Station Commander (Presenter): Allen Stroud : Cmdr Helaban Kel Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire Chief Barsteward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Planet Coaster Alpha launches today – Released today
Advertise Lave Radio special stream for PC? – Alt Lave New Ad Hoc Show from the crew of the Orange Sidewinder that will focus on Movies, Video Games, Tv Shows, and Fiction. Indeed anything really that members of the crew feel is worthy of discussion outside the ED Universe. The first of these shows will focus around Planet Coast from Frontier Developments.
Community Goals will be available on the galaxy map.
Tracks on planets – Are they limited to your client, instance or are they permanent (probably not). How long until someone does a big tyre track penis and shares it on facebook? Grant Woolcott I am looking at you after last night!!!
Where Ed and Michael Brookes took people through how to do exploring, the necessary and helpful equipment required with hints and tips on how to explore showing there is more to exploring than HSJ (Honk, Scoop and Jump).
This thursdays’ stream is all about trading tips.
In game news
Poor Ishmael Palin (the prominent Barnicle expert) so far has been attacked by pirates, kidnapped and finally rescued. However his bad luck has continued as he’s now contracted the Cerberus Plague. You’d think someone has it in for him, he’s having so much bad luck. 😉
The campaign from the Canonn Interstellar Research Group to establish a new research outpost in the Col 285 Sector IX-T d3-43 system has been successful. A new outpost will be constructed ‘soon’ which will help with more research into the UA.
A rogue Farragut Battle Cruiser somewhere? There were reports last week of a Federal Battle Cruiser with Pirate markings in the LHS 3447.
Speaking of Farragut Battle Cruisers, the construction of the Latest Cruiser in the Beti Hydri system has the Empire worried. If more cruisers are constructed, sources close to Admiral Denton Patreus say that the empire might have to respond in kind.
In response to the New Battle Cruiser and rhetoric coming from the Empire; the Alliance has held a diplomatic summit at the Alliance Capital looking at possible responses.
Main Discussion – DDF Lazerus
Default In-game choices to be made by the DDF
“It’s been a long time, but we are finally able to move towards some of the things we discussed during the Kickstarter with respect to the DDF and the ability of members to decide together on significant actions within the game. There are some big events coming to the game later this year (in relation to an alien species – trying to minimise spoilers here!), and members will decide where these events first take place, and how the process moves on down the line. This will be by voting on the DDF forum with a choice of possible locations. As the events unfold, there will be further such choices going forwards.”
Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire VR Expert and all round ‘nice guy’ : Cmdr Snuffler
Wants to introduce effects to degrade Collusion Piracy (current options)
Creating a voting system to allow Commanders, by the act of majority will, to withdraw from poor control systems, ensuring mechanisms are in place to prevent profitable systems from being voted out.
Utilising an UP / DOWN vote feature, which would exist primarily to be a channel of communication within the game for pledged Commanders) to also provide veto functionality at the preparation stage, allowing, by the act of majority will, poor control system candidates from being purchased as expansion targets.
Introducing a combo mechanism for fortification allotments, limiting the purchase of rushed allotments based on successful deliveries – the more you deliver the more you can pay to rush – whilst adding temporary fortification disbarring for losing fortification commodities.
Sandro – “And since I’m in the mood for pulling hand grenades , here’s another thing to chew on: I’m currently rather taken by the concept of a success multiplier for Commanders in Open Play. this modifier would not improve personal gains from power play activities, but it would magnify the effectiveness of a power’s actions (expand, oppose, fortify, undermine). And the effect would probably be significant.
Power Play by design encourages player interaction and FD want to encourage that. “Powerplay will always be at its best when opposing Commanders interact directly”
consumers will be able to test out the HTC Vive within the next week at Currys PC World flagship stores in Leeds, Tottenham Court Road, and Reading.
Ian Honcharenko — “Question for the team: With the rise in popularity of 24hr charity streams and the advertising in the newsletter last week of a race requiring approximately 38 hours commuted flight time in a 2 day period, I put the question to you should frontier be promoting such events despite the inherent health risks and chance of negative press (such as the numerous game addiction articles in both professional medical journals and less professional tabloid newspapers).I’d just add that last year’s Voyager winner did it in 40 hours with a 2 hr nap.”
From the newsletter— Probably one of the craziest endurance challenges in the galaxy, the 2nd Annual Voyager Challenge kicks off on March 24, 2016. Head over to the original forum post to find out how you can get involved. Can you make 60,000 light years in under 40 hours? According to event organisers, last year’s record was an incredible 38 hours, 44 minutes! It’ll take some doing, but we know that there must be some Commanders out there with the tenacity to get this done! Remember, fly safe Commanders! Make sure you take regular breaks, look after yourselves and be sensible with any long play sessions.
