Lave Radio Episode 322 Christmas 3306 – 22/12/2020

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_
Chief Friend BringerJohn VirgoKerrash

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Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Questions and Answers
    1. Further Obsidian Ant clarified that “going prone and leaning out from cover” will not be in game after a discussion with the Devs
  2. Christmas Stream
    1. Twitch Drops (frontierstore.net) to reclaim etc
    2. Also other stuff up to and including an Elgato Stream Deck
  3. Main Main topic
    1. FD’s 2020 Year in Review
      1. Operation hot mess
      2. Virtual ECM and Lave radio
      3. Fuel Rats 100K
      4. DSSA initiative (deep space support array)
      5. Fleet carriers
      6. Free Elite via epic store
      7. The return of the CG and Galnet
      8. Kow Racing with Scorb
      9. SPVFA This years Stellar Screenshots
    2. Triathlon with the Bucky Ball Racing Club – SRV, SLF and Keelbacks
    3. 07 News
  4. Main Main Main topic.. Odyssey combat reveal
    1. The Sphere of Combat
    2. Interview with Arf and Lead Designer Gareth Hughes
      1. Use smaller or medium ships?
      2. We can hack terminals or Scan people (and their credentials) to gain access levels
      3. Suits
        1. Remloc maverick with the arc cutter (like cutting tool) – The Scavenger Suit
        2. Manticore dominator combat suit. high armor, and can equip 2 primary weapons
        3. Supratech artemis. explorer suit, has dyson multi tool.
        4. flight suit basic “space suit”
      4. Damage Types
        1. Laser
        2. Plasma
        3. Kinetic
        4. Explosive
      5. Grenades
        1. Explosive
        2. EMP
        3. Shield Grenade
      6. You can run someone over in a Combat Zone (and I assume elsewhere)
        1. 4 or so NPCs will make short work of an SRV
        2. Stock sidey would last ~ 30 seconds
      7. There will more new Engineers in Odyssey
      8. We can visit existing Engineers
      9. There WILL be ‘grind’ to fully customise a suit / weapon, but the entry level to try suits and weapons is quite a low barrier.
      10. Road to Odyssey: Lead Designer Q&A – Notes – by Golgot on the Forums

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

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: https://www.youtube.com/c/CommanderExorcist
    3. OrangePheonix: https://www.youtube.com/c/OrangePheonix
    4. Rheeney: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBuurPit
    5. Zer0Axis: https://www.youtube.com/user/DCity17

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!!

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. 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. 
  4. We have the Galactic News Digest following 
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 320 “I Thought I Won A Prize But I Had To Go On Lave Radio Instead” – 8/12/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Guest “Winner”PaulJThar Birrrelle

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. AMA II: Question Boogaloo – Arthur, Bruce, Stephen and Paul
  2. Thursday Stream
    1. Combat bonds, AXI rewards next week
    2. Christmas Stream on the 17th and there will be Drops then
  3. The Journey so Far
    1. Saw Alec Turner and Flossy
    2. Nice that they START in the Lave system in a Cobra – just like in the OG
    3. Forum post – ANNOUNCEMENT Elite Dangerous – The Journey So Far | Frontier Forums
    4. Take a look back on the journey so far with our new video and tune into the Game Awards this Thursday 10 December to see our next steps in an exclusive Elite Dangerous: Odyssey gameplay trailer!
    5. Pre-orders?
  4. Game Balancing Part III.
    1. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/game-balancing-pt-3.560418/
  5. Tuesday’s Stream

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

  1. Exploration CG; – Looking for Ammonia worlds.
  2. 30% off Lakon ships.
  3. The Federation debates about what to do with the Marlonist Refugees

Newsletter

  1. Newsletter -307 – Cutter paintjobs

Main discussion

  1. As suggested by CMDR JThar Birrrelle: Yeah, no pressure. I have a general idea around the current resurgence in narrative (I do love the multiple storylines) and whether FDev can maintain momentum and innovate beyond what we have right now and if Odyssey gameplay will help that. Can they keep me and other commanders engaged in the narrative with different kinds of gameplay? Will they look at emergent gameplay to guide them in their choices? It came to mind because I was out in the black exploring with my carrier when CGs returned and they brought me back to the bubble because suddenly the area became interesting again.
    1. Does the Narrative drive game play?
      1. Bring in new / returning players
      2. Engage people who have been out in the black, for want of nothing better to do
    2. Can FD keep up with the Narrative?
    3. How will Odyssey help with the Narrative?

