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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In the Star Wars timeline, when does SW:TOR take place?

The old republic era in general goes from 25,053 BBY to 1000 BBY. But when exactly does the game take place in relation to Episode 1 of the Star Wars Movie Saga? Are any of the movie characters born ...
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How does the mission distribution of some Crewskills work?

I have Archeology. Sometimes I can select a mission to gain Artifact Fragments, sometimes not. How does this exactly work? When is such a mission available and when not? Is it pure luck? Does it ...
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What is the use of the Pilot's Armor in SW:TOR?

After buying and subscribing to Star Wars - The Old Republic, I received multiple packages with Pilot's Armor. What is the use of this Armor and why is it called Adaptive Armor? Is it of any use for ...
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mission reward items for vette: slicing armored or civilian?

What is the difference between the different mission rewards for the "Leaving Korriban" mission, in Star Wars the Old Republic? There are three options: Armored Slicing Civilian There doesn't ...
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Cartel pack character binding

Do the cartel market pack items bind to the character that purchases (claims) them? I know some of the unlocks and armor parts will be bound to the character with which you claim the item. Some ...
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Is it possible to get Ashara to max Affection as a female Inquisitor?

I'm an Inquisitor and I recently got Ashara as a companion. I also recently maxed out Affection on Khem Val, so I was thinking about trying to max out Ashara as well. Looking at her Torhead entry, ...
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Do I get full damage on my abilities if the animations fall behind the activations?

I have a Sith Sorcerer, and I've noticed that if I activate Force Lightning immediately after casting Lightning Strike (as soon as the casting bar fills but before the actual animation completes), I ...
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Background download stuck at 99%?

I've been playing SW:TOR for about a week now, and the game has been completing the download in the background. It stopped at 99.18% downloaded three days ago. Now, I'm level ten and finished on my ...
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Does “currency earned” mean total collected, or how much is in your bank?

The Achievement Legacy section includes a set of Currency achievements, Exorbitantly Wealthy, and is described as "Earned xxx credits." There are 100k, 1mil, 10mil levels. When it says "earned", does ...
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Telekinetics: When buffs are up, why use Disturbance over Telekinetic Throw?

I just hit 50 on my Sage and am trying to improve my Telekinetics DPS rotation. The guides I've found all say only to use Telekinetic Throw when you get the Psychic Projection proc from Weaken Mind. ...
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Swtor class questing help [duplicate]

I am about 4 levels lower than I should be. I keep dying and can't find a quest that's the same or lower level than me. I'm a level 8 consular on a level 12 consular class quest. Nothing has seemed to ...
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How does the alignment system work?

I currently have 1150 dark side points, and 900 light side points. How long will it take me to reach dark side tier 1?
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Does completing quests at different levels actually give you different XP?

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, doing quests up to six levels below yours yields a chunk of experience points (XP). Across the SW:TOR forums, people say to maximize experience, do orange level quests ...
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How can I run the launcher without administrator privileges? [duplicate]

This is pretty much a similar case to How do I stop the launcher bringing up the UAC prompt every time? but under Windows 8. I tried to go through the steps and install the shims for the launcher, ...
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Is it only subscribers that get certain mission rewards?

I've just started playing Star Wars: The Old Republic and noticed that certain mission rewards seem to be locked and dissapear when I 'Accept' the mission end dialog. There's a tooltip that mentions ...
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How can play back combat logs in real time?

I'm trying squeeze the last ounce of DPS from my spec and a guildie helpfully provided a video of his rotation on the combat dummy. However, I'm finding it pretty hard to follow just from watching ...
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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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Are any crew skills profitable on their own without the GTN in SW:TOR?

Are any crew skills profitable on their own without the GTN in SW:TOR? I am speaking of both crafting and missions. Are any of the crew skills (in any combination) generally profitable (making more ...
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Which crew skills should I pick as a F2P player limited to 2 of 3?

I am a newbie to The Old Republic. Right now I am a Preferred Status player, so I have a total of 2 crew skills for selection. I am wondering what should I learn. I heard that for crafting skills, ...
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The Old Republic Galactic Trade Network successful sell with no credit?

Recently I have put several items onto the Galactic Trade Network (GTN) for selling. I have 3 items which can be sold successfully, and I can receive 3 mails for successful sell confirmation. ...
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How can I handle inappropriate behaviour?

Lately, I've been running into a lot of distasteful language and behaviour. I'd like to take part of /General chat and submit it with my ticket. Is there a way to do so?
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Is there any use for the new HK-51 gear that was mailed if yours already came with gear?

I understand that some people got a "naked" HK due to a bug, but mine came wearing a full set of Orange gear with blue 51 mods. Does the "HK-51's Combat Outfit" that was mailed today with patch 1.5.2 ...
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Is it possible to get Cartel Coins from any other source?

Various items can be purchased in-game using Cartel Coins from the in-game Black Market. I have noticed that it is possible to get certain items marked as 'Cartel Items' (for example a minor ...
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Confirmation email address error code 16

My swtor (Star Wars: Old Republic - Free to Play account) char hit level 16 yesterday. When i try to enter the game with my character i get the Error code 16 (you must validate email address). I ...
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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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Is there any way to get Dark Side items besides the vendor on the fleet and random drops?

I recently went all the way from Light V to Dark V in order to buy the speeder and pet from the Dark Side vendor on the Fleet. I'm planning on heading back to the light but while I'm here I figure I ...
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How do I stop C2-N2 from attacking?

As a Smuggler/Gunslinger, I have no healing ability but my ship droid C2-N2. I do cybertech, so he's very well equipped. Trouble is, C2-N2 will run in and punch opponents drawing aggro to himself. ...
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Do my companions gain abilities by themselves or do I need to train their abilities somewhere?

I've realized that if my Star Wars: The Old Republic companions had as many abilities as I did, it would needlessly complicate the gameplay. But, for some of my companions, I can't tell if their ...
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Game time card - how does it work?

When I buy a SWTOR Game Time Card, what exactly does 60 days of game time mean, and how it is tied to the real world time? I have read all FAQs and subscriptions, but I am still none the wiser. Does ...
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What causes you to become Unbeatable in PvP?

Today I was "Unbeatable" in PvP for the first time, accompanied by the normal "An ally is unbeatable!" announcement. Upon Googling it I found that this is awarded when you get 4 medals in a single ...
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Binding Ctrl+Shift+F

I'm trying to bind CTRL + Shift + F to one of my quickbar 4 slots but it won't register the key command. CTRL + F works, as does Shift + F. I'm using the Razer Blackwidow ultimate keyboard and naga ...
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Is it possible to get a mount/speeder before lvl 25?

I am currently lvl 16 in my first play through of Star Wars the Old Republic. In visiting the trainer, I see that when I reach lvl 25, I can buy the speeder skill and then purchase a speeder. On the ...
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Dual specialization in SWTOR

In World of Warcraft you can change between two specializations, is there something like this in SWTOR? As an example, can I play as bounty hunter mercenary arsenal , then switch to bodyguard?
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Tier system in SWTOR

In SWTOR you have light/dark points at 1000 point you have tier 1, where can I buy it or just it is a requirement? is it PVE set? how can I buy the pvp set?
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Were the Korrealis Prince and Korrealis Sovereign speeders Bind on Pickup or Bind on Equip?

Were the Korrealis Prince and Sovereign speeders BoP or BoE? I ask because, my character having been poor at the time they were discontinued, I'm interested in buying them from someone now. I've ...
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Can the Orochick (Wondrous Egg) be acquired? If so, how?

I have the Orokeet (Unusual Egg) and Orosquab (Mysterious Egg) pets, and I've been looking for information on how to get the Orochick (Wonderous Egg). Unfortunately, everything I've found seems ...
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Force a repair of Star Wars: The Old Republic

I successfully downloaded/installed Star Wars: The Old Republic (SW-TOR) and ran it. But, I uninstalled it to try to fix something else. Before I uninstalled it, I made a backup of most of the files ...
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Who is the Bounty Hunter on the Star Wars: The Old Republic loading screen?

I think I know who all of the other characters are, but I'm stumped on the - or what appears to be - female Bounty Hunter. A link to the image in question.
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Is there more than one outcome for Halidrell Setsyn's storyline?

In the Sith Warrior storyline, you meet Halidrell Setsyn on Nar Shadda: Later on in the story... Is this the only possible outcome?
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What is the easiest way to defeat Lord Rathari?

I'm struggling to defeat Lord Rathari on Nar Shaddaa. Can someone please let me know if there is a specific strategy or prerequisite equipment needed for defeating him? I'm a Sith Juggernaut (Level ...
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What strategy gives the highest DPS for a low-level Jedi Consular?

Last night I started a Jedi Consular alt and got to level 10 by the time I finished off Tython. (I'm very familiar with it from my Knight. I have a life, OK? Shut up.) What I noticed is that I was ...
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Why are droid parts so rare?

I've been saving up all my credits to outfit some of my companions and I've noticed that droid parts seem to be really rare in the game. Why is this? I thought that a crafting profession could make ...
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What happened to the Rakghoul DNA?

At the last possible second last night I mailed my remaining Rakghoul DNA to someone else before the servers went down for the patch. What happened to that DNA and any remaining in player's ...
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Will I miss out if I don't take the top tier skills?

So my Guardian is 45 now, and I'm rapidly running out of points to put into skills. I'm using the defence tree, and I don't think I'll have enough points to get to Guardian Strike. Will I be missing ...
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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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Is there a way to ensure I'm told what item was sold?

Sometimes when I sell an item on the Galactic Market I get a message saying "Someone has purchased the item you put up for sale"; other times, it mentions the specific item that was sold. The former ...
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What is the Rakghoul plague?

Recently while roaming the imperial fleet, there came a warning message saying that Tatooine has been hit by the Rakghoul plague, and visitors shouldn't go. Now i've seen med droids sell antidotes. ...
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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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What do I do with this legacy weapon unlock?

So, 1.2 is here and suddenly all those legacy levels mean something. Somehow in the deluge of info, I missed the part where they told me what to with the legacy main hand weapon parts they mailed me. ...
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Is there any way I can get through the door to the staircase in Castle Panteer? [closed]

I made my character the largest size possible; that was a mistake. On Alderaan I'm trying to get the datacron in Castle Panteer, but I'm getting stuck on the door to the staircase: Is there any ...