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 –
  2. 25th March – Medicines delivered Successfully 
  3. 25th March – Call out for help with Missing Agent –
  4. 26th March – Jasmina Halsey Becomes Federal Ambassador –
  5. 29th March – Demands for Empire to Solve Terrorist Problem –
  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
    2. BBC Sounds : This Game changed my Life :- MAt: Space Buddies and Fuel Rats.
  2. Sagittarius Eye april fool’s video:
  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


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)


  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. 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