Community Corner

  1. Kai Zen – The Dark Wheel initiative update???
  2. Lave radio is #1 in New Zealand and popular in middle east countries too.. Souv’s list
  3. Sagittarius Eye: the magazine is returning for Odyssey! No specific release date yet but watch our social channels. Will be a full relaunch.
  4. Ghost Girraffe Stream  – Found two colliding gas giants and watched them ‘Bump’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ldN0GXN1II .  According to David Braben, thing like this are supposed to happen in ‘Real Life’ too :- https://twitter.com/DavidBraben/status/1335635211837698050
  5. Operation IDA – 3rd Annual Op-Ida Hauliday Haul Event 1: Limbo Organizer: RamblinEngineer, Trainphreak, and AstroSnufkin When: Saturday, 12/12, 4pm EST Where: Bakewell Enterprise – Marici (Planet Marici 3) Return of a Hauliday classic! Race as fast as you can under an ever lowering limbo bar made of Belugas. Event meet up point will be Bakewell Enterprise – Marici (Planet Marici 3). The planet is 2.59 G so get your high gravity flying practice in this week! Expect a rebuy or two (or several), so bring a cheap ship or having plenty of credits to spare. 
  6. Open Play and Crime and Punishment; a Proposed Holistic Approach
  7. 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
    4. Arrive Evelyn’s Light: Feb 26, 3307

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. 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. 
  1. Following this we have the Galactic News Digest, as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon. Also you may be interested in the Galactic News Digest’s youtube channel which does mini-updates whenever galnet does : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8WqlR1ua6mjkq9qQHrnZQ
  2. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 319 “The Dark Wuheel Expanded to Colin’s Bike” – 1/12/2020

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. Frontier AMA
    1. Reddit summary
  2. Frontier Steam Autumn Sale
  3. Game Balancing Pt.2 – Combat
    1. AX and Power Play will be looked at as part of the whole balancing thing
    2. FD are happy (happier?) with mining – but feedback is welcome
    3. NPC Bounties will pay out between 4 and 10 times as much
      1. IMPORTANT NOTE: the number of credits shown immediately in your HUD when you destroy a criminal ship won’t display the newly increased amounts. This will need to wait until we’re certain of the final numbers. Accurate bounty figures can be found in the Transactions tab in your left panel.
    4. Massacre and Assassination missions should be about double
    5. Wing Mission payouts are not changing
  4. Mission Board Clarification – Dominic Corner has been on the forums this week to clarify some misconceptions about the mission board. Al lot of people are under the impression that even a harmless commander can take on an Elite Mission, get millions and then jump several ships in one go. According to Dom, when the 2.1 mission board update when in, you can only see missions from a couple of ranks above your rating. So Harmless Commanders can’t start with Elite missions.
  5. Tuesday stream
    1. Bruce dropped that FD would be having a Christmas Stream
    2. Bruce can see an expanded CQC with racing rings (THIS IS NOT CONFIRMATION THOUGH!!!)

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

  1. Build up CGs. Both the Federation and Empire have 2 CGs running at the moment.  Empires appear to be complete!
  2. The Alliance has four new bases opened in the Coalsack Nebula. All of these bases are offering high prices for Thargoid ‘Parts’. The bases are ;-
    1. Betancourt Base in the Musca Dark Region PJ-P b6-1 system.
    2. Cole Point in the Coalsack Sector VU-0 B6-6 system.
    3. Hannu Arena in the Musca Dark Region IM-V C2-24 system.
    4. Bering Port in the Coalsack Sector KN-S B4-9 system.
  3. Bounty Rewards Review.
  4. Lakon rejects takeover bid

Newsletter (every second show)

