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

Download the episode directly from here.

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). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7cSmReEZgs
  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…

Questions

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  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 337 “Are you tired of walking?” – 13/04/2021

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Alpha Phase 2
    1. (2) Elite Dangerous: Odyssey | Conflict Zones – YouTube
    2. Alpha Ends 30th April
  2. Monday – Odyssey Alpha Phase 2 Hotfix 3
    1. More stability fixes for crashes and disconnects
    2. Fixed an issue where players could get stuck behind an ‘invisible barrier’ on a concourse
    3. Fixed issue causing lower than expected combat bonds being awarded
  3. Tuesday Call for Focussed Feedback
    1. What are your thoughts and suggestions on the current inventory system? Things to consider:
      1. Player inventory (suit)
      2. Ship inventory
      3. Consumables
      4. Engineering materials
      5. Transferring items
    2. Secondly, what are you enjoying about the alpha so far? Which parts best contribute to the positive experiences?
  4. Tuesday Supercruise News
    1. Sally’s BACK!!! — How long till Arf leaves? 🙂
    2. Phase 3 is pencilled in for Thursday

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

  1. The Hesperus has been found – OrangePheonix – SPVFA on Twitter: She has been found…. And she’s not alone…. Thank the gods for smart Cmdrs 😅  https://t.co/HLuwczp90Z
    1. Location: Perseus Dark Region KC-V c2-2 B A Belt Cluster 1
    2. Cannon’s full Science on it Hesperus | Canonn Research Group

Newsletter (every second show)


Asp Explorer Crossfire

Main discussion

  1. Elite Rank Question Forum Thread
    1. You Tube Poll (5) LaveRadio – YouTube

Community Corner

  1. Lavecon – Tickets
  2. Elite: Dangerous – No Limits
    1. Awesome video / Odyssey Trailer by the Spacebear

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  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. 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. 
  5. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  7. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show

Lave Radio Episode 336 “Floaters” – 06/04/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Staff LiaisonClarepsykit
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
SRV OperationsAlec Turner
Head of SRV OperatonsBlackmaze

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. PC Keyboard Default Control Layout 
  2. Initial Feedback Response
  3. Wednesday Alpha Fixes
    1. Rebalanced collection mission rewards based on feedback.
    2. Fixed players sometimes not receiving the power regulator with new missions.
  4. Thursday Stream
    1. Video about Frontline Solutions coming next week
  5. Friday – 80% of Publisher sale
    1. Elite down to £4.99
    2. Odyssey still £29.99 / £39.99
  6. Tuesday Stream
  7. DB-OBE Confirms Phase 2 this week

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

  1. 24th March – New Federal Vice President Selected – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/24-MAR-3307
  2. 25th March – Medicines delivered Successfully 
  3. 25th March – Call out for help with Missing Agent – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/25-MAR-3307
  4. 26th March – Jasmina Halsey Becomes Federal Ambassador – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/26-MAR-3307
  5. 29th March – Demands for Empire to Solve Terrorist Problem – https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/29-MAR-3307
  6. 30th March – Federal Congress Grants Emergency Surveillance Powers 
  7. 31st March – Crashed Ship of Missing ACT Agent Located
  8. 1st April – Empire Attacks Neo-Marlinist Faction – Community goal – Fight against or fight for the Marlinist Terrorists
  9. 2nd April – Galactic Mysteries: Generation Ships

Main discussion

  1. A Few Floaters…
    1. Outposts and internal consistency
    2. Ambulatory excuses for FPS players…
    3. Scarab SRV Handling is BAD in Odyssey
    4. Punching an Anaconda to Death in under 10 mins
    5. Elite+ Ranks

Community Corner

  1. Not a Game is a documentary featuring Cmdr Michael & his relationship with @EliteDangerous in his last days has been released on @NetflixUK
    1. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/cmdr-michael-holyland-and-his-elite-dangerous-story-on-netflix.569719/
    2. BBC Sounds : This Game changed my Life :- MAt: Space Buddies and Fuel Rats.
  2. Sagittarius Eye april fool’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haHcDQOCY4c
  3. Hawkes Gaming Exposes the Dark Underbelly of Elite Dangerous – Buying Elite Dangerous Credits
  4. Peter the Sleeper Conga Line
  5. Rebuy Unlimited
    1. Cmdr Blackmaze is coming in briefly to explain this. Alec Turner’s involved

Questions

During Episode 336 we discussed the idea of a new rank grind where Shan was incredibly against the idea, but Ben was more “meh” about the whole thing, so we thought we’d get your opinion, do you want:

  1. Ranks above Elite (i.e. Elite+ or Archangel)
  2. The existing ranks to be spread out more? (i.e. Very Deadly etc)
  3. A prestige mechanic
  4. Recognition for a greater variety of game achievements (i.e. Mining, AX, Passenger, etc)
  5. No changes to the current ranks
  6. Change what you like about Trade and Exploration Ranks, but leave Combat alone
  7. A new “Post Elite Rank” grind (i.e. The Banking Consortium has noticed your trade rank and we’d like you do do some jobs for us, etc)

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  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. 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. 
  5. Following this we have the latest Galnet News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon and Cmdr BeatleJude.
  6. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  7. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show

Lave Radio Episode 334 “Is Lave Radio an exploit?” – 23/03/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Staff LiaisonClarePsykit
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Tech OrangutanN2N2G7

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Supercruise News 23rd March 2021
    1. Pioneer Skin Suit
    2. Hints that Thursday would be about Station Interiors with a Special Guest and non purple twitch drops
  2. 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!
  3. The Profile Analyser scans a target’s data for basic personal information. It can also be used nefariously to clone security profiles to access restricted areas…
  4. The Arc Cutter generates a beam specifically designed to cut through sturdy metal.
  5. The Genetic Sampler collects and indexes samples from simple living organisms.
  6. The Supratech Artemis explorer suit is perfectly designed to help pilots investigate and research brand new worlds and biological lifeforms. #EliteDangerousOdyssey
  7. The Frag Grenade is an explosive grenade that will do damage to everything within its blast radius. 
  8. 10 Days to go – Now 6 days to go
  9. According to the news from Jan the 13th. They’re planning a ‘Phased’ release, so we won’t be getting the whole of Odyssey in one go. It will probably like the original Alpha, with them unlocking section by section.

Newsletter (every second show) [link]

Main discussion

  1. Would you use an exploit in Elite Dangerous? | Frontier Forums
    1. General Consensus is that many wouldn’t do it 
  2. Twitter

Community Corner

  1. Cmdr Masa has made a Space Shanty!

Any other business

  1. Ben will be on System Chat on Saturday night with ToCoSo, Captain Archer and Vithigar https://www.twitch.tv/bossladyb
  2. Ben: I have mixed feelings about this, but Royal Blood (who did the original official Elite advert) will be performing at Roblox’s Bloxy Awards 
  3. Star Wars Squadrons :- You can claim a Purple Helmet.

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  4. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo who created the music for the Introduction of the Show

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 https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/sanctimonious-ongoing-3306.559152/post-9001293
  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 https://s.orbis.zone/daye
        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

Questions

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?

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at twitch.tv/huttonorbitaltruckers  or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  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

Lave Radio Episode 314 “PI makes Colin spin in his grave” – 27/10/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Inflatable Pipe CleanerMark WangstoneMack Winston


Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Free Horizon Day – We’d just like to welcome all the  (2) million or so commanders who can now join us planetside. Who’s for a SRV Race. (This message sponsored by the Buckyball Racing Club). They’ve released the Horizons Trailer.
  2. Stephen and Bruce in CQC. A certain Cmdr PhoenixDfire kicked Stephen’s Bahookie all over the map.
  3. Tuesday’s Stream did not happen. (See above!)
  4. Halloween Stuff in the store
  5. 5 Hour Downtime for Thursday
  6. “Mystery Binary Images on Instagram”
    1. stones. He keeps watching the stones. 
    2. https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/jicry1/they_posted_this_on_there_instagram_it_looks_like/
    3. Possible links to Lawd 26?
      1. Galnet Post from 25 FEB 3301 Metal Madness Strikes in LAWD 26
        1. Fake Metal Rush from a dead sidewinder belonging to “Commander Hank Stone”
      2. The Generation ship Thetis is there
        1. https://canonn.science/codex/generation-ship-thetis/

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

  1. Completed Thargoid CG. All Systems are saved.
  2. 2 new Federal CGs – Support the Marlainist Refugees, Secure the trade routes against pirates.
  3. The Marlonist Terrorists have just wounded Hadrien Duval in an assaination attempt. They intend to wipe out the ‘Hydra’ that is the Duval family.

Newsletter 304

Main discussion

  1. It’s now a month since the last Dev Diary. What do you think is in the Next one? Is there something you’d like them to cover?

Community Corner

  1. New  expedition “Space Adaptation – The search for Life” expedition,
    1. There is a lot of life in the Universe, from tiny micro-organisms to complex fusion and symbiosis of viable organisms. It is a wonder how all this exists in the universe around us.

      To experience these phenomena first hand, the expedition “Space Adaptation – the Search for Life” will visit all manner of life forms out there in the dangerous void relatively close to the Bubble. Join a group of like-minded explorers and admire 11 different alien life forms, including objects created by them, and append these exciting new discoveries to your Codex. The expedition route has been optimized to enable more than 20 codex entries to be collected by visiting only 7 different systems within 15k ly from Sol.

      For the enthusiast, there is also a modified route that includes some 20 further systems, containing an extra 20 variations of these life forms.

      As a souvenir of your expedition, we aim to take group photographs at each of the phenomena, and collate these into a visual library of the trip.

      This expedition presents a unique opportunity for you and your fellow explorers to study, with relative ease and speed, a significant section of life in our universe.

      If you wish to join us on our adventure please follow these steps:

      Sign up with the expedition on EDSM.
  2. Congratulations to cmdr Thauma, who has managed to circumnavigate the galaxy with his fleet carrier, the FC Nanachi! Full details can be found here on Reddit. 
  3. Talking of Reddit. Chief head honcho Stuart GT over there is running a competition for Ship Skins here

Any Other Business?

  1. According to steam charts, Star Wars Squadrons has now dropped under the Elite Dangerous player level. Now that people are getting used to the multiplayer modes, it seems that turretting (craft can turn quite fast at zero speed) has begun to ruin the multiplayer game. 
  2. Star Wars Squadrons gets Mandalorian Updates
  3. Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed by 21 days to the 10th of December https://twitter.com/CyberpunkGame/status/1321128432370176002
    1. TLDR Testing on all the platforms is hard.
  4. Friend of the show, the twitch streamer HelloitsKolo has been nominated for a golden joystick award. So if you wish to support an Elite:Dangerous streamer (amongst other things), Vote Here, #voteginger!

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 311 “Etienne Dorn. snog, marry, avoid” – 6/10/2020

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Polygon Article – New expansion for Elite Dangerous will add tens of thousands of locations to the game

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

  1. New Starports Become Operational   
  2. Imperial Crackdown on Marlinists
    1. Good video by Grimshadow showing the local faction’s take on this and the Marlinist agenda – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CViRTLBQyu4
  3. Liz Ryder War – Following on from Admiral Patrous’s promised crack down;- A New CG has been created. Fight to save Liz Ryder from the Imperials, a special reward of a modified missile rack available to all those in the top 75% or Fight for the Imperials and they promise to take Liz Ryder into custody but keep the engineering base working as is.
  4. Operation IDA – Has completed at least 2 of the damaged stations, with only *** remaining. For more information with helping to Haul, pop over to the Operation IDA Discord

Main discussion

  1. Thursday Dev Diary Stream
    1.  Arf confirmed that we can play ED fully on foot
    2. Luke – Suits are essentially the ship of the odyssey game
      1. Upgrade them
      2. Modify them
      3. Can have > 1 suit
    3. NPC Dialogue options.. Like skyrim
    4. Example Scavenger Mission flow
      1. Can talk to ppl – they may have special knowledge that they care about
      2. We can negotiate with the Mission giver… They offer 10k we can barter it up…
      3. They may or may not accept this depending on Rep, Experience
      4. Can get there via Apex or your ship
      5. Find the wreck
      6. Can use SRV or on Foot
      7. Start rifling around, looking for boxes, containers, bigger containers that need more work, locked containers that need special tools
      8. Head back and hand in the mission
    5. BGS and Odyssey
      1. Same as Current
      2. Have real ppl as reps who we can talk to
    6. No answer on what happens when we die.
    7. NPCs have voice acting
    8. Ody will work with Wings, Multicrew etc
    9. Will all planet ports have the same hubs / modules?
      1. No
    10. there will be “nefarious” missions
    11. We can walk around our Hanger
      1. and it willl be seamless to get to the bases
    12. Oscar Biggs – Assistant Producer
      1. He describes himself as a Time Lord
      2. Works with Character Team
      3. Also works on the Social Spaces
      4. It’s great to see “character” developing in our cmdrs – needed a bit of a culture change to get that
    13. The Social Spaces add a new layer to Odyssey
    14. Mocap in Elite – Yes it’s really interesting lets you really get the weight behind things… Didn’t manage to get Piers in to it!!!
    15. What Mocap Set up
      1. Oscar doesn’t know the suit name
      2. BUT at the moment ppl go to the office and put the suit on
      3. do the animation (keeping socially distant)
    16. Oscar is a big fan of some of the weapon animations
    17. No answer on Emotes
    18. Will there be CQC on foot?
      1.  Yes
    19. NPCs will respond to you differently based on faction status / rep
    20. No comments on Cross Play
    21. Suits WILL have Battery Powered Shields
    22. NPCs do NOT stand on tables

Community Corner

  1. Anti-Xeno-Initiative has started a new server called the Initiative. As there has been no real new Thargoid content since the witch head nebula interstellar initiative last year and the fact there still seems to be an issue with the Thargoid Heart bug; they’ve set up a new discord to keep the community together for other other gamers, such as NMS, SW:Squadrons, Star Citizen etc. Hopefully when there is new thargoid content (and maybe a working heart bug-fix), we’ll see a lot of folks returning.
  2. SagI Issue 29 is coming out on Wednesday 7th October
  3. As far as news from the community… TDW is now pending expansion and this is the one that will take us into Lave…

Questions

  1. What Can we do to improve CGs?
    1. Flossy – Have more of them
    2. Paul Wortmeyer Multitask goals that enhance the universe. And or a community goal storyline . Mini story if you will. Aka you need this plant take it to Colonia and convert it to a medical treatment and race it to the station at sag a . Then do it again.
    3. Krisztian Balogh Some type of srv community goal. Would be cool.
    4. Matt Yallop Open only 😂😂
  2. What’s got you excited about Dev Diary 2?

Any Other Business

  1. It can’t be ignored but SW:Squadrons was released last Friday and has taken the Space Sim community by storm. Colin is having real problems with his x52-pro set up as there seems to be a game Hardcoded 20-50% deadzone for that stick, which makes the ships feel like flying through goo, however Ben reports no problems.
    1. How does the combat compare to Elite Dangerous?
    2. How does it compare to CQC?
    3. Anyone up for a Lave Radio squadron?

Lave Radio Episode 306 “The One with the Cobra MK IV Skin” – 01/09/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Active Crew
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Inflatable EditorMack WinstonMack Winston
Download the episode directly from here.

Tonight’s activity in-game

  1. The Dark Wheel have expanded out of Anyanwu into LTT5455.

    Immediately upon that expansion cool down dropping HR 4979 expanded as well as it had been above 75% the whole time. TDW  landed in 5455 and immediately won Our invasion in a sweep 4 to nothing.

    The Dark Wheel has a game plan in place to take control of 5455 within a week (with the obvious four day delay for the war) and will look to expand one more time which should take us to our target system to test capital Sol!!! Kai Zen keeps coming back to the fact that there’s only six factions in that Sol and who the hell is supposed to fill the seventh slot if not TDW.

    They are currently shaping the 4979 expansion to make sure that it’s in the direction of Lave. IIRC the NEXT jump after this puts us in the neighborhood so to speak. 

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. All Interviews were released 18th Aug with Gareth Hughes, Principal Designer of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey: and Jonathan Bottone, Art Director of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey:
  2. Twinfinite Interview https://twinfinite.net/2020/08/elite-dangerous-odyssey-interview/
    1. “Planet ports are ports, as you see in the game already, they are a big sort of draw for a lot of players.

      A lot of commerce happens there… trading. This is where you buy your new gear, it’s where you’ll upgrade that gear. It creates a social space where for the first time players will be able to get out on foot and socialize”
      1. Sc𝐵𝑒𝓃: So ON PLANETS We can get out and walk about, interact etc? What about Star Ports?
    2. “Then, on the slightly smaller scale, we have what we call settlements but actually these are quite big. They range from fairly large industrial kind of endeavors, down to military bases, and to small outposts, almost like little villages right on the frontiers of space.

      Within those settlements, there will obviously be a human population that you will be able to engage with and do missions for. There’s also additional emergent gameplay that is supported there. If you want to raid these settlements as a pirate you can do that. If you want to take stuff that they need and trade with them you can do that.”
      1. 𝐵𝑒𝓃: Settlements give missions and can be killed??? Reminds me of Raids in WoW where we’d go off and kill all the quest givers 🙂
    3. Survival Features “We have navigation…but you might go too far and the journey back can be really intense! Am I going to make it? Or am I going to suffocate in my suit a hundred meters away? So there are some really cool, intimate, and intense moments that come from the foot gameplay”
      1. 𝐵𝑒𝓃: YAY! So long as you have enough time to do what’s needed and replenishing is easy! I.E. I get back to my ship / Enclosed SRV and my O2 quickly replenish… On the other hand if we get set a speeder bike, maybe it doesn’t? Or maybe the suit has connectors in it and the bike can make O2…
  3. Polygon Interview https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/18/21372562/elite-dangerous-odyssey-expansion-details-one-giant-leap-interview
    1. Developers are also considering allowing them to walk around inside starships, exploring the vessels they’ve owned for years for the first time. The feature won’t be available at launch when Elite Dangerous: Odyssey comes to PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One sometime in early 2021.
    2. Also undecided is how players will transition from ships or wheeled vehicles to walking on foot. The team wants players to have their own “Neil Armstrong moment” Hughes said, of being the first person to step on a distant world. Trouble is that they’re just not settled on what that moment will actually feel like.
    1. Clarification from polygon. They got the bit about animals wrong but the lack of walking around ships they’re standing by.
  4. Destructoid https://www.destructoid.com/stories/elite-dangerous-odyssey-is-a-layer-across-the-whole-game–600816.phtml
  5. IGN Interview https://www.ign.com/articles/elite-dangerous-odyssey-space-content-not-done-new-players
  6. WCC Tech interview https://wccftech.com/elite-dangerous-odyssey-interview-from-the-darkness-of-space-to-the-light-of-uncharted-planets/
    1. Chris Greggory and Luke Betterton
    2. Confirmation of NO Crossplay in Odyssey

Newsletter (every second show)

  1. News Letter #300
    1. Free ASP Skin
    2. We get a mention.

Main discussion

More discussion of the Dev Diary

Community Corner

  1. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Reunion
    From Cmdr Yanick – Yes ladies, gentlemen, non binary folks and attendant Thargoids…it’s the event you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The Apollo 11 Anniversary Expedition Reunion!
    https://twitter.com/commader_yanick/status/1295795421474848783
  2. Hopefully both of Allen’s videos will be up on youtube.
  3. Sagittarius Eye Issue 28 is going up as a podcast on Wednesday 2nd September at http://podcast.sagittarius-eye.com 
  4. Canonn are doing a film making contest. That expires this THURSDAY (3rd September) Its open to everyone and the prize is a very nice DiHydrogen Monoxide Cannon Containment Flask https://canonn.science/news/gnosis-competition
  5. The Buur Pit dives into snippets from interviews that haven’t been mentioned by FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sDUinh39d8
  6. Elite Week Interviewed Elite Product Manager, Al Hibberd for their 33rd Episode
    1. Well worth a listen, and Al makes some interesting comments on his take on Lore and Story in Elite Dangerous. Community Setting the Narrative. And FD are “working on (story) things behind closed doors” — “Excite the community very very soon”

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  3. Thanks to CMDR Karrde Sun (Excellent Timothy Zahn Ref there) for this thread :- https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/first-normal-coverage-ive-heard-regarding-odyseey.553455/
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 295 “What an Odyssey!” – 09/06/2020


Download the episode directly from here.

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Inflatable Virtual CmdrMack Winston

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. HOLY SHIT THERE’S A GALNET Article!!!
    1. https://www.elitedangerous.com/news/galnet/article/vitadyne-nanomedicines-reach-galactic-market/
  2. Fleet Carriers released
    1. To celebrate the launch of Fleet Carriers, all cosmetic items will be 33% off in the store until 15 June!
    2. Downtime
    3. Patch Notes
    4. Trailer
    5. Fleet Carriers in the store
      1. Overview
        1. 4 types of carrier layout (including the default)
        2. 44 paint jobs
        3. 8 engine colours
        4. 8 hanger indicator colors
        5. 5 different flight controller voices.
      2. Layouts 12,450 ARX
      3. Paintjobs 2,750 ARX
      4. Detailing
        1. Holomarkers 3,650 ARX
        2. Engines 4,180 ARX
      5. ATV Voices 4,870 ARX
  3. Thursday Livestream was just Tim and Stephen flying about doing some mining (technically) and nattering with the community.
    1. Chat was going on and on and on and on about VR
      1. No answer beyond Odyssey will not be VR-compatible at launch
    2. Lots of comments about Ship Interiors
      1. But No hints about this
  4. Possibly more information on Odyssey on June the 13th at the PC Gamer show PC Gamer Show details

