Empire and Remembrance Day Event – UPDATED for 2022

Join the community on Empire in Flames for this year’s celebrations of Empire Day and Remembrance Day! While once a commemoration of the foundation of the Empire, Empire Day is now also a day for loyal Imperials to mourn the loss of their Emperor. For the former members of the Rebellion, what was originally a day to honor soldiers fallen in battle in Remembrance Day now also celebrates the New Republic’s founding. Whether you fight for the Empire or the New Republic, players can listen to speeches, tear down or put up propaganda posters, and race across Endor or they can group up and join the PvE and PvP battlegrounds. Completing objectives will award you Empire/Remembrance Day coins, which can be used to barter for rewards including new schematics, air-speeders, and decoration items that haven’t yet been seen on the server. Unlike other holiday events, Empire Day allows you to participate in as many events as you want, as many times as you want. This means you can grind out all the coins you might need in the course of a couple of days, or take your time and earn them over the course of the event.

This year, Empire/Remembrance Day starts on July 7th and will run the entire month of July. Head on over to Kuat City on Kuat (for Imperials) or Hanna City on Chandrila (for NR) to get started.

Once you land at your respectively-aligned city, talk to your Event Coordinator for a quick run-down about the holiday, and the types of events available to you. Each Coordinator also has a BB-unit that you can speak with to check your Empire Day or Remembrance Day Coin balance, as well as redeem your earned coins for the available rewards.

Speak with Ingri if you’re NR, or Wulf if you’re Imperial.

Amidst the decorations and troops gathered in celebration, a handful of other NPCs are scattered about that will have more information on quests or activities you can participate in.

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EiF Patch Notes 07/07/2022

Here are the notes for the patch released on 07/07/07.

Content

Empire Day 

  • Enabled Empire Day for 2022. Participate in four different activities:
    • Posters – Either put up or tear down propaganda posters for your faction. –Racing – race a speederbike across Endor.
    • PvE – attack or defend an Ewok village during a stormtrooper raid.
    • PvP – recover protocol droids with sensitive information from an Ewok village. Beware – the Ewoks will not like someone taking away their god.
  • Updated Empire Day vendors.

Character Skill Updates

Smuggler

  • The unused spice crafting line has been replaced by the scattergun line.
  • Newly-created smugglers will get an introductory CR-1 scattergun.
  • Scatterguns have five specials.
    • /chokeShot – A high damage, narrow cone attack.
    • /gutShot – a bleed cone attack.
    • /overheatShot – a fire cone attack.
    • /sweepShot – a broad, high-damage cone attack.
    • /breachShot – an attack to cause a defender to break armor.
    • All scatterguns use the dodge secondary defense type.

Commando

  • Commando disposable heavy weapons will now cause armor breaks against specific damage types.

Weaponsmith

  • Added CR-1 schematic to master weaponsmith.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some general appearance issues with several wearables.
  • Disabled the tutorial due to occasional server crashes.
  • Updated the new player selectable planets to disable JtL selections.
  • Fixed player-to-player holocomm to accurately reflect player moods.
  • Fixed droid trap modules to be available to rangers again.
  • Adjusted maximum hitpoints of several types of armor. (Demiurge)
  • Fixed missing combat spam.
  • Merged upstream SWGEmu code.

Misc

  • Added scattergun schematics to the war fame vendors.

 

Friday Feature: Looking Back at Five Years of EiF

This week, Empire in Flames celebrated its fifth year with player-held festivities as well as the return of the annual Riddle Hunt. In today’s Friday Feature, we showcase some memories and learnings that members of the staff have shared from their years here at EiF.

 

What is one thing that you have learned since working on EiF?

Halyn: Players will always do the unexpected.

Mina: Scripting with LUA! It’s not something I had never dealt with previously. 

Abi: There’s a reason we don’t have hard release dates – the second you set one, real lie gets in the way and you end up delayed by six months (or more)

Anishor: My C++ is rusty.

Jeil: Save your work, and make back ups. >.>

Wefi: Halyn checks the files before putting them in. So no surprise Shrek. 

Kelta: Things never go to plan. Also, we tend to think alike when it comes to hiding places.

Demi:  Always have several fresh clones of your dev environment at the ready.

Traycn: How clever players can be in regards to gameplay, collection hunting, and problem-solving.

Phoenix: Players break things that shouldn’t be able to break. LUA is a terrible language. We are capable of doing more than we originally thought. Learned a bunch of ASM/Hex Editing.

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EiF Patch Notes 05/04/2022

Happy Anniversary! Today marks 5 years of Empire in Flames, and here are notes to go along with today’s 05/04/2022 patch.

Anniversary

  • This year’s Riddle Hunt is now live! Talk to the Hyperspace Navigators’ Guild member in Coronet Starport to get started. Travel across the galaxy to notable landmarks and earn prizes by finding the correct Guild Member for your riddles.
  • Special thanks to Traycn for writing this year’s riddles.
  • Special thanks to Mina for compiling this year’s painting list.

Crafting

  • Fixed lightsaber trails on several lightsabers.
  • The barrel subcomponent now offers a 5x bonus.
  • Sith Speeders can now be crafted with custom colors.

Content

  • LAAT/i airspeeder and factional jetpack schematics have been added to the war fame vendors. Factional jetpacks require players to be of the corresponding faction to equip.
  • New weapons added for the Mandalorian Enclave for future content.
  • Added Mandalorian jetpack to the Mandalorian Enclave for future content.
  • Fixed bugged Restuss and Hutt Outpost spawns appearing around 0, 0 on Rori.
  • Removed the Hutt assassin from the Hutt Outpost cloner. Players may now clone in peace once again.
  • Reverse-grip lightsabers now holster with emitter pointing downward, like other lightsabers.

Vehicles

  • There has been a vehicle backend overhaul. There are now three categories of vehicles: speeders, airspeeders, and jetpacks.
    • Speeders follow stock SWG rules – they can be called anywhere with a 15 second delay, but call instantly in city limits.
    • Airspeeders can only be called at city garages, are auto-mounted, and auto-store on dismount.
    • Jetpacks can be called anywhere instantly, but must be worn and take the backpack slot.
  • Jetpack recolor uses armor customization kits.
  • Jetpacks require both the worn inventory object and the datapad control device to function.
  • Fixed multiple bugs with auto-mount calls.

EiF Patch Notes 04/20/2022

Here are the notes for the patch released on April 20th, 2022.

Character Creation

  • New Hutt characters will now only have a single name.
  • After creation, Hutt surnames will be set to “the Hutt”.
  • New Chiss characters will now only have a single name. *Chiss names can be created with up to two apostrophes.
  • Added proper random name generation for Chiss.
  • New Feeorin characters will now only have a single name.
  • Feeorin name generation will yield one to two syllable names.
  • Mirialan characters will now show proper skin palette on character creation.
  • Zeltron characters will now show proper skin palette on character creation.

Crafting

  • Fixed scavenger lightsaber’s palette selection.

Misc

  • V-wing airspeeders will now properly float in the sky.
  • Fixed potential double-spawn of NPCs after a GCW invasion.
  • Fixed trainers with a single name showing their last name as “(an” or “(a” on the planetary map.
  • Kari Saarek is now female.
  • Chiss NPCs will now spawn with a Chiss name.
  • Fixed pet damage increasing on every call for ranged pets.
  • Naboo snapshot update.
  • Chiss now show as “Chiss” in the character sheet.