EPISODE 278 “The Substitute Teacher Strikes Back” – 04/02/2020

By Cmdr  CTFunny
PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Lavian Space Program DirectorAndy BarnesKurgol
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. On the 21st of February, Frontier are raising money for the awesome Special Effect for #GameBlast20. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/frontier-gameblast20
    1. Information on carriers will be revealed soon after – 
  2. Notice regarding supply and demand of high-end minerals
    1. 2nd Post
  3. Paige is leaving

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

  1. Operation IDA’s Target is Electra this week. If you want to keep the bubble safe, we need to keep the pleiades and witch head stations repaired.
  2. The AXI and Factabulos have reported that Taygeta, Evangelis, Lembass and HIP 16813 were all hit this week (Sorry Titan’s Daughter I did try). Stations are on Fire and there were AX Conflict Zones. In addition, the Eagle Eye Network has reported the following systems being infested ;-
    1. EE1 : Sterope II
    2. EE2 : HIP 18502
    3. EE3 : Pleiades Sector MI-S B$-1
    4. EE4 : HIP 17481
    5. EE5 : Witch Head Sector IR-W C1-9
    6. EE6 : Witch Head Sector IR-W C1-8

Main discussion

  1. Regarding Point 2 in development news – Does Mining need it’s own rank?  Forum Link

Community Corner

  1. Cmdr Holyland’s family were invited to discuss the positive impact videogames, particularly EliteDangerous, had on his life as part of a documentary called Not a Game by VillaLunera the Trailer is available on Vimeo. Not a Game Documentary – Trailer on Vimeo
  2. Cmdr Stabler is working on the outline for a short documentary film about the Elite Dangerous journey & community.

    He wants to interview representatives from any player groups & sub-communities that will be attending LAVECON 2020. I’m also happy to talk to any individual who feels they have something interesting to contribute to the story.
  3. Operation Hot-Mess update
  4. Level Up Update
    1. Stretch Goals <3


  1. We’re gonna be on Frontier’s Stream on Thursday at 19:00
  2. Shan, Wotherspoon, Souvarine & Atrus 5060 were recently interviewed by the awesome guys over at Loose Screws. Shan’s interview is out now with the other guys coming out in the coming weeks
  3. 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/.
  4. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  6. Beyond Dockers has a You Tube Channel if you prefer listening there instead of the podcast