263 episodes

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.

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Loose Screws - The Dangerousest Loose Screws

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    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

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.

http://loosescrewsed.com
Join us on discord! And check out the merch store! PROMO CODES
https://discord.gg/3Vfap47Rea
Support us on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/LooseScrewsED
Or on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/@LooseScrewsED

    Episode 242 - Stupid Cow, Move!

    Episode 242 - Stupid Cow, Move!

    #242 July 11th, 2024 or 33-oh-10 (3310)

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    Squad Update: 


    Something something - Classified


    Orders are locked down, so If you’re interested in joining in the BGS fun, reach out to Nergal, Obl1v1ous, Hate, or Bloomingwind in the Discord



    All details in the #standing-orders and/or the #loose-screws-factions channels of the Discord.

    Galnet Update: https://community.elitedangerous.com/

    Thargoid war update:


    Indra FDGBs (Falls Down Goes Boom!) DBU (Done Blowed Up)


    It was slower than normal, but you’ve been lied to about why



    Dev News:

    Post 18.07 Update - Tracks Trigger Warning!


    Ram Tah has been hard at work continuing his investigations of the Anti-Guardian Zone deployed by Thargoids. His most recent breakthrough now allows all Guardian Modules to have the Anti-Guardian Zone Resistance modification applied to them, without penalty. 



    LIES!  All modules my Thicc Thargoid Booty!




    Discussion:

    Community Goal - Deliver Aid for the Rhea Disaster that happened months ago!

    Titanium, Aluminium, Power Generators to Ito Orbital at Rhea - Vibrant Orange SRV skin for Tier 4 top 50%, size six corrosion resistant cargo rack for top 50% if tier 5 is achieved. 

    Community Corner:


    Buckey Ball - Race number 4 - Questing on Qixi by Clarrisa Au, coming later in July!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 241 - The Best Cold Open Ever

    Episode 241 - The Best Cold Open Ever

    #241 July 4th, 2024 or 33-oh-10 (3310)

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    Squad Update: 


    Something something - Classified


    Something something - Pain in the neck - classified


    Thank you to all of our awesome pilots for their hard work in BGS. - Make sure you make time for other things - take a break when you need to. It’s a game after all!


    Orders are locked down, so If you’re interested in joining in the BGS fun, reach out to Nergal, Obl1v1ous, Hate, or Bloomingwind in the Discord



    All details in the #standing-orders and/or the #loose-screws-factions channels of the Discord.

    Galnet Update: Galnet News | Elite Dangerous Community Site

    Aegis has continued to monitor the recently shifting Thargoid behavior and have confirmed a clear pattern.

    Expansion efforts have slowed in recent weeks, with experts theorizing that this change in the Thargoids was a precursor to a change in overall strategy. Aegis researchers have now gathered enough evidence to confirm a tactical shift.

    The Thargoids have adopted a more defensive stance, reinforcing their current position rather than expanding outward. They are also targeting and invading populated systems exclusively, sometimes without their normal scouting operations.

    Dr. Jeong-Hui Shing of the Holloway Bioscience institute offered the following view:

    “That lack of scouting is the most fascinating element of this change to me. A military man may claim it to be a desperate enemy lashing out at its opponent, but I see something deeper.”

    “Foregoing expansion to prioritize the defense of their remaining Titans is intelligent, not desperate. These attacks seem just as calculated: they are gathering data. Probing our defenses. Analyzing where their remaining resources may be best used...”

    As a tactical response, various organizations will be sending strike teams to designated counterstrike systems around the Titan with the least systems under Thargoid control. Where possible, these teams plan to reactivate a single port within each system to provide a forward operating base for anti-xeno operations.

    Pilots are being encouraged to take up arms and participate in the defense of these forward ports.

    Thargoid war update:


    It’s INDRA-Pendence Day! Let Torpedoes Ring!



    Dev News:

    18.07 Update - From Tracks’ mouth to Art’s Thicc Thargoid Booty

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/elite-dangerous-update-18-07-5th-july-2024.626390/

    Release Schedule - Friday 5th July 2024


    7AM UTC/8AM BST - Server off


    11AM UTC/12PM BST - Servers back online*



    *Please be aware that these are approximate timings and as such are subject to change.

    Features of Note:


    Ram Tah has been hard at work continuing his investigations of the Anti-Guardian Zone deployed by Thargoids. His most recent breakthrough now allows all Guardian Modules to have the Anti-Guardian Zone Resistance modification applied to them, without penalty. 



    The reduction to Guardian weapon damage has been removed



    All weapons previously modified with the damage reducing modification have automatically received the improved modification


    The AX Chieftain prebuilt ship is now delivered with the improved modification





    Titan Multiplayer Improvements


    A number of improvements to Titan instance stability & improvements to the Titan venting cycle


    Reduced maximum number of Thargoid Ships within Titan instances



    Discussion:


    Buur 7/3 Video: Transition from Thargoid War to PP2.0 and future New Feature. (https://youtu.be/etpd98S3UMk?si=a1OU1ktrNFoueD9a)



    Community Corner:


    Coriolis.io is moving to new stewardship and being updated!


    Buckey Ball - Kevin the Stabber won the regulation race, Alec Turner number 2. Polar Bruski won the Unlimited race with an iEagle. Alec Turner second. Race number 4 - Questing on Qixi by Clarrisa

    • 52 min
    Episode 240 - Ambiguous Antecedent

    Episode 240 - Ambiguous Antecedent

    #240 June 27st, 2024 or 33-oh-10 (3310)

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    Squad Update: 


    THINGS (*no-things*)


    If you are the one causing the THINGS….Please join our discord and talk to us. 




    All details in the #standing-orders and/or the #loose-screws-factions channels of the Discord.

    Galnet Update: Galnet News | Elite Dangerous Community Site

    Thargoid war update:


    Prepare to attack indra next week (take two)


    AX Combat test and review



    Dev News:


    Type-8 in-game video and configuration details revealed



    Stream highlight https://youtu.be/tQQsXwYiBmc?si=L7FUCPK479gtl-Es




    Discussion:


    How will the Type 8 change your life?


    T8 stats:



    Community Corner:


    Ground CZ night week after next! Date to be announced in Events Channel, stay tuned. 


    Coriolis.io is moving to new stewardship and being updated!


    Buckey Ball https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/the-buckyball-racing-club-presents-pop-gun-buckyball-race-3-of-the-triple-8-championship.626068/


    Happy birthday to the Buur Pit!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 239 - It’s like Doug from Up running the show

    Episode 239 - It’s like Doug from Up running the show

    #239 June 20st, 2024 or 33-oh-10 (3310)

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    Squad Update: 


    THINGS


    If you are the one causing the THINGS….Please join our discord and talk to us. 




    All details in the #standing-orders and/or the #loose-screws-factions channels of the Discord.

    Galnet Update: Galnet News | Elite Dangerous Community Site


    Achilles Aerospace facility targeted by malicious agents TLDR version: Someone tried to break into Achilles Aerospace’s manufacturing plant and got WTFBBQLOLed by their apparent “Robot Security”...



    https://elite-dangerous.fandom.com/wiki/Achilles_Corporation#cite_note-Crime_Wave-9

    Dev News:


    Not a lot…



    Discussion:


    ROBOT SECURITY?!




    Community Corner:


    Ground CZ night Next week! Date to be announced in Events Channel, stay tuned. 


    Shout Outs: Rick F’ing Dalton for missions run and trade done. 


    Aisling Angels for CQC fun with Chig.

    Buckey Ball https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/the-buckyball-racing-club-presents-pop-gun-buckyball-race-3-of-the-triple-8-championship.626068/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 238 - Chat GPT CG

    Episode 238 - Chat GPT CG

    #238 June 13nd, 2024 or 33-oh-10 (3310)

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    Squad Update: 


    Elections in Bagalis and Yen Ti


    Wars in Tamor, BD+44 4389 and Xians



    All details in the #standing-orders and/or the #loose-screws-factions channels of the Discord.

    Galnet Update: Galnet News | Elite Dangerous Community Site


    Aegis Wary About Changing Thargoid Behaviour - is Aegis worry warts about the Thargoids being more defensive? Or is salvation going to make himself our daddy?




    De Caminha Station Has Been Successfully Reinforced - Pirate attack repelled and the Federation bestows the gift of acrylic paint.



    Thargoid War - http://dcoh.watch


    There are 4 Titans left.  AXI is focusing on Titan Indra next, but it is currently sitting at 65 controlled systems (down from 91 last week).



    Dev News:


    Thursday 6/6 Server-Side Patch



    Spire system spread pushback no will no longer target Alert systems


    Uninhabited Alert systems are now less challenging to contest


    Additionally, alternative activities to Orthrus hunting within these systems (e.g. escape pod rescues or interceptor hunting) have received significant boosts to war contribution.


    Basilisk, Medusa and Hydra interceptor types have received further boosts to war contribution


    Scout types have received a significant boost to war contribution


    Bug fixes:



    The spire system in Hyades Sector DX-H a11-1 incorrectly received spread pushback from another spire system. Spire systems should always be immune to any form of spread pushback, so this was unintentional.


    On the Thursday turn, Hyades Sector DX-H a11-1 will have 25% removed from progress, and 25% will be added to the next furthest system, Hyades Sector ST-Q b5-2





    Discussion:


    Is Commander Mechan a terrible human being for killing ax pilots and why do you think he is?


    Or is he not because he’s not because of the notness of him not being guilty morally?


    Mechan Trial: https://youtu.be/gLn3tkxLdNw?si=Et-kmlb1NaHefINk




    Community Corner:


    Ground CZ night.

    • 47 min
    Episode 237 - Shut up, corn boy!

    Episode 237 - Shut up, corn boy!

    #237 June 6nd, 2024 or 33-oh-10 (3310)

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    Squad Update: 


    A Short message from our Admirals…:



    Loose Screws is at war. Our opponent is using a long time but inactive ally to attack Loose Screw space. This aggressor has ignored all our offers to communicate and parlay. I can only assume their role-play is to project evil. The good news, this has energized our BGS CMDRs and engaged our allies. We are in it for the long haul. Our final message to our faceless foe. We can not stop you from attacking our space but there is nothing you can do that we can not undo. Time is the real currency in this game and we have more of it than you.


    Elections in Bagalis, FF Andromedae, V2151 Cygni


    Wars in Tamor, Yemaia (not Yemi-ya-ya), Yen-Ti, Yingo


    Howard is under Infrastructure Failure, It’s biggest needs to get out of that are Water Purifiers, Power Generators, and Mineral Extractors.


    Balmus, Xians, Uchagan need a little love



    All details in the #standing-orders and/or the #loose-screws-factions channels of the Discord.

    Galnet Update: https://community.elitedangerous.com/


    Pirate Attack hits Fed System (CG): https://youtu.be/L0D1QxHtKk0?si=5FzhN-cvpy77ug60 Reward for this CG are some pretty cool paintjobs for either the Federal Gunship, or the Federal Corvette, it is also a great way to get some Fed rank if you need it. 



    Thargoid War - http://dcoh.watch


    With HADAD’s recent explosion, there are 4 Titans left.  AXI is focusing Titan Indra is next, but it is currently sitting at 91 controlled systems.


    Selection for the trial of Commander Mechan for colluding with Thargoids, and crimes against humanity is currently still underway.



    Dev News:


    Last week, but still important: Type 8 REVEALED - It appears to be shaped like awesome, and is fueled by sweetness.



    Medium Sized


    SCO Friendly


    Reportedly we will be happy with the cargo space (Reportedly enough cargo space for Daxi’s ego).


    Buur’s Breakdown: https://youtu.be/u-y3EGPZZDs?si=Ogw2VXZSg7id3_RI 



    Thursday Server-Side Patch



    Spire system spread pushback no will no longer target Alert systems


    Uninhabited Alert systems are now less challenging to contest


    Additionally, alternative activities to Orthrus hunting within these systems (e.g. escape pod rescues or interceptor hunting) have received significant boosts to war contribution.


    Basilisk, Medusa and Hydra interceptor types have received further boosts to war contribution


    Scout types have received a significant boost to war contribution


    Bug fixes:



    The spire system in Hyades Sector DX-H a11-1 incorrectly received spread pushback from another spire system. Spire systems should always be immune to any form of spread pushback, so this was unintentional.


    On the Thursday turn, Hyades Sector DX-H a11-1 will have 25% removed from progress, and 25% will be added to the next furthest system, Hyades Sector ST-Q b5-2





    Discussion:


    Is Commander Mechan a terrible human being for killing ax pilots and why do you think he is?



    Community Corner:


    Buckey Ball recap


    New Video from Cmdr Dituri How to Unlock the FEDERAL CORVETTE! | Elite Dangerous Guide 2024 (youtube.com)


    Yamiks re-surfaces with more Elite bashing disguised as a how-to video: https://youtu.be/iaeD2x0OOEQ?si=7P88ey-IzPzxXTjh 


    Hawkes Gaming back making Elite videos: https://youtu.be/XlojxpWja_c?si=Cjdn_7VM3FBZIKyy 

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

King Oblivion ,

Just found this

Just found this podcast started listening from episode one going through each episode and it’s just very entertaining very info full it’s great love it recommend

@fentonfaseur ,

Informative

I originally reviewed the podcast in January 2020, seems longer because it was just Ty and his cohost back then. The new hosts now insult people for not being able to afford a new PC in order to play the game., So when they now ask why would a console player listen to the podcast, even though it is a joke, they now repeat the statement. I'm older and on a fixed budget, so I'm showing myself to the door.
The original review is below.
The hosts are excited about Elite Dangerous, and bring that enthusiasm with each episode. Maybe it's my old military background, but the hosts tend to interrupt each other, and it breaks the flow. For me, listening at work, it's hard to follow because an intro to each topic is stopped with repeated, "can I stop you right there?" or "can I just say this?" the problem is that the intro to the next topic is halted so the other host can speak their mind, this results in, "well we're behind, and we need to move onto the next topic."
Maybe when they are creating the show, talk for as long as necessary, then have a producer edit out all the interruptions.
There is a lot to the game Elite Dangerous, so as a player it's great to hear how other players approach the game. Whether it's combat, or lore, or whatever, it is an informative podcast. You guys are doing great, give yourselves a chance to complete a thought.

Sircalculon ,

If you don't like it... :D

Just semi-random discussions about the game amongst members of a squadron, follows a rough set of show guidelines yet also pretty unscripted. Great stuff if you love Elite Dangerous!

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