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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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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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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What are the Galactic Trade Network costs?

How are the costs of using the Galactic Trade Network (GTN) calculated? I know that the length of the auction changes the cost on the Sell interface. But you get credits back if the item doesn't sell....
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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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How do you summon a different companion than the one that is on a mission? [closed]

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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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 but ...
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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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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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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 can I tell if I'm in a rest area?

I must be missing something obvious, but I can't figure out how to tell if I'm actually in a rest area or not. Is there some buff or tooltip I'm missing?
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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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Is there a quick way to get groups together?

Is there some World of Warcraft meeting stone/Warlock summon analog in The Old Republic to quickly assemble groups and fetch that last straggler that takes 5 minutes to walk across the station? There'...
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Where can I get the STAP?

Those with the Collector's Edition of The Old Republic get a Single Trooper Aerial Platform: The STAP is a sleek and unique in-game vehicle you will acquire during your journeys. Where do I ...
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Do I get only one preorder bonus or one per character?

I am wondering if the Preorder bonus (the stone thats makes you change you lightsaber color) is only once, or one for every character you create? Also, do you get one later in the game if you didn't ...
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Who are the supporting characters in the game's intro cinematics?

In the three intro cinematics, there are a couple of recurring characters. Satele Shan, the female Jedi, for instance, and Darth Malgus. A couple of the other characters show up in official art, and ...
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Does level difference affect agro radius?

Does a level 30 player, for instance, have the ability to get closer to a level 10 mob than a level 10 player before it will attack them?
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Guild Description on SWTOR

Is the guild description in SWTOR public or private (to guild members only)? I want to put some teamspeak info in game and can't find a good place, this seems like a good place IF its private to guild ...
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How to get all outfits for different companions

Now that equipment is just decorative for companions (I approve personally) is there any way to get the various outfits that were handed out as quest rewards? Maybe they still are and I've just been ...
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Are there any quests with more than one companion?

In quite a few bioware games, near the end of the story you'll get a quest which allows you to travel with more than one of your companions. Often right before some of them decide to betray you. The ...
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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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Can my companions equip Alignment Restricted items that I can't equip?

Seeing as I'm playing an Imperial, there's a lot of Red Color Crystals floating around. But I'm a pretty tolerant dude, and have hit a rank of Light IV. All well and good, but I've recently started ...
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How is the default price of an item in GTM determined?

When I try to sell an item through the Galactic Trade Market, some price is automatically assigned to the item. I can then change the price, but I think many players will keep the default one. How is ...
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Any way to ignore system messages in the chat screen?

I'm a preffered status in the game and because of that my cash limit is 350 000$ (or whatever they use in the game, honestly dont know). Because of this, every time i get cash when i am capped, the ...
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Bolster for level for stealth in < 55 Warzone

If I am in a lower level warzone, then all out gear is bolstered. But what about levels re stealth? If I am 30 and they are 54 is their chance of seeing me like a lvl 55 looking at a lvl 55 or a lvl ...
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Are the quests/storyline optional?

I do not really like quests. In SWTOR how much of the storylines/quests do I need to do? I understand from the beta I had to do a long quest line to unlock the space ship and first companion. EDIT:...
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What is the most common method to find a group for a Flashpoint?

So I just got my first empire Flashpoint, a 2 player job. Since it starts from the fleet, I don't really want to just ask in fleet general chat if anyone wants to do the quest with me. Is there a ...
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Ways to earn experience-points

Besides the obvious ways to earn experience like: killing mobs completing quest which other ways exist get earn XP in SWTOR? I've only played about 30 minutes till now and wanted to know if i will ...
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Is there PvP gear for characters under the level cap?

I've been rockin' some Huttball matches, accruing a fat stack of Warzone Commendations. Now, I want to spend them -- but the only vendors I've been able to find exclusively cater to max level items. ...
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How do I beat the Taspan Ambush space combat mission?

I have Blue (crafted) Grade 2 Upgrades in every slot. I have the Power Conversion module, and I'm using it to increase my firepower, since my own ship isn't taking any damage on this run. I cannot ...
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What exactly is the difference between orange and purple gear?

Purple Gear is always more expensive due to being more rare (which is imho debatable when sold by a vendor, but that just as a side note). Both, orange and purple items allow modifications to change ...
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Can the pre-order bonus color crystals be traded? Can I get more?

I got the black/yellow color stone for pre-ordering The Old Republic, but I look a little unbalanced as a Jedi Sentinel with two lightsabers — the other is blue. As such I was hoping I could ...
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How can I get into the large area in the bottom-right of the Sundari Flatlands?

I've been eyeing this area on the map (Republic only): How can I get up there? What's in that area?
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Can I move the map and other UI elements? [duplicate]

I noticed you can move the chat frame around in The Old Republic, however I can't figure out how to move other elements around such as the local map, party frames and the like. Is it possible to ...
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What's the best way to solo elites?

I'm playing a Powertech spec'd bounty hunter which is currently at level 13. My problem lies in the fact that whenever elites enemies close, my guy drops immediately (3 or four hits max). And not ...
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What does a “Full” server mean?

I have a friend who played Star Wars: The Old Republic during the prerelease window. His characters are on one of the really early servers. Now that the game has been released and other people are ...
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When do I get my first companion?

I know you can get a companion in Star Wars: The Old Republic, but when do you get said companion?
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How do I change my ship's pilot?

So my companion Andronikos Revel had a quick chat with me via a quest, and I told him he could fly my ship. Okay I guess, now I hear his voice from time to time while doing space missions. Is there ...
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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?
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How do you use Data Crystals to purchase something?

I'm very new to gaming and I've got a lot of data crystals but when I visit a vendor my purchases are automatically deducted from my credits and I see no option to pay with crystals instead. What do ...
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What's the easiest daily way to farm Common Data Crystals at level 51+?

I recently finished Act 3 on my newest character and hit level 51, and I was thinking it would help to deck me and my companion out with mods from the Makeb comms vendor. I had enough comms to take ...
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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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How do holo calls work?

I just finished a group mission and when I went to turn in, two of the party members "dialed in" via holo calls. How does that work? Does someone need to go start the conversation and others can ...
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Can you upgrade normal to collector's edition

I have been playing SWTOR since launch but I have now just seen a local game store selling collector's edition boxes for cheap (comparatively). I'm tempted to buy one but I wouldn't really want a ...
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Do I need to do crew skill missions to use my trade skills?

The crafting skills in Star Wars: The Old Republic require components earned from Crew Skills missions: Pay 97c, send Khem Val away for 3 minutes, and poof, 2 Rubat Crystals (or whatever). Do I have ...
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Which crew skills do instant 60s get?

Is there a list somewhere of which classes get which crew skills when you create an instant 60? I have all the ACs on Imp side at reasonable levels (55+) but I don't always bother with the crew ...
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Agent roll going super far?

so i've seen agents (operatives and snipers) do super far rolls sometimes in PvP and i'm wondering how this works? Usually its when they start the fight, they will do a roll, and as the ground under ...
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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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Will I only gain/lose companion affection if that companion is present for the conversation?

I notice that if I don't have a companion with me, I don't tend to gain any affection for them. For example, I've never gained/lost any affection from my ship droid, because I've never had him with me ...
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What are Daily Commendations? [closed]

On Belsavis, I found a "Mission Support Vendor" who sells level 50 modifications (and speeders) for Daily Commendations. What are they? How can I get them? Are they only for level 50 characters?
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Is there a way to undo a Mailbox message deletion?

If you accidentally sell something you didn't mean to, you can use the vendor Buy Back tab to recover the item without any more cost than what it was sold to you for. But what can you do if you ...