The Great Egg Hunt Event on Empire in Flames

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. There are new prizes available this year that have not yet been seen on EiF, including a new V-4XD airspeeder to use in the race, so if you participated in years past or are new to the server, this isn’t one to miss!

This year, egg containers will be scattered across planets in the Outer Rim and you’ll find them in areas with starports or shuttleports. While not located in the Outer Rim, you will also find some containers on Tanaab. 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 last year. Some may be easier to see…

…or much more difficult to spot (another example from last year)

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, all players that speak to the Race Coordinator droid will receive a deed for a new airspeeder – the V-4XD Ski Speeder. 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. Several of the items listed this near are new to the server, and have not yet been seen on Empire in Flames. 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 introduced a new contest during the Egg Hunt. The first player to complete the full Egg Hunt and receive all 108 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.

Courtest of Abi, 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

If you manage to find all 93 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’!

Current Collections

Hey all!

With the recent patch, the team unleashed another wave of Collections on the server. Some collections have pieces that are scattered across the galaxy, while others are centralized on a particular planet. Below, we’ll list out the forty-six click collections that are currently available so you have a better idea of what to look for, and what you might have missed so far (but don’t expect to find the item locations here, that’s for the community to discover). The list will be divided into two categories – collections with items scattered throughout various planets, and collections that are specific to an individual planet. 

 


Across the Galaxy

Antique Two-handed Sword

The original Tulrus Sword was constructed from a mighty beast that wandered the volcanic planet of Mustafar, but other bone-like weapons based on it were crafted all over the galaxy.
Reward: Decoration Item

Antique Blaster Carbine Collection

The Firestar 10-K blaster carbine is an old design stretching back decades. Older version of the carbines have been inherited by the next generation, making the weapon a somewhat common sight in the Outer Rim.
Reward: Decoration Item

Antique Bladed Knuckler Collection

Simple knuckler designs have changed little in centuries; old knucklers are still perfectly usable if they’ve been properly preserved.
Reward: Decoration Item

Antique Blaster Pistol Collection

The Intimidator blaster pistol is an old design, stretching back decades. While some claim the old weapon is too large to be a practical sidearm, the early-production versions of these weapons are highly prized by collectors.
Reward: Decoration Item

Antique Polearm Collection

The Kashyyyk Blade Stick was a favorite among the fierce Wookiee warriors and berserkers, though many copied the design across the galaxy to fit the owner’s personal needs
Reward: Decoration Item

Antique Sniper Rifle Collection

The military may have appreciated the destructive capabilities of this antique sniper rifle, but they cared little for the history of how it was a part of a revolution won by blood to free a small nation where the primary musical instrument were pipes.
Reward: Decoration Item

Antique Sword Collection

Sword technology has changed little in millennia; old weapons, properly maintained, are just as deadly as a newly-produced weapon.
Reward: Decoration Item

Beetle Buster Collection

Entomological research can be rewarding if you know where to look.
Reward: Decoration Item

Bouquet Collection

The language of flowers is complex, subtle, and regional. Miscommunication is common.
Reward: Decoration Item

Bubbling Rock Collection

In a vast galaxy, there are many oddities to be found.
Reward: Decoration Item

Burning Rock Collection

In a vast galaxy, there are many strange things to be found.
Reward: Decoration Item

Durni Infestation Collection

Cute and seemingly harmless, durnis can rapidly reproduce and overrun an area if careful checks aren’t kept on their population.
Reward: Decoration Item

Dust Durni Collection

Even in a galaxy far, far away, lack of regular dusting leads to buildups.
Reward: Decoration Item

Family Heirloom Collection

While much of your family tree is known to you, there are blanks that need to be filled.
Reward: Decoration Item

Fishing Expedition Collection

The galaxy is a wide and wild place. A small group of sentients travel the galaxy searching for exotic fish to catch.
Reward: Decoration Item

Glass Shelf Collection

A set of crafting books, scattered across the galaxy, could unlock the key to custom crafting glass shelves for a person’s home.
Reward: Crafting Schematic

Glowing Rock Collection

In a vast galaxy, there are many unexplainable things to be found.
Reward: Decoration Item

Imperial Scout Trooper Armor Collection

This armor represents the most independent units of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps – scouts often operate individually or in pairs.
Reward: Title

Imperial Shock Trooper Armor Collection

This armor represents the elite of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps – soldiers trained in non-standard equipment with heavier armor.
Reward: Title

Imperial Stormtrooper Armor Collection

This armor is one of the most recognizable symbols of the New Order.
Reward: Title

Medical Supplies Collection

Doctors of the galaxy keep every hero, big and small, going. Without them, there would be no tales to tell.
Reward: Decoration Item

Might of the Empire Collection

While the Galactic Empire’s rule over the galaxy has been brief, especially when compared to the preceding Old Republic, there are many symbols of its power and authority.
Reward: Decoration Item

Pazaak Collection

Playable just about anywhere, Pazaak is popular at cantinas, casinos, or on ships to pass the time.
Reward: Crafting Schematic

Republic Assault Armor Collection

Scattered across the galaxy, this armor is just one representation of the Rebel soldiers who fought an Empire against impossible odds.
Reward: Title

Republic Battle Armor Collection

Scattered across the galaxy, this armor is just one representation of the Rebel soldiers who fought an Empire against impossible odds.
Reward: Title

