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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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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Why won't my follower just leave me alone‽

I love Khem. I really do. He gets his face bashed in on a regular basis so I don't have to. But for all his "Yes, master", and "Watch your back, little Sith", I can't help but notice that he follows ...
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Can Diplomacy be useful in flashpoints?

I've played through several Flashpoints by now and I've noticed that there are usually several places where having a particular crew skill trained sufficiently can unlock a bonus or a shortcut -- ...
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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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Is there any way to silence the robot companion?

The incessant repetition of "I was just wondering what I could do to please you!" stopped being cute the 3rd time. I couldn't use the pet to heal, because it seemed to be bugged to repeat that phrase ...
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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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A way to add set target markers through quick slots?

To set a target marker above a mob today, you have to right click on the portrait and select the icon through a popup menu. Is there a quicker way to do this? I'd like to be able to do this through ...
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Can I get new crafting recipes from the trainer?

In The Old Republic, my main character has the armourmech crew skill. When I initially picked up the crew skill, the armourmech trainer offered me some crafting recipes, six of them. Since that ...
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How can I make my companion focus on healing another player?

So, I'm a Vanguard in the level 30s and a friend has just got the game and started playing. I've run through a few Flashpoints and Heroics with him for fun, and and to help him through until we're an ...
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How do you obtain a security key in Star Wars: The Old Republic?

I know the security key is optional but I can't seem to figure out how to get one... I tried the in-game vendor but it wouldn't let me even access his stuff. Also, once you have one, how onerous is ...
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How much damage does the Sith Inquisitor ability “Static Shield” absorb?

How much damage does the Sith Inquisitor Static Shield absorb? The ability description reads "A high amount of damage". Is it a static number or is it influenced by my stats? Does it absorb all ...
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Where did my Mouse Droid pet go?

I got my Mouse Droid from the mail and clicked on it, which gave me some message about adding a pet. It followed me for a while but disappeared at some point, and it's no longer in my inventory or ...
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Do other (none-primary) attributes affect my character?

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, there exist datacrons which provide a permanent stat boost to your character. Different datacrons enhance different attributes. My main is a Sith Inquisitor. I can see ...
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How does the rested experience system work?

When I first started playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, I was pleased to see a rested experience system in place. I had made extensive use of it in World of Warcraft, and planned to do the same ...
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Does my equipment's effectiveness degrade with the durability score?

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, all my gear has a durability score which ticks down towards zero until my stuff is broke and doesn't work. If my equipment is down to, say, 20% durability, is it less ...
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Is it worth it to remove Item Modifications?

In SWTOR you can put various modifications into various items that you wear/use -- and you can remove these and put new ones in, at a charge. Is it worth it to remove them and sell them, if you're ...
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Where are the profession trainers in TOR?

I've been running around Korriban for a while now, and noticed that some of the beasties that I've been force choking to death have "Bioanalysis Required" popping up on their corpse. I'm aware this ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of having a light/dark side alignment of the opposing side? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do Dark Side and Light Side points work with regard to your faction? In Star Wars the Old Republic, you can earn alignment points towards light side or dark side ...
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Why am I not eligible for the quest The Freightskippers?

I have been questing with my Wife in SWTOR. We are both Republic. She is playing a Smuggler and I am a Trooper. We are both level 14. She is eligible for The Freightskippers from Agent Nurls Yorksin ...
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Is the old republic end-game focused?

tldr, My question is this: Is SWTOR a game that is heavily focused on players at the level cap, or is bulk of the game focused on characters that are still leveling? And now a little of my boring ...
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Can I trade items between my characters?

It would seemingly make sense for you to be able to give unbound items from one of your characters to another, but I don't know if there's a way to do this. Is there? I was thinking it might be ...
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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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What are the unique benefits from each crafting skill in SWTOR?

In SWTOR, the Cybertech skill gives you the ability to make bind-on-pickup speeders. This means that all cybertech crafters will have speeders which other crafters cannot have. Biochem crafters can ...
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What is in the VIP area in the main fleet cantina?

I know you need the wrist band from the Digital Deluxe or Collector's Edition to access it, but what is up there in that exclusive VIP area?
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When is there scheduled downtime/weekly maintenance?

Other MMOs I've played in the past (Star Wars Galaxies, EverQuest 2, World of Warcraft) had a specific time each week that they took their servers down for maintenance. Does SWTOR have weekly ...
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Where is the advanced class trainer for smugglers?

