EiF Patch Notes 07/16/2021

EiF Patch Notes 07/16/2021

General

  • Stability fix for occasional AI crash. (Fingers crossed.)
  • Fixed inability for witches to change face markings after character creation.
  • Added animation to holstering/unholstering. Entering combat with a holstered weapon will not play animations – only using the /holster command will do so.
  • Speeders will now inherit color from their deed when generated.
  • Rotary cannon tweaks.
  • Begun work on special heavy weapon PuPs.
  • Chiss snow armor set added.

EiF Patch Notes – 07/01/2021

Empire Day

  • Empire Day will be live starting on 07/01 and will run through the month of July! New Republic players should report to Hanna City for duty; Imperial players will want to visit Kuat City for orders.
    • PvP event: Speak to your faction’s special forces coordinator to get a holocomm contact. Use your /holocomm to queue up for battle. Retrieve more droids than your enemy from hostile Ewoks to win.
    • PvE event: Speak to your faction’s Defense or Assault Coordinator to get a mission to defend an Ewok village or mercilessly slaughter the primitives.
    • Non-combat event: Speak to your faction’s propaganda officer to get a mission to either plaster a city with propaganda or deface the enemy’s propaganda posters.
    • Racing event: Either travel to the Endor smuggler outpost or speak to your faction’s event coordinator to instantly travel there. Race speederbikes through Endor on a time trial to earn tokens.
  • New prizes are available this year, including speeders, weapons, and decoratives.

General

  • EiF has updated its code base to the latest SWGEmu development code. Some bugs may occur. Please report issues in #bugreports on Discord.
  • /holster has been added to EiF. It will move an equipped weapon to your holster slot, or move a holstered weapon to your hand. By default, a holstered weapon will always force an equipped weapon out of hand.
  • /holocomm now automatically holsters an equipped weapon.
  • Starport ships will no longer show posture changes in the combat tab.
  • Reflective shaders have been updated to be shinier. (Courtesy Borrie)
  • Water shaders have been improved. (Courtesy Borrie)
  • Fixed a number of outstanding clothing occlusion issues.
  • The Duros Jedi NPC has arms again.

Combat 

  • ForceLightningCone1 has had its cost adjusted to allow a full-light Jedi to cast it.
  • Force Choke will no longer hang in the queue if an error occurs.
  • Force Choke will now properly use kinetic damage when checking for PSG resists.
  • EyeShot can now be used while berserk.
  • Min accuracy crystals will now properly apply their stats to the lightsaber.

EiF Patch Notes – 06/15/2021

EiF Patch Notes – 06/15/2021

Jedi

  • Jedi specials now are all interrupted by being knocked down. No offensive or defensive powers will work while KD.
  • Jedi specials should now be usable while berserk.
  • Krayt pearl drops have been reworked. Various krayt dragons will drop different levels of pearls. The overall chance of looting a pearl has been improved. (Demiurge)
  • Typo fixed in the Maul’s Vengeance crystal name.
  • Faction recruiters now have special Jedi loot. Master Jedi can talk to a faction recruiter – in person, not via holocomm – to access this special trove of relics.
  • Warfame vendors now have special Jedi loot. Master Jedi can talk to their factions’ quartermaster to access a special selection of Jedi goods.
    • Staff note from Demiurge – the warfame vendors’ pristine crystal purchase is potentially the best power crystal available in the game, with stats guaranteed to be high-end – however, there is no guarantee the crystal you receive will have the selection of stats you want. Purchase at your own risk.
    • Staff note from Halyn – we’re still looking into some issues with dark-side powers. This won’t be the last Jedi-related balance patch.

Combat

  • Tweaked 2-hand head hit 3, 2-hand spin attack 2, and polearm leg hit 3. (Demiurge)
  • Norulac Raiders on Taanab are no longer vulnerable to lightsabers.

UI

  • New login screen. (Abi)
  • New, much-improved and more stable animation added for holocomm and holocron. (Wefi and Borrie BoBaka)
  • Backend stability tweaks.

Wearables Overhaul

  • RIS chestplate now has additional hitpoints on newly-crafted armor. (Demiurge)
  • Clothing and armor slot selection has been overhauled.
  • Items whose slot descriptors have changed will be unequipped when you log in to prevent pre-nerf and bug issues.
  • In general, clothes are worn close to the skin. Armor is worn over clothes. A jacket, robe, vest, or cape can be worn over armor.
  • Armor boots cannot be worn with cloth boots.
  • Armor gloves cannot be worn with cloth gloves.
  • Armor leggings can be worn with pants or skirts.
  • Open-face helmets will allow you to equip eyewear
  • Wookiee and Ithorian wearables have not been touched with this update. Once the EiF team has worked out any remaining issues with wearables for regular races, Halyn will do a pass on Wookiees and Ithorians as well.
  • Occlusion has been reworked. In general, an item at a higher occlusion level will “obscure” an item at a lower occlusion level, to the extent SOE built the art to be occluded.
  • General occlusion levels are as follows:
    0 – skin
    1 – concealable armor (not yet available – coming soon)
    2 – pants, shirts, cloth bodysuits
    3 – armor bodysuits
    4 – footwear, vests
    5 – skirts, dresses
    6 – armor
    7 – jackets & robes
  • *The #solicitedfeedback channel will be used for all feedback on occlusion issues, including bugs for wearability. The EiF team has altered some 2000 files for this project, and some adjustments will likely be required.

