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

 

Friday Feature: Last Six Months! Whew!

I took a little hiatus and returned recently to so many updates and additions to an Empire in Flames. I started to compile the list and realized I likely wasn’t the only one who would like to know what EiF has been up to! It was a lot of fun turning the devs loose on the list I started. I was able to see which areas were important to each staff member. EiF is blessed to have gathered a diverse group of people who give so much to the community. Contributing to this article was Halyn, Anishor, Jeil, Kelta, Phoenix, and Abi.

Enjoy! If you haven’t visited EiF in awhile, this is the time! The Easter event is coming and Anniversary Week is around the corner!

Content

  • Planets
    • Coruscant
    • Moncal
      • Screenplay added
    • Kuat
      • Screenplay added
    • Chandrila
    • Hoth
  • Instances
    • Sith Shrine
    • Nym’s Auction coming soon!
  • Loot
    • Tatooine, Dantooine, and Dathomir have receive major loot overhauls
    • 650+ new paintings added
    • Corvette SBD Loot Tables Fixed
  • Faction Recruiters
    • More items
  • GCW
    • Warfame
    • New planetary control system
    • Planetary Control Bonuses
  • Painting Vendor
    • AOJ’s Original Artwork
  • Annual Events
    • Anniversary Riddles
    • Boonta Eve
    • Galactic Egg Hunt
      • Sponsored by A.M.A.
  • EiF Events
    • Jato RP Campaigns
    • The Exchange – Black Market (Get sponsor 😛 )

Crafting

  • Architect
    • New wall appearance added
    • Some furniture has color choices added
    • New craftable houses
  • Armorsmith
    • New craftable armor types
  • Artisan
    • Flooring appearances – 100+
  • Bio-Engineer
    • Backpacks can now be crafted with BE tissues.
  • Droid Engineer
    • C1 Droids
    • Wearable Dark Trooper Exoskeleton
    • BB Droids coming soon!
  • Tailor
    • Backpacks can now be crafted with BE tissues.
    • Armored dusters
  • Weaponsmith
    • Updated Proton Carbine with original fire & sound effects.

Quality of Life

  • Newsnet Terminals in Starports
    • Patch notes
    • GCW updates
      • Galactic Politics Results (Imperial Council/NR Senators)
      • Planetary Control
    • Current events
      • Player Sponsored
        • Weekly Game Night
        • New Zeltros Lottery
        • Galactic Racing Circuit
      • EiF Sponsored
    • Around the Galaxy
  • Player City banks also have a Bazaar terminal
  • /Rattle can be used to make your pets/droids “Talk”
  • NPC droids now come in variety of colors.
  • New armor encumbrance calculations – minisuits now equivalent to full suits
  • Player buildings can now have additional lots added to increase storage – assign as many of your 10 lots as you’d like to a building you own
  • Locked briefcases can now be sliced
  • HIgh-speed airspeeders – T-16 Skyhoppers, T-47 Airspeeders, Twin Pod Cloud Cars

Combat Professions and Skills

Smuggler

  • Last Ditch has been updated – use it as a last ditch.
  • Added Shoot First – used to initiate combat
  • Added Lucky Strike – roll the dice and be rewarded with a high damage special

Doctor

  • Revive Player now revives player with more than 1 health.

Melee Damage SEAs turned on, gives up to 5% extra damage

Sandarie, Community Manager

Friday Feature 3/30/2018: A look behind the scenes.

Staff just sitting around, shooting the sh… breeze early Monday morning before I left for my weekly client trip…

Halyn: Kelta and I won’t be around from Thursday through Monday. It’s the Easter weekend and we want to take the kids to the farm.

Sandi: *in a panic* So can you help me plan something for Sunday?

Abi: *instantly pipes up* Do an ‘easter egg’ hunt

Sandi: What would the Easter Eggs be?

Abi: Storyteller containers outside of cities.

Sandi: Those only last 8 hours…

Abi and Sandi go back and forth attempting to work out how to implement it. What can the community get, how many, how do we prevent people from exploiting? How do we make it fair for everyone?

Anishor pipes up with rewards suggestions, his first comment on the event:  Lightsabers…

Abi works up a proposed list of rewards, over which Sandi drools.

Halyn in the meantime continues to do his own thing, like putting in announcements when a new character is created and extending storyteller items to last for 48 hours.

Abi: Wait, why are we doing an Easter egg hunt? We’re going to have April Fools stuff, iirc.

Halyn: I don’t know what we’re going to have atm.

Sandi heads to the airport. She reviews the conversations in the various Discords, notes the incredibly boring topics the staff has been talking about, which includes the backpacks she doesn’t care about in the least. As her eyes glaze over and she skims the text about the new housing, a few other things, she throws in that she wants a stuffed tauntaun, for which she is teased repeatedly.

