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Sometimes when I'm in a game and I choose to leave, I'm given a 10 second wait, with a button to cancel. Other times, however, I don't get any wait at all - the timer shows up and immediately reads 0, and then the game exits.

What causes the timer to pop up? Is there any way I can disable it completely? I'm trying to farm a particular random item in Leoric's Manor, and having to wait between runs is making me impatient.

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Town Portal (T), 4 seconds + 1 second of loading ~= 5 seconds. – Nick T May 18 '12 at 16:35
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Hit T to teleport to town, then logout, and it will log you out instantly

Logging out is instant if you have the In-Town buff, and the Teleport animation is faster than the logout timer (4 seconds vs 10 seconds)

In addition, you can do other things while casting, such as looking through your inventory, or at your skills, or admiring your character and/or surroundings (which is what I usually do when teleporting). This gives you the illusion that you are not sitting around doing nothing while you're waiting to logout, which reduces the aggravation caused by it :)

As far as I know, there is no way to disable the logout timer in unsafe places for the reasons tater596 mentioned

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This is similar to the Logout timer from world of warcraft. If you are in a potentially dangerous area (i.e. outside of town, or in a dungeon) you will have a timer. This is done to prevent logging out to escape death and it's (minimal) consequences.

If you are in a safe place however, you will not have this timer.

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Specifically, if you have the "In Town" buff. – Raven Dreamer May 18 '12 at 16:34
Hmm, I never noticed the correlation. I guess then it's as simple as town-portaling before I exit the game. – agent86 May 18 '12 at 16:57
This explanation made me realize how weird it is in SWTOR. You're given an "Immediate" button when you see the timer, making the timer completely pointless. – Matthew Read May 18 '12 at 17:04
I'm almost certain SWTOR's immediate button just turns off the client, and that you remain in the world for the duration of the countdown. I'd test, but SWTOR is not diablo 3, and I don't think I have the ability to log into anything else for at least a few more days :) – Kexlox May 18 '12 at 17:12

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