Lave Radio Episode 333 “Half the Devil’s in the Details Darling” – 16/03/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
System Wide ChatterWKJezzWKJezz

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday Stream
    1. The Dev’s Zac and Bruce, rescue people from Burning Stations
    2. Ben Learned that we can filter rewards by Materials!
  2. Tuesday Stream
    1. New Cosmetics and things for Holo-Me when we launch into Odyssey
  3. Anyone else noticed that Odyssey Adverts are no longer using David Bowie as their soundtrack?
  4. An investor report (which has now been removed from Reddit) is reporting 500K Active players who play the game once a month. 
    1. Although we don’t know how people are assigned, player’s apparently fall into 4 categories;-
      1. Epic
      2. Active
      3. New
      4. inactive/lapsed
    2. The don’t count the Epic Freebies because they got the game for free
    3. They’re estimating 1million copies of Odyssey to be sold in the first year
  5. The Energy Link tool transfers energy between the user’s suit battery and a target socket. It also discharges powerful electrical pulses over a short distance!

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

  1. 10th March Galactic Mysteries: The Adamastor
  2. 11th March Nine Starports Hit by Terrorist Bombings
  3. 11th March Galactic Summit Cancelled – NMLA Attacks Superpowers
  4. 12th March Starport Bombing Casualties Include Federal Vice President
  5. 15th March Superpowers Respond to ‘Nine Martyrs’ Attack

Main discussion

  1. Questions continued on from Last Week –
    1. Q: Can you talk about the different suits in Odyssey? – Yes, as you see in the video, players can take up different roles depending on the suit they use. The tactical suit for example, can carry two different weapons, which is unique to that suit, so you need to consider the best suit for the mission you’re about to engage in.
    2. Q: There are different types of weapons in Odyssey, could you tell us why a player might use them? – Way back when we started prototyping combat, it became quite clear to us early on that the ship combat has some really interesting concepts behind it, so we basically stole them! The premise is that kinetic weapons are good against armour, lasers are good against shields, and plasma re decent against both but not quite as good as the other two. When it comes to choosing a loadout, you’ll want to choose your weapons to be the most efficient, so you may want lasers to take out shields and kinetic to finish them off. If you’re working as a team, you can specialise, one player can be ant-shield, and another can finish them off via kinetic.
    3. Q: For the getaway, we landed to the side of the settlement for a quick escape, there’s been a small change in this, hasn’t there? – Yes, you can now automatically land on planet surfaces. It’s hard to encapsulate all the changes in a few minutes of video. When players get hold of the alpha, that’s when they’ll really understand what we’ve done.
    4. Q: Can you talk about suit management? – There are different things that can pull on the suits’ power. There’s the life support machine, things like the shield (which is power hungry when turned on), and some of the tools can use your suit power. Survival actually starts to become something you need to become considerate of in certain situations. If you’re at a settlement, there are areas where you can recharge your suit, but if you’re out exploring, there’s certainly a risk factor involved. Environmental factors can also have an effect on how hard your suit has to work to keep you alive. If you’re in really extreme temperatures, you’ll be taking physical damage. You can disembark somewhere on the planet with safe temperatures, but you can quite quickly end up somewhere where the temperature is much hotter, and end up in danger.

Community Corner

  1. ScienceKeeper – Why should I bother playing Elite Dangerous?
  2. Truckers claim to have saved 600,000 + people from Lave Station. 
  3. Even though Cmdr Phoenix_Dfire is missing. His latest Archives of the Sanctimonious Crew has been released. The Crew were involved in the fight for HIP 53530 system against Jupiner Rochester and the exploits can be found in under the events section in the forum or follow this link
  4. Malic VR is putting together an online Mindmap of all the conspiracies in Elite Dangerous
  5. Hawkes Gaming Have released information on “How to AFK Your Way to Billions in 2021”
    1. Please note this video has been shared in advance with Frontier Development
    2. TLDR:
      1. T10 Turret Build for Pew Pew
        1. Turreted Beam Lasers
        2. Weapon Focussed Power Distributor 
        3. PDC (to prevent pirates from stealing your bait cargo)
      2. Stack Massacre Missions
      3. Get yourself some cargo to act as Bait
      4. Go to the appropriate Low Res Site


Would you use an exploit? Are there any things that you consider ok that others consider an exploit? What is “too much”? Does it make a difference that it’s a multiplayer game?


  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at  or, for just the audio, at
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “”.
  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. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders