Collections Have Arrived!

The first batch of collections has arrived on an Empire in Flames! EiF regular, Traycn, has written a post to get you started!


Greetings Empire in Flames players,

Collections have returned to the game, alongside the first Empire Day holiday on EiF. While collections released with the event, players will be able to attain collections at any point in time moving forward. 

These work similar to The Great Egg Hunt server developer, Halyn, loves to share with players around the Easter holiday. However, they differ slightly because you will be able to check your progress on a particular collection by checking your Quest Journal. Each collection will feature different items to locate. Your Quest Journal will display the name of the collection and it lists how many collection pieces you still have left to find. These quest points do not provide any hints to where you may need to visit to finish the collection, so keep your eyes open. 

Because these collections are available at any time on EiF, you can expect many of them to be exceedingly challenging to locate, as they are scattered all over the galaxy. Don’t think you’ll get off easy by looking up the old locations from Live, either. As is EiF tradition, our team put a distinct twist on these and we have brand new locations for all of them.

To start a collection and add it to your Quest Journal, you first need to find one of the objects belonging to the collection. For example, take a look at this suspicious Durni hanging out in the corner of a meeting room. It appears as a regular object, and to start the collection, you need to open up the radial map and click the ‘Collect’ button. Any piece of a collection adds it to your Quest Journal, which you can visit from the main menu to investigate how many objects you need to find.

After discovering all of the objects in a collection, you will receive a special reward related to that collection. At the time of this writing, the collection pieces are decoration items or unique player titles. There are no weapon or armor schematics available. Still, the decorative pieces are highly sought after items players have been inquiring about for several years and now they’re in the EiF wild.

The collections released during the Empire Day patch are merely the first batch – you can expect more click collections releasing soon, along with additional collection types such as the Slayer collections. 

See many of you on Discord and good luck. You’re certainly going to need it.

Patch Notes 7-9-2020

Patch Notes 7-9-2020

Empire Day

  • Empire Day is upon us!
  • New Republic players should visit Hanna City, Chandrila and speak to Event Coordinator Ingri to get started.
  • Imperial players should visit Kuat City, Kuat and speak to Event Coordinator Wulf to start.
  • Earn challenge coins from various activities to purchase rewards!

Collections

  • The first wave of collections are now live! These are objects hidden through the game world – some are very obvious, but some are extremely difficult to find.
  • To collect an object you have found in the world, simply use the radial menu and select “Collect”. Your quest journal will update and can be used to track your progress on collections.
  • Rewards for completing collections include one-off items, schematics, and titles!
  • More than 20 collections are live with this first version. (Collections created by Mina, Traycn, and Kelta)

General Content

  • Kuat and Chandrila now have working mission terminals. (Courtesy Abi)
  • New paintings are now potentially available at the Lake Retreat from the droid vendor. (Courtesy AOJ and Abi)

Login

  • The login server is now separated out from the game server. Upon initial login, players will now be able to see the proper server status (offline, online, loading, or locked). (Courtesy Phoenix)

Fixes

  • Cloning observer now properly drops when exiting Axkva Min heroic.
  • Player characters must now be out of combat to either set a base to overload or abort an overload.
  • Base overload abort sequence now takes 15 seconds instead of 60 seconds.
  • Incomplete Galaxy Tour quest has been deactivated.

Empire Day Celebration!

Join Empire in Flames as we defend the Empire or proclaim the New Republic! It’s been a few years since the destruction of the Death Star on Endor. The Imperials are working to shore up its Empire, while the New Republic struggles to create their fledgling government. Get inspired by a representative of the Empire or the New Republic. Choose your side! Run errands, get rewarded, then head to Endor and destroy, or if you must, save those fuzzy, adorable, little carnivores.

Dates: July 9th – Until it’s over

Events

Endor Queued Battlefield

 “Intelligence has discovered a cache of Imperial protocol droids survived the crash of a Star Destroyer on Endor. As soon as we have the precise location locked down, we’re going to send you in to retrieve them.”

  • PvP Zone
    • Goal Capture the Protocol Droids
    • Each faction attempts to retrieve protocol droids from the Ewok Lake Village and return them to their dropships – an Imperial Lambda shuttle or the New Republic U-wing
    • Factional cloners are available when your enemy slaughters your troops
  • Awards
  • 3 vs 3- minimum, 20 max
  • 10-minute battles

Listen to Speeches

Inspiring the faithful to accomplish great things in the name of the Empire, erm the New Republic. Just… pick a side and do their bidding before they leave to go recruit others. Stick around for a chance to earn a badge!

Imperial: Maarek Stele

New Republic: Keyan Farlander

Propaganda/Counterpropaganda

  • The Rebe… New Republic rabble should scour their capital city to make the Imperial propaganda unreadable! Promoters of the New Republic need to find blank kiosks and place clean posters.
  • Good Imperials will want to head to Kuat and clean up the mess left by the rebel scum, while others will want to put up more posters to recruit for the Empire!

Ewok Village 

  • Solo, or better yet take a group to your capital city and grab the mission to: 
    • Attack the village or 
    • Defend the little adorable carnivores.

