Empire In Flames TC server available



Step 1: Download and install SWGEmu. http://www.swgemu.com/forums/content.php?r=179-Install-SWGEmu
Empire in Flames is based on SWGEmu’s Core3, and until we have a proper launcher, this is the best way to begin.

Step 2: Test SWGEmu to ensure it is working before proceeding with Empire in Flames install.

Step 3: Download the EiF patch. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0u-OILWuzRgbzhxdGZZV01EUmc/edit?pref=2&pli=1
It contains three files – one for actual client files, the other two for configuration and connection information for the SWGEmu client.


Step 5: Select a username and password. Enter it at the first login prompt. This will register the account the first time you log in.

Step 6: Create a character and head to TEST CENTRAL on TATOOINE. There is a frog in the city in the junk shop next to the shuttleport. Currently, zoning is not in place, so feel free to place a structure in the city. Please don’t be stupid.

Step 7: Test and report problems.

First Public Stress Test

What: a “stress” test for the Empire in Flames test server

When: Saturday, 2/13 @ 8:00PM EST

Who: Anyone interested in seeing Empire in Flames! Join us for a time to test the server, catch up with friends, and reminisce about the old while looking forward to the new!

Where: Test Central on Tatooine

New patch and notes

The server has been patched. Please download the new version and apply before logging in. The previous link will continue to work.

Major changes:

All combat-oriented professions now have terrain negotiation to various degrees.
Dancer no longer requires Entertainer to dance.
Musician no longer requires Entertainer to play music.
Image Designer no longer requires Entertainer to image design.
Smuggler and Bounty Hunter combat specials are now weapon-independent and can be used with both melee and ranged weapons.

Friday Feature: The Court of Naboo

“My queen, we must take a side,” Pooja Naberrie said emphatically. “To refuse to align ourselves with either the Rebel Alliance or the Empire is tantamount to inviting the criminals of the galaxy to overrun us!”

“And I’m sure you have no opinion about which side to take?” Moff Panaka asked sharply. “You’re concerned only with the welfare of the people?”

“First and foremost, yes,” Naberrie retorted. “You think me a traitor because I believe the Old Republic of a thousand years better than your young Empire of twenty. Should our queen decide to align our world with your interests, I will still gladly serve in whatever fashion I may.”

Queen Kylantha held up a hand, forestalling further argument. “Your opinions have both been made known,” she said firmly, then offered an exasperated smile. “Never has a meeting of the Advisory Council been so heated since I took the throne.”

Panaka narrowed his eyes. “Your Highness, never in the time you’ve sat on the throne has there been danger like this. With the disaster at Endor, the Empire threatens to fragment.”

“All the more reason to join the Rebel Alliance, your highness,” Naberrie chimed in. “The Republic will rise again. It is already happening.”

“What reason do we have to throw in with this lot of killers and thieves?” Panaka asked coldly. “Our beloved Emperor came from this very world. Has Naboo not been well-treated, protected, under the watchful eye of the Empire? Do I need to remind you that each and every outside invasion of Naboo came under the careless rule of the Old Republic?”

“Your point is made, Moff Panaka, thank you,” the queen said wearily. “As is yours, Pooja. I understand why you would align us with the Rebel Alliance, but you ask us to risk much for little gain. You cannot even speak on behalf of the Rebellion – you cannot make promises for them, only advocate. So I ask you both: what do the people want?”

Panaka and Naberrie exchanged looks.

“With the Emperor dead, it is entirely possible I will no longer sit on the throne,” Kylantha said slowly. “This is not a decision to be made in haste. Indeed, it may not be a decision for me to make at all.” She rose from her seat and offered a small nod to the seated Council members. “For now, the Council is in recess.”

She turned and walked with slow grace out of the Council chamber and into the private quarters of the palace. Out of sight, her pace quickened as she attempted to walk off some frustration.

She was so withdrawn into her thoughts that she almost missed the feather-like footsteps of another figure falling into step beside her. Kylantha glanced over and immediately stopped. “Did I not make myself clear when I banished you? You nearly brought disaster upon us once, and I do not wish to repeat the experience.”

The figure pulled back the hood of her cloak, offering a small smile that sparkled in her violet eyes. “It’s a new galaxy, your Highness.”

“Did you come to advocate on behalf of the Rebel Alliance as well, Kelta Rose?”

The red-haired woman shook her head, sending waves through the elaborate braids that fell around her face and down her back. “No, I am not here as an advocate.”

“Then what? Did the Alliance send one of their few Jedi to spy on my court?”

“I’d be an awful spy if I were standing here talking to the woman I’m supposed to gather information on. No, I came here to bring a message from the Rebellion.”

“Ah, the offer that Pooja Naberrie wanted to make but did not have the authority to do.”

Kelta laughed, but this time Kylantha thought she saw a speck of pain in the Jedi woman’s eyes. “No, I was sent with a message only.”

“Then you should deliver it, not make small talk.” The queen offered a small smile in return. “You should not be caught here.”

“Yes, your Highness.” Kelta’s face grew serious. “Alliance High Command has sent many like me throughout the galaxy after their victory at Endor. The message is this: war between the remnants of the Empire and the Rebel Alliance is inevitable. Those who choose to support the Empire will be targets for us – not because we wish any people pain or suffering, but because victory is necessary.”

“I do believe that is a threat, Rose,” Kylantha said stiffly.

“Not a threat, your Highness. A warning that war is coming. You may attempt to keep Naboo out of the war, but neither the Empire nor the Alliance will do the same.”

Apologies and What’s Ahead

I apologize for the radio silence for some time here at Empire in Flames. Due to personal reasons, I’ve had no time or energy to post anything here for several weeks.

On the plus side, there’s much to look forward to in the weeks ahead. Coming up includes more official server lore (starting with planetary lore for Naboo), skills, and profession information. We’re also working on some updates for the test server to try to iron out the worst issues (namely, skills missing modifiers and low-level abilities normally gained through starter professions that are no longer available).

Research continues apace on the most important features: Galactic Civil War and Underworld. It will likely be some time yet before details are publicly available, but rest assured that we’re working hard.

Yes, details are a bit sparse, but I hope to be sharing specifics with you in the coming weeks.