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The Elite Dangerous Podcast from America!! Our (sometimes) merry cast of professional podcasters play Elite: Dangerous and bring you news, tips, guides, opinions, and some crazy stuff now and then. All about the best space sim ever made.… read more


Episode 087 - Tharg-splosion

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Headlines for this episode:  

Odyssey: Planet tech doesn’t pass to Horizons until console launch.

Dodge the Gank was fun but I messed up the stream

Dredger and Hesperus might be leaving on the 21st 

A quiz show all about elite

Thargoids appear in multiple systems and a coded message from Salvation

Squad Update: 

2 current elections: Calarum (0-0) and V640 (2-2)

Purge of bad neighbors from HIP 4907 completed (Manic Preachers from Ruchbah should fill the gap)

Imminent expansion from NLTT 2969 run-away train system.  Probably going to Hecate to be neighbors with BoTM) but several systems extremely close in influence.

Signs that the Latvian Apocalypse may be losing steam??

Hemorrhaging influence in Unktomi, HIP 4907, Semakhmets


Both elections, but especially V640 due to Fedneck interference.

Anything and everything to reduce LSN influence in NLTT 2969 so we can shut it down

Build influence in HIP 4907

Galnet Recap:

The Voice of ‘Salvation’ (21 May deadline)

Alliance Election Campaigns Resume

Paresa Conflict Risks War Between Superpowers

Nova Imperium Triumphs Over Federation

Mass Thargoid Strike - Emergency Declared

Dev news:

Tuesday Live stream: 

           Zac and Sally super cruise news, Now with “CMDR Creations”

They tried mailslot stunts with a 100% fail rate. (applause) 

Odyssey/Horizons Compatibility Update

Horizons will NOT get updated engine tech at launch, and will be an entirely separate game instance.

At console launch, horizons will then also get the updated lighting and planetary tech. 

Maybe still instancing separation by PEGI?

Discussion I see in discord seems to think this is very, very bad, but it didn’t bother me so much. What do you al think?

Thursday Thargoids:


Cannon decoded the message:

React react react. That's all Aegis ever do. We need a solution!    -- Salvation

Thursday Live stream:

Art streams on xbox with friends for anti-thargoid battle


Discussion: what ship/vehicle do you want to see come with odyssey?

AX combat tips. 

Event idea: Race at Pomeche? Monday night, presuming the servers are off on Tuesday?

Chig chat

Community Comms:

PrimetimeCasual presents The Elite Quiz - Feat. Ascorbius, EidLeWeise, Greytest, and Wotherspoon


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