Also worth working in the Hutton Orbital Gimp run with the race to Sag A
Also arguably FD’s original race to Elite and what the guy to get the Triple did to win that
First, in addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well. This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks. Of course, it’s up to game developers to support this feature, and Xbox Live players will always have the option of choosing to play only with other Xbox Live players.
You can also join us on INARA The Council of Trid signed the following declaration: http://imgur.com/jRzAKVr That’s right, we use old timey paper.
Join us and be a part of real change in our systems! The Tridicate Collective is a group of factions, CMDRS, and more people just like you! Striving for a higher order in the galaxy. To achieve prosperity we must have order. Order will set us free in the chaos of the black.
The Tridicate Collective shall be henceforth dedicated to the goal of establishing a coalition with the intent of bringing peace, prosperity, and order to the Milky Way.
Dave Hughes and the Elite: Encounters has confirmed that the RPG release is scheduled for July (Just in time for Lavecon!)
AMA with Allen Stroud this Friday on eliteOne and Elite Dangerous this Friday.
On the X-Box One :- The Tridicate Collective is now at war with the Church of the Space Cat. It’s time we rid these systems of this felinemenace which chooses to terrorize us.To those who wish to join the fight, please sign up at elite.tridicate.com
MonkeyBones asks – Which is a more valuable asset, an A5+ fuel scoop or a REALLY BIG GAS TANK? (For the record, after a year or so with a RBGT I have finally switched to a B6 Fuel Scoop. It is SO fast, but it still makes me nervous that I will get stuck out of fuel in a brown dwarf desert.) Shameless Plug for the REALLY BIG GAS TANK Methinks
CMDR Smugallo – Id love to hear the cast each try an impression of someone not a discussion i know hahaj.
Host & 2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire Chief Bar steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Galaxy Map Bookmarks We can rename them, plot routes to them
ED 2.1 Delayed (see main topic)
Elite Dangerous 3D Printed Models
Eucl3D have created full-colour, 3D-printed sandstone models of some of your favourite Elite Dangerous ships. Prices for the models start at $29.99 – head over to Eucl3D’s website to get a glimpse of the Viper, the Anaconda and the Cobra. Eucl3D are going to be taking part in an AMA on the Elite Dangerous subreddit on Friday 11 March at 7PM GMT. So get your 3D printing-related questions ready!
“With minor faction states we’re intending making their effects more noticeable on available missions, ship traffic and composition, and markets. At the moment these can be quite subtle, so beefing them up with add more drama to a star system.”
“authority response if they are attacked will be sharper.”
Wider range of rewards than just credits
Hard to find commodities / salvage items
Some may be mission rewards only and could tie into story events
Rewards will be more appropriate to the risk.
Rewards will also increase the more a faction likes you.
Cockpit gets a clock!
New paint job packs for the Imperial Courier and the Type 6
This week we want to share with you something we’ve been thinking about for some time, in response to the many requests we’ve had since the Kickstarter. Naming NPCs, renaming planets and even having a named surface marker to commemorate a special person, thing or event, are all things you’ve been asking for. We are considering adding these items and more to the Frontier Store, including star system naming and creation and naming of new surface starports. We would love to know your opinion on this, and gauge interest. In order to keep these items special we would limit the availability of each, and if it works well, we would have a batch in each future expansion too.
Arubeto – “Really? This is open to discussion? Guess we won’t be visiting “Sagittarius A*” anymore…”
Zac – “Allow me to clarify. Everyone is very conscious about making sure that the naming of things are done in a way that does not ruin existing names. What I mean to say is that we want your feedback here to make sure that we consider everything, so even if things seem obvious, let us know your thoughts on what you would like or wouldn’t like as part of this process. We’ve seen some really great feedback already”
Trailer Competition – The winner has been announced for the trailer competition. Commander NOTONLYHERE came up with a blinder including timed delay shots of cities, coordinated ship launches, SRV races etc. The trailer can be found at :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF4qln6-qUw
Main story “The furor surrounding FD’s delay of 2.1 and recent stock exchange news”
Accounting-wise, Horizons will now “leave early access” and be considered “released” after 31st May.
Accounting-wise, revenue from the sales of Horizons will be deferred to FY2016-2017’s financials (starting June 1st), instead of being included in FY2015-2016’s financials (which ends May 31st).
FDev will pay less tax in FY2015-2016, choosing instead to pay more the following year.
Comment from DB “What it means is that 2.1 is pushed out by around 6 weeks. This is to push the quality up, which is a good thing for the game. It’s ready when it’s ready. It does mean you’ll have to wait a bit longer, but it will be worth the wait.”
