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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How large are the planets in Star Wars: The Old Republic?

How large are the planets in Bioware's Star Wars MMORPG? How do they compare to the continents in World of Warcraft?
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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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Problems with defeating the three shamans in Necessary Sacrifice mission (Sith Inquisitor)

I tried the fight against the three shamans in the mission "Necessary Sacrifice" multiple times. I only managed to kill the weak one. Is there some good strategy (Sorcerer Lvl 47) or do I have to get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How long can a guild name be in SWTOR?

How long can a guild name be in SWTOR? I am trying to determine a name for my group of friends, but we need to know how much room we have to work with.
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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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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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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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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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How are “immobilized” and “incapacitated” defined?

As a Sentinel I got two moves: Opportune Strike and Pommel Strike. These can be used on immobilized (and slowed) and incapacitated targets respectively. Initially I was able to use Pommel Strike on ...
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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 ...
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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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SWTOR View Distance

I have an annoying problem regarding the view distance in Star Wars: The Old Republic. It used to have a slider during beta where you could adjust the distance stuff would be shown. But now I can't ...
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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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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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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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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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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 am I doing wrong while battling a Sith NPC as a Trooper Vanguard?

Whenever I have to fight a Sith (Elites) even 2 levels lower than me (at 4 level lower, I can defeat them with few HP to spare), I tend to die. I play a 32 Trooper Vanguard and have level appropriate ...
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DAILY & Bonus Series NPC's and locations

I've been banging around search results for NPC locations of Bonus Quest starters. I can't seem to find anything like this: Hoth Bonus Series NPC Starter: Orbital Station (x,y), Prerequisites: (x, ...
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Relic effect end affecting current action

If I activate a relic, which has crit chance on it, and, at the end of it's 20 second duration, I am in the middle of an ability, is the chance of the ability to crit taken from when the ability was ...
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How can I heal my companion (or tell them to heal themselves)?

It seems, that even though he has the health of a decaying Ewok, my Jedi Knights first companion - the droid T7 - loves to build up the threat level. Is there any sort of medpac I can use on him, and ...
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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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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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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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Attack Vs Triage Adrenals; (Force Power + Debuff vs Raw Power)

When looking at questions like Power vs. Force Power and What effect do the lesser character stats have?, everyone seems to indicate that Power and Force Power have the exact same effect. If that's ...
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Does the Warzone queue launch with uneven teams?

I am growing pretty tired of getting into a match with uneven teams and having little to no hope of winning. Does the Warzone queue launch with uneven teams? I am just getting unlucky and getting ...
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Does the Operative talent “Flash Powder” work on bosses that are immune to the incapacitate from Flash Bang?

Specifically raid bosses - are they affected by the accuracy debuff? I know a number of other similar effects (i.e. from Snipers and Marauders) do work on raid bosses. Wondering if this would be a ...
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Why is SWTOR not downloading through EA's Origin service?

So, I'm about to download SWTOR as written here http://www.swtor.com/early-access. But it seems like I have to download the client by itself, not via the Origin program by EA, even if the game shows ...
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What are Daily Commendations?

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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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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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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How does map in new Star Wars MMO compare with WoW and similar games? [closed]

There is a new Star Wars game in beta right now. I was wondering if anyone tell me how large it is map- wise and how it compares to other popular games?
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Can I go back to the story missions after I grind to PvP if I ever desired to?

I just bought SWTOR and I never liked casual questing. Can I grind to 50 with PvP and then go back to the story missions at my leisure? Or will being too high of a level inhibit my ability to accept ...
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Power vs. Force Power

For a sith inquisitor focusing on PvP healing, what stat should I focus on and why? Power or Force Power? Both seem to push my force abilities, but what's the better choice when faced with a ...
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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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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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Does the class story continue after act 3? [closed]

I have reached level 50 and finished act 3 of my class story. The loading screen now says "Interlude". I assume the class story currently doesn't progress beyond that, am I right? And if it does not ...