After a long absence, just in time for Lavecon 2017, Dataslate, the podcast on books and writing, returns!
Book news from Allen Stroud with special guest, Elite gamer and Science Fiction writer, Kevin Elliott, who discusses his experience of the convention circuit in 2017 and the writing process of his new novel, which you can find out more about on his blog, Where’s My Flipping Tea?.
Kevin will be reading from his book at Lavecon 2017.
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.
Crew Members Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward : Cmdr Eid LeWeise Head of Entertainment : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr Thane Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire Test Pilot : Andre Marshall : Cmdr M.A.R.S.H.A.L.L. (Paladin Consortium)
Crew Members Station Commander : Allen Stroud Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward : Cmdr Eid LeWeise Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
“Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve made a few balancing tweaks this morning with regards to missions in the game. Many mission rewards have been increased, while passenger mission rewards are slightly decreased to create a better overall balance across the board. This balance is part of an on-going process and we will continue to make changes as required. Additionally, we’ve fixed an issue whereby passenger missions will now award points toward the correct Elite rank.” — Dale
Crew Members Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr Elias Thane Head of Security : Lisa Voo : Cmdr Vooness Test Pilot : John Virgo : Cmdr Kerrashlanding
Crew Members 2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodwood : Cmdr Eid LeWeiss Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Store relationship values on mission avatars so they don’t change into their cool pirate jackets anymore
Players can now spend favours (reputation levels) to control experimental effects on blueprints
When determining the rank of NPC ships for interdiction, use the player’s combat rank, rather than their highest PF rank, although add 1 rank if their trade or exploration rank is higher than their combat rank
alter the changes in allowed interdiction ranks based on security, so that the biggest rank disparities are reserved for very low security and anarchy systems
Reduced the percentage interdiction chance of power play ships by 10%, and altered the ship type chances and combat ranks to be more mid range, dropping a lot of the top range down
Adjust tracking rates for turreted weapons. Large+ are unchanged, medium are slightly faster, small are a lot faster
Improvements to turret tracking: When evaluating confusion the turret will now take into account the apparently linear acceleration of the target actually caused by angular acceleration of the firing vehicle. Overall this should make turrets confused less of the time, and emphasises the skill element a bit more – the better you match your target’s acceleration to keep them stationary in view, the better your turrets will track
All shields now regenerate at double rate when in supercruise
First UA found planetside…
Not actually the 1st found, but still… “This crash site was found as a result of a mission tip-off. According to a Cannon source, this is the first reported UA sighting planet-side. The mission’s goal was to scan the wreckage, and when scanned, a data packet with what looks like a log entry was uncovered. The contents spoke of the survivors of the crash dying slowly, while one crew member “didn’t have to watch” it. I assume this means a crew member died during the incident. A POI nearby had 12 escape pods, organized into six groups of two, with each group’s pods stacked perfectly on top of each other. May be a bug, took screenshots for tin-foil.”
“EDTracker is proud to be sponsoring Lavecon this year; Lavecon and the Elite Dangerous community have been a pivotal part in EDTracker’s success so it seems all the more fitting that we can put something back in for the people who’ve helped get the project off the ground. Toggle that headlook and fly dangerous, commanders!” – http://edtracker.org.uk/
Station Commander (Presenter): Allen Stroud : Cmdr Helaban Kel Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire Chief Barsteward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Planet Coaster Alpha launches today – Released today
Advertise Lave Radio special stream for PC? – Alt Lave New Ad Hoc Show from the crew of the Orange Sidewinder that will focus on Movies, Video Games, Tv Shows, and Fiction. Indeed anything really that members of the crew feel is worthy of discussion outside the ED Universe. The first of these shows will focus around Planet Coast from Frontier Developments.
Community Goals will be available on the galaxy map.
Tracks on planets – Are they limited to your client, instance or are they permanent (probably not). How long until someone does a big tyre track penis and shares it on facebook? Grant Woolcott I am looking at you after last night!!!
Where Ed and Michael Brookes took people through how to do exploring, the necessary and helpful equipment required with hints and tips on how to explore showing there is more to exploring than HSJ (Honk, Scoop and Jump).
This thursdays’ stream is all about trading tips.
In game news
Poor Ishmael Palin (the prominent Barnicle expert) so far has been attacked by pirates, kidnapped and finally rescued. However his bad luck has continued as he’s now contracted the Cerberus Plague. You’d think someone has it in for him, he’s having so much bad luck. 😉
The campaign from the Canonn Interstellar Research Group to establish a new research outpost in the Col 285 Sector IX-T d3-43 system has been successful. A new outpost will be constructed ‘soon’ which will help with more research into the UA.
A rogue Farragut Battle Cruiser somewhere? There were reports last week of a Federal Battle Cruiser with Pirate markings in the LHS 3447.
Speaking of Farragut Battle Cruisers, the construction of the Latest Cruiser in the Beti Hydri system has the Empire worried. If more cruisers are constructed, sources close to Admiral Denton Patreus say that the empire might have to respond in kind.
In response to the New Battle Cruiser and rhetoric coming from the Empire; the Alliance has held a diplomatic summit at the Alliance Capital looking at possible responses.
Main Discussion – DDF Lazerus
Default In-game choices to be made by the DDF
“It’s been a long time, but we are finally able to move towards some of the things we discussed during the Kickstarter with respect to the DDF and the ability of members to decide together on significant actions within the game. There are some big events coming to the game later this year (in relation to an alien species – trying to minimise spoilers here!), and members will decide where these events first take place, and how the process moves on down the line. This will be by voting on the DDF forum with a choice of possible locations. As the events unfold, there will be further such choices going forwards.”