Main discussion

  1. Odyssey Announcement
    1. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey | Announcement Trailer
    1. Included for LEP Holders
    2. Will not be VR Ready at launch
      1. Is Elite Dangerous: Odyssey coming to VR?
        Currently, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will not be VR-compatible at launch. We’re big fans of VR and we are truly proud of the amazing experience that we currently offer in Elite Dangerous. However, the new gameplay, mechanics and features that will be introduced with Elite Dangerous: Odyssey means that we had to re-examine if we could deliver that same experience without compromise, which, for launch, means Odyssey will not be VR-compatible.
      2. Will there be Base Building in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey?
        Base building is not currently on the roadmap for Elite Dangerous, however we have plenty of new features planned instead such as on-foot exploration, new planetary tech, social hubs, combat as well as more to be shared later on! We’re looking to put our best foot forward with Odyssey and if you’d like an overview of what to expect, you can check out the website or Steam page.
      3. Will Elite Dangerous: Odyssey be included in my Lifetime Expansion Pass?
        While Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is a paid expansion, we’re happy to confirm that yes, this expansion will absolutely be included in the Lifetime Expansion Pass for free.
      4. LR Twitter vote on VR
    3. Press Coverage
      1. PC Gamer
      2. Gamasutra
      3. Kotaku

Community Corner

  1. The Gnosis gets Retired
    1. Guest Book
    2. Canonn Science Tour
      1. The lease on the Gnosis has run out and it is being repossessed by the Pilot’s Federation. The Gnosis will no longer be controlled by Canonn and has become the number 615 Bus Route visiting notable places in Canonn history on a weekly move basis.

        Initially The Pilot’s Federation planned on scrapping or parking the Gnosis, but Cannon Interstellar and the Pilots’ Federation have reached a ‘revenue share’ agreement allowing the route will run in perpetuity instead.
  2. CMDR Roe Laren [ISF]: Hey Commanders, hope it is ok for me to post this here! After the success of my last charity game stream where I raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support I am going to be running another charity stream on the 19th. During the last stream my aunt was fighting breast cancer, sadly she passed away last week and I feel the need to do something in her memory. ISF were already planning to be part of the DSSA, now we plan to deploy the fleet carrier Mandy’s Rest to the Mare Somnia region of the galaxy in an epic 2 day livestream. If you want to take part please see more details on the links below:
    1. Forum: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/dssa-mandys-rest.546797/#post-8506160
    2. ISF Events Discord: https://discord.gg/RFKRPb3
    3. JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/operation-mandysrest
  3. The New Pilots Initiative is offering everyone on all platforms an opportunity. Fly to Colonia with no effort on your part with all your ships for free. Cmdr Louisfredlaw is taking his Carrier (The Petronas). I’m aiming to follow this plan :

    July 6 ; Leave Bubble July 6: Stop late that evening when I have to get some sleep July 7/8 : Arrive In Colonia August 9: Leave Colonia August 9 : stop when I need to get some sleep late that evening August 10/11 Arrive In Bubble
  4. New Official Anti-Xeno Initiative Website.
    1. https://www.antixenoinitiative.com/
    2. This website is planned to be the new hub of content for the Anti-Xeno Initiative where we will post regular updates, news, guides and other content from within and around the community, we appreciate the work from the many folk who have contributed to create content for the community and we hope to be able to share this content with everyone through this new platform.
    3. The Anti-Xeno Initiative Website includes:An Introduction into the AXI…
    4. How to join
    5. Leaderboards
    6. Community News
    7. Thargoid Activity Status
    8. Useful links
    9. The AXI Carrier Command Program (COMING SOON)
    10. The Anti-Xeno Knowledgebase (New and Improved!) – with dark mode!
    11. Events
    12. Faction Information
    13. and much more to come!

Shoutouts

  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at tv.forthemug.com/ or, for just the audio, at radio.forthemug.com/.
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  3. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders