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
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.

Creature Handler
Droid Engineer
Image Designer
Teras Kasi Artist

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

Friday Feature 11/3/2017: The Friday Feature Archives!

Empire in Flames turns six months old tomorrow! Since we launched EiF a Friday Feature has been put together nearly every week! (except one, oops.) The staff and community has found over the past months that we’ve referred to these posts over and over and over! So now you have an archive of them to easily reference for personal use or to direct a new player to the information!

Sandarie, Community Manager

Friday Features: The Archives!
Anniversary Memories 4/27/2018 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=947
A look behind the scenes 3/30/2018 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=893
Emotions in EiF 3/9/2018 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=842
Searching on the Bazaar Terminal 2/23/2018 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=814
THE Road Map for EiF 2/9/2018 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=807
Food and Drinks 2/2/2018 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=802
Base Busting EiF Style! 1/26/2018 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=795
A Chat with Sandarie 1/12/2018 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=771
Commands in SWG 1/5/2018 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=763
The Anatomy of an Invasion 12/29/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p756
Welcome to Empire In Flames 11/10/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=714
The Staff of an Empire in Flames 12/15/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=732
Political Power 12/1/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=708
Combat in Empire in Flames, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation 11/24/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=698
A Chat with Wefi 11/17/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=680
A Chat with BluePyros 11/10/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=667
The Friday Feature Archives! 11/3/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=659
EiF Combat 10/27/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=647
A Chat with Kelta 10/20/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=638
A Chat with Abi/Gail 10/13/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=628
RP on EiF 10/06/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=623
Invasion 9/29/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=609
A Chat with Anishor 9/22/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=599
Loot Kits/Recyclers 9/15/17 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=595
A Chat with Halyn 9/8/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=586
Heavy Weapons Y’all! 9/1/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=560
oops… 8/25/2017
Teaser! 8/18/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=541
Old Content – Racetracks 8/11/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=535
Badges 8/4/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=527
Macros 7/28/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=514
Creature Resources 7/21/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=505
Player Events 7/14/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=492
Port Jato 7/7/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=474
Player Goods and Services 6/30/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=461
Server Hardware 6/23/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=456
Player Cities 6/16/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=433
EiF Character Builder Beta Testing! 6/9/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=424
Enter the Cats! 6/2/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=415
Decorating in Empire in Flames 5/26/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=391
Planetary Factional Alignment in EiF 5/19/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=376
Pauleh Plays! 5/12/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=361
By the Numbers 5/5/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=330
Bonus Posts!
Question and Answer Time with the Devs! 5/2/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=291
Racial Bonuses 5/1/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=282
Professions and Skills 5/1/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=271
Housing in EiF 4/27/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=245
Empire in Flames Contact and Social Media Information 4/22/2017 https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=216

Grand Opening of the Gnorton Zoo and Sanctuary!

The city of Gnorton is hosting a celebration for the grand opening of the Gnorton Zoo and Sanctuary. Many events are planned for the evening. Bring a loved pet or come out to find a new pet to love!

Adoption drive (dirt cheap pets)



Pet Show

Pet Contest (with a Master Creature Handler Prize)!

Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 8 pm EST.

Location: Outside of Keren, Naboo 196 1331. A shuttle beacon will be placed the day of the event.

The event will be conducted in character, but everyone who loves pets will want to be sure to attend (even if you’re not exactly a CH!)

For more information contact: Doreen in-game and SquirrelGirl in Discord/Forums

Friday Feature 6/30/2017 – Player Goods and Services!

One of the things I loved the most about SWG was the community. In-game, on the forums, in voice chat;  the lasting friendships. Now here we are on an SWGEmu  server and I am the COMMUNITY Manager. The Manager of an amazing community. Empire in Flames was designed to create a sense of community and interdependence. This is especially evident in our economy.

Not much can demonstrate this better than a scenario with which I am most familiar. I have a chef on EiF. The players who go out and play the difficult content have pushed the chefs from the second week of  EiF to start producing the foods and drinks they want and need. They have educated me in particular. A Bio Engineer, Sakari, keeps me informed of the types of resources needed for him to make top quality tissues. Those tissues improve the quality of my foods. Rangers, such as Dana, are hired out to get milk, hides, meats, and bones. Resource gathererlike Fenix, Jamison, and Jaxlyn are contracted with to get the top quality resources when they spawn. Many different people travel the galaxy to sample the current resources and enter them into Galaxy Harvester. I have personally discovered I could never do it all on my own.  I rely on the community to help my chef craft the products they need.

