Lave Radio Episode 302 “Press ‘F’ for Mining” – 21/07/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Patch 3 Known Issues – Patch 3 was released. It has led to a huge amount of salt on both reddit and the forums. LTD values have been severely affected (apparently intended) but so has Tritium (apparently unintended).
  2. Stephen announced that in August there will be the start of new developer diaries regarding Odyssey. No confirmed dates, just ‘August’.
  3. Arthur is still ‘gathering information’ on VR
  4. Tim slides over to work on Planet Coaster etc and Paul Crowther comes over to Elite

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

  1. AXI – Their ‘Unofficial’ Community goal continues there are (Check the number before the show) hearts remaining.
  2. Operation I.D.A. – They’ve finished repairing every thargoid damaged station out there. They are pushing the ‘Haul to end it all!’.
    1. Some of their achievements
  3. Turning the Wheel – The Dark Wheel. managed at the last instant to save their expansion effort and arrive at the intended system HR 4979. They have  also got our conflict for control in Anyanwu (this is pending at time of recording) The Dark Wheel’s  influence levels have stabilised in LFT 926 and Shinrarta saw a small increase in influence.

    Kai Zen would like to point out, that despite Cmdr Wotherspoon’s allegations, Elite Week is  NOT using The Dark Wheel to take over Lave or Alpha Centauri


  1. Beluga Liner Sheer Line and Asp Scout Predator Paint Job

Main discussion(s)

  1. Should VR players have to pay for a VR upgrade to Odyssey? 
  2. With the amount of Salt regarding the LTD fix, do you think the community can take the changes which would be required to ‘Fix’ the economy?

Community Corner

  1. Congrats to the Bur Pit for reaching 10,000 Subs on youtube.
  2. Congratulation to Obsidian Ant for reaching 200,000 Subs on YouTube
  3. If anyone wants to visit the Gnosis as it does it’s Autotour; Cmdr Darvin is offering a shuttle service on his fleet carrier. For details go to here on Inara.
  4. Buckyballer Rejoice! The “Keys to the Carrier Race” is on at the moment and runs till the 26th of July. There is a new race planned in November. Speedball 4 is in the planning stage and the usual Ne’er-Do-Well Cmdr Alex Turner and PrimetimeCasual will supply the details closer to the time. However, we would recommend starting to strip down your ships and work out your racing builds now because these guys are fast.
  5. M Lehman has written some unofficial sequels to Drew Wagar’s Elite Dangerous: Premonition
    1. There’s is a forum post about them and they are hosted on Drew’s Site
  6. Elite Week Interviews Arf and Stephen. (Released just before LR went live, but Wotherspoon says what he’s seen it’s very good)


  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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 298 “Pew Pew with Arf and Bru Bru” – 30/06/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Active Crew
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Bruce GarridoGambit
Arthur Tolmie

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Fleet Carrier Patch 2
    1. Ben – Fixed an issue which could cause Fleet Carrier landing pads to be displaced. – I’ve seen this when using FC, it was funny 😀
    2. Ben – Fixed some issues with bookmarking Fleet Carriers. – Hopefully this is means the weird “target FC A” Jump to supercruise and fly there, only to find yourself at FC B
    3. Surface and sub-surface deposits on asteroids will no longer immediately respawn when re-entering the instance or switching to a ship launched fighter.
    4. Fixed an Orange Sidewinder connection issue when dropping into an instance with a Starport and Carrier Vendor. — Nothing to do with us, honest guv!
    5. Fixed a bug which meant that selected Fleet Carrier paint jobs would be removed when entering an instance. — This’ll make folk happy
    6.  *Galactic average prices were updated.

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

  1. Operation IDA – 
  2. AXI Put on a Community Goal completely run by players
    1. Details –

      Anti-Xeno Initiative – The Anti-Xeno Initiative has announced its intention to provide its flagship fleet carrier – The Astras, with an experimental paint designed to hide it from the Thargoids. The carrier is to be a spearhead for anti-xeno operations and will act as a safe haven for pilots to restock and repair. The AXI Science Division issued the following statement: 

      “It was recently discovered that a sufficiently thick coating of Thargoid blood, combined with a mixture of various Thargoid materials, can provide effective camouflage for capital-class structures. Our experts believe that a combination of factors can cause the bio-mechanical systems of Thargoid ships to mistake a human-made vessel for one their own, and ignore it. We intend to test this using our flagship. If our hypothesis is true it will have a secure platform for offensive operations in hostile space. Unfortunately, our existing supplies of Thargoid Hearts and Meta-Alloys are tied up in other projects, so we do not have enough to effectively cover the entire vessel. We are also out of some other commodities that would allow us to further experiment with the formula.”

