Star Wars: The Old Republic is an MMORPG developed by Bioware that is set approximately 300 years after the events of the Knights of the Old Republic, more than 3,500 years before the movies.

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Total Amount of Experience from 1 to 50

What is the total amount of experience required to level from 1 to 50 in Star Wars: The Old Republic?
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How do I get a Magenta Lightsaber Crystal?

Pink Lightsabers are freaking awesome, and the +33 to [Stat] isn't bad either. However, these crystals seem to be incredibly rare - one just sold on my server for two million credits! How do I get ...
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Is dying while naked cheaper than dying with clothes?

While running a flash point my group decided to suicide instead of making the long lonley run back to the start point. We were wondering if dying naked was less expensive than wearing your gear. Does ...
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Where does The Old Republic fit in with KOTOR?

The Old Republic and both Knights of the Old Republic are set long before the movies, but how do they mesh with each other? I thought TOR would be after both KOTOR games, but the opening cinematics ...
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How do I stop the launcher bringing up the UAC prompt every time?

Every time I start The Old Republic launcher/updater, it throws up the UAC prompt. Is this normal? If it isn't (or is I suppose), how do I prevent it without disabling UAC?
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Which crew skills complement each other?

I was wondering, which of the crew skills are complementary? Like mining and smelting in WoW, which gets the components for which?
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Why should I use the Item Modification Table?

It seems that any modification you can do to a weapon on the Item Modification Table can also be done from Inventory. Why are there so many tables and why would I want to use them?
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How does discovering new patterns/recipes/schematics with reverse engineering work?

Is there a limit to some crafted items as to how "high" they can go? Will some not go beyond blue or purple? Can most items even go up to magenta-quality (super-epic or whatever)? Does the chance ...
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What effect do the lesser character stats have?

There are 6 major character stats (Strength, Presence, etc.) plus Expertise for PvP. On your character sheet, you can mouse over the stat and it gives you a decent summary of what the stat does. (More ...
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Can I run The Old Republic without an Administrator account?

Stupidly long story short... I have access to Windows 7 computer that I can only log into with a "Guest" account. The Guest account does not have Administrator access. Star Wars: The Old Republic ...
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How much does respeccing cost?

I gather that I can pay to respec my abilities, but does the cost go up permanently once I use it, or can I respec periodically for a low price?
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What is the quickest way to get to the Fleet?

Once you get your starship in SWTOR to go from a planet to the Fleet (or another planet) you have to: go to the spaceport, up to the planet's orbital platform, run to your hanger, to your ship ...
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Is Rich or Abundant better?

In The Old Republic, many of the crew skills are moderate, and it's fairly obvious that Rich and Abundant are both better than moderate, but is Rich yields the best? Or Abundant? Are there other ...
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Does targeting the bridge and engines of capital ships do anything?

In the space missions, some of the targetable points on the capital ships (destroyers and frigates) seem to include the bridge and other points on the hull that are shielded (blue when hit by ...
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Do legacy surnames have to be unique?

Obviously character names are unique per server, but are legacy surnames as well?
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How can I copy my keybindings from one character to another?

I just created my 2nd Star Wars: The Old republic character, and I see that new characters are set to the default keybindings. I'd changed quite a few on my first character and don't want to have to ...
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What is the exact effect that affection has on companions?

I know that in general, a higher affection score raises the chance for a successful crew skill check and reduces the time to completion, but what I'm looking for here is hard numbers so I can decide ...
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What is the planetary leveling path in SWTOR?

A friend and I are starting new characters. We already know which planet each class starts on, but we were wondering what happens after that. Do the higher-level planets continue to cater to the same ...
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How do Matrix Shards work and where can I find them?

On Tython I found a datacron containing a Blue Matrix Shard. I was told that I could combine them in some sort of combiner on Coruscant. Which leads to a couple important questions: How do they ...
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How does hard mode work?

From what I heard, flashpoints have a "hard mode". How do I activate it? How much harder is it? Do all flashpoints have it? Are there other differences between normal mode and hard mode I should know ...
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Are the classes in TOR *really* mirrored across factions?

I know that the intent in The Old Republic was that the factions would be balanced by having the same classes available to each faction, albeit with different names and animations. But after playing ...
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How do pets work?

Now that the game has been released, those with the Deluxe Edition of The Old Republic get a Training Droid pet and those with the Collector's Edition additionally get a Mouse Droid. How do these ...
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Where can I find all the datacrons and what can I get from them?

I've found 3 datacrons so far. Two gave me a stat boost and third gave me a Blue Matrix Shard. Now I have a couple questions: Is there anything else I can get from datacrons? Where are they all? I ...
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What is Surge Rating?

I recently found a Relic slot item that says "Use: Increases Critical Rating and Surge Rating by 50 for 20 seconds." Critical Rating deals with Critical Hits, but what is Surge Rating?
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What is the penalty for dying in SWTOR?

In many MMO's, there is a (sometimes huge) penalty for dying. For example in Lord of the Rings Online, there used to be a huge dread penalty, which made it very hard for you to win battles for half an ...
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In FlashPoints, how is each conversation decided?

