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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Storyline progression in SW:TOR

I just saw that the Legacy in SW:TOR unlocks when a character finishes Chapter 1... level 26. I'm still not done with it. How many chapters are there, and what is the level range of each? (on ...
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What are the various SW:TOR servers named after?

In WoW, Blizzard named their servers after prominent characters or groups. I had expected that SW:TOR would be the same way. Now, I'm no starwars neophyte, but I don't recognize half the terms that ...
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I infiltrated a cult, but now I think I want to join them. Should I?

Minor spoilers for a quest on Dromund Kaas... So I was hired to join the Revanites and unmask their leader. I finally met the leader and she knows why I joined and has proposed I lie to the guy who ...
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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 are the best practices in theory crafting around generating an optimal spell/ability rotation in an MMO?

When SWTOR rolls out, I'd like to have a firm grip on how to approach the theory crafting of working out my DPS rotation during encounters. How do I determine and model things like spell ...
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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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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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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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Where can I learn to make Force Wielder hilts?

I have Artificing, which allows me to make various lightsaber components. Right now, I can make Resolve Hilt 2-7 and Might Hilt 2-7, but during questing, I received a Force Wielder Hilt 6 as a quest ...
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If I reverse engineer a stack of items, what happens?

I had three Compact Medpacs in a stack. If I reverse engineer and right-click the whole stack is reverse engineered and I get some resources. I did this once by accident and wasn't paying attention to ...
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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's up with Outlaw's Den?

I've visited Outlaw's Den on Tatooine. It's an open PvP area and according to an article I've found from before the release, it should contain rare gathering nodes and also chests containing ...
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Do the different skills on the skill tree add to each other?

In the bounty hunter: powertech skill tree, the skill puncture lets rail shot ignore up to 60% of your opponents armour and the skill superheated rail let you ignore 30% of your oppenents armour. So ...
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Where do I get the T7-01 droid companion?

I'm playing as a Jedi Consular, and around level 7 I noticed that some people already have the T7-01 droid companion while I'm still all by my lonesome. Did I miss something? Where do I get T7-01?
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How can I toughen Qyzen Fess?

I play as a Jedi Sage using the Telekinesis tree (damage and a little crowd control). My character cannot take much damage because of the light armor and the endurance values. So I'm using Qyzen as ...
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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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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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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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What is the easiest way to earn a few more Dromund Kaas commendations?

So actually I've just got my eye on a piece of Dromund Kaas commendation gear that I am 1 commendation shy of affording. What are my options for getting that missing commendation? Is there a "daily" I ...
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Datacron Locations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find all the datacrons and what can I get from them? To englobe all "Where are the datacrons on blank planet?" questions, I'm here to ask: Is there a ...
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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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Application to help with setting the price in GTM

I noticed that the default price for selling some crafting-related items seems to be much lower than the "market price". Since it's hard to tell what the actual market price is based on what's ...
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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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Sucky armor for long side quest line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the deal with orange items without stats? Are there any inherent stats on orange gear? Is there something special to do with the armor you get at the end of ...
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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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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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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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In the old republic, is the better long term strategy commendations or gear?

When you complete missions many times you are offered a choice between the current worlds commendation and either some companion gear or personal gear. With crafting and the galactic market, how much ...
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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 do I get the Korriban title?

According to my Codex, I'm missing an "Achievement: Title" for Korriban. I thought I had done everything on the planet. What is this title and how do I earn it?
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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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How do you zoom out further?

How do you move the camera further back from your character to get a bigger view? The mousewheel only goes so far, but not far enough.
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What is the best use of Warzone Commendations (for PVP purposes) after reaching Battlemaster (Valor Rank 60)?

While I understand the word "best" may make the question a little subjective, but from a pure PVP perspective what would be the best use of these commendations after you get to rank 60/buy all your ...
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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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How do I speak to my companion?

I just finished up the last quest on Korriban, and my companion, Khem Val keeps saying, "I want to speak with you." So... I right click him, and he says: "I want to speak with you." So, I'm at a ...
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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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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 ...