Speederbike Race on Endor

  • New Republic players should visit Hanna City, Chandrila and speak to Event Coordinator Ingri to get started.
  • Imperial players should visit Kuat City, Kuat and speak to Event Coordinator Wulf to start.
  • Earn challenge coins from various activities to purchase rewards!

Heck, just start, but most of all have fun!

Sandarie, Community Manager

Axkva Min! An EiF Spin!

Once again, an Empire in Flames takes content from Star Wars Galaxies and puts its own unique spin on it. Below is the write up of Axkva Min, a heroic instance EiF Style by one of our players, Jeil Tain.


Axkva Min has recently been patched in with full loot tables and now it’s time to begin your journey into the instance and defeat the Nightsister threat.

You will need to complete a one-time quest to enter the dungeon. Speak to your respective factional quest giver to obtain the unlock.

Neutral Players will need to speak with Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra in Mos Eisley.

She can be found inside a guildhall at /way 3480 -4684
Her specific waypoint is /way 3475 -4665


Imperial Players will need to speak with a Cloaked Figure on the Imperial Star Destroyer on Kuat.

Access to the ISD can be found at /way 4493 5449
His specific waypoint is /way 3814 4922

New Republic players will need to speak with Luke Skywalker in the Senate Building on Hanna City, Chandrila.

Senate Building can be found at /way 500 -2935
His specific waypoint is /way 520 -2915


The quest giver instructs you to travel to Dathomir. With a group in hand [5], make your way down the Nightsister Stronghold POI Cave. At the bottom you find the Prison door. Make your way inside when all parties are ready, as you will only have 40 minutes once inside. Additionally if the entire party wipes, the instance is over. At the time of writing this guide store your pets prior to entering the instance. Only 1 person needs to access the door.

The Chamber Door can be found at /way -3915 80

Key Tips

  • Bring Disease & Bleed Resist Foods/Buffs and Cures if possible.

Nandina & Gorvo

The first challenge is a pair of bosses. They can be killed in either order, but combat with one engages the other.

  • Split Gorvo from Nadina, roughly 30-35m. This will require two “Tanks.” They have large AoE attacks and stacking them together will lead to a total party kill.
  • Gorvo uses an AoE Knockdown effect as well as Area Disease.
  • Nandina uses a series of force and fencer attacks, most notable is Area Bleeds.
  • Whichever your party chooses to kill first, make sure all damage dealers focus on the same target. Long engagements can reduce survivability in the later stages of the instance due to encroaching battle fatigue. 

Lelli Hi

The second challenge within the Prison, Lelli Hi, will require the party to be mobile and attentive to their surroundings.

  • At intervals throughout the fight, Lelli will spawn “Mushrooms” underneath all players in the party.
    • These Mushrooms have a short fuse and will explode causing massive damage.
    • We recommend keeping your character in movement throughout the entire fight, so as to avoid animation lock when performing abilities which would prevent you from running away from the Mushroom.
    • Lelli Hi is known to use the Swordsman suite of abilities and liked to Intimidate her foes.

Kimaru

The third challenge, Kimaru, can pose a challenge much like Lelli, if you fail to move out of dangerous effects.

  • Throughout the engagement, Kimaru will unleash portals of fire and small storms of electricity. 
    • You need to avoid standing in these effects for any more than a split moment, as prolonged exposure leads to death. While timing tends to be slightly more forgiving than the Mushrooms in the previous fight, the Electrical storms are difficult to see, so you need to keep your eyes open.
  • Kimaru is known to use the Swordsman suite of abilities, but also has the ability to Bleed her targets.

Suin Chalo

The final challenge prior to fighting Axkva herself; Suin calls upon her trusted warriors to strike hard and true.

  • Suin will randomly call forth one of four possible warriors to assist her during the battle. 
    • These Nightsisters need to be dealt with very quickly, as their damage output is beyond the sustainability of a Doctor’s ability to heal.
    • Hur’dem is vulnerable to Acid.
    • Doum is vulnerable to Heat.
    • Oxvul is vulnerable to Electricity.
    • Ekomal is vulnerable to Cold.
  • Suin is known to use the Swordsman suite of abilities and will use an area Intimidate attack on occasion. 

Axkva Min

The namesake of this heroic instance, Axkva Min, is the reason the Prison exists and is the final encounter. She briefly speaks of a dark master and offers you a position at her side…

  • Axkva primary mechanic is to imprison group members and drain them of their life.
    • At random, party members will be encased in a red Crystal which needs to be destroyed. If left alone, the Crystal will continue to damage its target until they are dead.
    • Occasionally some players will feel a ploom of damage as green force effects spew forth. There is nothing to be done to avoid this, we only recommend players stay topped off on health as much as possible. 
    • Axkva has been witnessed to use Swordsman suite abilities and will constantly Intimidate or Stun her target.

I hope this little guide helps you and your friends succeed. I would also like to note that this guide was written with the expectation that overall you understand this is endgame content and should have defensive foods, buffs, and various proper equipment. 

-Jeil