Sandi and Abi talk more about how to implement an Easter Egg Event, which she’s now calling the E3. Halyn keeps working on content, tossing up occasional screenshots.

Tuesday morning: Sandi goes off to a client and returns to…

Halyn:    soooo
               I decided to run with your egg hunt thing
               but I’m putting together a screenplay
               screenshots shortly
               the big thing will be getting waypoints to put egg containers at

Sandi holds her breath, looking through the text on breaks and finds a screenshot of an NPC announcing the Great Galactic Egg Hunt!

She notices it’s a bit like the Junk Dealers; you’ll be able to trade the found eggs for stuff. She literally squees loudly, hoping the people in the room next to hers at the hotel don’t call the Front Desk to complain.


The Arcon Multinode Agricorp is sponsoring their first Easter Egg Hunt!

Sunday, April 1st (after the patch in the morning Central time

The event will last 72 hours from when it launches.

The representative for the Arcon Multinode Agricorp can be found in Pandath on Taanab, who will provide instructions on how to find the Easter Eggs.


There are 102 Easter egg containers available, 6 in each of the targeted cities.

Taanab – Pandath
Corellia – Coronet, Doaba Guerful, Kor Vella, Tyrena
Talus – Dearic, Nashal
Naboo – Moenia, Kaadara, Keren, Theed
Rori – Narmle, Restuss
Tatooine – Bestine, Mos Eisely, Mos Entha, Mos Espa

You can hunt eggs on each of your characters.

What would a Friday Feature be without a teaser of a few items which will be available?

NOTE: this is the first time these items are being made available. They will all be available in the future with upcoming content.

 

 

Friday Feature 2/2/2018 – Food and Drinks (released 2/16/2018)

It feels a teensy weensy bit self-serving to be writing about this topic. However the timing is such that it needs to be addressed. Why now? What is special about this time in the life of EiF? I’m soooo glad you asked! Players are starting to think about how to get the most from their characters and templates now that PvP is starting to kick in. The GCW Invasions are being live tested. Bases are being dropped by opposing factions, just taunting the opposition to come blow them up! Just last week the Imperials and New Republic faced off over salvaging the ruins of a blown up NR Base outside Anchorhead.

The player killing instincts are coming to the surface. Crafters want to make the toughest, most resistant armor. Weapons need to deal a lot of damage! How can foods help? There are food and drink to help improve Assembly and Experimentation chances. Food to increase the drop rate on creature resources when something amazing is available.

There are player enhancing foods and drinks. Things to temporarily increase health or mind pools. Need to dodge better? Are you missing your targets and need to be more accurate? Yes, you guessed it there is a food or drink for that! ((Okay, I’m totally geeking out and thinking…”there is an app for that* Then I remember back when I played SWG Live there were no tablets and smart phones in everyone’s hand, and apps weren’t a thing. Sorry, back to the topic at hand. Hee hee hee))

This is by no means meant to be an exhaustive list, nor am I the expert. Not by a long shot. Thanks to Colin and Anishor for their input into this Friday Feature.

Things to be aware of when using Food and Drink

Filling – Each food or drink has a fill number. This means how much your tummy is filled when you eat or drink an item. You can fill your tummy up to 100. There is a lot of strategy that players put into this, so talk to some experienced PvPers to learn more.

Timing vs # – Each food or drink item has a duration that is either a set amount of time or a number of uses.

Bonuses –

-Citros Snowcake:
Accuracy bonus to hit on the currently equipped weapon

-Vayerbok:
Block – Increases the chance to block

-Synthsteak:
Damage reduction for a set number of attacks, but never lasts longer than the designated duration. Gives a nice edge in PVP, especially if facing a hard opponent like a rifleman with an ion rifle or various others that sometimes hit hard for one or another reason. This will reduce the indicated % of the DMG you take after your armour reduction has fully had its course.  

-Exo-Protein Wafer:
Damage Reduction. Works exactly like Synthsteak, but not as strong, nor filling.

-Pikatta Pie:
Dodge – Increases ability to dodge for a set amount of time.

-Aircake:
Dodge – Less powerful than Pikatta Pie

Pool Increases

-Accarragm:
Action/Quickness/Stamina – Increases each of the three pools for a set time duration

-Vasarian Brandy :
Mind/focus/willpower pool increase for a set duration.

-Vagnerian Canape:
Focus and willpower

Other

-Veghash:
Creature Harvesting – While not directly PvP related, the resources are for the crafters who make the weapons, armor, food, and drinks PvPers use. This provides a direct increase to the amount of resources harvested.

