Lave Radio Episode 338 “Licking Fungoidia Rectus” – 20/04/2021

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday – Phase 3
    1. Patch Notes
    2. Stream
    3. Elite Dangerous | Exo-Biology
  2. Tuesday: Odyssey Alpha Phase 3 Hotfix 2
  3. Tuesday: Phase 3 – Initial Feedback Response

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

  1. 13th April: Federal Reactions to Communications Surveillance Programme
  2. 15th April: Archon Delaine Campaign to Build New Starports
  3. 16th April: Neo-Marlinists Seek Sanctuary at Marlinist Colonies
  4. 19th April: The Adamastor Enigma
  5. 20th April: Conditional Amnesty Agreed for Neo-Marlinists

Main discussion

  1. Reactions to the Exploration Mechanic
    1. Rootsrat’s feedback – basically sums up my feelings more elegantly

Community Corner

  1. Cmdr Bapsta has done a low flying top gun video, involving people jumping over Cobras, which are flying at high speed! (Possibly a new sport). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7cSmReEZgs
  2. Cmdr Cernent Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Alpha Phase 2 Station Interior Comparison
  3. Lavecon Tickets – 3rd and 4th of July.
    “The first batch of Gold/Platinum tickets have sold out. There is likely to be a second batch of Gold/Platinum as well as Gold camping coming once I have sorted all the volunteer places. There is a waiting list for these also.  The Bronze/Silver tickets won’t sell out, so don’t panic buy these if you want a different ticket. Do get in contact via email with any questions or to go on the waiting list for Gold/Platinum.”
  4. SagI Issue 35 will be released on Friday 23rd
    1. Souv Says some words (to download and play)
    2. (2) Sagittarius Eye Magazine #35 Promo – YouTube

Any other business

  • Star Citizen 3.13 PTU has finally dropped bringing in their version of Ship Launched Fighters, Ship to Station Docking for very large ships, an improved Reputation System, improved shields (including fixing the holes in some shields!) and new Planetary Tech, including Cave based Bounty Hunting… Oh and Trolleys…

Questions

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
  1. 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. 
  2. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  3. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders (or the Who Buzzed Ben callout?!)

Lave Radio Episode 337 “Are you tired of walking?” – 13/04/2021

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

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Alpha Phase 2
    1. (2) Elite Dangerous: Odyssey | Conflict Zones – YouTube
    2. Alpha Ends 30th April
  2. Monday – Odyssey Alpha Phase 2 Hotfix 3
    1. More stability fixes for crashes and disconnects
    2. Fixed an issue where players could get stuck behind an ‘invisible barrier’ on a concourse
    3. Fixed issue causing lower than expected combat bonds being awarded
  3. Tuesday Call for Focussed Feedback
    1. What are your thoughts and suggestions on the current inventory system? Things to consider:
      1. Player inventory (suit)
      2. Ship inventory
      3. Consumables
      4. Engineering materials
      5. Transferring items
    2. Secondly, what are you enjoying about the alpha so far? Which parts best contribute to the positive experiences?
  4. Tuesday Supercruise News
    1. Sally’s BACK!!! — How long till Arf leaves? 🙂
    2. Phase 3 is pencilled in for Thursday

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

  1. The Hesperus has been found – OrangePheonix – SPVFA on Twitter: She has been found…. And she’s not alone…. Thank the gods for smart Cmdrs 😅  https://t.co/HLuwczp90Z
    1. Location: Perseus Dark Region KC-V c2-2 B A Belt Cluster 1
    2. Cannon’s full Science on it Hesperus | Canonn Research Group

Newsletter (every second show)


Asp Explorer Crossfire

Main discussion

  1. Elite Rank Question Forum Thread
    1. You Tube Poll (5) LaveRadio – YouTube

Community Corner

  1. Lavecon – Tickets
  2. Elite: Dangerous – No Limits
    1. Awesome video / Odyssey Trailer by the Spacebear

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

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

Lave Radio Episode 231: Buffe…..ring for Lav…..econ!


Sacaqawea Space Port

Crew Members

Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Tech Monkey: Cmdr Ventura
The Minty Hole : Karen Fishwick
Mr Plow : Cmdr Ray Tracer


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Development News

In Game Events

  • RayTracer to talk about being a “King Fisher” in DW2

Main Discussion

  • Rampant Speculation – What is the one small thing that you like to see in the game?
    • Looking For Wing.
    • Cmdrs with Notoriety visible on the Galaxy Map (Like your friends are).
    • The Free Anaconda Bar.
    • NPC and player ships look the same on the scanner
    • Required Toilet Breaks (So Commanders can decorate their own Bathroom in less than 12 months)
    • Cockpit kits
    • Elite Version 2.

Community Corner


Elite Dangerous: Machines 4 Hire – Ep 1 Wedding Bilge

Shoutouts


Galnet News Digest, 12th February 3305

Lave Radio Episode 225: Distantly Preparing for Christmas


Distantly Preparing for Christmas

Aired 18 December 2018
Audio versions


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Crew Members
Station Commander : Allen Stroud – Cmdr Heldaban Kel
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr DrToxic
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Distant Worlds : Cmdr Olivia Vespera
Distant Worlds : Cmdr Valen

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 223: A Ridge too far


A ridge too far

Aired 4th December 2018
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr DrToxic
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
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
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
East Indian “Free Trader” : Cmdr Mack Winston
Driver Extraordinaire : Cmdr Alec Turner

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 222: Lightning Rounds in the Black


Lightning Rounds in the Black

Aired 27 November 2018
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr DrToxic
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
East Indian “Free Trader” : Cmdr Mack Winston

Show Notes

  • Development News
  • Newsletter 254
  • Main Discussion
    • Main Discussion – Reflections from Beta
  • Community Corner
    • Turjan’s Travels in Elite Dangerous #43 – Red Tape Blues
  • Questions
    • Gentlemen,
      Firstly, I’m a big fan of your podcast and have been a regular listener for over a year now.  Great job, guys; keep up the good work!I was recently playing with ship builds on beta.coriolis.io and noticed something about the new rules that affects a number of ships, particularly the Dolphin. In ED 3.3 the changes to scanning (i.e. the FSS) mean we no longer need to allocate a module for a discovery scanner, which frees up a ship slot. Furthermore, the passenger cabin module in the Dolphin (and the Orca and Beluga) can now be swapped for any other desired module.  This means that a Dolphin can now be fully outfitted for deep space exploration at less cost than a DBX but can do the job almost as well as the much pricier Asp Explorer.

      Whilst initially appearing to be a wonderful exploit, this rather strikes me as similar to refitting a stretch limousine to do the job of a Range Rover.  It shouldn’t work and seems wrong. Am I missing something, or have Frontier really unbalanced the small-ship gameplay mechanics with this move?

      Perhaps you could discuss this on the show?  I’d be particularly interested in hearing Cmdr Shan’s ever-so-optimistic assessment!

      Cheers (and fly dangerous),

      Cmdr Hunter Saige

  • Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 220: Trucking up Teide


Trucking up Teide

Aired 13 November 2018
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Deputy Trade Attaché : Cmdr Souverine
Editor: Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – Cmdr DrToxic

Show Notes