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  1. The following is an excerpt of a blog article. Read Full Article (Our feature today is a guest post by Demiurge. Well done and thank you!!!)Galactic Civil War Rewards and You!With the onset of Empire in Flame’s Galactic Civil War patches, players now have the opportunity to spend those hard earned faction points from PvE activities or War Fame gained from Invasion testing and upcoming PvP events. The purpose of this Friday Feature is to familiarize players with the options available to them from their faction’s Recruiters (Faction Points) and Quartermasters (War Fame). Hopefully this information helps you make informed decisions concerning the items you are purchasing from these vendors. Because most ... Statistics: Posted by Sandarie — Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:19 pm View the full article
  2. some of the list if needed viewtopic.php?f=62&t=398 Statistics: Posted by Destroy — Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:11 pm View the full article
  3. The following is an excerpt of a blog article. Read Full Article Question: What was the inspiration for the GCW? Why did you decide to take this massive undertaking of making a completely new system? (I love it btw )Dev Answer: Empire in Flames is built as “the SWG we want to play” – and a critical element of that is an active Galactic Civil War. From well before we launched, we knew we wanted a GCW system that encouraged all players to participate rather than just the hardcore PvPers.SenateQuestion: How often will the elections for senator/traitor be? And will there be a limit to terms?Dev Answer: Elections will happen on a ... Statistics: Posted by Sandarie — Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:26 pm View the full article
  4. Read Full Article Statistics: Posted by Halyn — Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:55 pm View the full article
  5. Not yet, need to earn it as the article does say these are only the first. Congratulations to the first three. Statistics: Posted by Smallcorners — Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:31 am View the full article
  6. Awww, no Europeans? Statistics: Posted by dalolorn — Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:59 am View the full article
  7. The following is an excerpt of a blog article. Read Full Article An Empire in Flames is just over a year old and as our community has grown, it’s needs have matured. EiF isn’t a roleplay server, but it strives to be a place where roleplayers can thrive and develop their characters and stories. As such, it’s becoming more and more difficult to meet the needs our RPers with just the admins. As everyone knows, we are all volunteers with families and jobs. EiF has some members of the community who have selflessly created content or given of their time to step in at the last minute, so events would not be ... Statistics: Posted by Sandarie — Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:37 pm View the full article
  8. Sitting in an open field near the waterfall at Theed, enjoying the scenery as I worked on the smuggler slicing tree while chatting and plotting with a couple of friends. Taking a break from hunting on Dath in the dead of night, in a camp that looked way cosier than any computer game camp had any right looking. My two pals--a different pair--trying to convince me to jump ship to the Empire. Hunting krayts on tat with my PA, taking moments between pulls to RP in the advanced field base which I found astonishing and thought was the greatest thing ever. My first RP meeting with same, on Dantooine, where I was promoted to first lieutenant on a much younger version of the same character I play here on EiF. A heart stopping bit of RP where I was following an Imperial character through Coronet and was spotted. She chased me and had me cornered in a guild hall but was graciously "called away" in true fantasy plot style, giving my youthful inexperienced ass an out. God, what an amazing roleplayer she was. Coming back from running some faction missions with no idea about the TEF system and until then having been extremely lucky in avoiding any overt imps. Out of nowhere my brand new speederbike was blown, an imp and his ATST pet rounding the corner. Bikes were still new then and that one, to me at the time, cost a fortune. I was PISSED, and sent the poor guy a series of furious tells giving him a piece of my mind. He seemed taken aback and was actually roleplaying a patrol. He must have felt bad and tipped me a generous sum in compensation. Immediately I felt like scum and apologized, learning several lessons in just that one brief interaction. The great rebel conference, with all the major rebel pvp outfits in attendance. Until now I'd remained on the periphery of actual player engagement but had been paying attention to the various fights, sieges and main players of the