Lave Radio Episode 344 “Feeling up Lave Radio” – 01/06/2021

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Thursday – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 1
  2. Thursday pm – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 1.1
  3. Friday – #CommanderCreations – 28/05/2021
  4. Friday 4pm – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey – Background Simulation Balancing
  5. Tuesday – Supercruise News #35
  6. Press
    1. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey review | Rock Paper Shotgun
    2. MassivelyOP’s Review :- Stick and Rudder: Elite Dangerous Odyssey is not bad, but it is broken
  7. According to Steam Charts, player numbers remain strong despite the complaints with it running at slightly under 20,000 average of the last week.

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

  1. 27th May – Tritium Mining Marks Alliance Election Day
  2. 28th May – Mahon Wins Alliance Election
  3. 1st June – Aegis Megaship Prepares to Escape Thargoids

Community Corner

  1. Lavecon Covid Update:
    We are currently assuming the event will go ahead and planning for that.

    However that relies on the covid restrictions being lifted in line with the government timeline.

    If the government announces that will not be the case and the proposed date is after the event, then the event will not go ahead. We don’t think it is practical for the event to take place with the current social distancing requirements in place. 

    If this is the case we will offer full refunds or the option to roll your tickets over to next year. We would also put in place a virtual event similar to last years

    If the event is able to go ahead and has no mandatory covid requirements in place, we will be asking for attendees to voluntarily take sensible precautions. This includes taking the free lateral flow covid test before attending, wearing a face covering, hand washing and, where possible, giving each other space. 
    We will update you as soon as we have a definite way forward. 
    Thanks for your patience and understanding.
  1. Distant Worlds 3 expedition is postponed indefinitely (from DW Project Leader Erimus)
    1. Erimus Kamzel: “The game has lost its soul.  Not only have they monumentally botched a two-year in-development release, they also seem to have severed ties with their own lore and history.  Check out Drew Wagar’s post in the Odyssey discussion forum, he nailed it.

      Turning the Wheel is likely to be the last of the great community initiatives.  Ones like Distant Worlds 3 are highly unlikely to occur now too, we’ve postponed it indefinitely.

      There really needs to be a big change in the way Frontier treats its players.  At this moment in time they don’t deserve this fantastic creative community, and if they don’t reembrace it or stop disrespecting it, they’ll lose it for good.”
  2. We can finally see the stats of weapons. Here is G5 unengineered tormentor for anyone curious. Deals around the same damage as size 1 fixed cannon(22.5), or rail (22.3)
  3. Obsidian Ant: Frontier Needs to Change Its Approach! Thoughts on the Upcoming Roadmap – Elite Dangerous Odyssey
  4. [Summary Thread] Removed and Missing Information in Elite: Odyssey
    Cmdr Ulon Yuanshi does a great job os summarising ‘missing information’ from Odyssey such as Names of friends in Galaxy Map Screen or a Warning for selling engineered modules…
  5. Everything We Know about Engineers and Materials in Odyssey
  6. Vingetun managed to raise > £1500 for Special Effect, and as such is now fully clean shaven for the 1st time in over 10 years


  1. Email from Cmdr Valaryc (val-uh-rick) : “Toward the end of Episode 342, you guys mentioned the percentages of players that had unlocked certain chieves on the Xbox side of things. Please know that I’ve not seen a single thing that verifies these percentages are correct, and as an Xbox player since the inception of Xbox, it doesn’t surprise me in the least that they’d be very inaccurate. So questioning the accuracy of said percentages of “people who’ve completed” ‘such-and-such’ in any game is a very reasonable and rightful thing to do. Do not take those numbers as absolute, or as any sort of measurable metric of any sort. I can all but guarantee they’re wrong. Take care all.

    -CMDR Valaryc (val-uh-rick) Q7”


  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. 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