While in a Flashpoint, all group members make decisions in a conversation, then the game chooses one of the responses. However, in my experience, this is not a random choice (or I have tremendously ...
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What is the difference between armor and rating?

The description of every armor in the game says something like “97 Armor (Rating 54)”. The first part is clear, when I equip this armor, my (confusingly named) Armor Rating increases by that much. But ...
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Where and what are the “unusual crystal formations” on Alderaan?

The Patch 1.2 notes say: Several unusual crystal formations have been reported in the mountainous regions of Alderaan. Where exactly are these crystals and what are they (what are they ...
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Modifying UI in Star Wars: The Old Republic

I was wondering if, like World of Warcraft did it before, Star Wars: The Old Republic has tools to create your own UI. Does anybody know of any resources about that?
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What is Centering?

After a certain level some of my moves appear to build up something called Centering that wears off after a certain number of seconds. I think I skipped the description of this accidentally and I ...
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How do you get a ship?

Supposedly you can get your own spaceship, but how do I go about doing that? I am level 13, and have left the beginner area ages ago. I have checked the hangar, at republic fleet, but it just said ...
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Is there a definitive list of what gifts a companion likes?

Is there any resource to tell you exactly which gifts are a waste of time and which ones are going to result in maximum gain?
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How do you zoom out further?

How do you move the camera further back from your character to get a bigger view? The mousewheel only goes so far, but not far enough.
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Strategies to avoid being underleveled as a F2P in SW:TOR?

First, definitions, just to be clear: Underleveled: The state of being substantially lower level than the lowest level quest you have. This situation makes it difficult to complete your quests ...
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Help, my robot is naked!

Where can I find gear for C2-N2? Is there any point? So far it seems like he just sits around in my ship making annoying comments and helps w/ Crew Skill Missions. Is there gear that can help him do ...
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Does upgrading your speeder improve anything besides max speed?

Upgrading to the next level of speeder (level 25, 40, then 50) increases the speed while riding 10% at a time. 90%, 100%, 110%. Are there any other benefits, besides speed, to upgrading your speeder ...
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I infiltrated a cult, but now I think I want to join them. Should I?

Minor spoilers for a quest on Dromund Kaas... So I was hired to join the Revanites and unmask their leader. I finally met the leader and she knows why I joined and has proposed I lie to the guy who ...
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Is there a way to dodge the one-time passwords?

I find it quite annoying that every now and then, when I log in to my SWTOR account, Bioware asks me to enter a one-time password sent to my e-mail address. I find that quite annoying. I doubt there ...
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How much of a disadvantage is the restriction on purple items in F2P?

I'm playing SWTOR mainly for the story and singleplayer content, I'm not really interested in most of the MMO aspects. As an F2P player there are several restrictions, one of them is that I can't ...
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Are all trainers the same?

On Tython I've encountered two trainers, and the second didn't have any new moves to offer me. Do all trainers teach the same moves? Or do I need to seek them all out at the right levels in order to ...
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Is there any qualitative difference between starships in SWTOR?

In SWTOR, each class gets a different starship (with a couple exceptions). The starship descriptions make it seem like they all have different roles, but is that reflected in the ship itself? Is there ...
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Will I lose my escape pod if I use it?

I've now got a ship and it's TOTALLY AWESOME, ahem. It's got an escape pod that I can interact with. For some reason I'm not sure why you can interact with it, what it does or why it's intractable. ...
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Are all three healing classes equally viable healers, or is one the “primary” healer?

I want to play a healer in SWTOR, which originally lead me to the Jedi Sage / Sith Sorceror as they seemed like the obvious healer type. Since then I've run across some conflicting reports that say ...
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SWTOR Group Conversations and Companion Affection

I know in group conversations that light and dark side points are decided not by the winner of the conversation roll but the choice that you selected. How about with companion affection? I pretty much ...
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How do I speak to my companion?

I just finished up the last quest on Korriban, and my companion, Khem Val keeps saying, "I want to speak with you." So... I right click him, and he says: "I want to speak with you." So, I'm at a ...
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Are flashpoints the quickest way to earn social points?

The title pretty much says it all. Group questing really only seems to net me 10 - 15 social points a conversation. What's the best way to quickly level up my social points?
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Does the storyline end exactly at level 50 or it goes on?

I'm about level 40 with my character, and still in Act 2. I'm wondering if the storyline (Act 3 and Epilogue) finish pretty much exactly at the time you get the 50th level, or does the storyline ...
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I'm level 50 and prefer solo play, what now?

So, a few days ago my Sith Marauder reached level 50. I generally prefer solo play (yes, I know the second M in MMORPG is for multiplayer, but I'm one of those players who enjoys playing for the ...
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I want to order my crew to disassemble C2-N2, but the intercom doesn't seem to do anything at all

When you get your ship in SW:TOR my experience has been that there is a droid on board who is exceedingly annoying. One supposedly useful thing you are told though is that there is an intercom that ...
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What does selecting a Most Valuable Player in a Warzone do?

After finishing a Warzone match, you can vote which of the players of your team is a Most Valuable Player. How do the votes work? And what is the reward for being voted a MVP?