Friday Feature: The Friday Feature Archives!

Below you’ll find an index of all of our Friday Features over the years. There is a wealth of great information, so be sure to take a look!

Friday Features: The Archives!  
Homeshow Winner June 202307/07/2023https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=2029
Housing on EiF06/09/2023https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1968
Smuggler 10105/19/2023https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1955
Looking Back at Five Years of EiF05/06/2022https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1789
Heroic Vendor Rewards2/25/2022https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1724
Getting to Know Melee Skill Trees in EiF12/03/2021https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1689
Schisms of the Force Dev Q&A!7/23/2021https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1597
The Force5/28/2021https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1519
Empire in Flames New Player Guide and FAQ5/14/2021https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1467
Powerups: Cornerstone of an Empire4/23/2021https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1432
EiF Armor Crafting 1014/17/2021https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1390
Axkva Min! An EiF Spin!10/11/2019https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1177
Creature Handler Revamp6/28/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1168
Galactic Career Day5/31/2019https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1157
Last Six Months! Whew!4/05/2019https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=1141
Anniversary Memories4/27/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=947
A look behind the scenes3/30/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=893
Emotions in EiF3/9/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=842
Searching on the Bazaar Terminal2/23/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=814
THE Road Map for EiF2/9/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=807
Food and Drinks2/2/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=802
Base Busting EiF Style!1/26/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=795
Factions!1/20/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=779
A Chat with Sandarie1/12/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=771
Commands in SWG1/5/2018https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=763
The Anatomy of an Invasion12/29/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p756
Welcome to Empire In Flames11/10/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=714
The Staff of an Empire in Flames12/15/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=732
Political Power12/1/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=708
Combat in Empire in Flames, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation11/24/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=698
A Chat with Wefi11/17/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=680
A Chat with BluePyros11/10/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=667
The Friday Feature Archives!11/3/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=659
EiF Combat10/27/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=647
A Chat with Kelta10/20/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=638
A Chat with Abi/Gail10/13/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=628
RP on EiF10/06/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=623
Invasion9/29/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=609
A Chat with Anishor9/22/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=599
Loot Kits/Recyclers9/15/17https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=595
A Chat with Halyn9/8/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=586
Heavy Weapons Y’all!9/1/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=560
oops…8/25/2017 
Teaser!8/18/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=541
Old Content – Racetracks8/11/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=535
Badges8/4/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=527
Macros7/28/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=514
Creature Resources7/21/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=505
Player Events7/14/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=492
Port Jato7/7/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=474
Player Goods and Services6/30/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=461
Server Hardware6/23/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=456
Player Cities6/16/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=433
EiF Character Builder Beta Testing!6/9/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=424
Enter the Cats!6/2/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=415
Decorating in Empire in Flames5/26/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=391
Planetary Factional Alignment in EiF5/19/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=376
Pauleh Plays!5/12/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=361
By the Numbers5/5/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=330
Bonus Posts!  
Question and Answer Time with the Devs!5/2/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=291
Racial Bonuses5/1/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=282
Professions and Skills5/1/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=271
Housing in EiF4/27/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=245
Empire in Flames Contact and Social Media Information4/22/2017https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=216

The Great Egg Hunt Event on Empire in Flames

Updated for April 2023!

The annual Great Egg Hunt returns to Empire in Flames! During this seasonal event players will track down crates of eggs hidden across the galaxy and participate in a airspeeder race to collect eggs, which can be exchanged for unique prizes.

To start, talk with Kari right outside the starport in Pandath

Upon logging in at the start of the event, all players will receive a holocomm call advertising the event. After answering the call, head on over to Pandath on Tanaab and look for Kari – the Togruta near the farm stands just outside the starport. She’ll give a quick rundown of the event, as well as showcase the rewards list for what you can trade your eggs for. As in years past there is also a speeder race that will reward eggs upon your first completion. Don’t have an airspeeder? No problem! Speak with the Egg Hunt Airspeeder Race Coordinator to receive a V-4XD airspeeder to use in the race if you have not received one last year.