Main discussion

  1. CQC with Bruce and Tim

Community Corner

  1. Cannon Video Competition
    1. Cannon are running an open competition to create a video based on or around the Gnosis. The topic is completely up to you. It could be a documentary of the megaship’s history, It could be a completely fictional drama, a megastructures style documentary of all the technical features. How about a mockumentary or a music video? Perhaps you could do a better job of creating a commercial advertising the tour guide than we did?. You decide.
    2. Closes 3rd of September 3306
    3. Winner announced 10th September 3306
    4. Prize: The winning filmmaker will receive one of the fabulous water flasks shown in the picture. You will also be able nominate up to two other people for a flask so you can reward any commanders who assisted you with the video.

Lave Radio Episode 263 – What’s in a name? – 08/10/2019

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PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Station CommanderAllen StroudHeldaban Kel
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Eastern IndianiMarc Winstone EICMack Winston

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Patch 2 came in – Solved a few problems, caused a few more;-
    1. Positive.
      1. Changes to the store icon on the Station Menu Screen (less obtrusive and immersion breaking).
      2. Fixed the clipper ship kit issues and lots of other soft locks.
      3. Fixed a lot of Scarlet Kriat, Magenta Krait, Yellow Adder and Black Adder Errors.
    2. Negative
      1. Softlock Error on the Mission Board (Workaround issued)
      2. Setting Module Power Priority (This appears to have gotten worse).
  2. Voices from the Void Stream – Paige takes us through the process of how these scripts are created, inserted into the game and then performed (with a nice bit of improve at the end).
  3. Possible Interstellar Initiative – Fresh Food has disappeared from the Agricultural Markets around the old worlds (Unknown if it’s affecting all Agricultural worlds). Reidquat prices for the new fertiliser is skyrocketing (Soylent Green anyone)? What’s caused the Harvest failure? Is it;-
    1.  some kind of virus that the cmdrs unknowingly have transferred between worlds?
    2. A thargoid attack after we starved them out in the Witch Head’s Nebula?
    3. Some kind of Coordinated attack – For more information on how this could be done See Allen Stroud’s most excellent Lave Revolution Book and Audio Book, just one click away on AMAZON.
    4. TRUMBLES!!!!!!
  4. Frontier Tweeted Happy Monday, Commanders! We’re currently hard at work on Patch 03 for the September Update, which we expect to release for all platforms towards the end of this week! Check back later this week for the Patch Notes, confirmed date and estimated downtime.

Main discussion

  1. Allen tells us about Fearless, getting published

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

  1. Massively’s Coverage of the petition
  2. Update with regards to the petition mentioned on last weeks show  from Ryan_m17 from SDC has contacted us (Ben) and has given us assurances that no personal data has been shared with the petition organisers.
    1. Follow Up from the Organisers
    2. Open Letter to the Petition Authors obvious Tongue in Cheek mail from Agony Aunt


  • Congrats to Commander Roe Laren/transtechgirl for her expedition to Beagle point and beyond for Macmillan Cancer Support.
    She was streaming from 8am Sunday -> 8am Monday (LR was hosting her too)

    Find out how you can play your part and add to Commander Roe Laren’s fundraising today.
    Join Roe’s Discord by going to:
    Forum thread congratulating her :
  • Elite AID “Bushfire”

    East India Company are proud to present Elite Aid. This is to be a 24 hour long event starting at 23:00 UTC on 10/18/2019. During the event we will host a continuous live stream staffed by members from a variety of gaming groups. All proceeds will be donated to support the ongoing efforts in the Queensland bushfire emergencies.

    Lave Radio has a slot from 08:00 – 10:00 UTC

    Cmdr Icarus Smith who’s been on the show’s house was yards from being destroyed “my closest 5 neighbours are piles of ash”
    Please note this is NOT JustGiving because myCause is a top crowd-funding site in Aus and the only one which has a direct donation link to the Queensland Volunteer Rural Fire Brigades Donation Fund.

    The Rural Fire Service (RFS) is the volunteer arm of the QFES operating in rural, semi-rural and urban fringe areas where there is no urban fire service coverage. The RFS consists of approximately 35,000 volunteers from approximately 1,500 rural fire brigades across the state.
  • In Related news: Cmdr Gosht who’s been on the show and is a core member of HIVE lost his house, his dog, Titus, and just about everything in an unexpected (but unrelated to the bushfires), house fire.

    To help give him a slight smile, the Anti Xeno community  will be meeting up at SYNUEFE KU-F B44-4 to collect some Ancient keys from the Guardian Beacon on Friday the 11th, at 21:00 UTC. An Hour later the fleet will head toward HIP 14909 Planet 2 A  and use the Ancient Keys to spell out a message for Cmdr Gosht 
  • Frontier are about to start a new series of “Full Throttle” livestreams dedicated to RACING!

    To kick things off, this Thursday Alec Turner will be on the show with Will and Stephen to chat a bit about the Buckyball Racing club and to guide them around our new race “Full Throttle at Pareco”. Full details of the race (which is on NOW) can be found here:
  • Elite Cast

Lave Radio Episode 252: All your bugs belong to us!

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