Similar scenarios plays out with weaponsmiths, armorsmiths, and other crafters, as well. Sometimes it’s resource gathering other times is factory runs of completed components from other crafters. A number of our crafters also love to decorate and roleplay. You can go into many of the shops and get a treat just by going into the city, browsing their wares, and sitting down for a little roleplay coffee and dessert.

Below is a list of most of our vendors and suppliers. If you have goods or services to sell, start a post on EiF’s Trader’s Corner on the Forums!

Broken Bridge Architectural Engineers: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=134
Csillian Star – Resources, Homes, and Furnishings: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=358
Destroy’s Harvesters and Housing: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=349#p1129
D&D Sales – Weapons, Pets and More: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=369
<IMP> Shopping Center: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=373#p1218
Ocopaqui Interior Designs: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=188
Za’Borja, Master Architect

MEMESCO Armorsmithing: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=189

DCOS Crafts and Resources: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=276
D&D Sales – Weapons, Pets and More: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=369
Luna’s PuPs (and Weird Al’s Fireworks): viewtopic.php?f=51&t=372
Ocopaqui Interior Designs: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=188

D&D Sales – Weapons, Pets and More: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=369
Dr. Ooda’s Supplies: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=193

Meg’s Diner of Delicious Things: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=146
Myto’s Arrow Cafe in Eol Sha: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=299

Creature Handler
Red’s Rares: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=238
Sakari Sevti – Master Ranger/BE/CH

Doctor & Medical Supplies
Aranos Industries Doctor Supplies/Stims + Resources/Power: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=347
Zura Luna: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=322

Droid Engineer
DCOS Crafts and Resources: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=276
Lottie’s Droids R Us: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … a08cbdb317

Resource Supplies and Gathering Contracts
Aranos Industries Doctor Supplies/Stims + Resources/Power: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=347
Csillian Star – Resources, Homes, and Furnishings: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=358
Dana Starchild, Master Ranger: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=242
DCOS Crafts and Resources: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=276
Jhobe, Master Ranger: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=215
Jimmy Chew, Master Ranger: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=118
Rory, Ranger for Hire: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=252
Sakari Sevti – Master Ranger/BE/CH

<IMP> Shopping Center: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=373#p1218
Reta’s Clothing and Fieldwear: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=325
Witchy Wear: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=374
Za’Borja, Master Tailor – BE Clothing: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=263

Thune Motorworks: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=280

D&D Sales – Weapons, Pets and More: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=369
Isa Weapons: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … f=51&t=101
Shake Shack Weapons: https://www.empireinflames.com/forum/vie … 9aecd70fe2


Friday Feature 6/16/2017 – Player Cities!

It’s been one month and 12 days since the official launch of an Empire in Flames! During this short period of time, we’ve experienced tremendous growth. Roleplaying is getting started and various venues are being created by the players. EiF launched with a new player starter city outside of Coronet on Corellia. Broken Bridge was a great place to begin adventures and get the feel of the game again and EiF’s spin on it. As with any SWG environment and especially one filled with a majority of roleplayers, player cities started popping up within a couple weeks. Many now have their shuttleports and welcome visitors to their delightful towns and cities.

EiF asked the mayors of the cities to share some information with the community to give players an opportunity to find the city which will meet their own characters’ needs. Below find information about some of the cities in an Empire in Flames. A complete list of all cities and their mayors is at the end of this Friday Feature.

City name: Fort Vigilance

Mayor: Tessick Fenix

IC: We’re protecting the core from the dirty republic scum.

OOC: We have a guild running out of the city. Imperial Task Force Aurek (ITFA) which is a stormtrooper division, open to only human combat characters. The Fort though is a safe haven for all loyal imperial citizens and we accept crafters, entertainers, and neutral characters. I’d like to see a bustling metropolis where business and RP can thrive. I am offering free houses to all new citizens and over a month in free maintenance.

Also I am levying no taxes on the citizens.

City Name: Cioral Station

Current Mayor Name: Sabosan’ola’nae

IC description: Nestled between the mountains and protected from the harsh storms of the sand dunes of Tatooine sits a modest outpost. Cioral Station, funded and operated in part by the Csaplar Ruling Family’s agriworld colonial affairs program, is an independent colony outpost situated within the north-western mountains of Tatooine. Day-to-day operations focus mainly on the upkeep of the facilities, including the local bazaar, power generators, and various homesteads. Despite staking no claim in the Galactic Civil War as of yet, the presence of an Imperial base situated next to one of Tatooine’s rare oasis has not gone unnoticed by the few residents. Within the outpost, there are rumours and rumblings of a seedy underbelly taking shape. For now, though, too much energy is being spent on the foundations of the humble station to worry about galactic matters such as a “war.” The station is looking to expand and secure a foothold over the area and recruitment efforts are underway for more local colonists. The city currently offers an open bazaar, where residents can sell their goods in small shops that they can decorate to their desire while providing a central area for commerce. Future developments include a cantina, communal crafting hall, and medical center.

OOC intent: Cioral Station is new and ready to be shaped. We have an organic, but compact layout in mind to keep the frontier, outpost style as immersive as possible. We’d like to foster a close city community with the idea that, just as a real outpost, our work together can make us independent. In that regard, we’re actively seeking doctors, entertainers, rangers, crafters, merchants, and all other types of characters who are interested in a tight-knit community feel for both OOC and IC. The city is neutral in the GCW at this time, but that does not mean that it will stay that way and while there is no overarching plot to the city just yet, we are very open to just letting that develop as it comes. We’re looking for anyone interested in light, but tight-knit frontier/outpost RP. This can include working and managing within the city, but also in hunting parties on the outskirts for supplies and resources to later be sold in-town. We’re looking for players that are interested in helping the outpost grow and keep it maintained, which can be through various means. While cities cost a lot to run and are a community effort, this is meant to be a casual and fun community – no one will be expected to do anything other than contribute in their own way in a positive manner. If you have questions or are interested, feel free to respond here, send a tell to Sabosan’ola’nae in-game (be aware that I AFK survey while at work), or speak with me either in the Cioral Station discord (https://discord.gg/bBhzyyp) or privately (Blueberry#0459).

City Name: Gnorton

Mayor: Doreen Green

IC Description: Gnorton is a beautiful villiage located on Naboo, in the river washed lowlands southwest of Keren. Surrounded by scenic mountains and lovely riverfront property, it is hard to find a prettier place on Naboo. We welcome anyone who would like to join us, and offer no discrimination to anyone seeking a home in our gorgeous little corner of the galaxy.

Gnorton is a city about freedom. We offer an environment free of criticism no matter what individuals choose to do with their lives. You want to juggle kaadu’s? Hug rancors? Wear your underpants on the outside? As long as you don’t bother anyone, you are welcome in Gnorton. We are a peaceful and receptive city that wishes only the most judgement-free environment for its constituents.

OOC Intent: We are true to our words when we say we are about freedom, as there will never be a faction terminal or city-sponsored factional event (if devs take things out of our hands, we can’t police everything!) We intend to stay neutral, making it possible for players to have a community seperate from the ongoing conflict between the New Republic and the Empire. It’s okay to have friends on both sides! You’re imperial? Fine, just don’t bring your decorations and contentions within city limits. You’re organizing for the New Republic? Good for you! We have no interest in being the venue for your next demonstration. The idea is to respect everyone and leave the rest at the proverbial door. If someone leaves their hat on, just leave it be. We are looking to grow into a research center. We are capable of placing a shuttleport and only lack the citizens. We will also never, ever, EVER levy taxes for any reason. Donations to the treasury however, will never be refused. Any citizen is able to contribute to the city treasury via the city management terminal in city hall. And anyone can place any type of house that can be placed on Naboo.

City Name: “Cleveland” – This is mostly a temporary name placeholder

Current Mayor Name: Morrioghain, emphasis on “temporary”

IC description: “Cleveland is a manufacturing and commerce city on Dantooine where the best products are produced and sold. The city is protected by an Imperial detachment but the Empire does not influence the every day life if the citizens. It is rumored that the city’s Imperial commander has seen the error in the previous regime’s anti-alien mentality and has waned on such scrutiny, making alien soldiers in the ranks a welcoming thing. The last rumor is that of a mysterious group of force-wielding “witches” that found their way off Dathomir have settled in the city, making it a refuge in a galaxy so foreign to their lifestyle.”

OOC intent: Manufacturing and Commerce, slight imperial alignment and a focus on “Witches of Dathomir”

Current List of Player Cities, as of 8/6/2020

This list is sorted by Planet:

Broken Bridge, Rellek
Cresent Bay, Or’dino
New Hope, Paulus
Agathon, Ivunuvi
Eventide, Lucia
Gnorton, Tacitus
New Zeltro, Topaz
Whisperwind Shores,  Abi
Destalon, Kill’ian
Mos Carova, Shaal
Andor Outpost, Daradyn
Coven, Anishor

Enjoy EiF and a Player City near you!

Sandarie Coron, EiF Community Manager