  1. Store Alert 100 –  Midnight Black but Stygian paint jobs 15% off.

Community Corner

  1. New Sanctimonious Stories at https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/sanctimonious-ongoing-3306.559152/
  2. Sagittarius Eye edition 31 is out tomorrow, featuring:
    – The Quarantine Cup races
    – Ships you wanted to forget: The Sidewinder
    – The Cygnus Constellation
    – Hard look at Hardpoints: Multicannons
  3. Mercury’s Wings expedition, to deliver a DSSA carrier (Shepard’s Dream) to the arse end of the galaxy passed Waypoint 2 on Sunday – Black Treasure (some 5.2kLY from the bubble). Only three people crashed their ships and lost their exploration data at the meet-up…
  4. Kai Zen’s latest “totally not an open letter”. This month: crime and punishment
  5. The Brigade are holding a Fighter Frenzy event: December 5th at 2000 UTC in Sharamo system. Fighter Frenzy is a ship launched fighter PvP event where competing teams of fighters defend their mother ship while trying to destroy the enemy team’s mother ship. The event is open to everyone, regardless of skill level, and you only have to worry about fighter resupply costs – no big rebuys! All you need to join is a size 6 fighter hanger stocked with fighters – any variant allowed except the ones with beams lasers. The Brigade is led by CMDR Baize who streams Fighter Frenzy events on Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/cmdr_baize For more details, check out the Discord – https://discord.gg/F8UrsJD

Questions

  1. What Star Wars Quote do you find saying to yourself when playing in Elite Dangerous and Why?
    1. It’s a trap… (Ben)

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. 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. Episode 20 was well received and Allen is working on editing issue 21.

    Further we would like to congratulate Allen on his new contract with Larian Studios. Where he’s going to be working on Baldur’s Gate 3
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 318 “EPIC NUMBERS” – 24/11/2020

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

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Starting this week, every wednesday at 15:00 GMT, the CM team will start a Ask Me Anything thread on the forums. Forum users can post questions which will be answered by the CM team to the best of their knowledge.
  2. Twitch Drops Cargo Breach
    1. FAQ
  3. Elite Dangerous on the Epic Store
  4. Similar Ship design – Has SC stolen the ASP explorer? A new ship has appeared in SC which (from the front at least), looks exactly the same as Our famous explorer ship. Even David Braben commented on the similarity.
    1. https://twitter.com/DavidBraben/status/1329828143595741190
    2. https://twitter.com/DavidBraben/status/1330297656019734528

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

  1. Marlonist Terrorists attacked the Federation this time to kill their captured activists before they could spill the beans. Those Marlonist Terrorists are not making friends are they?
  2. Commodity Prices Affected by Market Volatility

Newsletter (every second show)

  1. Newsletter 306 – Includes Championship racers, Fatherhood podcast (Another one), Black Friday sale till the 26th of November (30% off). Asp and Sidewinder Skins.

Main discussion

  1. Frontier Game Balancing
    1. Bruce Garrido is pro-open only BGS and Powerplay
    2. Community Goal double engineered models

Community Corner

  1. TDW update 
    1. The Dark Wheel expanded from Phra Lak (expect to land DEC 3rd) after that there are like 2 more expansions to get to 509. We will next expand to the Sol Test site. And are currently working climbing in Arque and Lave (we are #2 in both).
      1. Kai Zen adds “We fully intend to conquer Lave system and install @𝐸𝒾𝒹 𝐿𝑒𝒲𝑒𝒾𝓈𝑒 – 𝐵𝑒𝓃 as the puppet Emperor of that system then get drunk, forget it was a joke and spend the next decade or so following his every order…”
  2. Operation IDA leaves its mark on the Galaxy
    1. On the 18th November, Operation Ida welcomed the esteemed CMDR AstroSnufkin back to the Bubble! AstroSnufkin departed from Malthus Terminal – Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-41, home of Operation Ida, on April 6th, 2020 to make his mark on the galaxy. Equipped with a trusty Sidewinder and a 33.65 ly jump range, he set off on a mission to trace the Operation Ida logo upon the galaxy! 31,081 jumps later, he has completed his mission and we at Operation Ida are pleased to share his accomplishment with the greater Elite community!
    2. Below are some stats from his journey:
      1. Jumps: 31,081
      2. Distance: 924,576.24 LY
      3. No dockings, repairs, Fuel Rats or Hull Seals calls
      4. FSD injections used: 312 – 128 Basic, 81 Standard, 103 Premium
      5. No neutron supercharging (as ship has no AFMU)
      6. Bottom point of the logo is Pleiades Sector HR-W d1-41. Then logo was centered vertically at Sag A*, so the diameter is ~52470 ly.
      7. Undocked from Malthus Terminal 6th of April 3306 at 20:18 game time, docked back there 18th of November 3306 at 23:39.
    3. Video Drawing It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPqYr6zaQFg&feature=youtu.be
  3. StuartGT, chief moderator of the EliteDangerous Reddit group is holding a competition with lots of prizes. One of which is to be a guest presenter on Lave Radio (god help you!).
  4. Distant Worlds 3 Update
    1. TLDR It’s being looked into
    2. It may happen when it happens (currently it’s looking 50/50 for start of Odyssey)
    3. They are working with ‘An Author’ to get some story into it
    4. They are working with FD 
    5. Once Odyssey is released, info on those events will be posted on the FleetComm discord server.
  5. HCS Voice Packs: There is the Free voice pack available over at HCS Voice Packs. The voice pack done by the Lovely Kate Russel is available at the HCS Website.
  6. Grats to Mal4thewin for getting his Twitch Partnership

Any Other Business

Star Wars Squadrons is having a lot of updates including the addition of the B-wing, a ‘Balanced’ Tie Defender and a new map to dogfight and destroy enemy capital ships around.

Shoutouts

  1. Baz from Special Effect had a stroke recently, he’s in good spirits, but it’s looking like a long road a head
  2. Dave Pearson, (who had been arranging nice things for Baz) managed to slip, fall, break his arm in two places and dislocated his elbow… He then managed to beat the Hospital’s Rugby Team who had been trying to get things back where they should have been, and eventually had to be knock out, allowing a team of the NHS’ best 8 to re-assemble things correctly. We here at Lave Radio would like to officially call him a pillock and are glad to see he’s managed to break free from the Hospital and has been spotted walking around with a twitch purple cast that Frontier Developments specially gifted him for watching their stream even before it had been broadcast…
  3. 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/.
  4. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  5. 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.
  6. Following on from this we have the Galactic News Digest as provided by Cmdr Wotherspoon.
  7. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 317 “a Balanced Podcast” – 17/11/2020

By Beetlejude
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_

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

Download the episode directly from here.

  1. Elite Dangerous Free on the Epic Games Store!
    1. Elite Dangerous is coming to the Epic Games Store next week! It will be available for free from 19 Nov to 26 Nov. We hope you’ll consider sharing this news with potential future commanders you know so you can blaze your trails together!
  2. Dev Diary 3 has been delayed due to the 2nd Lockdown. Arth Says it’s due in December, which is apparently going to make a Busy month of December. 
  3. Thursday’s Stream where Arf and Bruce took on notorious CQC player Obi-wan in several matches. It’s fair to say Obi-wan trounced all comers (Probably because he always has the high ground) and eventually teams were formed leading to Cmdr Eid LeWeise being kicked all around the map. It was like watching a fluffy puppy being used as a football.
  4. Tuesday Stream 16:30 on Tuesday
    1. Arf and Bruce
    2. Balancing FD are looking at Cr / Hour, Risk vs Reward, vs Skill
      1. Stuart GT’s Summary
        1. Aware that balancing isn’t right
        2. Done in stages, continuous
        3. Mining first, start next week
        4. Combat next, start two weeks later
        5. “How much earned per hour, different loops, what risk, what reward, skill required”
        6. Core mining should be higher paying than laser mining, as more skillful
        7. Mining heavily linked to economy via commodities
        8. Galnet narrative driven
        9. Combat needs to be buffed, better rewards
        10. Wing missions not a focus yet
        11. Combat missions, bounties, bonds
        12. Conflict zones last
        13. Won’t be a quick fix, will tweak and check data/feedback
        14. It feeling right to the player is what matters
        15. Been seeing all the existing feedback, videos etc
        16. Balancing is super important, on the agenda and a priority
        17. Incremental changes
        18. Discussions have been ongoing since after Arthur & Bruce joined FDev
        19. Skill and risk more rewarded
        20. Bulk sale to change to be fairer, average not minimum
        21. Rebalancing will be tied with the ongoing storylines
        22. Forum post later this week, roadmapping the rebalancing
        23. Implementation over the next weeks
      2. Ant Video
      3. Burr Video
    3. Arf gets requests about memorials etc it’s very hard and can make ppl who don’t get it maybe feel left out. FD are trying to find “the right way” that’s sensitive and inclusive