Empire in Flames New Player Guide and FAQ

New Player Guide and Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Empire in Flames! Below you’ll find answers to the most common questions our new players have. It also contains helpful information and references to other player guides you may find useful in your adventures.


How do I start playing?

Getting Set-Up

Step 0) Before you install Empire in Flames, you need to install SWGEmu and ensure that it works. You can find their instructions here.

Step 1) After you have installed SWGEmu (and verified that the game runs), download the Empire in Flames launcher here.

Step 2) Install the Empire in Flames launcher. Depending on which version of Windows you are running and your settings you may have some additional approvals based on UAC.

Step 3) After the installation of the launcher has completed, run the launcher.

Step 3a) You’ll have to point the EiF launcher at your SWGEmu install, so click on “SWG Install” and navigate to where you’ve installed SWGEmu – this is not the location of their launcher, but a directory that contains swgemu.exe

Step 4) After you have completed the above, the game will begin to patch. This may take a while depending on your connection speed.

Step 5) Once you get to 100%, read our Terms of Service, check the “Agree” box, and launch the game.

Step 6) Create a game account by simply entering in a username and a secure password. This does not need to be the exact same as your forum account, but it is helpful in case you forget so that we can track it down. Remember your name and password, and don’t share this information with anyone else.

Step 7) Create your first character and have fun.

Troubleshooting:

  • If you are having issues with the launcher, try running it as an administrator.
  • Occasionally you will need to whitelist the launcher in your antivirus software before it can run. This is less common, but still something to be aware of.
  • You will need to run the launcher as administrator every time if you set your EiF install directory as C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\ – we have found the best result is to install it on a second drive or in its own folder outside Program Files.

Help! I logged into my account and none of my characters are here! What do I do?

Try not to panic. In almost every case, this is caused by accidentally mistyping your username. Log out, check your syntax and caps-lock key, and make sure you are logging into the correct account that you previously played on. If you cannot remember your username, search your game install directory for a file called “characterlist_youraccountname” – the listing here will show your account information. If you have forgotten your password, please reach out to an administrator via Discord. 

How many characters can I make, and what options do I have?

Characters

  • Characters: You can make 3 characters on your account, and have all 3 online at the same time.
  • Races: EiF features many new species/races that you may not have seen before. Be sure to check out all the options before you decide. We’ve also recently added Feeorin, too!
  • Character customizations: We have limitations on what customizations EiF is able to implement, but if it’s possible in the future, we’ll add more customizations
  • Racial Bonuses: Each race has different bonuses that may help you with combat or crafting. You can find them all listed at character select, or by reading up on the posting https://www.empireinflames.com/?p=282
  • Languages: Players start with one or more and can teach them to each other. EiF has added more languages and may add more going forward.

Can I have multiple accounts?

No. Multiple Empire in Flames Accounts are not permitted. Each user may only have one account per household unless approved by our staff. Measures are incorporated to detect multiple user accounts. If you would like to submit a request for another member of the household for the staff to review, you can do so at https://empireinflames.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=50

I’ve made my character. What do I do now?

Starting Out

  • Utilize EiF’s Social Media to connect with staff and players outside of the game. You can find the connection information here.
  • In game, the galaxychat channel is an excellent place to chat, connect, and ask questions
  • Start in a Player City. The NPC cities are not nearly as active as our player cities. Ask in Discord for recommendations. If you lean Imperial or NR, we have those! If you want to craft, some cities are excellent locations. If you are more of a roleplayer, there are cities with a lot of RP possibilities. Here is a listing of the current player cities in EiF.

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EiF Patch Notes – 05/04/2021

EiF Patch Notes – 05/04/2021

 

Changes

  • Dantooine snapshot update. (Mina)
  • Tatooine snapshot update.
  • Destalon and Eventide now have their permanent ship decoration from last month’s egg hunt.
  • The anniversary Riddle Hunt, hosted by the Hyperspace Navigator’s Guild, is now available! You should receive a call from an astromech to clue you in. The Riddle Hunt starts with a guild member in the Coronet starport.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi’s old house on Tatooine will no longer lock at random.
  • Cleaned up Jedi debug system messages. (Anishor)
  • Lightsaber hilt recolor for additional sabers. (Abi)
  • Jedi unlock is now available. Good luck.

Fixes

  • Jedi now has terrain negotiation.
  • Fixed multiple broken strings.
  • Feeorins now show the Feeorin race in the character sheet.
  • Fixed several mobs having wrong hair.
  • Feeorins can now equip instruments.