EPISODE 285 “Lock Down” – 24/03/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Chief Bar StewardGrant WoolcottPsykokow
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine


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Introductions

  1. Ben – 13 Minutes to the Moon from BBC World Service

Community Corner

  1. vECM details
    1. We will be having a LIVE artemis bridge crew. All the rig we built will be on screen, with smoke machines and lights and are inviting a crew to keep Engineer Moof busy by flying the ship whilst havoc goes on around him on screen.
      1. TLDR People playing Artemis will be doing their best to set fire to Moof remotely 🙂
    2. Then we’re having some of the streamers join in during the day for their own bits. Already Psyche, Mr Benedetti, Kolo, Paige have volunteered to pop in
    3. We will hold the raffle during the afternoon.
    4. We WON’T be fundraising and chugging throughout like a charity stream. No totaliser, no constant message about giving. It’s about community and fun
    5. We will also be inviting people in via Skype/zoom to say hi and take part in shenanigans
  2. Message from the EIC
    1. Hello lovely customers and beautiful members of the EIC community. In light of all that is going on in the world and, in a very small way, to counter the selfishness of some people out there buying all the toilet rolls and leaving some of us to set up a hosepipe in the house.

      The EIC Trading Post is pleased to announce Operation: Helping Hand From 00:00 on 21st March 3306 (in about 15 or so hours) and running for at least 4 weeks ALL trades for engineer unlock commodities and rare goods will be ABSOLUTELY FREE to Cmdrs on PC!

      Just place your order as normal and you don’t have to pay a single Imperial Slave for your goods.

      We’re all in this together Cmdrs. All the best to you and your loved ones at this time and the EIC Trading Post team look forward to helping you unlock some more engineers..but this time for free.
      1. They’d love this to be on consoles too, but they don’t have the logistics in place over there to support it
  3. Message from Spidermind

    So you are staying at home?

    Why not self-isolate in the city of Saltdad, fighting the tyranny of the Iron King, or on the Independent Asellus Primus System, fighting crime as Police Detectives.

    You can now do both, with this little ‘at home’ gift bundle from Spidermind Games.

    Follow the links below to download a free pdf sample from The Valley of Bones, Book One in the Legendary Kingdoms Series. This is a choose your own adventure gamebook you play on your own. All you need is a pencil and some d6 dice.

    If you are at home with the family then why not take them through the Elite Dangerous Role Playing Game, standalone adventure ‘The Worst Intentions’. With 4 pre-made characters and simple to follow Games Master instructions, this fast paced adventure will have you out amongst the stars in the Elite Dangerous Galaxy.

    Stay safe and enjoy a little adventure whilst at home.

    Jon & Oliver
    Links here:
    Legendary Kingdom
    EDRPG
  4. Kai from over at Loose Screws has spun off his “Elite Week” Segment from their main podcast into its own unique feed. Elite Week is a segment where they highlight, pretty much all and anything that’s happening in the Expanded Elite Dangerous Galaxy. 
  5. Drew Wager has written an ‘Unofficial’ Elite story in honour of CMDR Jellowiggler’s daughter, Evelyn Faye Roy 

Questions

  1. Question of the… when we get round to it… If you could write one story for Galnet what would the Headline be? Either reply here or send an email to info@laveradio.com (p.s. deliberately Salty ones will be ignored)
    1. TJ Twitter – NOT MY FAULT!!!!!
    2. Patrik Maass – Twitter – Galnetstrike in it’s third month! Pilots Federation denies progress in labor negotiations
    3. Frank EightSeven – Twitter – Hudson contracts Solarvirus.. Tj held responsible
    4. The Evil Snowball – Twitter – Ancient Earth Snack Recipe Found! Jaffa Cakes Making A Return?
    5. Kevin Hewitt – Facebook – Probably a small report on expansion fights that occur when trying to take over a system. Or a travel guide trying to get people to visit systems that are out of the way
    6. Neil Hatcher – Facebook – Commanders psychological conditions linked to excessive use of FSS.
    7. Ian Norton – Facebook – Oooh I’d write a short series, one tracking a distinctive thargoid ship nick-named “Red Baron”
    8. Stephen Usher – Facebook – Thargoids found to be terrible at fighting wars.
    9. Paul Sweet  – Facebook – Pirates are found to be really bad judges of their own abilities, as feared Pirate Lord in his Sidewinder demands all the cargo from a Commander piloting an Anaconda and then is surprised when the Commander destroys their Sidewinder.
    10. Dr Kaii – Twitter – Mysterious 26,000 year old radio wave burst detected from earth by The Event Horizon Science Relay – Scientists baffled
    11. Vaughan Anscombe Facebook – Tales of ordinary commanders and their space faring lives. From Sag A and Beagle to clones and bounty hunters.
    12. John – Twitter – Raxxla discovered just 10000ls further out from Hutton Orbital
      1. Ben – addendum – Simoof says “no it isn’t I’ve been there”
    13. Badmiker – Twitter – Dredger reappears from 1984. Aged crew say “We promised to return.”
    14. Sentinel Prime – Twitter – Mysterious seemingly uncrewed ships observed scanning and interfering with outposts in Witch head Nebula following Thargoid attacks.
    15. Morgan Persson – Facebook – Thargoids – friend or foe?
    16. Anthony Hunt – Facebook – “Formadine Rift: A real place, or a mis-translation of ‘mind the gap’ from the Guardian language?” This week our panel of linguists and philosophers discuss..
    17. Liam Greene – Facebook –  Is your waste purifier giving you THARGOID CANCER?
    18. Cwolfxuk – Twitter – CMDR unites the galaxy’s news outlets and other sources to create a new Galnet, one so involving as contains true stories taken from other CMDRs…
    19. InverseGalaxy83 – Twitter – Antique, yet seemingly intact “Cobra MkII” found just a few ls from Lave Station.
    20. David Gillum – Facebook – Humanity flees as the Thargoids “burn the bubble”
    21. Simon Knowles Winnard – Facebook – Pleasure slaves found in Dongkum sausage factory. Authorities say survivors look drained.
    22. Anthony Hunt – Facebook – It has become apparent that the Thargoid offensive was entirely to get social media coverage and now that Galnet is offline, they’ve quit.
    23. Kai Zen – Email – Unease about the Thargoids current random actions and tension mounting in the population that they think Tharg is amassing forces for a major offensive and demanding that Core Dynamics, Lakon, Gutamaya et al. Get their asses in gear and put into production the prototype Capital Ships they have been working on so that as in the days of old when Galcop called upon private citizens to defend against the alien threat we may be fully equipped to aid in all manor of combat and civil engineering activities as well as being prepared to explore deeper in our need to secure a location of the threat and deal with it.

      Followed by a week or 2 of responses from them then some “leaks” of production ramp ups all coordinated to hype the rollout of personal fleet carriers…

      You can even do commentary from luminaries… Mahon calling for traders, Halsey calling for exploration to aid her own search for the caretakers of the galaxy, Fed president looking for say combat ships…. maybe some engineers like wierdo mc pervyface ettiene dorne asking for a SAR ship, etc. You could throw in a half dozen updates easily without rocking any Lore Boats or treading on the over arching story lines in any way that do nothing but build hype for a product that Fdev want us to be excited for…   

      Kai~
    24. Dan Grubb – Facebook – Troops sent to front line against Thargoid threat complain forming any line in three dimensional space is meaningless.
    25. Cmdr Buur – Twitter – Colossal Thargoid hive ship orbiting Earth.  Cradle of humanity “reduced to smouldering ashes”.
    26. Buur adds ‘I’m also quite fond of “Alien Fabergé eggs hatched. “Their babies ate my face” claims faceless Veronica, mum of 3.’ 
    27. The Lounge Wizard – Twitter – Aisling Duval found to be an automaton & front, real ruler is an 85 year old mechanic from Hartlepool, Earth.
    28. Cmdr Spatula007 – Twitter – There’s a Barnacle in my soup! Testing reveals organic alien contaminants found in fast food franchise – Brabenburger.
    29. Cmdr ToCoSo – Twitter – Huge ships spotted! Not polkadots but gigantic ships seen at spacedocks around the galaxy.
    30. Cmdr TheEnglishGuyAsh – Twitter – The Thargoids have finally made contact, they say their dad can beat up your dad
    31. Ollie Clark – Facebook – Thargoid SWARMS coming to take YOUR jobs and houses!

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. Starion – What’s the chance in the shoutouts you could give me a plug for Friday? Birthday stream as of 11:00UTC
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

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

EPISODE 270 “Hands off Colin’s Chopper” – 26/11/2019

Image by Reddit User LucarioNinja88
Image by Reddit User LucarioNinja88
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Operation Eye Duh! Zayn Till
Operation Ida Jagged Mallard
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_


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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. January Update and Beta Announcement
  2. January Update Beta Patch Notes

Community Corner

  1. Elite Streamer Cmdr Plater (That’s Joe Plater for all those that), has been made a patron of the Thyriod Cancer Charity who has managed to raise so much money for using a 24 hour Elite Stream.
  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)
    1. https://ccced.ga
    2. Register on EDSM
  4. Ghost Giraffe – Star within a Star
    1. i.e. HIP 24020 which is within HIP 24019 is a bug in ED
    2. BUT is also a REAL LIFE Feature called a Thorne-Żytkow Object https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/416173943519576064/648958706754519051/Thorne-Zytkow_Object.mp3
    3. It is when a Red Super Giant essentially swallows a Neutron Star, so that the Neutron Star resides within the Red Super Giant
      1. This is possible because the Red Super Giant is REALLLLY BIG i.e. if we had one in Sol, it would expand out past Jupiter!!! Neutron Stars are tiny (The size of a city) and really rather dense. So the Neutron just ‘plops’ into the Star and doesn’t really give a damn 🙂
    4. HIP 108876 may be one in the game, but so much is speculative!

Questions

  1. What is the one thing you would have designed differently in Elite Dangerous? – Send an email to us at info@laveradio.com

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

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

Shoutouts

  • 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. https://gameheroes.macmillan.org.uk/fundraising/transtechgirl
    Join Roe’s Discord by going to: https://discord.gg/7yYZAs
    Forum thread congratulating her : https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/elite-dangerous-24-hour-charity-stream.525759/
  • 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.

    https://www.twitch.tv/elite_aid

    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”



    https://www.mycause.com.au/page/214954/elite-aid-bushfire
    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:https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/full-throttle-at-pareco-an-official-frontier-developments-race-in-conjunction-with-the-buckyball-racing-club.525795/
  • Elite Cast

Lave Radio Episode 203


Rolling a Natural 6 after penalties

Aired 3 Jul 2018
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Head of Entertainment : Chris Jarvis – Cmdr Thane
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
The Mind of the Spiders : Jon Lunn – Shocken-Orr

Show Notes