GCW. Somehow, I ended up being our humble PAs representative and was given a place of respect. I was in awe. In that room were all the big names, the big guilds, the great and the mighty. Players id seen lay out imp scum three, four at a time. Heroes, every one. I felt tiny. I was prepared to be ignored and forgotten in a corner but... no. Their inclusivity was humbling. They wanted the RP guilds involved in whatever capacity. That day I learned another lesson and, while always a rebel, my loyalty was truly sealed forever. Having left my RP outfit for many months to fully concentrate on the GCW, I nevertheless attended as many RP nights at old Wildfire Plains, Dantooine as I could. One day there was a tourney; in it, a newer pikewoman member who the other members often compared to me, to my surprise. She won handily but apparently everyone wanted to see how she'd do against me. I hadn't participated initially, but was roped into it. After the fight, she privately admitted to me that she'd looked up to me from afar and that getting to duel me was amazing for her. I was pretty shocked. It was a signal moment though and one to be repeated in time. I'd become an equal in the eyes of my idols. It's a tiny thing, a fleeting thing to reach whatever lofty heights exist in a computer game, but these human sandbox interactions are real and you're reminded that these are real people playing. I don't know if that's not just a little bit sacred, and what truly sets SWG apart. Statistics: Posted by avks — Tue May 01, 2018 5:43 am View the full article
  9. I was in beta, but missed launch by a couple months, played through until NGE. What kept me playing after that was JTL. Sadly, still not enough, lasted a couple weeks but just couldn't do it, I had to walk away. Time has taken some memories, but most remain. Best memories include leveling up my first character, becoming Sunrunner's premier swoop maker, guild hunts for organics for our chefs, docs and BE/clothier, and becoming Master Pilot in all 3 main factions on one character. Above all else, I still remember the very first time the music hit, the screen started to scroll like the movie. I still get that same thrill, the lift of the spirit, the joy of adventure, the sense of being part of something special every time I log in. Most of all it was the people who made it worthwhile, and still do. Statistics: Posted by Highborn — Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:26 pm View the full article
  10. My fondest memory has to to with my early rp experiences and my namesake character named "Temperius" He was the son of a businessman, on a regular business trip selling droids, when he was abducted, used a test specimen, sent off to kessel as a slave (all backstory) The fun part was in playing him, first as a bounty hunter, then in exile, finding the force, then reuniting with his rp family to be part of the FATE. As an rp-er, I was amazed at the investment those around me had with their character's backstories and the amazing journal entries, which motivated me to do the same. I found that my character really came alive, and the stories motivated me to be more detailed and meticulous about my own rp. Eventually, Temperius Morits, former slave, bh. jedi, father of one of the most impressive rags to riches rp characters of all time (A'rai) found himself in a situation that some rp-er's find themselves in: that moment of epic perama death. It was a guild event full of action and emotion, that had our hero saving the ones he loved in an epic self sacrifice, that led to his end. At the moment of his death, there was this eery silence.......no emote, no chat, no nothing. Tears welled in my eyes briefly as I knew my most favorite character, was no more....... Statistics: Posted by Temperius — Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:30 pm View the full article
  11. I played on Live only two or three times, and briefly each time. I don't remember when exactly, but it was fairly early. 2004...2005, maybe? I had found out about it from an issue of the Star Wars Insider magazine (which I still have). Didn't know what it was, didn't know what an MMO was, but it sounded pretty amazing. Insider ran some more feature articles about it over the next few issues, and I read them religiously. I wanted to play it so badly. Even got the demo disc with one of the issues. Problem was, we didn't have the Internet at the time, and I couldn't talk my folks into paying for that and the $15 a month subscription. So I just read those articles over and over, wondering what else you could do in the game. I remember obsessing about it to one of my friends whom I had recently converted into a Star Wars fan. He talked his mom into letting him get it and we conspired to get together one weekend to play it. He lent me the instruction manual — which was thick as a book — and I spent a week reading through it, not understanding a lick of it, but getting excited all the same. When the day came, we could only play for a few hours (being back in the good old days when you couldn't use the internet and the phone at the same time). We started on the Ahazi server and the character creation blew my little mind. I made a human (because I was boring back then, too) named Roho Cilana and sent him off to Anchorhead because, "Hey! That's a place I know but have never seen! And now I can go there! That's soooo amazing!" Having no idea what we were doing or where we were going, we ran poor Roho out into the desert. The running animation is forever burned into my brain. Eventually we stumbled upon a player house with the owner at home. He invited our character in, showed us around, talked to us for a bit, and gave us a landspeeder. First person I ever communicated with over the Internet. I wrote his name down so I'd remember it in case I ever got a copy of Galaxies myself: Ihoo Oabi. But I never did. Eventually I graduated high school, started doing life stuff and just kind of forgot about Galaxies. Later I'd find out about the Emu scene, but that's another story altogether.... Statistics: Posted by AgentOrangeJuice — Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:14 pm View the full article
  12. I remember the first time someone tried to help me learn how to duel on bloodfin. Was Pre-cu and Ciiv (iirc) , one of my in game friends and I were both TKM. He wanted to duel and i said ok. He never attacked and i just spammed my attacks till I could attack no more then he hit me once and I incapped due to having no action. He laughed and I learned how to better do combat that day. I remember being invited from my small mos eisley location into the best vendor house on the server. Was a Large naboo house on naboo near theed. I went from tens of harvesters and structures to making hundreds and thousands of them and needed to keep pace with sales so I did lot trades with as many servers as I could and amassed a field of Factories and harvesters in my multi acre oasis on tat. It was just me , my 30 factories, and 200 heavy harvesters out there for the longest time but several folks too up residence nearby eventually. The money and orders just flowed in and never stopped. Soon i was trading 750m wookie painting sets bought for 100m, and 200m JTL painting sets bought for 20m. Hitting billions was easy after that. Needed an extinct item from 4 years ago? I had it for sale. I remember the fun I had after joining one of Zels and Mascs RP events on bloodfin. I was happy when they invited me to join after that event and had so much fun running instances, leading instances, and eventually running part of the guild. And finally I remember my first day on EIF, after forgetting about SWG it was 5/4 and I googled something about swgemu's to see if I was interested. I had never done another emu i loaded up basislk one day but did quit that same day. When I saw EIF had just launched I said why not give it a try with everyone else doing the same. I am happy I did. Statistics: Posted by Destroy — Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:46 am View the full article
  13. I remember seeing reviews for a game called Star Wars Galaxies a week or so after the game launched. They weren't kind. Talk about a beautiful sandbox of a game that was completely devoid of content at the time. So I kept an eye on it for a month or two. Finally, I just got the itch to give it a try. It just looked way too interesting. Two of my good friends decided to get the game and load it up the same night I did. For reasons lost to time, we chose to start on Corbantis. It turned out to be a medium population server over time... but it had one hell of a community. I created a Wookie named Kyzara and never looked back. Kept that toon all the way through the day the server powered down for good. We were rebels, of course. Fighting the good fight... I remember the feeling of utter awe when we started playing. SOE just seemed to get the feel of everything so right. From the music playing at the load-in screen.... to the random soundtrack music that comes out of seemingly nowhere (but did so much to add to the immersion factor of the game). The feeling of walking into Theed for the first time (along with the music)... Driving by all the POIs on Tat and going into Jabba's Palace!! We all started the game on Talus, as we knew little about it and it looked interesting (back when you could start on Naboo, Rori, Corellia, Talus, or Tat). There was so much to see and do. Soon my wife was wondering why I was spending so much time with a game.... and before long, she gave it a try and she ended up playing more than I did. You know... we spent the first five or six months on Talus. When I say that, I mean... we actually didn't leave the planet! When we finally did, it just added a whole new level of "holy crap!" to the game. I was the second Wookie