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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What medals can be earned in Warzone?

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, completing certain objectives while in a Warzone will earn you a "medal" buff, which gives you additional valor and commendations when the Warzone ends. What is the ...
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What kinds of lightsabers (and fighting methods) are available?

One of the (excellent) videos for Star Wars: The Old Republic showcases a character wielding 2 lightsabers... and one of those is itself a double-bladed lightsaber, allowing for a particularly ...
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Which companions have romance options?

SWTOR seems to have many romance options, and many opportunities to flirt with NPCs. Listing all of the NPCs you can sleep with seems to be a unexpectedly large list outside the scope of this site, ...
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What determines your character's voice actor in TOR?

I started up a Human Republic Commando in TOR, and was delighted to be greeted with the delightful sound of Jennifer Hale. So when I had the chance to make another Human character, I jumped at the ...
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Will I be handicapped if I don't choose an alignment?

I'm fairly pragmatic, and with dialog choices after dialog choices, it's fairly tempting to just be fairly neutral towards it all (I guess that makes me...a role-player, oh no!). If I do this in The ...
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Does race matter?

Is there any differences between races except for looks? I haven't been able to find any information on this so I am leaning towards it doesn't matter, but I can't find any confirmation on this ...
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I've agreed to be the spokesperson for a new line of performance enhancing drugs. How do I use them?

So, my Bounty Hunter, having achieved a fair amount of Galactic Notoriety after winning the Great Hunt, has received an offer from Adascorp to endorse their new line of experimental Stims. Since the ...
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What are Defender points?

When you are in a Warzone, you can earn "Defender Points". What exactly are they? How are they computed? What are they good for?
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When do damage-over-time and healing-over-time effects calculate their effect?

Does a damage-over-time effect determine its damage and crit rate for the entire duration based on your stats at the time that it's cast? Or dynamically on a per-tick basis? Put another way: is it ...
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How can I improve my social skills?

Some of the items in Star Wars: The Old Republic refer to a "Social Rank", and they won't let me use them until I reach Social Rank 1 (or higher). What are social points? How do I earn them? Aside ...
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What's the deal with orange items without stats?

When comparing these two items Mantellian Smuggler's Tunic and Spec Ops Jacket, the only visible difference is 113 armor. Is it just me, or is there very little point in upgrading these, rather than ...
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How can I rewatch the intro movie?

I loaded up Star Wars: The Old Republic for the first time this morning and hit escape to skip the intro video. I'd now like to watch it, but now when I load the game, it skips straight past the intro ...
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What level can I choose my advanced class?

In Star Wars the old republic, you choose a class at character creation and later you get to choose an advanced class (such as gunslinger for smuggler). What level does that happen?
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What colors of lightsaber are there (and where can I get them)?

Seeing this question How do I get a Magenta Lightsaber Crystal?, I see that there are more lightsaber colors than I thought. I know there are: Red Yellow Purple Green Blue Yellow + Dark center ...
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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 ...
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Can I learn Dual Talent Specialization?

World of Warcraft has an ability to have two different talent builds and switch between them with a button press. Does this exist in Star Wars: The Old Republic? If so, where (and when) do I learn ...
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Change the server of the character

How can I change the server on which my character is? Is there a way? I heard you can do it in WoW, but can you do it in SWTOR?
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What is Resolve?

In PvP matches there is a special “Resolve” meter. It seems to fill up during fights and then it slowly goes down. How exactly does it work? What does it affect?
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Is Origin required to play the digital download version of TOR?

Other than Origin being required to download and install the game content in the first place, is it required to play the digital download version of Star Wars: The Old Republic? Could I literally ...
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Do companions benefit from wearing +Presence gear?

So, Presence as a stat, is defined as raising your companions health and damage/healing output. Awesome! A stat just for soloing, that's pretty handy. And, using a +Presence stim, I see that, yes, my ...
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Why did Zash ask for Khem to be present during the ritual?

At the end of Chapter 1 of Sith Inquisitor's class quest line, before Zash (the blond Sith) tries to perform the ritual on Dromund Kass, she says she doesn't want Andronikos Revel to be present, but ...
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Which crew skills are appropriate for each class?

What crafting skills (and in turn their related skills) are good for each class? I was thinking about doing Biochem on my Jedi Shadow as it seemed fairly general (a la WoW Alchemist) and I already ...
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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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What can I do with leftover commendations?

So I made it to Dromond Kass, and I took with me a handful of unused Planetary Commendations from Korriban. Is there any use for these (now outdated) commendations, or will I be lugging them around ...
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What time do the daily quests reset?

What time do daily quests reset? Is it the same time per server (going by server time), per region, or is it a timer per person?
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Melee Class - Auto run to target

I'm a Jedi Knight in SWTOR and being a melee class, I find quite annoying having to run to follow my target when it's being pushed back by a party member. Is there an option to auto run at hitting ...
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I've got Supplies. Now what?

Having just arrived at Hoth, with my Imperial Agent, I checked in with the ranking officer of the Salvage operations on site at the base. He informed me that his superior is out in the field and can't ...
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Can Vette be corrupted?

I've heard rumors that if you keep Vette's shock collar on, and shock her every chance you get, then she will eventually become twisted and start to prefer the dark side dialogue choices that she ...
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How can I earn lots of credits?

On reaching level 20, I was advised to 'start saving up' for Speeder training by a tutorial popup. And looking at my class skill trainer, high level abilities cost... well, they cost what seems to be ...
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What's a world boss?

I've seen a "world boss" referenced several times, but have yet to see any quest that leads to something that seems like a "boss" for the world. So what's a world boss?
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How can I sell all my vendor trash easily?

Vendor trash, the fun flavor-text filled spice of MMOs, is filling up my bags all too often. It is usually mixed in with items I want to keep. Is there an easy way to sell all my worthless grey junk ...
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What's the difference between bound and unbound items?

From the normal meaning of the words I would have assumed that items that become bound to you on equip are unremovable, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I can take off bound armor, and I can ...
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Companion gear comparison

When I mouse over gear in SW: TOR, the game shows me the stat comparison between the piece and what I have equipped. Is there a way to do that for my companion's gear?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to target my companion?

In SWTOR, I often find myself playing a healer to my companion tanking, especially against Elite-level mobs. Currently, I am pressing F1 twice in order to target my companion. Sometimes, though, I ...
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Is it possible to get a hat that won't mess up my awesome mohawk?

I know the prospects aren't good, but are there any hats available (especially for smugglers) that would allow me to keep my wonderful Mohawk?
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Ventrilo's Push to Talk not working when playing Star Wars: The Old Republic

Several friends and I are playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. We use my Ventrilo server to chat, and have done so for years in other games (World of Warcraft, League of Legends, etc.) With Star ...
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Which is better for healing, power or crit?

When making a healer, is it better to focus on power or crit in early/mid/late games? Can someone provide some concrete examples with numbers on which is better in what situations?
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What are augments?

I told my minion Khem Val to synth me some pants, and three minutes later, I am notified that he has been "extremely successful", and has synth'd me a pair of "exceptional" pants. The item now has an ...
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How do I split a stack of items?

I have a stack of medpacs, and I'd like to trade a handful of them to another group member, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to split the stack. How do I split a stack of items?
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What does “pushback” refer to?

In the skill tree for Jedi Sage, Psychic Barrier reduces pushback suffered while activating mind crush and telekinetic throw. I haven't noticed my character physically moving backwards so I assume ...
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SWTOR security key and app

I'm curious if you can set up the mobile key on a android and then order the physical key later and then use it too? I am always misplacing either my phone or keys and would like to have the ability ...
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How do I use proton torpedoes?

I just bought proton torpedoes since I got to level 50, but I don't know how to use them. They're not in the hotkey-bar in space combat and I can't find anything in the keybindings section of the ...
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Why can't I gather some archaeology nodes?

My Sith Sorcerer is an archaeologist and fairly frequently, I'll see a crystal formation on my minimap, head over to it, but I am unable to use it. My cursor does not change to the "gather" icon, and ...
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Why does my companion (Qyzen) have Aim as a primary stat?

From what the in-game tooltip says about Aim and from what I'm reading online, it's primarily used to increase ranged damage and critical, however, Qyzen Fess doesn't use ranged weapons. His only ...
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Can Sith use lightsabers of any other colour than red or yellow?

In Star Wars the Old Republic, can a lightsaber-wielding Sith use a saber with a colour other than red or yellow?
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What is fuel cost?

I just got my ship in SW: The Old Republic and I noticed that space missions have a fuel cost associated with them. What does it actually mean? Do I need to buy fuel periodically? Where can I see how ...
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Can I hide my legacy surname?

I gather that getting a legacy in SWTOR bestows a last name on your character. I didn't really realize this when I made my character so the surname I'd like doesn't really fit with my character name. ...
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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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Is it worth upgrading my equipment for warzones?

When entering a Warzone PvP arena in Star Wars: The Old Republic, players receive a buff that reportedly increases your statistics for weapons, armor and base attributes to what they would be at Level ...
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How many quests does each companion have?

I just completed a companion quest for Khem Val, and I'm wondering how many more (if any) he's likely to throw my way if I give him more gifts? His affection is around the 3600 mark, I've had him ...