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

  1. The Alliance CGs were completed three days early. The Alliance is going to get new bases in the coalsack nebula and the thargoids have been beaten back, allowing the Alliance uncontested access to the meta alloys in the nebula.
  2. Emperor Decides Hadrian Duval’s Status
    1. As Wotherspoon says “He’s not a Prince, but he’s not a Naughty Boy either”

Main discussion

  1. Exclusive reward for CG and double engineered modules. What are the potential benefits and downsides?

Community Corner

  1. TDW Make it to Lave! Lave Radio would like to welcome TDW to Lave in the name of Science… Reiterating that TDW are in Lave with permission and have NO desire to take the system over, or indeed take the galaxy over!!!

    In other fronts, TDW now owns Phra Lak and are starting the March to expand to LFT 509 in 3 jumps to test the best of the 3 goals hopefully around Jan.
  1. Speedbowl IV New Grounds is happening this weekend!!!
    1. FAQ
    2. Rules
    3. Tutorial
    4. To get there: The Hull Seals have HSRC Beachmaster leaving the system of Pliny Nov 21 02:00 GMT
  2. The Pilot “Why you should buy Elite Dangerous in 2020”
  3. HCS Voice packs have a new pack coming soon, Delta (Glados anyone) and they will be giving away a HCS voice pack for free to coincide with the Free Epic Store.

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. 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. The next episode (20) should be released tomorrow (18th).
  4. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode #316 “Who says dead trees are dead?” – 10/11/3306

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
USA USA USAKai ZenKai Zen

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Frontier’s Thursday Stream
    1. Absolutely Fab stream with Stephen and Arf with Special Guests Alec Turner and Cmdr Blackmaze who teach the guys how to climb a wall in an SRV
  2. Frontier’s Tuesday Stream
    1. Bruce and Stephen doing the CG. So lovely “noob” moments with Stephen wondering why he’s heating up, and the stream shouting at him that Silent Running was on…. Equally for Bruce, the stream telling him to reboot / repair instead of waiting for his shields to come back… But some nice flying from the guys using fixed plasma and flak cannons on a Mamba
    2. Future Streams start at 16:30
    3. ED is backwards compatible
  3. https://twitter.com/EliteDangerous/status/1324320680712830979
    1. Elite Dangerous is backwards compatible with Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
    2. Nice post by Dreampage explaining the differences
      1. Loading times are improved
      2. (Huge) Performance Boost – “Now, on Series X it’s finally possible to play the game at a near locked 60 fps in 4K/Quality mode, and basically a full, locked 60 fps in all circumstances in 4K/Performance mode.”
      3.  “In short, Elite Dangerous works like a charm on Series X and even in 4K it runs incomparably better than on the previous generation of consoles. All this without the developers having to do anything. I can imagine further optimization could be done, but as it is, it’s still utterly fantastic. I’ve never seen Elite being so smooth on console and it’s a joy to play like this.”
  4. Hadrian Duval Seeks Reintegration with the Empire
  5. ‘Ghost Ship’ Leads Alliance to New Resources

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

  1. Halloween Event code get’s (nearly) solved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csRZ7QnhXb0
    1. LONG:-38.0 615 LY BODY 3
    2. From the original logs: LAT: 11.86 and Class M Star
    3. 615 from listening post and 300 from crashed sidey
    4. (and this basically takes us explicitly back to the Coalsack where we found

Main Discussion

Community Corner

  1. Dataslate Episode 20 will be delayed a week or so because Allen had a perfect storm of a great, but long recording session and well as majorly busy with ‘Real Life’
  2. Turning the Wheel
    1. All is well in all the places, we are climbing in PHRA LAK and will soon take control. We are pending expansion right now from Turdo Tani and this expansion will put us into Lave.

      We have successfully concluded operation Shindez having accomplished our task of getting absolute confirmation that it is not possible to expand out of there just as we already knew that it was not Possible to expand into there.

      We will be in lave for Thanksgiving So have some whiskey ready for the party and hide your women! :sunglasses:

Shoutouts

  1. We are sad to announce that we lost a dear friend and fellow ED Commander, 37-year-old Commander Operator83 (known as Zoka).

    Zoka was one of the original members of B.I.G. (Balkan Intergalactic Guerilla). He was a proud Imperial warrior who answered the first call to mobilisation and volunteered to defend our home system, Rudjer Boskovic, against aggression by Federal groups in the year 3300.

    Having proved himself as a very capable combat pilot he was selected to represent team B.I.G. in seasons 1 and 2 of the prestigious ED PVP League in 3301. His finest hour came in a famous tie-breaker victory, when he helped our team to secure a third place in the galaxy.

    Following this victory he was promoted to the rank of Voivoda (Duke), the highest honour bestowed by B.I.G. He went on to share his enormous experience with new members as a flight instructor and mentor. Zoka also proved to be an excellent SRV driver and climber.

    In 3302 he answered humanity’s call to defend against the growing Thargoid threat in the frontline systems around Asterope.

    Finally, this seasoned veteran decided to seek solitude and fulfil his lifelong longing for exploration by setting out with the Distant Worlds 2 expedition in 3304.

    He answered the call of the black – and the black finally took him – on October 24th this year.

    His roaring laughter in the face of danger and most difficult of times kept our group together and our spirits up. It will sadly be missed by all of us.

    After much searching we managed to locate Zoka’s Krait Phantom ISS Millennium Falcon in a far corner of the galaxy. Through great effort we have managed to return it to the Rudjer Boskovic system where it will be displayed in his memory.

    We invite all commanders who would like to come and pay their respects to join us on November 14th on the Fleet Carrier “Operator83 Memorial” in the “Rudjer Boskovic” system, starting 20:00 UTC (in game time), open game mode. Fly past his ship and the guard of honour and fire chaff as a final salute to a beloved member of our community during this time.
  2. And even more Sad News, Cmdr Penfold aka Mark Sanders sadly sailed beyond the veil on the 8th of November. He’d been fighting Cancer and kicking its ass but sadly caught Covid – 19 taking him from us. Many of us in the Lave Radio Crew knew Penfold from the kickstarter days He was also a regular Lavecon and ECM Attendee. He was an absolute gentleman, quiet and a little shy but when you were allowed to meet him properly, his charm and warmth as a amazing and kind human being shone brightly. It is devastating to lose Penfold especially during his amazingly brave fight of his cancer, his family supporting him through out and we send our heartfelt commiserations and love to them. We will miss your friendly face and kindness at our future events, we have lost an amazing human  being and sadly a very dear friend.
  3. 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/.
  4. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “discord.me/elitedangerouscqc”.
  5. After this we have the galactic News Digest from Commander Wotherspoon.
  6. For all those interested in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books, Lave Station’s Station Commander has restarted the Dataslate podcast on a Friday Night; for all those that like a decent bit of literary escapism.
  7. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders

Lave Radio Episode 315 “The Ghost of Canonn Past” – 03/11/2020

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
(in)Human Resources DirectorShanShan
Deputy Trade AttachéSouvSouvarine
Tech MonkeyNorman MacArthurVentura_
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Special Guests
Non Covid ColinMack WinstonMack Windston
Head of Canonn Interstellar Media RelationsKaltern

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

Download the episode directly from here.

  1. Tuesday Stream
    1. 3rd Dev Diary is “being worked on”

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

  1. Frontier Halloween Event:
    1. Nice Summary by Spoon and  Beetlejude https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VREoFZG-6DA
    2. “Breaking News” https://twitter.com/EliteDangerous/status/1321814893461471233
    3. The Stones – something’s been found
      1. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/the-stones.557446/#post-8769950
    4. Transmission Detected – “They’re all dead Audio 28th Oct” published by F-Dev https://twitter.com/EliteDangerous/status/1321500318434238465  
    5. Frontier Live Stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3Jh-NFDT5E

Main discussion

  1. Halloween and Frontier with Cmdr Kaltern (as well as other canon stuff)

Community Corner

  1. TDW
    1. Ticks are running late at the moment, so TDW will see. They will either be pending expansion again out of Turdetani today or tomorrow. They landed on a new system from their previous expansion and are doing well there. Everything is continuing to grow and hopefully with this expansion out of Turdetani we will land in Lave. The expansion that just happened is our first step on the way to LFT509
  2. SagI Podcast issue 30 comes out tomorrow!
    1. In this edition, we take a look at a bitter conflict in the Colonia nebula, far away and unknown by most commanders. What drives this conflict, and why is it even occurring? We talk to some of those behind it to find out why, and what scores are being settled. We then move on to the second part of our investigation of the Dark Wheel and its motivations. It’s not all conflict, though, as our intrepid reporter heads out on the Banana Nebula Expedition, categorising the notable stellar phenomena, which are common in the region. We finish off with the Eight WHeel Drive Endurance Championship, a race that requires rare skill to even complete, let alone win.
  3. Andy-X Does a lovely and hilarious video about Speedbowling at the View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ie_fPyvDRY&feature=youtu.be

Any other Business:

  1. Monday the 2nd of November saw 20 years of people living on board the ISS!

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
  4. At the end of the show after Galnet News,  A Song called “In the Name of Science”  by Cmdr ToCoSo and video by LCU No Fool Like One 

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 312 “ ” – 13/10/2020

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_
Chief of OperationsJohn Stabler
Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Monday’s Stream
    1. Supercruise News Moves to Tuesdays at 14:00 UTC to give them more time and a less stressful Monday Morning
    2. Halloween Event – Arf coyley says “Keep your eyes open in all the places to look for” hints
    3. Bruce knows about Blake’s 7
    4. BGS Fucked then Fixed – There was no tick between Saturday and Monday https://twitter.com/EliteDangerous/status/1315726466378801153
  2. Frontier Annual Report
    1. Total revenue in FY20 was £76.1 million (FY19: £89.7 million)
      1. The decrease is at least in part because Planet Zoo launched ½ way through the year
    2. Cash balances increased by £10.4 million during the year to £45.8 million (FY19: £35.3 million)
    3. Elite Dangerous continues to grow, with the success of the recent Fleet Carriers update helping to achieve its highest ever player numbers. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, our major new paid-for update to launch in calendar Q1 2021 (in FY21), was revealed in June 2020 to positive reception
    4. ED and Ody has plans through to 2024

Newsletter

  1. News letter 303 

Main discussion

  1. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/discovery-scanner-dev-diary-ii-forging-your-path-recap.556065/ – More Questions Answered

Community Corner

  1. Speed Bowl 4 – New Grounds
  2. TopShift: 124 “Powerplay Expansion Blocking” Released 11th October 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymIx_N15wgk
  3. Cargo Storage in Odyssey Video from D2E Astronomy. I’ve also heard a similar theory from Kai Zen of Elite Week
    1. TLDR Version
      1. Get n tons of good A
      2. Go to Settlement
      3. Go to Apex Travel
      4. Jump in a Taxi
      5. Get in a new ship
        1. Your original ship with Goods A in it is still where you left it… therefor cargo storage for all
    2. Ben’s (possible) objection
      1. This makes unproven assumptions that we can get a taxi whilst we have goods in our ship it might just be that getting in a taxi is like getting into a ship with Zero Tons of cargo space and we’re not allowed to until we’ve sold our stuff (just like going from a 100T ship to a 10T ship, you need to lose 90T of goods)

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