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

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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).
  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…



  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
  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 233: Incursions here! Incursions there! Does anybody really care?

Crew Members
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Deputy Trade Attaché : Souv – Cmdr Souvarine
Space Boffin : Cmdr Atrus5060

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Development News

Distant Worlds 2 News

Dryau Awesomes Mass Jump

Thargoids and let the bubble burn

Community Corner


Lave Radio Episode 218: Betta the Beta you know

Betta the Beta you know

Aired 30 October 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
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol
Intrepid Journalist : Cmdr Souvarine

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 217: Exploring up Teide

Exploring up Teide

Aired 23 October 2018
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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

Show Notes

  • In Game Events
    • Eagle Eye Intelligence –
      • Three targets this week : Gertrud, HIP 9141 and Nogambe
      • Li Tzicnii attacked this week and the station is on Fire
      • Hydra in Celaeno, also Merope.
      • High level NHSS only spotted in HIP 9141, others have been NHSS 3-6.
      • Locations of the Aegis megaships Acropolis and Vanguard.
      • However, the Anti-Xeno-Initiative have reported that in order to save a system’s station from attack, more Thargoid casualties have to be inflicted than before (over 5000 per system at present count)
    • Operation IDA – Progress continues with Kipling Orbital;-
      • HAUL:
      • Beryllium 29% 279,762 (-7,338)
      • Synthetic Fabrics 53% 110,975 (-19,126)
    • Paladin Consortium need help defending their home system from Yury Grom!
      • Big Pappa has asked me to let everyone know that they’re offering a Free Bag of Popcorn with every fue up at  Big Pappa’s Base in Andhrimi
      • To help go to and let them know you want to help
      • What can people do to help?
        • 1) Pledge to Hudson.
        • 2) Buy Merits in LFT 37 at Onnes or Roetgen Hub. You need to buy them, because waiting 30 minutes won’t allow us to win. We need to buy a lot of them.
        • 3) Look at the station for wing missions asking for high tech commodities (ie: microcontrollers, performance enhancer, Progenitor cells).
        • 4) Fly to LHS 1197 at the high tech station of Chretien Terminal. Give the merits and buy the commodities for the missions.
        • 4 bis) If the commodities are not there, you can find them in Andhrimi next to LFT 37.
        • 5) Finish the missions in LFT 37 and buy more merits.
        • 6) Cycle.
      • Hopefully this is only a thing this PP tick (i.e. till Thursday morning)
  • Newsletter 249
  • Main Discussion
  • Community Corner
    • Truckers up Teide – the In Game Challenge! 11th November
      • We’re hosting one of our Hutton Races again, and it’s on a planet named…. Teide! In the Magec System (It’s actually Teide A). Up a mountain on a volcanic planet as a race for single players and teams,
      • Magec System, planet – Teide A
      • Supported by Alec Turner. From the Buckyball Racing club
    • EDC (Facebook) Competition
      • Ends 25th October
      • Post your finest screenies or artworks and win awesome prizes courtesy of Frontier Developments and EDC.
      • Prizes
        Courtesy of Frontier Developments
        *RARE ‘Frontier Krait MKII Paint Job’
        *Entrepreneur Community Prize Pack+Courtesy Of Jude Walker:
        *A unique, bespoke & hand-drawn artwork. Your CMDR, your ship, your kids a cat, whatever you like 🙂
        +With thanks from EDC:
        *Seeing your image grace the EDC Facebook page, every time you hit refresh!5 * RUNNER UP PRIZES
        Courtesy of Frontier Developments:
        *Entrepreneur Community Prize Pack

        Courtesy of EDC:
        *Lino-print of an Elite Dangerous Ship

    • The East India Company presents: The Danksgiving Expedition, November 3304
      • The citizens of Colonia have been working hard to build their new home, and now it’s time they got a reward, regardless of what Customs might like to think. So with the aid of The East India Company and publicity via Lave Radio, an expedition was put together with the following goals:* Explore the “high route” to Colonia. Away from the well-trodden route via the Colonia Connection, the high route is replete with unexplored neutron stars and far away from Customs patrols, making it just ideal for the long-distance smuggler and highly profitable for the explorers.* Bring the first load of booty – anything intoxicating, but in particular Onionhead and Lavian Brandy for Colonia citizens to enjoy, to resupply Jaques Bar – sneaking it into Jaques Station, past Colonia’s most watchful customs presence…* Be in Colonia just in time for the Q4 Exploration updates! Get a head start on the new exploration mechanics! Get on one of the very last expeditions where “jonking” is still a thing!
      • The expedition begins on Tuesday November 20th, with a loading party at Harvestport, Kappa Fornacis and at Lave Station, Lave. The lead ship will be the Alan Mathison Turing, an Imperial Cutter fit out for long distance smugg…err, trading.
  • Questions
    • Fascinating show, especially the bit about detecting bots by the way they do it. Amazing.One thought. FD say the BGS is a background simulation. It’s not the same a ‘the rules to play by’ (as in chess).The BGS as I see it is an alternative to having a fixed ‘gamey’ set of rules that break the simulation aspect…  It should FEEL random and it should present challenges to live around without FD having to manually alter things weekly.
      People that game the BGS are not living the simulation, they are manipulating it. That’s not ‘simulation’.FD are likely to loosen the predictable links of the BGS in due course, but if as your speaker said, many BGS gamers are being driven away by the BOTS then it occurs to me that such might be it’s purpose……

      If so, expect bots to affect the systems most actively managed. It doesn’t matter if they help or hinder, all it matters is to create the feeling in ‘gamers’ that (this) life cannot be gamed……

      Enjoyed the pod.
      Clwydian (PS4 since you asked…)

  • Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 169

Milking Sheep

Aired 19 Sep 2017
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
Intrepid Explorer : Cmdr Shanaeri
Snake Charmer : Ashley Devine – (CMDR) Dr Toxic

Show Notes

  • Development News
    • 2.4 Release Date 26th September
    • Thursday Thargoid Lore Stream
    • Cinematic Short – Retaliation
      • People have speculated guardian tech forms the basis of anti-thargoid weapons. Noticed similarity of blue glow. Shape of object inside the warhead and also shape of Thargoid Anti shutdown device.
    • Q&A
      • Are FD going reduce engineering RNG?
        • Can’t say, but look at FD Expo
      • What is the T10?
        • Not the panther clipper
        • Really cool
        • But that’s all Sandy’s saying
      • Extra Seat for Keelback
        • Sandy doesn’t know if he can say yes
      • Are Thargoids gonna be in PP
        • No PP is human only
      • Exploration?
        • FD Expo
      • Thargoids in all play modes?
        • Yes
      • More Dev Interaction?
        • Maybe after expo, usual no eta no guarantee. Blandro No Remarko
    • Powerplay Unpledge Notice – Due to the changes coming in with Powerplay and consensual PvP, Any cmdr with 0 merits assigned against them on the 26th will be unpledged from their power. This is to stop people who haven’t ‘Powerplayed’ for a time not to be seen as fair game by PvP’s. There is nothing stopping you re-pledging after the 26th but if you have a single merit, you will remain pledged and therefore seen as fair game for any PvP players in Open and the Private Groups. So, if you want to PvP, go Powerplay!
  • Newsletter 192
  • Main Discussion
    • Exploration Changes
      • 20 KLY route plotting Range. Pros and cons.. Some things to bear in mind. Route clustering, difficulty in finding road blocks and missing POI on the way, Was no way pointing a missed trick?
      • Plotting the Neutron Highway
      • Previous jumps displayed as dashed grey line, don’t think they are persistent
      • Last Scoopable Star
      • Always Emerge safely when jumping into close binary systems?
      • Hull Repairs and Limpet Synth
      • Heat sync synth(uses non natural materials. Pro’s and cons)
      • Air in a can too according to Shan(uses Iron and Nickel..)
      • Has the changes made exploration too easy? Does it add gameplay or just less busy work?
    • Dr Kaii is sad that he is sick of exploring
      • Good thread and some good posts re the future of exploring along with a lot of “that ship has sailed”
  • Community Corner
    • ED-RPG – Backers can collect their books (and dice) from the expo on 7th Oct.
      Anyone who is interested should email with the email address they used to back us with and the name they opted to go for in the credits.
    • Mobius PVE group – There appears to be a little confusion about PvP rules within Combat Zones in the PVE group raised by the present CG. At the moment, you can fire on other players in a CZ if they are on the other side. However constant player killing in the CZs is frowned upon and if you keep on killing Cmdrs, you will get banned. Due to the number of incidents of ‘Not so Friendly Fire’, they are thinking about a blanket PvP Ban, even in CZs. We’ll let you know what they decide.
  • Shoutouts

Lave Radio Episode 168

A hot, close call, but we made it in the end!

Aired 12 Sep 2017
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Crew Members

Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
Intrepid Explorer : Cmdr Shanaeri

Show Notes

  • Development News
  • Community Corner
    • Sagittarius Eye
    • PC Gamer says that according eddb, 0nly 0.0039% of the galaxy has been explored yet. Plenty of space to get that first discovered by tag.
    • Our sisters over in Hutton have updated their website giving us funky things such as the stats arena and General Nocti Vegas’ mission orders.
  • In Game Events
    • Operation Daedalus Lift
      • Cmdr Obdurate Woe had his SRV lifted from the ground up into a Station with help from
      • CMDR Kale Regan (High Speed Catcher)
      • CMDR Apollo687 (Back Up Boopist)
      • CMDR LasTCHaNcE1918 (Back Up Boopist)
      • CMDR Infinite Edge X (Back Up Boopist)
      • CMDR Joel McB (Catcher)
      • CMDR Tracervullet (Chief Boopist)
      • CMDR Free Legend (Beacon Boyo)
    • Sadly the SRV isn’t affected by the station’s coriolis effect and winds up inside the station’s superstructure with graphical glitches everywhere, but it’s just mental! 🙂

Lave Radio Episode 127



Super Tin Foil Special Effect Team Hobor Biscuits!

Aired 11 October 2016
Audio versions

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Crew Members
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward : Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Test Pilot : Ashley Wilkinson : Cmdr Ashley Wilkinson (Cannon)
Team Bike : Cmdr Hober Mallow (Hutton Orbital)

Show Notes