Where is the advanced class trainer for smugglers? I can't find where I am supposed to choose my specialization.
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Paying credits after a failled spacemission

When you start a spacemission you have to pay some credits to go to the destination. If I die during a spacemission and I press the button "retry mission". Do I have to pay that money again, or can I ...
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How do you summon a different companion than the one that is on a mission?

I know you can summon a companion via the icon in the bottom left of the UI via the companion (person) icon with the right arrow. Or, you can open the Crew Management window and click the same icon ...
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Do your damage effects last after your death?

So, now that I've been playing a lot of pvp, I am starting to find my in the occasional position of being out of place and about to go down with no hope of healing. In these situations, I really want ...
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How does the Bolster effect in Warzones work?

In SWTOR, if you enter a PvP Warzone and are below level 50, your character is automatically "Scaled" to level 50 with a buff called Bolster - but how does that work numbers wise? Are you base stats ...
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What are the prerequisites (particularly levels) of the various Bonus Series questlines?

Starting with Balmorra for the Empire or Taris for Republicans, every planet in The Old Republic features a Bonus Series quest chain. These quests often have a higher level requirement than the rest ...
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In space combat, how do you disable shielded targets?

I'm playing the space battles and I can't seem to disable shielded targets. When I shoot at them (I assume it's them as they're yellow outlined reticules) they flash blue. I'm guessing you need a ...
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What happens if my companion hates me?

If I continually lose affection points with my companion, what happens? Does she run-away, drop dead, turn on me and fight to the death?
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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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What is the cooldown on companion gifts?

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, you can buy or acquire gifts for your companion characters. You can't give your companion a gift immediately after giving them one, but there's no cooldown indicators ...
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How does Artificing work?

So I've played around with Artificing a bit, but can't seem to make anything useful. I've looked around a bit, and found some neat schematic guides, but I don't know how to learn these schematics, and ...
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Where to spend Fleet Commendations?

I have amassed quite a few of these, as I rather enjoy the space battles. Although I've not found anywhere to trade them in yet. I've had a brief look around the Republic Fleet both Carrik station and ...
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Are there any inherent stats on orange gear?

My roommate and I are having an argument about whether or not orange gear (the fully moddable gear) has any inherent stats. Looking up the gear on the various websites has been less than useful so ...
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Applying companion customizations

Just before leaving the starting area, I got a "Vette Customization 2" as one of the quest rewards. Right-clicking it just tells me I can't equip it. How do I apply it to Vette?
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Which starting planets are shared with which classes?

If I want to level with a friend, but we want to play different classes, which two classes should we pick so we start on the same starting planet? Example: Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent both start ...
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What is the legacy system?

I finished act 1, and it gave me an option to choose a surname as part of the legacy system. I guess this is shared by all my alts? What other benefits are there for this (or have they mentioned any ...
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Why won't my SWTOR Launcher open?

I tried to open my SWTOR Launcher this morning after turning my computer back on (played last night just fine) and the launcher won't open. The process is running (launcher.exe on the task manager) ...
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What do the numbers next to the recipes in the crafting window mean?

In my crafting window there are numbers next to all the items I can make, but I don't know what they mean. I initially thought it was how many I could make with stuff I had on hand, but in my ...
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What does “Inspire Loyalty” actually do?

I'm playing as a Zabrak, whose social ability is "Inspire Loyalty". When I use it the target ally is either "Feeling patriotic" if it works or "Not feeling it" if it fails. What does this "feeling" ...
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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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Does armor weight matter with custom (orange) gear?

As a quest reward, my Jedi Guardian was offered the choice of two orange robes, one heavy armor, the other medium. They appeared cosmetically identical in the gear preview window. Since the stat ...
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Does alacrity affect GCD in swtor?

Does the alactrity or "activation speed" stat decrease GCD in swtor?
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In SWTOR is there somewhere that the chat/messages log is stored locally?

I could like to do some analysis on damage as well as keep a record of some of the chats that go on in SWTOR. You can scroll back when you are in a gaming session, but I would like to look at that ...
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How can I force my companion to focus on healing instead of attacking enemies?

I want my companion(Mako) to focus on only healing me but she keeps attacking people. How can I get her to only heal me and not attack? If she focused on healing I would be a lot better off. Does ...
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Is there a way to see your progress to the next level?

Is there a way to see your character's progress to the next level in SW:TOR?