current ranks
  6. Change what you like about Trade and Exploration Ranks, but leave Combat alone
  7. A new “Post Elite Rank” grind (i.e. The Banking Consortium has noticed your trade rank and we’d like you do do some jobs for us, etc)

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  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. Loose Screws
    2. Elite Week
    3. Flight Assist
    4. For Spanish Speakers there is the Elite Cast 
    5. Cannon Podcast
    6. Fatherhood Podcast.
    7. Squeaking Fuel
    8. System Chat
    9. The Guard Frequency (who do other space sims)
    10. Algorab AM: An Elite Dangerous Podcast
  4. For those who want a literary discussion about Sci-fi and fantasy books. Please subscribe to the Dataslate podcast created by station commander Allen Stroud. 
  5. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  7. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show

EPISODE 271 “High Sec Escorts!” – 3/12/2019

https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/e49maj/merry_christmas_elite_community/
Christmas Snowflake from Reddit user DMC_RULEZ
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Inflatable VictimMack WinstonMack Winston
Inflatable AssailantArse Kikka Aesica


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

  1. Alec Turner has a great summary of Decembery Stuff happening
    1. Buckyball Race – Total Recall 3
    2. Another Buckyball Race – Scully Powers 500 – 2
    3. Convoy to Colonia – Christmas Carriers Convoy
    4. Fix a Station – 2nd Annual Hauliday Haul

Main discussion

  1. If you were to Re-write Elite, what would you change?
    1. Cmdr Arithon – Twitter – Signposting. We have “space missions” we have “pinned blueprints”. So why are they not joined? Pinning a blueprint should start to trigger space (and board) missions that go “we hear you are looking for [blueprint ingredient material], so want this mission for it?” etc.
    2. Richard Lampitt – Twitter – The inadequate Crime and Punishment system

Community Corner

  1. Awesome Christmas Snowflake from Reddit user DMC_RULEZ (look closely) https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/e49maj/merry_christmas_elite_community/
  2. Operation Ida is holding it’s 2nd Annual HAULiday Haul which commemorates the 2 year of the initial attacks by Thargoids in 3303 & the 2nd Thargoid/Human War as well as our origin as a group. We’ll be fundraising for the cancer Research Institute and holding events during the 4 weeks of the Hauliday Haul including a one day station repair, convoys, races etc. last years Haul was a lot of fun and we were able to get the word out regarding what we do to the community, engage people in various activities and even raised over $1100 as well.
  3. The Christmas Carriers Convoy is having it’s 4th Christmas Convoy with the goal to create comfort for the colonists of Colonia by bringing gifts from the bubble, and some drugs. Actually, mainly drugs. Well, my ship anyway. Actually, my ship is full of nothing other than drugs, the finest onionhead (of both varieties) that money can buy.

    We launch on the 1st of December, which has become the tradition, and arrive on the 24th in Centralis. Right now we’ve got about 100 signups on EDSM. Waypoints have been chosen to kind of describe a 4 on the galaxy map, and take in some attractive sights along the way. There’s racing events and SRV-ball (I’m not entirely sure what SRV-ball is, but no doubt some SRVs will be harmed in the process) planned on the way.

    It’s organised by the SOTP  (Shadow of the Phoenix) in association with the CCN (Colonia Citizens Network). Launch system is Karbon (with a K)

    Direct link: https://ccced.ga
    Register on EDSM

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders