Friday Feature 11/3/2017: The Friday Feature Archives!

Empire in Flames turns six months old tomorrow! Since we launched EiF a Friday Feature has been put together nearly every week! (except one, oops.) The staff and community has found over the past months that we’ve referred to these posts over and over and over! So now you have an archive of them to easily reference for personal use or to direct a new player to the information!

Sandarie, Community Manager

Friday Features: The Archives!
By the Numbers 5/5/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=330
Pauleh Plays! 5/12/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=361
Planetary Factional Alignment in EiF 5/19/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=376
Decorating in Empire in Flames 5/26/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=391
Enter the Cats! 6/2/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=415
EiF Character Builder Beta Testing! 6/9/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=424
Player Cities 6/16/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=433
Server Hardware 6/23/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=456
Player Goods and Services 6/30/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=461
Port Jato 7/7/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=474
Player Events 7/14/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=492
Creature Resources 7/21/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=505
Macros 7/28/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=514
Badges 8/4/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=527
Old Content – Racetracks 8/11/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=535
Teaser! 8/18/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=541
oops… 8/25/2017
Heavy Weapons Y’all! 9/1/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=560
A Chat with Halyn 9/8/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=586
Loot Kits/Recyclers 9/15/17 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=595
A Chat with Anishor 9/22/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=599
Invasion 9/29/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=609
RP on EiF 10/06/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=623
A Chat with Abi/Gail 10/13/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=628
A Chat with Kelta 10/20/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=638
EiF Combat 10/27/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=647
The Friday Feature Archives!  11/3/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=659
A Chat with BluePyros 11/10/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=667
 A Chat with Wefi  11/17/2017  http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=680
Bonus Posts!
Question and Answer Time with the Devs! 5/2/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=291
Racial Bonuses 5/1/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=282
Professions and Skills 5/1/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=271
Housing in EiF 4/27/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=245
Empire in Flames Contact and Social Media Information 4/22/2017 http://www.empireinflames.com/?p=216

Grand Opening of the Gnorton Zoo and Sanctuary!

The city of Gnorton is hosting a celebration for the grand opening of the Gnorton Zoo and Sanctuary. Many events are planned for the evening. Bring a loved pet or come out to find a new pet to love!

Adoption drive (dirt cheap pets)

Raffle

Lottery

Pet Show

Pet Contest (with a Master Creature Handler Prize)!

Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 8 pm EST.

Location: Outside of Keren, Naboo 196 1331. A shuttle beacon will be placed the day of the event.

The event will be conducted in character, but everyone who loves pets will want to be sure to attend (even if you’re not exactly a CH!)

For more information contact: Doreen in-game and SquirrelGirl in Discord/Forums

Patch Notes: Client Patch 8/30/2017

The much anticipated CLIENT PATCH arrives tomorrow! Patch notes follow down below. The brand spanking new EiF Launcher will be available to load up the patch, as well! Instructions will be available. I’m sure you will all be grateful  I didn’t add my *squees* and *happy dances* throughout these notes, you’ll just have to guess at which ones are my favorites!

  • 4 new player races:
    • Devaronian Females
    • IG-100
    • Mirialans
    • Zeltron
  • New creature mounts have been introduced! Note that not all variants of a creature can necessarily be mounted – only the largest, toughest versions of some of these animals can carry a rider.
    • Narglatches
    • Gurrecks
    • Greater Sludge Panthers
    • Tusk Cats
    • Gualamas
    • Bordoks
    • Blurrgs
  • Entertainer Missions have been reworked using the new Fame system, which replaces the old Image Designer line in the Entertainer Profession. Entertainers with more fame can command higher payouts, particularly for gigs that require travel.
    • Fame-enhancing clothing and attachments will be coming at a future time.
    • Fame is not retroactive for already-established entertainers. The SWGEmu code that should force an update does not work, and we are investigating and will patch as soon as we have a solution.
    • Only a single entertainer mission can be taken at a time.
  • Munitions crafting has been re-added to the game. See the next Friday Feature to learn more about the Heavy Weapons revamp.
    • Weaponsmiths now have a number of new cores and components to craft to create heavy weapons.
    • Grenades, mines, and rocket launchers use explosive cores.
    • Flamethrowers and acid rifles use tanks.
    • Heavy beam weapons use capacitors.
    • Light lightning cannons use static cores.
  • Armor slicing has been re-added to the game.
  • Races that previously lacked customization now have basic morphs and palettes available, including:
    • Abyssin
    • Cerean
    • Duros
    • Gungan
    • Iktotchi
    • Kel Dor
    • Kubaz
    • Togruta
  • The first stage of the GCW has been implemented. All planets participating in the GCW now have factional troops present. (See this Friday Feature!) Planetary control scripting is still in process and has not yet been enabled, but is coming soon.
  • Port Jato, an underworld-themed player hub, can now be visited via friendly smugglers who take cash in advance. These smugglers generally don’t like being found anywhere near law enforcement, but can likely be found at the watering hole of criminal-infested hives of scum and villainy.
  • Devaronians and Kel Dor no longer appear headless when wearing hats or hoods.
  • Paintings now have backs.
  • Cats can now swim.
  • Ubese armor jackets now correctly offer chest protection.
  • Two-strap bandoleers now use the correct color palette.
  • Up to six missions can be taken from a standard mission terminal.
  • BER rates on harvesters have been changed from pre-CU BER calculations to NGE BER calculations.

