EiF Patch Notes 12/6/22 – “The Taanab Harvest, Week 3”

Content

  • The Taanab Harvest event has entered its third week!
    • Players who travel to the Taanab hex farms can speak with co-op president Bukrom in person, who will give players details.
    • The Taanab Harvest is a four-week event, with each week introducing a new phase with new missions, loot, and escalating danger.
    • Quest givers have a new set of missions for Week 3 as tensions rise and the conflict between the Taanab farmers and Norulac pirates edge toward all-out war.
    • Kari Saarek is looking for volunteers to take the fight to the Norulacs, striking at the beachhead camps they have established across the planet.
    • Jaa Haruss needs walker pilots to man surplus AT-STs and escort grain shipments from the hex farms to Pandath.
    • Vinon Daivik is looking for operatives to strike at the Norulacs and capture some officers for interrogation.
    • Completing missions for a co-op leader will provide a single-time, unique prize, in addition to harvest coins. You can only earn one of these unique prizes per week. (I.e. if you earn Kari Saarek’s unique mission prize, you cannot earn Jaa Haruss or Vinon Daivik’s prize for this week!)
    • NOTE: Solia Maduel’s quests are disabled. Maybe next year.

EiF Patch Notes 11/26/22 – “The Taanab Harvest, Week 2”

Content

  • The Taanab Harvest event has entered its second week!
    • Players who travel to the Taanab hex farms can speak with co-op president Bukrom in person, who will give players details.
    • The Taanab Harvest is a four-week event, with each week introducing a new phase with new missions, loot, and escalating danger.
    • Quest givers have a new set of missions for Week 2 as the harvest continues, with Norulac predations rising and the farmers racing against time to combat the threat.
    • Kari Saarek needs volunteers to whip militia recruits into fighting shape by taking them on patrols around the hex farm.
    • Jaa Haruss needs brave players to investigate reports of Norulac activity across Taanab.
    • Vinon Daivik is looking for travelers to track down contacts who may provide the Taanab farmers the materiel they desperately need to fight the Norulacs…for a price.
      • Special note: Vinon Daivik’s quest cannot be repeated this week.
    • Completing missions for a co-op leader will provide a single-time, unique prize, in addition to harvest coins. You can only earn one of these unique prizes per week. (I.e. if you earn Kari Saarek’s unique mission prize, you cannot earn Jaa Haruss or Vinon Daivik’s prize for this week!)
    • NOTE: Solia Maduel’s quests are disabled. Maybe next year.

EiF Patch Notes 11/19 – “The Taanab Harvest”

Content

  • The Taanab Harvest event has begun!
    • Players who travel to the Taanab hex farms can speak with co-op president Bukrom in person, who will give players details.
    • The Taanab Harvest is a four-week event, with each week introducing a new phase with new missions, loot, and escalating danger.
    • Work for three different co-op leaders – Kari Saarek, Jaa Haruss, and Vinon Daivik – to help the Taanab farmers in their attempts to protect themselves from the predations of the Norulac pirates.
    • Completing fifteen missions for a co-op leader will provide a single-time, unique prize, in addition to harvest coins. You can only earn one of these unique prizes per week. (I.e. if you earn Kari Saarek’s fifteen mission prize for the first week, you cannot earn Jaa Haruss or Vinon Daivik’s prize for week 1!)
    • NOTE: Solia Maduel’s quests are disabled. Maybe next year.
    • Special note: Vinon Daivik’s quest requires Surveillance Binoculars, introduced as a new craftable with this patch.

Utility Items

  • This patch introduces a handful of new artisan-craftable items and commands. These items will be used in new quests and content going forward.
  • These new “utility items” can be equipped normally. To save inventory space, a player can /stow them (the utility item equivalent to /holster). While they’re equipped, a player can /utilize them.
  • Surveillance Binoculars – Accepts a datacard. Used to scout out and record areas for survey and surveillance purposes.
  • Datapad – Accepts a datacard. Used to retrieve and store data.

Changes

  • Utilize now has a cooldown to prevent spamming.
  • Flash Speeder price increased to 75k credits due to a galaxy-wide shortage.

Bug Fixes

  • Imperial PvP rifle now has a separate appearance from the Imperial shotgun.
  • Fixed the X-34 landspeeder’s speed.
  • Fixed the X-34 landspeeder passenger’s animation.

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. (article updated Dec 9, 2021)

Dates: Starts December 9th and runs through January 6th, 2022.

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 also 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.