Lave Radio Episode 206

Space Legs McSpaceFace would be a Riri Krait name for an expansion

Aired 24 July 2018
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Crew Members
Station Commander : Allen Stroud
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
(In)Human Resources Director : Shan – Cmdr Shanaeri
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol

Show Notes

Lave Radio Episode 205

It’s Either Lave’s or Google’s Fault

Aired 17 July 2038
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Crew Members
Station Commander : Allen Stroud
Director of Pest Control : Ashley Devine – DrToxic
Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Lavian Space Program Director : Andy Barnes – Cmdr Kurgol

Special Guests
Allied Imperial Coalition : The Asleep Bear
Alliance Office of Statistics : Tom D
Flat Galaxy Society : I am Nick Man
Orrere Freedom Coalition : Auxiliary
Lave Radio Network : Whoeva

Show Notes

  • Development News
    • Update 3.1.2
      • Fixed a softlock that could occur when dropping in to a Military USS
      • Fixed missing Search and Rescue contact text
      • Additional minor optimisations and fixes
  • In Game Events
    • The IDA are targeting the Artemis Lodge in Celaeno for  repair. Anyone willing to help is welcome. So far this player group has made major contributions to fix 6 of the Damaged Stations in the Pleiades.
    • However, the IDA and AGEIS didn’t have a good week, the Tembala system was attacked. This is in part due to the new classes of vessels we have been encountering. Eagle Eye reports that HIP 44811 & Wolf 636 have been targeted by the Thargoids. HIP 44811 has low organic traffic so it could possibly do with more support. The Aegis Megaships (Vanguard and Acropolis) are located in HIP 44811 at 50,730ls from starfall and Wolf 636 (which is only 97ly from Sol) at 857ls from starfall respectively.
  • Newsletter #235
  • Main Discussion – Lave
  • Community Corner
  • Questions
  • Shoutouts
  • Galnet News Digest

Lave Radio Episode 166

War is OVER

Aired 22 Aug 2017
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Crew Members
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott – Cmdr Psykokow
The Allies [Aid] : Ulon
Alliance Office of Statistics [AOS] : CMDR Steven
Alliance Office of Statistics [AOS] : Vectron
Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps (AEDC) : Apos

Show Notes

  • Official Statement regarding Lave:
      • The Alliance of Independent Systems has been in and around the Lave cluster for quite some time now and many Alliance pilots found a first or second home in the region. While the systems around Alioth that founded the Alliance are certainly its political center, the Old Worlds in the eyes of many can be seen as its economical heart. For this exact reason Prime Minister Mahon started an initiative in June 3301 to strengthen the economical bonds with the systems around Leesti. To ensure the safety of traders of all affiliations, Mahon didn’t hesitate to announce the open trade agreement for the whole Lave cluster and officially commissioned the Alliance Defence Force to establish a permanent presence in the sector to fight piracy and crime. (Galnet News from 28 JUN 3301)

    While Leesti has been a place of trouble more than once in the last couple of years, Lave used to be a peaceful system with tremendous growth. It was only until a broadcast of the local Lave Radio announced to claim rights over Lave Station that members of the ADF realized the old system was on the edge of a civil war. We, the signing Alliance groups, immediately mobilized for a joint operation alongside independent Alliance pilots to help the local government to restore law and order.
    Despite a quick but hard-earned victory over the passionate fighting supporters of the Lave Radio Network, we hereby make the recommendation towards the local government to grant the LRN control over the local Warinus station in order to ensure long-term peace and cooperation rather than permanent skirmishes and instability. If the local factions agree on this proposal, we are willing to support LRN in the necessary work to move offices and staff between stations. We commit ourselves to this endeavour for the good of all citizens within the Old Worlds.

    The Alliance has shown strength in defending their citizens, now it is time to show tolerance and kindness. The whole conflict seems to be an issue of communication and clarity of intentions rather than malevolence. We hope this offer will help to comfort those who feel frustrated about what happened, and that it will build bridges between those who fought each other in a futile conflict. For that Lave will be a peaceful, merry place again.

    Signing Alliance groups in alphabetical order:
    AEDC (Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps)
    Aid (The Allies)
    AMF (Alliance Military Force)
    DAWN (New Dissident And Wired Network)
    RI (Remlok Industries)
    TCF (Terran Colonial Forces)

  • Community Corner
    • I’m Whitmann, and I’ve just returned to the Bubble after a year in Colonia with CCN, where among other things I wrote for and edited the Colonia Gazette.I’m looking at putting together something along those lines Bubbleside, monthly format, featuring the best writers I can (ahem) press-gang into contributing. Already have six on board. Magazine will feature any and all genres, from straight reportage and interviews through to RP fiction – as long as it’s a high standard.
      Please contact Whitmann for further details

Lave Radio – Role Play

Join the Lave Radio Crew as they embark on a dangerous adventure with Olive Hume of Spidermind Games, as he as our chief guide and games master runs us through an experience powered by his amazing Tabletop Role Play Game.

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Recently they crossed the line on Kickstarter but currently are working towards their multiple and spectacular stretch goals.

They also have provided a sample play along document to try before you back, but maybe this podcast will make your mind up for you.

Lave Radio Episode 100


Join us on an amazing celebration of 100 episodes of the Lave Radio podcast, tonight we are going to recall our favourite moments from the last 3 years, take a look at all the things that have happened and also recall some of the features that have yet to make it to the game.  Then we turn our gaze forward to bring you the very best in speculation on what the future holds.

It’s a bumper episode so make sure you have your kettle handy, or that you have indeed been to the loo before hand.

Did I mention the interview with David Braben?

Aired 1st March 2016
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Crew Members

Host & 2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza
Station Commander : Allen Stroud : Cmdr Heldaban Kel
Head of Security : Lisa Trott : Cmdr Voo
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
Head of operations Lave Station : John Stabler : Cmd Glyndwrr)
Head of Station Security : Lisa Voo : Cmdr Voo

Show Notes:

Announce Minor Faction, big thank you to Frontier
Lave Radio Network is now an in game faction in the Lave System
lave minor factions

Quick Natter

  • Each crew member’s stand out moment from the history of Lave Radio
  • First David Braben Interview segment (15 mins)

Discussion 1 – The Present Horizons so far and current community Buzz

  • Current state of ED/LR.
  • Minor Faction
  • CG (starts Thursday!)
  • Favourite stuff to do in-game
  • Community events
  • Elitemeet 2016
  • LaveCon 2016
  • Play Runes of Anarchy in the LAN competition
  • All attendees get a link to John’s latest game to play. Help stress test it over the weekend.
  • Second David Braben Interview segment (18 mins)


Discussion 2 – The Past Kickstarter, Alpha, Beta, Launch Party, Season 1

  • What did ED get right, straight off the bat?
  • What is still a Work in progress?
  • Ideas we had that didn’t work for us?
  • Favourite memories from LaveCon?
  • Elitemeet 2016
  • Past of ED/LR? Some nostalgia and looking back
  • LaveCon 2016
  • Play Runes of Anarchy in the LAN competition at Lavecon 2016
  • Final David Braben Interview segment (10 mins)


Discussion 3 – The Future – Wild Speculation and wrap up

  • The future of ED/Lave Radio/Lavecon?
  • The Real Orange Sidewinder! – An in game asset that spams local chat with quotes from the podcast.
  • Major shoutouts for those who have helped us:
  • Thank all those that took the time to record and send in a message
  • Thank everybody that has supported the show from behind the scenes Karen for all the extra work she does with Lavecon but also all our better halfs, Hannah, Suzi , Mel, Amy, Claire  and Alison and James !
  • Community Shoutouts


Lave Radio Episode 97


golden asp

Zac Antonaci joins us to discuss the latest changes in the frontier store and the future road map for the horizons season.

Aired 9th February 2016
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Show Notes:

  • “SAY IT AINT SO! Was reading an article that really disturbed me.…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..”
        • Sandro
  • “Just to let you folk know: Loot and crafting is not cosmetic – modules will obtain real benefits (and potentially drawbacks).”
  • Eagle Tactical Paint Job Pack
  • Male Pilot Bobblehead
      • Can also get the Pilot Starter pack stand alone for £10
      • People who bought ED: Horizons on steam will have their steam playtime wiped
      • Everyone who already has ED: Horizons gets a Golden Asp
      • 2.0 – Planetary Landings
        Available Now
        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 – ????
        Coming Soon
        A secret revealed in Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ final expansion.

  • Community Corner
    • The Latest Version of the Elite: Dangerous Miniatures game. – Next week maybe.
    • An open email to FDEV from a hardened PVP Veteran…
    • The search for Starship One
      • 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
  • Questions
  • Shoutouts
    • 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.
      • – Discord Channel Please Stress Test
      • 100th Episode – Send us your memories things you have enjoyed about the show / lavecon etc that we could play out on the show send them on .
      • ELITE MEET!!
        • Tickets on sale now, 2nd of April 2016 at the Redhurst Hotel in Glasgow,

Thank you for listening and more next week.

Lave Radio Episode 95

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
      • – Running the Orbis!
      • Update on the Pioneer Expedition?
      • Mobius Group moves past 18,000 members.
      • Galnet News returns to You Tube –

Elite: Lave Revolution Competition

Greetings Commanders, Fire-up your word processors, set-up your typewriters or break out the notepads and pens, because we’re back with another drabble competition! What’s a “drabble” you ask? It’s a story written in precisely 100 words, no more and no less. Stories of 99 or less and 101 or more…

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Episode 43 – Elite Dangerous Launch – LIVE Lave Radio Show

LRTwitchChannelCoverJoin the full team as they head to Lave in game to celebrate the launch of Elite Dangerous with any commander who can get there.
Joined by Kate Russell.

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