-Blue milk:
Instant heal to your mind. Not often used, but useful in a tight situation where you need that little edge over the opponent.

-Bespin Port:
Crafting Experimentation – Increases the chance to get an amazing on the first experimentation

-Pyollian Cake:
Crafting Assembly – Increases the chance to get an amazing on the assembly of your item.

Sandarie, Community Manager

Clearly Not A Combat Princess!

Welcome to Empire In Flames

An Empire in Flames is a post-Endor server offering a new, unique Star Wars Galaxies experience!

What’s the 10,000 foot view?

Empire in Flames began conceptually before the shutdown of the live servers with a design friendly to Roleplayers, PvE players, PvPers, and pilots. It started as, “What’s your ideal server?” It started with a new profession system, expanded to housing and races, and dreamed of a Galactic Civil War in practice instead of imagination. In short, it’s the concept of a Star Wars game as dreamed by a small group of long-time Starsider players – players who were RPers, PvErs, PvPers, crafters, and pilots, none of whom fell into the trap that any of the major combat systems – pre-CU, CU, or NGE – was by any means perfect.

A new profession system

Empire in Flames offers a new approach to the system – one that combines the best of the ideas of the NGE and pre-CU.

Trees are categorized as “professions” and “skills.”

Professions cost no skill points (though they require XP to level). However, a player can only have ONE profession at a time. Professions include:

Bounty Hunter
Commando
Doctor
Entertainer
Merchant
Ranger
Smuggler
Squad Leader

Abilities acquired from professions can be used with any weapon, or even unarmed. Professions offer enhancement, access to specialized skills like slicing, vendors, creature harvesting, and so forth.

Skills, on the other hand, require skillpoints and can be freely mix-and-matched. They, too, require XP to level; however, all skills can be learned from their novice box up. Prerequisites are not required.

Architect
Armorsmith
Artisan
Bio-Engineer
Carbineer
Chef
Creature Handler
Dancer
Droid Engineer
Fencer
Image Designer
Medic
Musician
Pikeman
Pistoleer
Rifleman
Shipwright
Swordsman
Tailor
Teras Kasi Artist
Weaponsmith

Skillpoints have been adjusted to allow a player to pickup approximately 2 1/2 trees, with some exceptions. (Image Designer, Dancer, and Musician together reach 250 points, for example.)

A new approach to housing

Like most branch servers, Empire in Flames offers additional housing options not available on Basilisk – and a few not available on any other branch server. However, player cities take a central role; player houses are required to be built inside city limits.

No more crust of housing on the edge of the no-build zone around NPC starports. No more endless sea of houses on Tatooine. Instead, players have more reason than ever to cooperate – “home” is now a community.

New Races

While “new races” are proliferating across the branch servers, they started with Empire in Flames. After unauthorized use of our code on other servers, we decided to release them for other servers to use…and used they have been. Still, we’re not resting on our laurels – we’re working to add even more options, even when it means we’re pestering Timbab for a new tool to make it happen.

A New Setting

The decision to move post-Endor is partly driven by roleplay, but also by a desire to implement a proper Galactic Civil War. While the immediate ramifications of the time shift are largely cosmetic, it does mean new themeparks will be coming – after all, Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader, the Emperor, and Xizor are all dead.

How will you position yourself to rise to power?

We respect existing lore that has happened before Endor, but past that we will be creating our own lore, pulling bits and pieces from varying sources. We simply don’t think the way things go in the new canon with Jakku and all makes for very compelling gameplay or storytelling, but we also can’t trod down the path of Legends as its over saturated and restricting.

Crafting Revamp

One of the most controversial changes we have adopted is a crafting revamp for weaponsmith and armorsmith.

Instead of the old crafting system, we moved to a “core”-based system. The base of every weapon is a core, whether it’s a pistol, carbine, rifle, or melee weapon. The core determines critical stats like HAM cost, damage, and speed. Additions like stocks, scopes, and customized barrels are done at the weapon-level to modify those core stats. In essence, any weapon or armor can be made good. Empire in Flames is more than powerhammers and T-21s and composite armor.

A Roadmap Forward

Post-launch, the next three major patches are planned: Galactic Civil War, Schisms of the Force, and Underworld. The first is to bring a proper Galactic Civil War to the galaxy; the second to implement the Jedi profession; the third to reveal black markets, smuggled goods, player bounty hunting, and Crime Lords.

Along the way, other content is planned – new themeparks for the New Republic and the Empire, a three-faction questline over the fate of Jabba’s criminal empire, and a series of post-Endor based heroic encounters.

Also check out our Q&A from the summer!
And the whole Friday Feature Archives