Republic Marine Armor Collection

Scattered across the galaxy, this armor is just one representation of the Rebel soldiers who fought an Empire against impossible odds.
Reward: Title

Steaming Rock Collection

In a vast galaxy, there are many curiosities to be found.
Reward: Decoration Item

Stuffed Dewback Collection

Some sentients in the galaxy have an odd habit of reducing common beasts of burden in the galaxy to cute and cuddly plushes.
Reward: Decoration Item

Stuffed Rancor Collection

Some sentients in the galaxy have an odd habit of reducing the most fearsome creatures in the galaxy to cute and cuddly toys.
Reward: Decoration Item

Stuffed Tauntaun Collection

Some sentients in the galaxy have an odd habit of reducing common beasts of burden in the galaxy to cute and cuddly toys.
Reward: Decoration Item

Stuffed Wampa Collection

Some sentients in the galaxy have an odd habit of reducing the most fearsome creatures in the galaxy to cute and cuddly toys.
Reward: Decoration Item

Will of the Rebellion Collection

Struggling against the powers of a galaxy-spanning Empire, the Rebel Alliance’s success was, in part, a product of pure will to succeed and a steadfast refusal to accept anything but victory.
Reward: Decoration Item

Planet Particular

Corellia Lore Collection

A prominent world in the Core, Corellia is best known for its shipyards – but there is far more to the planet than just its shipbuilding capacity.
Reward: Decoration Item

Coruscant Lore Collection

Also known as the Imperial Center, Coruscant is a city-covered planet home to trillions of people. It is considered the heart of the galaxy with a rich history before it had was covered in artificial material.
Reward: Decoration Item

Dantooine Lore Collection

Far removed from most galaxy traffic, the remote world of Dantooine in the Outer Rim is home to small farms, old ruins, and older secrets.
Reward: Decoration Item

Dathomir Lore Collection

A world of darkness and witches, Dathomir’s influence on history far outweighs its remote and hidden location.
Reward: Decoration Item

Hoth Meteorites Collection

The Hoth system is a hive of asteroid activity. Small asteroids, in the forms of meteorites, often collide with planets throughout the system, including the sixth planet where the Rebel Alliance once called Echo Base their home.
Reward: Decoration Item

Hoth Frozen Tauntaun Collection

On the icy planet of Hoth, even the native wildlife can freeze if caught outdoors in storms. Surveying these dead creatures could be useful.
Reward: Decoration Item

Kuat Lore Collection

Surrounded by the large, man-made ring of shipyards, and guarded by a large Imperial Fleet, the industrial planet of Kuat is known for its production of notable warships and the prestigious Kuat Drive Yards.
Reward: Decoration Item

Lok Lore Collection

Home to brutal sandstorms, barren plains, lifeless rivers, and aggressive fauna, Lok would not be considered a welcoming planet – which may be perfect for those that wish to hide secrets in the wasteland.
Reward: Decoration Item

Naboo Lore Collection

A gem of the Outer Rim, Naboo largely went unnoticed until surveyors realized the easy wealth of minable plasma. Its rise to prominence led to trade conflicts with the Trade Federation and, arguably, eventually the Clone Wars.
Reward: Decoration Item

Restuss Debris Collection

Several years ago, a war waged between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance over the city of Restuss on the moon of Rori. There are still scars and debris left from the battle that could be worth exploring.
Reward: Title

Rori Lore Collection

King Narmle’s vision for Rori included it becoming an argicultural hub similiar to Taanab. When that plan did not come to fruition, Narmle left to explore the Outer Rim and vanished.
Reward: Decoration Item

Taanab Lore Collection

A world of spawling meadows, mild climates, and abundant sunlight, the planet Taanab in the Inner Rim is home to many agricultural projects that feed billions across the galaxy
Reward: Decoration Item

Tatooine Lore Collection

A small dustbowl in the far reaches of the Outer Rim, the planet of Tatooine is easy to overlook. However, the planet has a deep and rich history worth exploring.
Reward: Decoration Item

Yavin IV Lore Collection

A jungle-covered moon that orbited the gas giant Yavin Prime. It was the homeworld for many Sith Lords, would-be conquerors, galactic menaces, and sparked the hope of rebellion against an impossible foe.
Reward: Decoration Item


The list won’t end here, though. While this is all that is currently available, the team will continue to work to bring new Collections and rewards to the game, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

— Mina

 

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! Jabba may be gone, but Bib Fortuna still seeks to preserve the Hutt Holiday to honor his former master’s legacy… and solidify his hold on Jabba’s empire. 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.

Dates: Starts December 15, and runs for about four weeks. 

Talk to Bib Fortuna to learn more about Boonta Eve, and how you can help celebrate.

Speak to Bib 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

You can find Ephant Mon in the cantina alcove to the right of Bib Fortuna

With the Boonta Eve celebrations allowing slaves a bit more freedom to move around than usual, Ephant Mon is having trouble tracking some errant slaves down. After speaking with him and learning more, you will be given a waypoint to the slave’s quarters and tasked with bringing them back to speak with Bib 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 Bib 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 Ephant 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 Bib, 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 seeks to make moves on Jabba’s former territory and is sending raiders to disrupt the Boonta celebrations. Luckily, Bib 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

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.

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