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 legacy surnames have to be unique?

Obviously character names are unique per server, but are legacy surnames as well?
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Can companions have their own Light/Dark side rating?

My companion's character sheet has a light/dark side rating, though it is at 0. Is there a way for them to become more good/bad by making, or forcing them to make, alignment choices? Or is this a ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there any way to get Dark Side items besides the vendor on the fleet and random drops?

I recently went all the way from Light V to Dark V in order to buy the speeder and pet from the Dark Side vendor on the Fleet. I'm planning on heading back to the light but while I'm here I figure I ...
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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 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 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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How do I (learn to) make Blue/Purple Artificer items?

I've noticed that all specifically named lightsaber addons (such as Resolve Hilt 6) come in 3 different qualities: Green, Blue, and Purple, with the stats increasing in that list from left to right. ...
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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 do Dark Side and Light Side points work with regard to your faction?

I know that gaining points in one primary direction will allow you to unlock special items, but I was wondering how it affected your standing with your chosen faction. If I'm playing as a Jedi of the ...
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Modifying UI in Star Wars: The Old Republic

I was wondering if, like World of Warcraft did it before, Star Wars: The Old Republic has tools to create your own UI. Does anybody know of any resources about that?
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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 ...