This year, egg containers will be scattered across all planets and you will find them in areas with starports or shuttleports. Be sure to look high, low, and everywhere in between for these crates could be anywhere and some may be easier, or much harder, to find than others. Don’t think that you’ll get off easy and be able to /target your way into finding them – it won’t work. You’ll have to spot them the old-fashioned way.

An example from a past year. Some may be easier to see…

…or much more difficult to spot

Once you do find an egg container, make sure you radial the container and select “Collect Egg” to collect it. You can also use the radial to keep track of how many eggs you have so far and don’t worry – they don’t take up space in your inventory. There is a total of 93 eggs to be found in these types of crates across the Outer Rim, and each character can only collect one egg per located container. Some starports or outposts may have more containers than others, as well.

A guaranteed way to earn 15 eggs is to participate in the airspeeder race, which is located near Pandath’s parking garage. This year, players that speak to the Race Coordinator droid will receive a deed for a V-4XD Ski Speeder, provided they did not claim one last year. After you get your new ride, speak to the Race Coordinator again, start the race, and take off for a scenic tour of Taanab.

Nyoom

Once you complete the race under 900 seconds, you will be awarded your 15 eggs and you can keep your speeder to use freely. Like other vehicles, your airspeeder can be called from your datapad but only while in the vicinity of a parking garage. Each character on your account is eligible to receive the schematic, so don’t forget to check out the race and get your fancy new speeder.

Be sure to take a look at the rewards vendor to see what prizes are available, and how many eggs you need to acquire them. Note that you cannot transfer eggs between other characters on your account or to other players, so spend wisely!

If the new list of rewards wasn’t enough, this year Halyn has reintroduced a contest during the Egg Hunt. The first player to complete the full Egg Hunt and receive all 113 eggs will receive a permanent, parked starfighter as a city decoration.

Wouldn’t your home city look rad with a starfighter parked nearby? Of course it would.

The winner will also be able to choose the type of starfighter that they would like to receive from the following:

Scurrg Bomber, Scyk, Naboo N1, Dunelizard, Kimogila, Kihraxz, Vaksai, Ixiyen, Rihkxyrk, Krayt, Mandalorian Fang Fighter, TIE Fighter, Tie Interceptor, TIE Bomber, TIE Aggressor, TIE Advanced v1, TIE Advanced x1, TIE Avenger, TIE Defender, TIE Oppressor, TIE Reaper, Z-95, BTL-AT Y-Wing, BTA-NR2 Y-wing, T-65 X-wing, T-70 X-wing, T-wing, V-wing, ARC-170, Belbullab-22, ETA-2 Actis, Delta-7b Aethersprite, Vulture Droid Fighter, HWK-290, G-1A Starfighter, Sheathipede Class Shuttle

Is there something you’re dying to have but you don’t see it on this list? You can make a request for a different ship that is EiF timeline appropriate and within reason, the EiF Staff will try to make it happen.

If you manage to find all 98 Egg Containers and win the 15 Eggs from the race, be sure to message Halyn directly for verification and pick out your reward!

Well, what are you waiting for? Get crackin’!

Boonta Eve Celebration on Empire in Flames

Hello? Yes, this is Dog.

It’s that time of year again – join us on Empire in Flames as we celebrate Boonta Eve! Mos Espa has had its fair share of tumult in recent times, but Mayor Mok Shaiz still seeks to preserve the Hutt Holiday and bring some stability to the people of the city. After receiving a call when you first log in, head on over to Mos Espa, Tatooine to participate in the festivities and complete daily quests to receive Boonta Coins that you can exchange for rewards. (article updated Jan 3, 2023)

Dates: Starts January 3rd and runs through January 31st, 2023.

Speak to Mayor Mok Shaiz to learn of the different jobs and events you can take part in. You can earn one Boonta coin a day by selecting any of the three activities to complete, so pick a different one each day or return re-run your favorite. Once you amass enough coins, you can exchange them for limited-time event-only rewards!

Events

Skyhopper Race

Boonta Eve celebrations would not be complete without the Boonta Classic Race! This year, racers will take to the skies and run the track in Skyhoppers. 

To start, head to the Parking Garage north of the cantina (/way -2950 2525) and speak to the Race Coordinator to start. 

