McLave Radio McEpisode 109

Engineers Base

Beta 2.1 updates continue and McColin Ford leads a McScottish episode with McPsykokow and McDave McHughes for chat about beta and the RPG Elite Encounters…

Aired 17th May 2016
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Crew Members

Chief Archivist : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Special Guest: Dave Hughes


Show Notes:

  • Development News
    • Beta 2.1.4 Patch Notes
    • Beta 2.1.5 Patch Notes
      • LOTS OF BUG FIXES
        • Grants picks
        • Comms chat history no longer disappears
        • For piracy flag targets, if the target is not a mission target, check if it has a leader and whether that leader is a mission target
        • Add a faction government test so the pesky democracies don’t make my greedy corporation shout “For Democracy!”
        • Fix the method that determines whether we can see planetary missions
        • Added popup explaining where pinned recipes can be found
        • Recipes should now be referred to as blueprints
        • Stop hitmen being sent after the player for no reason
        • Rebalance the tutorials to be reasonable with the new AI
        • Adjusted the shield-down flee behaviour to be less frustrating
        • Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
        • – Fixed issues with recalled ships boosting when trying to land
        • Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
  • – Feedback tweaks to torpedos:
    • – Torpedos now have a 2.5 second arming time rather than their previous 0.5 second. When hitting a target before arming they will deal no damage and self destruct in a small puff
    • – Torpedos now inherit the speed of their launching ship for the first few seconds of flight, before dropping to a 250m/s cruising speed. These two changes give them an effective minimum range of about 700m+ depending on ship speeds, and also means that you won’t be running into the back of your own torpedos!
    • Halve firing heat from missiles
      • Could this mean stealth missile boats?
    • – Added ship voice notification when a mission specific USS has spawned
      • Nice to get an audio cue for it
  • Newsletter 124
    • “From the desk of lead designer Sandro Sammarco”:  is very interesting
  • Main Discussion
    • Rise To Power: Dangerous Games, WILDCARD vote is over
  • URGENT CORRECTION TO SHOW (from the desk of Zac Antonaci)
    • EG pilots aren’t straight through to the final. The top 5 from the votes will have a mini CG tournament and the winner of that will go through to the final.

For the past week player factions have been campaigning for your votes in the first stage of the Dangerous Games to decide which five groups will battle it out in a mini-series of CGs in their bid to become an official Power in the game.

      • The results have been counted and checked and they are as follows:
      • – EG Pilots – 25.5
      • – Wolves of Jonai – 15.5%
      • – Adle’s Armada Coalition – 15.3%
      • – Black Birds Squadron – 10.7%
      • – United German Commanders Coalition – 9%
      • – The Imperial Inquisition – 8.5%
      • – Achenar Immortals Coalition – 7.3%
      • – Planet Express – 3.6%
      • – Black Omega – 2.3%
      • – Pileus Libertas – 1.6%
      • – Battle Vortex – 0.7%

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for voting, and all of the groups for their amazing effort! We will have more news on the next phase of the games shortly where the qualified groups will be looking for your help to complete the Community Goals and help their campaign.

Lave Radio Episode 104

Starting Line 2

 

Ben takes Grant and Jarvis through the past few weeks for news letters as well as the recent community events

Aired 12th April 2016
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Crew Members

Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Head of entertainment/strong> : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr Thane
Chief Barsteward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow


Show Notes:

  • Development News
    • Frontier keeping mum’s the word…. Still in their 6 week ‘nothing to see here’ mode… (2.1 ETA ‘May’)
    • Oculus
  • Newsletter 117 + 118 + 119
    • 117
      • Engineers Concept Art – looks like outposts for planets – be nice too see more concrete info though
      • Lost Winds Bobbleheads £5 each, Toku, Deo and Notea
      • Orion HCS voice pack (featuring william shatner)
      • Winners in the Gladiator Challenge
        • The 2 x Premium Elite Dangerous goodie bags, including a cap, a beanie, three faction mugs, and signed artwork went to CMDR Mad Anthony Wayne and Gabriel Case.
        • The 2 x Elite Dangerous: Horizons Season passes were snapped up by Wayne Youngblood and Bozakir
        • And the 1 x Every paint job in the Elite Dangerous store went to the extremely lucky CMDR Nollywood.
    • 118
    • 119
      • Next week, the newsletter will be hosted on the Elite Dangerous Community Site rather than sent directly into your email inboxes
      • Join the Elite on the Background Sim Thursday 14th April 19:00 BST
  • In game news
  • Main Discussion – Elite Meet Discussion ?
  • Community Corner
    • New Streams involving Dave Hughes Elite Encounters RPG, demonstrating the Vehicle Combat System (ie. the ship to ship combat). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW8xm-MoEBo
    • The Rock Rats helping CMDR Frawd-Digger getting to Beagle Point in a non shielded Sidewinder!
    • Hutton Orbital Endurance Challenge
      • From Readdy’s Progress to Gooch’s Progress on the planet Cardinal in the Aparctias system a distance of 596km
      • 18 teams some individuals some teams of up to 6
      • ~ 50 ppl (54?)
      • Winner of both the Team and Solo challenges: in 5 hours!
        1 Team name: Team Mummy
        subhouse07 Team member 1: CMDR Brabston, Timmy
      • Amazing video of the “quick way” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3yuOkzc3b0
      • 2 Team Name: Redliners
        Player Group: Elite: Racers (ERF)
        Team member 1: [CMDR Deftin]
        Team member 2: [CMDR BlackMaze]
        Team member 3: [CMDR FierceFalcon]
        Team member 4: [CMDR Terrorsidic]
        Team member 5: [CMDR AlexRusich]
        Team member 6: [CMDR Rafi Long]
      • 3 Team Name: Cross Court
        Team member 1: Arsen Cross
        Team member 2: Jay See
      • 4 Team name: The Buckyball Racing Club
        Team member 1: Alec Turner
        Team member 2: Seneh
        Team member 3: Kliggish
        Team member 4: Ozric
        Team member 5: Furrycat
    • LAVECON 2016: please come to it.
    • Paladin Consortium Operation SRV A B C

Lave Radio Episode 103

New LR iTunes Cover

 

Allen Stroud conjures up a Re-animation spell to revive the DDF, but is it too late for this decrepit zombie to be of any use?

Aired 22nd March 2016
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Crew Members

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


Show Notes:

Development News

  • 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.

Newsletter 116

  • 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!!!
  • New Utility slot type in Peek of the week?!
  • The Join the Elite Stream
    • 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.”

Community Corner

  • Allen’s Stroud AMA. –  A lot of questions about a possible sequel to Lave Revolution.
  • Mobius AMA – Erm… started off ok but then became a slagging match between people of the opinion that solo or private groups ruin community goals, powerplay etc and those that don’t.
  • Elite Racers who have their subreddit if you want to get along
    • Really impressed with the Imperial couriers’ canyon run. (Beggers Canyon anyone). Someone will have to do on in the fastest ship (Isn’t that a viper?) and see what’s that like.

Lave Radio Episode 102

Lego SRVThe show dives into virtual reality and the health and safety of LOOOOOOOOOONGGGG streams

Aired 15th March 2016
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Crew Members

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


Show Notes:

  • Development News
    • Join the Elite: Everything You Need to Know About Community Goals with Steve Kirby
    • Zac — Support update – Reiteration of player harassment rules
    • Planet Coaster has a date of Tuesday 22nd March for Alpha backers
    • PowerPlay : Sandro on Collusion Piracy and More
      • Doesn’t Like it BUT Recognises it’s a useful tool
      • 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.
    • Power Play : Sandro on ‘open bonus’
      • 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”
  • Newsletter 115
  • Main Discussion
    • VR News 
    • 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
      • 24 hour streams – a good/bad thing to encourage?
  • Community Corner
  • Questions
    • 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.
      • Ben failed and everyone else wimped out. 🙂

Lave Radio Episode 98

elite arena

 

The Speculation Engine is in full gear, what do we think we will see in 2.4?

Aired 16th February 2016
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Show Notes:

    • Introductions Fozza / Jarvis hit Frontier Towers
    • Development News
      • Newsletter #111
      • Elite Horizons 2.0.0.6 released today – Lot of CQC fixes, a couple of smaller fixes to the main game – https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=232819
        • Although this item does stand out –  i Sola Prospect in the Brestla star system now always stocks all ships and modules
        • Sadly does not fix forming Squads for CQC – it’s still a large unsorted list!

 

  • 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.

 

Quick Overview

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
      • http://www.pcgamer.com/david-braben-on-arena-and-the-future-of-elite-dangerous/
  • Dev Update Michael Brookes – Leading on from last week’s “Personalisation” with this week’s “Progression” –
    • 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
      • Invasion?

 

  • Community Corner
    • OOgie Boogie PvP League Advert – In Episode 98 Folder
    • Emperors Disgrace? Chased out of home system, challenged with 1 month to regain control.
      • https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/45x2nt/triple_elite_group_emperors_grace_no_longer/
        • Have contact EG for a reaction.
        • EG – Triple Elite Status Player Group (means they have the ear of the devs)
        • Home system Novas flipped by Diamond Frogs
        • Large population therefore took a month to flip
        • one or two wings of three doing activity daily for a month to flip, no response at any point from EG
        • Kermit “Big Frog” Laphroaig reporting on Reddit gives EG a month unhindered access to reset the system because EG and the Frogs go way back.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE7WPstMzsM – Proper gravity exists. An orbit of Enceladus with engines off. (Thanks for Kerash for that one)
    • Latest Update on the RPG and the Tabletop game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On_wmRhGCR0

Lave Radio – The Conclave – Episode 9

Conclave Cover
Join Fozza as he discusses the hits and misses of Elite: Horizons and the season 2 of updates.
Cmdr Snuffler, Cmdr Vingtetun, Goose4192, Nexus Reject & Colin Ford

Aired 2nd February 2016
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Please feel free to send in your feedback and thoughts on this episode, info@laveradio.com

Thanks for tuning in.

Lave Radio Episode 96


A technically flawless episode with no technical problems whatsover, just awesome discussion on the dev news and updates about Elite :Dangerous

Aired 26th January 2016
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Show Notes:

Lave Radio Episode 95

barnacles
Is it a sandworm beak? A giant Clam or something more scary? A thargoid baby maker? We turn to Canonn Interstellar Research Group for some answers.
Aired 19th January 2016
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Show Notes:

  • Community Corner
      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YLdMWsxbRk – Running the Orbis!
      • Update on the Pioneer Expedition?
      • Mobius Group moves past 18,000 members.
      • Galnet News returns to You Tube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDKH-bM2t-rGBkyjHcMU5Ew

Lave Radio Episode 94

distant worldsWe dive off the deepend this week as we try to figure out what the BGS is actually doing and if Horizons is actually worth it.
Aired 12th January 2016
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Show Notes:

  • Main Discussion
    • Background Sim Discussion
    • Is Elite Dangerous Hozizons Worth it?
      • The general response to Horizons has been mixed at best with a lot of negative press and reviews. What needs to done to change this perception?
        “In summary; Horizons adds no meaningful content to the game, built on the dubious and hollow promise that it’ll be worth the $60 by December 2016. Frontier is financially incentivized not to deliver, and cannot be held accountable until the next paid expansion cycle, when the game will definitely perish forever. Christ, I hope I’m wrong. I so, so want to be wrong.It breaks my heart, but you should pass on this. Instead, consider purchasing the base game for the world’s best deep-space exploration simulator experience, priced at a very reasonable $30.” http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197979999790/recommended/419270/)
      • Elite: Dangerous – Lack of Content & Gameplay? What Really is the thing Horizons Needs? (Video by Obsidian Ant)

Lave Radio Episode 92

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…

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