jedi on Corbantis, to my knowledge. Got in there right before the village hit. 19 professions on the hologrind was enough to do it for me (thanks, Dancer!). Then the CU hit, and I enjoyed the game even more. I made my money once upon a time as a resource hound. Think RollySolco, but not as organized. Never got into the crafting seriously. It was too intimidating. But I loved the hunt for new resources. Without automatic scripts to Galaxy Harvest, I was constantly looking, everyday... for the next big resource. Of course....nothing lasts forever. Once the NGE dropped.... we did too not that far behind it. For all that we loved about the game, we loathed SOE's customer service and disregard for what their player base was asking for. We'd drop back in every now and then, just to see if things got any better. Some things did, some things didn't. And that was that.... off to play WoW for far too many years. But I never forgot SWG. In fact, my primary WoW character was named Corbantis. The game has always had such wonderful meaning for me. So once SOE turned the lights off for SWG for good, I remember hearing later about some project called SWGEmu... and I gave Liberator a try. It was great! But it wasn't Corbantis. Everything had gotten even more cut-throat than it was on live. I can tolerate that quite a bit... but it just wasn't the same. I came back later and played on Basilisk some. But I kept reading on their forums about OTHER servers. Two caught my eye: Aftermath, and Empire In Flames. Aftermath seemed like it had some drama on it, so I decided to give EiF a shot. Small population, but an incredible community. I'm not a big roleplayer... but I AM willing to give it a go every now and then. That aside, the community is what makes SWG fun. Even if the game was completely perfect, without a good community.... it's meaningless. So here we are! Thank you to Halyn and the EiF staff for giving us a community and a place to call home! Statistics: Posted by Demi — Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:33 am View the full article
  14. Can I do it next week when I have more time? Statistics: Posted by dalolorn — Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:48 am View the full article
  15. I was nine years old when the game launched. My grandmother was in town visiting and my family took a thirty minute trip to the nearest Circuit City (remember those?). When I was a kid and I saw a new Star Wars game I had to have it. So when I saw a new one, Star Wars Galaxies, it was love at first sight. I didn't know what it was until my older brother who had shown me my first MMO (a wonderful Korean game called Conquer) explained to me that this was in that same vein. Instantly I was in love with the idea, though was almost shot down when my brother mentioned to my parents that it required a 15 dollar a month subscription. I begged, I pleaded, and I promised I would do every chore that ever existed in order to pay for the game. My father gave in and I couldn't wait to get home. The installation took an eternity but every time a new image showed up I sat back down at the computer and read it over and over again. I'm certain it took hours to complete, but once I saw the screen tell me that my story was the greatest to be told and it was about to begin, I was in love. I joined the first server that was recommended to me, Bria, and looked at all the races that I could be. I had no idea what the racial abilities meant, what each species would be best suited for. I didn't even know what possibilities would be open to me. So I created a Rodian. He was green, short, had a frilly mohawk, and black eyes. His name was Agora. The following months were filled with some of the best video game experiences of my life. I didn't know what I was doing, but I loved every bit of it. I fell face-first into creature handler while roaming around Tatooine with a looted E-11 that I thought was the best thing ever. I was given faction points by a very kind smuggler in Mos Eisley and joined the Empire, not knowing what combatant or special forces meant. After seeing Jabba in person, a great many deaths, and a baby dewback at my side I ventured to my favorite planet from the movies, Naboo. It was here I bought my first set of stormtrooper armor, helmet included. And I was distraught when I learned I couldn't wear the helmet I had spent my hard-earned credits to buy. But then someone tipped me off to the Imperial Theme Park and my adventure was reignited. I struggled with it for days but persisted to meet Vader himself then the Emporer. Soon after that I quit the game for a while but came back when going through that same Circuit City I saw that there was an expansion out, Jump to Lightspeed. Again I begged and pleaded and promised manual labor. Again my father gave in. Statistics: Posted by starguts — Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:25 pm View the full article