Lave Radio Episode 321 “Grind Control to Cmdr Shan” – 15/12/2020

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

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Elite Dangerous: Galnet & Community Goals – an Interview with Arthur Tolmie
  2. AMA III – Revenge of the Glyph
    1. What a load of shite… Kai has a better idea about having it open for longer.
      1. Ben would say Open the thread on Thursday, close it on the Monday and give us decent answers on the Wednesday
  3. 12 Days of Christmas: ARX Giveaway!
  4. Pulse Wave Analyser Fix
    1. Greetings Commanders. The Pulse Wave Analyser fix will go live on Wednesday 16th at 11:00 UTC with an expected 15 minutes of downtime.
  5. Anniversary Stream Announcement
    1. Twitch Drops
    2. Elite Dangerous Odyssey: Combat
      1. We’ll also be joined by special guest Garath Hughes from the development team, who will discuss combat in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. If you have any questions regarding combat in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, please leave them below for a chance to have them answered on stream.
      2. We are suspecting we get a Dev Diary beforehand

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

  1. Sirius Corporation Campaign to Establish Marlinist Colonies – New CG.
  2. Outpost Planned for ‘The Roof of Space’
  3. Core Dynamics Funds Takeover with Ship Discounts

Main discussion

  1. Deep Dive into the Video.
  2. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey HUD Breakdown BY FRONTIER!
  3. Elite Dangerous Odyssey
    1. £29.99/$39.99/34.99EUR
      1. The Odyssey Expansion
      2. Exclusive ‘Pioneer’ suit skin
    2. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey – Deluxe Alpha Expansion Pack option
      1. £39.99/$54.99/46.99EUR
      2. The Odyssey Expansion
      3. Official Digital soundtrack
      4. Exclusive ‘Pioneer’ suit skin
      5. Alpha access – more details to follow in the new year
    3. Pre-Order Launch Issues – Fix
      1. Thanks to @TeslaKat off the forums
    4. Early 2021 officially, but steam briefly said 21st of April 2021
      1. Frontier went on to say that the only date we should trust was the date THEY give us
    5. LEP players will get the Deluxe version 🙂 – Will pop a post out at 12 on socials to confirm – Arf
    6. Polygon Article

Community Corner

  1. Distant Screws II: Expedition for Evelyn
    1. The Loose Screws community are heading out into the black once again to reach Evelyn’s Light! We will discover what the young scientist has left for us to discover in the deep reaches of space!
    2. (In the August of 2018 Evelyn was a girl hiking up a mountain with her family and complaining of a sore side when she got home. In September of 2018 she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma with a tumour the size of a grapefruit in her abdomen. Thus began Evelyn’s and her family’s fight against cancer that would last for 1 ½ years. She threw off cancer’s grip on Feb 26, 2020 and ascended to the stars. 

      Hospital treatments to address the disease, radiation, chemo, stem cell transplants and surgery could not weigh down her spirit. She continued to read, play video games and show interest in science, design, fashion, comedy, wookies and the stars. While she slept beside her mother her father spent the long nights in Elite with a new group of comrades, some of whom knew his pain, some of whom shared their own, all of whom shared the game. Our thanks go out to Loose Screws and Frontier, and Drew Wagar for showing their support!)
    3. Depart: Jan 8 3307 from Ross 310
    4. Arrive Evelyn’s Light in the Qama System: Feb 26, 3307
    5. Signups on EDSM
  2. The Apollo 15 Anniversary Expedition!
    1. CMDR Yanick is arranging the Apollo 15 50th Anniversary Expedition from the 10th to the 30th of July 3307. 
    2. This expedition is the successor to the popular Apollo 11 Anniversary Expedition (A11X), where 670 CMDR’s celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon Landings 50 years to the moment after the Eagle touching down in the Sea of Tranquility. A11X remains the most successful player-base organised event in the history of Elite:Dangerous after the epic Distant Worlds, and Distant Worlds 2 expeditions.
    3. So if you’re looking for an Apollo Themed Expedition in July, add this one to your Diaries…
    4. Start: T Tauri (Hind Mine / Hind Nebula (T Tauri))
    5. End: Qeajo CZ-N c20-15 (David and Goliath)
    6. Sign up on EDSM
  3. The Lensing Effect | Featured Work from Elite Videographers
    1. A lovely video by Cmdr Eagle 131 highlighting the work of:
    2. Exorcist:
    3. OrangePheonix:
    4. Rheeney:
    5. Zer0Axis:

Any other business

  1. Cyberpunk 2077 Epileptic PSA
    1. Very good article explaining parts of Cyberpunk that MAY trigger seizures and one part which has almost been designed to…
      1. When “suiting up” for a Brain Dance, especially with Judy, V will be given a headset that is meant to onset the instance. The headset fits over both eyes and features a rapid onslaught of white and red blinking LEDs, much like the actual device neurologists use in real life to trigger a seizure when they need to trigger one for diagnosis purposes. If not modeled off of the IRL design, it’s a very spot-on coincidence
  2. SW:Squadrons – Who wants a B-wing and Tie Defender!!


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