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

Introducing: EiF’s Galactic Homeshow!

Today, we announce the debut of EiF’s Galactic Homeshow! Thank you to Jeil for coordinating and facilitating the event! Read on to learn more:


We have recently marked EIF’s 6th year and soon SWG’s 20th. No doubt the lasting nature of the game comes down to the community and as such we now look to celebrate some of the player’s finest creations with the Galactic Home Show. Each month submissions will open for a period of 2 weeks and close for internal voting. We may draw additional community members in at random to add in their votes.

For our first event, June 2023, submission deadline will be June 16th. 

The person selected will receive a Friday Feature detailing their creation with a short interview and their in-game character will receive the Galactic Home Show winner badge. 

You can submit your builds to events@empireinflames.com

Title your email in the following format:

Home Show Submission – Month Year – In-game Name

  • Example: Home Show Submission – June 2023 – Jeil Tain

Body of the e-mail should contain a waypoint with coordinate and planet information. Attach up to 10 screenshots. 

 

Rules

  1. One building per account, per submission period. 
  2. Must be PG-13 per our ToS.
  3. Limited to 10 screenshots per submission, prefer jpeg to reduce file sizes.
  4. Buildings must be set to public access.
  5. The building must be of your own design and doing. (No commissions, unless you were the builder of said project.)

We look forward to seeing what you create!

-Jeil

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.

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.