Don’t have a Skyhopper? No problem! Once you talk to the Coordinator, let him know that you are in need of one and the droid will give you a schematic. Find a friendly Artisan to have it crafted for you and voila! You’re ready to race. 

Don’t worry, you’ll still somehow get sand everywhere.

Navigate over the dunes, through the sandy mountains, and avoid the territorial Tusken Raiders to reach each checkpoint towards the finish. Upon timely completion of the race (under 210.0 seconds), you will receive a Boonta Coin and if you are the fastest racer overall, you will receive a unique character badge!

The race can be completed as many times as you like (though will only award one Boonta Coin if eligible), and you can also challenge others to a Group Race for bragging rights. 

Help Slaves swear fealty to their masters… or help them to freedom

With the Boonta Eve celebrations allowing slaves a bit more freedom to move around than usual, Garsa Fwip is having trouble tracking some errant slaves down. After speaking with her and learning more, you will be given a waypoint to the slave’s quarters and tasked with bringing them back to speak with Mayor Shaiz so that they can pledge themselves to their new master. Head on out to the waypoint, convince the slave to return with you, and return to Mayor Shaiz for your coin reward. 

Don’t trek the whole way back to Mos Espa on foot, hop in a speeder!

However, whispers on the streets suggest that other parties may offer an alternative – setting the slaves free. Follow the rumors to the nearby hotel to find a familiar hero, who asks you to help her with smuggling the slaves off-planet. 

Head to the same waypoint that Garsa gives you but now you will have the option to convince the slave that they have their shot at freedom.

Instead of returning the slave to the cantina to speak with Mayor Shaiz, find the YT-2400 along the outskirts of town near the hotel you found Hera in and bring the slave to Warvog. He’ll give you a Boonta Coin, and help the now former slave to their new life.

Don’t good deeds feel nice?

Deal with the Party Crashers

Ortugg is eager for assistance – find him in the alcove to the left of Bib.

Lady Valarian still seeks to make moves on Jabba’s former territory and is sending raiders to disrupt the Boonta celebrations. Luckily, Mayor Shaiz and Ortugg have their own plans. Speak with Ortugg in the cantina to receive a waypoint to a Valarian encampment and take care of them. 

At the waypoint Ortugg gives you, you’ll have to deal with the Valarians directly. Take out their enforcers, and then look for the marked placements to plant explosives around their camp. Be careful though – once you set a charge a wave of Valarian reinforcements will arrive. 

3….2….1….

After the third charge is set, get to safety! As you watch the camp go up in an explosion of fire, you will receive a Boonta coin as a reward. Don’t forget to loot the thugs either- they could have some mid-range Armor Attachments or Clothing Attachments

What to do with your hard-earned Boonta Coins

EV-9D9 is located towards the back of the cantina, in an alcove on the left.

Gather and spend them! You can earn one Boonta Coin a day, per character. Take a look at the rewards list by talking to EV-9D9 and exchange your earned coins for various items, or check your Boonta Balance to see what you might need to save up for. New additions have been added to the reward list from last year, so be sure to check them out. 

Enjoy, and Happy Boonta Eve!

 

 

 

— Mina

Friday Feature: Schisms of the Force Dev Q&A!

Schisms of the Force: Dev Q&A

Schisms of the Force was the highly anticipated update many moons in the making that debuted on May 4th, 2021, and brought the long-awaited Jedi profession to Empire in Flames. Since then, players – both new and returning – have had the opportunity to embark on the journey to becoming a Jedi and choose the path of light, dark, or somewhere in-between. As is the norm here on EiF however, the process to become a Jedi was new, different, and the profession itself differs from what someone might remember from Live. The secrets of the unlock and progression journey were also kept a complete secret to everyone but Lead Developer Halyn. After weeks of community trial and error, exploration, and crazy theory crafting, the first Master Jedi entered EiF on June 3rd but much of the intricacies of the profession, and what it took to being released, were as yet unknown. In this iteration of the Friday Feature, we got a more in-depth look behind the scenes with developers Halyn, Anishor, Abi, and Demiurge, and learned just what went into the making of Schisms of the Force, and what players can expect to see in the future. For those of you that have not completed the unlock process and want to maintain the mystery, be aware that there are significant spoilers ahead. If not, read on!

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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.