Post by Zac Hey guys,
This morning we released a trading update that we wanted to share with you.
The update explains that our next instalment of the Horizons season of expansions (2.1 – The Engineers) which was previously planned for April will now move into the beginning of our next financial year. We’re aiming for to release the beta in May.
We’re sorry to keep you waiting, but the Engineers is a truly colossal update and this additional time is being used to ensure that the new content is of the highest quality possible. We take great pride in all of the content we produce and we firmly believe that giving this additional development time is the right thing to do for the game, the studio and the fantastic community of players.
You can read the update here: http://www.frontier.co.uk/investor_r…l=edit&blk=275 Thanks,
The Blood is in the air tonight as we play host to both the Mobius Group and The Smiling Dog Crew. We try to get the facts about the recent storm in a teacup between the two groups and hear about if you’re going to be the bad guy, then BE the bad guy.
Remove the rank requirement, Rank now implies the difficulty of the mission
State of the minor faction
Type(s) of market for that port
Better feedback for what that mission will do to the BGS
Galactic Academy “It’s a frontier thing, but not possible without the incredible community. We have a group of mentors that have signed up (volunteers) and they are on Teamspeak and Discord and we will be emailing all our players with low play time and then all new players every week with details about the academy. It’s a landing page with user guides, videos and most importantly ways to connect straight up with our volunteer mentors. They consist of ambassadors, mods, group representatives and other specialists. It’s about teaching players and hand holding them where needs into basic things like the galaxy map, making a credit or two, etc”
Reduce the barrier for entry for ‘alternative mission flows’ I.E. you won’t have to drop out of supercruise to get an alternative.
USS for missions will generally be at a specific body in a system rather than random
Nav Beacons can be scanned to give system information!
Systems will now have traffic lanes and hubs and these affect the creation of USS. Also USS are created spatially not temporally, so you can’t just sit there and wait for them,
USS can be scanned to reveal information about them.
“This week’s dev update is the penultimate update “ Hmmm so 25/2 for last 2.1 update. Can we speculate Alpha early March?
New Sets of Anaconda skins. The empire people are very happy with the white one. 😉
Announcement via Zac:
“It’s a frontier thing, but not possible without the incredible community. We have a group of mentors that have signed up (volunteers) and they are on Teamspeak and Discord and we will be emailing all our players with low play time and then all new players every week with details about the academy. It’s a landing page with user guides, videos and most importantly ways to connect straight up with our volunteer mentors. They consist of ambassadors, mods, group representatives and other specialists. It’s about teaching players and hand holding them where needs into basic things like the galaxy map, making a credit or two, etc”
We are a small player faction, known as NULL, here to help others with donations for lost ships due to lack of insurance as well as new players getting their footing, and an escort service for traders and returning explorers. And we are now under threat of being steam rollered by Winters PP faction. We need help, as our currently limited resources are running low. Any Alliance commanders listening in please ship prep agreements to DR Crucis. Any NON-Winters aligned players, please undermine them to assist us staying independent, and here to help others. NULL needs your help, to ensure our BANK deposits here for others remains available and open for business. Thank you CMDR NULL
Massive thank you to those people that have already sent us message of congratulations to play out on next week’s 100th episode. If you would like to send us a message to play out on the show please record a short mp3 and send it to email@example.com with the subject 100th.
Everybody that does gets a little thank you in the post from the crew.Hi guys, any chance of a shoutout on tomorrow nights show for the Wasat Cup, a
50km, point-to-point SRV race from Elwood Camp to Ferguson Prospect on Wasat A2
E organised by the Buckyball Racing Club. You can run it any time you like (and
as many times as you like) from 23rd-25th February using screenshots to capture
your start and end times.Takes around 30mins … if you’re fast. Well? Are you fast?? Come along and
prove it then!
CQC Mayhem will run for four weeks, beginning on Tuesday February 16 and ending on Tuesday March 15 . Take part in intense PVP action in custom-built arenas set within the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Equip a unique loadout on your craft and earn XP to unlock new weapons, modules and abilities. Simply select Start and then CQC from the main menu in Elite Dangerous or Elite Dangerous: Horizons to get started.
Fly agile fighters and go head-to-head against the galaxy’s greatest pilots in PVP dogfights – easy to pick up controls reward your skills with more to master for the ultimate combat edge. Choose your ship, customise your loadout and prepare for instant Arena-based action to earn the right to be called Elite.
Please note: All customers who buy Elite Dangerous: Arena from the Frontier Store will receive a discount equal to their original purchase price, when upgrading to either Elite Dangerous or the Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition.