Sandarie
Community Manager

One Happy Twi’lek!

Friday Feature 8/18/2017 – Teaser!

Halyn’s been doing a lot of teasing about the GCW lately. He’s been tossing up pictures on Discord with little explanation of what we are seeing. If you scrutinize them, you might begin to see some of what he’s got planned. One awesome thing is he is having a great time creating the GCW! It’s going to be unique to EiF and loads of fun! Even for us non-PvPers!

Enjoy and see what you can discover with the pics below!

One of the pictures is a tease, but not with the GCW.

Sandarie
Community Manager

Friday Feature 6/30/2017 – Player Goods and Services!

One of the things I loved the most about SWG was the community. In-game, on the forums, in voice chat;  the lasting friendships. Now here we are on an SWGEmu  server and I am the COMMUNITY Manager. The Manager of an amazing community. Empire in Flames was designed to create a sense of community and interdependence. This is especially evident in our economy.

Not much can demonstrate this better than a scenario with which I am most familiar. I have a chef on EiF. The players who go out and play the difficult content have pushed the chefs from the second week of  EiF to start producing the foods and drinks they want and need. They have educated me in particular. A Bio Engineer, Sakari, keeps me informed of the types of resources needed for him to make top quality tissues. Those tissues improve the quality of my foods. Rangers, such as Dana, are hired out to get milk, hides, meats, and bones. Resource gathererlike Fenix, Jamison, and Jaxlyn are contracted with to get the top quality resources when they spawn. Many different people travel the galaxy to sample the current resources and enter them into Galaxy Harvester. I have personally discovered I could never do it all on my own.  I rely on the community to help my chef craft the products they need.

Similar scenarios plays out with weaponsmiths, armorsmiths, and other crafters, as well. Sometimes it’s resource gathering other times is factory runs of completed components from other crafters. A number of our crafters also love to decorate and roleplay. You can go into many of the shops and get a treat just by going into the city, browsing their wares, and sitting down for a little roleplay coffee and dessert.

Below is a list of most of our vendors and suppliers. If you have goods or services to sell, start a post on EiF’s Trader’s Corner on the Forums!

Architect
Broken Bridge Architectural Engineers: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=134
Csillian Star – Resources, Homes, and Furnishings: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=358
Destroy’s Harvesters and Housing: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=349#p1129
D&D Sales – Weapons, Pets and More: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=369
<IMP> Shopping Center: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=373#p1218
Ocopaqui Interior Designs: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=188
Za’Borja, Master Architect

Armorsmith
MEMESCO Armorsmithing: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=189

Artisan
DCOS Crafts and Resources: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=276
D&D Sales – Weapons, Pets and More: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=369
Luna’s PuPs (and Weird Al’s Fireworks): viewtopic.php?f=51&t=372
Ocopaqui Interior Designs: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=188

Bio-Engineer
D&D Sales – Weapons, Pets and More: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=369
Dr. Ooda’s Supplies: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=193

Chef
Meg’s Diner of Delicious Things: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=146
Myto’s Arrow Cafe in Eol Sha: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=299

Creature Handler
Red’s Rares: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=238
Sakari Sevti – Master Ranger/BE/CH

Doctor & Medical Supplies
Aranos Industries Doctor Supplies/Stims + Resources/Power: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=347
Zura Luna: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=322

Droid Engineer
DCOS Crafts and Resources: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=276
Lottie’s Droids R Us: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … a08cbdb317

Resource Supplies and Gathering Contracts
Aranos Industries Doctor Supplies/Stims + Resources/Power: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=347
Csillian Star – Resources, Homes, and Furnishings: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=358
Dana Starchild, Master Ranger: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=242
DCOS Crafts and Resources: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=276
Jhobe, Master Ranger: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=215
Jimmy Chew, Master Ranger: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=118
Rory, Ranger for Hire: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=252
Sakari Sevti – Master Ranger/BE/CH

Tailoring
<IMP> Shopping Center: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=373#p1218
Reta’s Clothing and Fieldwear: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=325
Witchy Wear: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=374
Za’Borja, Master Tailor – BE Clothing: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=263

Vehicles
Thune Motorworks: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=280

Weaponsmith
D&D Sales – Weapons, Pets and More: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=369
Isa Weapons: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=101
Shake Shack Weapons: http://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … 9aecd70fe2