EPISODE 277 “If your canopies foggin’ don’t show your noggin” – 28/01/2020

By Cmdr CTFunny on GalPhoto
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine

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

  1. With the resumption of Thargoid attacked station Operation IDA has started again in earnest. Their current repair target is Sherril Orbital – in the Haki system (Witchhead nebula).
  2. Thargoid Threats.
    1. Factabulous and the AXI have reported 6 systems under the threat of infestation. 
      1. EE1 : Lambass
      2. EE2 : HR 1183
      3. EE3: Evangelis
      4. EE4 : Pleiades Sector HR-W D!-41 – Refinery.
      5. EE5: Taygeta – Titan’s Daughter is situated in one of the most beautiful locations, ti must be saved (and it’s a refinery).
      6. EE6 : HIP 16813.
    2. Three systems fell to Incursion. They have stations on fire and mega-ships under attack (Always worth a fly round those) but the Xeno Combat zones were all cleared by Saturday night.
      1. Pleiades Sector DL-Y D65
      2. Electra
      3. Wellington (Witchhead nebula)

Main discussion

  1. Topic from Mr Teatime on the LR Discord “how would you handle death outside the space ship for space legs?” 

Main Discussion 2 ED Re-Write Part 3

  • Michael Hughes – Facebook – Make it possible to map asteroids so you are not always trying to mine the same ones.
  • Jacko Wright Proximity voice comes so you could broadcast voice, many commanders have died needlessly because they didn’t answer My call .
  • ᑕᗰᗪᖇ ᗰᗩᑕᕼ1ᑎE & Ghost Giraffe – Twitter – Firstly I’d get rid of the horrible ‘fade to black’ on the camera when it gets remotely close to anything.  Secondly, I’d have the ability to put NPC or SLF pilots on the bridge and in pilots chairs. Thirdly make stations a little more populated

Community Corner

  1. Senator Drew’s Lore Tour
    1. From Thursday 2nd April @ 20:00 GMT/UTC Thursday (Special events to be arranged on certain Saturdays) – immediately after the official Frontier Thursday stream. The Good Senator will take us on a tour of systems, starting with Sol and talk us through the Lore of that System.
  2. Well done to the PS4 players who have confirmed they can now play CQC. Well done Aceiea, Arseia, you know, him…..
  3. A Salute must be made Aurora Australis for taking the Legendary Silver and Gold hutton mug on a resupply mission to Antarctica.
    1. https://twitter.com/AusAntarctic/status/1222003755190648832
    2. https://twitter.com/AusAntarctic/status/1221931459100831744
    3. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/pilots-of-the-galaxy-hutton-has-a-mission-for-you-operation-hot-mist.535038/page-15#post-8268783
  4. Spidermind Games Level Up Gameboard Kickstarter launched, hitting its goal in 13 mins and now past 2000 backers and £80,000 pledge.


We suspect there may be one more bug fixing patch before fleet carriers at the end of Q2. So bearing in mind they did put in a small change in the last patch (Rebuying your crew), Is there something small you think could add which would make a difference to the game? (Bagseiis on Cut and Pasting the Racetrack from the tutorial).


  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. Following this we have Galnet news as supplied by Cmdr Wotherspoon.
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Salomé Aftermath Special

Elite: Dangerous’ 3,000-player battle royaleElite: Dangerous’ 3,000-player battle royale
On Monday the intreped Commander Fozza invited Admiral of the Fleet, Commander Paroxsym from the Premonition Allied Coordination, along with Commanders Eisen and Baroness Galaxy to join him, Ben and Colin on the Orange Sidewinder to discus Saturday’s in game event. The Chase, the Kill, the Intrigue and the Politics along with the hope for us all…

Aired 1 May 2017
Audio versions

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Crew Members

Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
2nd Technician : Chris Forrester – Cmdr Fozza
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire

Special Guests
Fleet Admiral : Paroxsym from Premonition Allied Coordination
Raxxla’s Child : Eisen
Raxxla’s Shield : Baroness Galaxy

Show Notes

  • Harry Potter killed Salomé
    • ‘She was confirmed killed at 20:49 gametime on 29th April, 3303, succumbing to hostile fire from Commander Harry Potter.’
  • Drew’s aftermath
  • Quote from Children of Raxxla
    • It seems the fake news and rumors run amok before, during and after the event. Let me try to clear this up a bit. Believe it, or leave it.

      The people fighting for Salomé did not consist of a single group. PAC might have been the public face of it, but they were not directly responsible for Salomé’s flight. That was in the hands of CoR and a few of our trusted allies. PAC was tasked to organise defense fleets for Raan and Tsu and somewhat help with Salomé too independently from this more private defense force. PAC may or may not have considered SDC an ally, but they were certainly not considered an ally by Salomé’s personal guards.

      SDC was never tasked in defending Salomé, nor were they allowed to get close to her. Harry Potter and other Commanders who interdicted Salomé simply played the game well, got lucky with instancing and did their part.

      Salomé was going to give a speech at the end of the event if she survived, but as far as we know, the listening posts at Teorge are the main answers that needed to be broadcasted.

      I think it’s important to understand that there is no ‘losing’ situation for this event. Whether Salomé delivered her speech or not is not relevant to the grand scheme of things. What matters is whether we have played out an interesting narrative using in-game means. With the current results, there may not be a speech, but there may be a funeral. The story still moves forward, just in a different direction.
  • Media Coverage
  • Issues
    • PAC’s behaviour in the run up to the event was horrendous, Complaint’s of (Irony Alert) PVP Eliteism, denying people access to the event, Kill on sight order (even on their own side, who didn’t follow the rules). Drew on a couple of occasions, asked for PAC to be more inclsive which the response was ‘Don’t go running to Drew, if you don’t like our Rules’.
    • Colin was a victim to those rules, even though the event hadn’t started. In addition, Innocent cmdrs who had nothing to do with the event were targeted (According to reddit). Group I was associated with [Forge] did a sterling job.
    • SDC had spies
    • Why did the SDC get invited?
    • Why did Salome have Harry Potter (etc?) on her friends list? Was it to help with instancing and she was just accepting all?
  • In game aftermath
  • Shoutouts

Writers Interview 21 – Drew Wagar – Elite Dangerous, Premonition

  Recorded 30th November 2016 Download the episode directly from here     It’s been a long 3 years since Drew graced the Orange Sidewinder with his Imperial presence. In that time 2nd Tech still hasn’t managed to fix that annoying squeak in the guest chair! Senator Drew and Fozza talk…

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