David Braben talks to PC Gamer about Elite : Arena
5 Levels of rep with minor faction Hated, Disliked, Neutral, Liked, Allied with a new one being added between Neutral and Liked
Rewarded with in game rewards but also within the narrative, Maybe your contact saying well done your rep has increased with us.
Mission givers change as you progress up or down the ranks.
Mission givers express what affects the success or failure of that mission has on their minor faction.
Last week I mentioned that we had some more huge weapons coming, but without providing any details, so we have huge beam and pulse laser and multi-cannons being added. There will also be a new large multi-cannon.
Topic of the week – Wild Speculation – What is 2.4 Update ?
Jason Carthes (facebook) this is what 2.4 gonna be about (walking fpv) but just in our ships as a teaser for the new season 3.0. My guess
OOgie Boogie PvP League Advert – In Episode 98 Folder
Emperors Disgrace? Chased out of home system, challenged with 1 month to regain control.
“SAY IT AINT SO! Was reading an article that really disturbed me. http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/g…After-All.html We’ll be collecting rocks on planets etc to be able to upgrade your ship“These won’t be vertical upgrades – you won’t get better lasers, for instance – but rather cosmetic upgrades, like different colors for your lasers. Can I get mine in plaid?”
You have to be joking. So we are going to continue with the trend of “lack of substance” and “all flash no meat”??? So crafting won’t allow us to increase damage on our weapons? It won’t allow us to boost our shields? Add different effects to our missiles?I thought they finally “got it” and were going to start putting effort back into substance and the core mechanics of the game? More cosmetics?Please tell me this guy is not fully informed..”
“Just to let you folk know: Loot and crafting is not cosmetic – modules will obtain real benefits (and potentially drawbacks).”
2.0 – Planetary Landings
A whole new angle on the galaxy. Journey from the stars to the surfaces of strange worlds, and hit the ground running in the new Scarab Surface Recon Vehicle.2.1 – The Engineers
Coming Spring 2016
Everything changes. Introducing an expanded mission system and game-changing loot. Craft exotic weapons and modules for your spacecraft and build a ship unlike any other.2.2 – Guardians
Coming Summer 2016
Take what comes and strike back with double. Bring a second ship to every combat encounter with Ship-Launched Fighters and defend your passengers against the deadliest threats in the galaxy.2.3 – The Commanders
Coming Fall 2016
Team up and stand together. Forge your own identity with the new Commander Creator, then share your bridge with Multi-Crew and fly with friends.
2.4 – ????
A secret revealed in Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ final expansion.
Federal President Zachary Hudson has announced his intention to resume the search for Starship One, which disappeared en route to the Azaleach system in May 3301. A previous investigation into the ship’s disappearance was conducted, but the fate of the vessel and her crew, which included then-president Jasmina Halsey, could not be conclusively determined. The president made the following statement during a fundraising event held by Sirius Corp:“Like many others, I was heartened by the Sirius Corporation’s success, and I found myself thinking that if the remains of a ship lost fifty years ago could be found, surely a ship lost less than a year ago could also be recovered. I am therefore offering generous reimbursements to pilots who deliver wreckage components to the Federal research outpost at Leoniceno Orbital in the Azaleach system. Once we have gathered enough material, we will analyse the debris to determine if any of it is from Starship One.”But it appears President Hudson is not the only person eager to find the ship. In a strange turn of events, an organisation by the name of Daurtu Jet Comms PLC has also announced its intention to search for the missing presidential vessel. Virtually nothing is known about the organisation, but the fact that it is offering even larger rewards than the Federation may convince pilots to lend the company their support.
Lavecon – Hotel sold out. Any ideas on what we can expect this year?
Allen to come in for this bit around 21:45 — Ben
Pixels Bandits, XBox One Player group
Jon here from PBSF. We’re a well sized Xbox One group (~180 members currently) playing Elite, as well as other games,and have our own minor faction etc. in game.
Horizons Trailer Competition
To celebrate our Star Wars: The Force Awakens cinema trailer we’re inviting you to create your own trailer or advert for Elite Dangerous: Horizons. If you’d like to enter the competition all you need to do is create your own trailer or advert about Elite Dangerous: Horizons and email a link to your publically uploaded video to firstname.lastname@example.org. All the details are on this thread.
The competition will be running until the end of January so you have plenty of time to submit your entries for the competition. Good luck!
The Christmas special became a bit of a report card for the last year of Elite, some of the program was affected due to some technical issues.. so we appologise if your enjoyment of the podcast is adversly affected. Aired 22nd December 2015 Audio versions Download the episode directly from…