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

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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 –
  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…


  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
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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
    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
    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–600816.phtml
  5. IGN Interview
  6. WCC Tech interview
    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!
  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 
  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
  5. The Buur Pit dives into snippets from interviews that haven’t been mentioned by FD
  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”


  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. Thanks to CMDR Karrde Sun (Excellent Timothy Zahn Ref there) for this thread :-
  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?

  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:
    2. ISF Events Discord:
    3. JustGiving:
  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.
    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!


  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. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders