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 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 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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Can Sith use lightsabers of any other colour than red or yellow?

In Star Wars the Old Republic, can a lightsaber-wielding Sith use a saber with a colour other than red or yellow?
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How can I sell all my vendor trash easily?

Vendor trash, the fun flavor-text filled spice of MMOs, is filling up my bags all too often. It is usually mixed in with items I want to keep. Is there an easy way to sell all my worthless grey junk ...
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How does the alignment system work?

I currently have 1150 dark side points, and 900 light side points. How long will it take me to reach dark side tier 1?
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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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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 Mercenary Commendations?

One of the PvP vendors in the Imperial Fleet accepts both Warzone Commendations, that you get for participating in warzone matches, and Mercenary Commendations. What are those Mercenary Commendations?...
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How do pets work?

Now that the game has been released, those with the Deluxe Edition of The Old Republic get a Training Droid pet and those with the Collector's Edition additionally get a Mouse Droid. How do these ...
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Will I lose my escape pod if I use it?

I've now got a ship and it's TOTALLY AWESOME, ahem. It's got an escape pod that I can interact with. For some reason I'm not sure why you can interact with it, what it does or why it's intractable. ...
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Armour ratings and armour values [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between armor and rating? Can anyone tell me why an item with 25 armour (rating 54) is better than 228 armour (rating 48)? I've put in some mods to ...
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What level can I choose my advanced class?

In Star Wars the old republic, you choose a class at character creation and later you get to choose an advanced class (such as gunslinger for smuggler). What level does that happen?
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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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Why should I use the Item Modification Table?

It seems that any modification you can do to a weapon on the Item Modification Table can also be done from Inventory. Why are there so many tables and why would I want to use them?
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The Old Republic Galactic Trade Network successful sell with no credit?

Recently I have put several items onto the Galactic Trade Network (GTN) for selling. I have 3 items which can be sold successfully, and I can receive 3 mails for successful sell confirmation. However,...
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Can I learn Dual Talent Specialization?

World of Warcraft has an ability to have two different talent builds and switch between them with a button press. Does this exist in Star Wars: The Old Republic? If so, where (and when) do I learn ...
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Can Vette be corrupted?

I've heard rumors that if you keep Vette's shock collar on, and shock her every chance you get, then she will eventually become twisted and start to prefer the dark side dialogue choices that she ...
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How do I split a stack of items?

I have a stack of medpacs, and I'd like to trade a handful of them to another group member, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to split the stack. How do I split a stack of items?
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How can I handle inappropriate behaviour?

Lately, I've been running into a lot of distasteful language and behaviour. I'd like to take part of /General chat and submit it with my ticket. Is there a way to do so?
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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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What determines which crew missions are available?

Obviously your level in the relevant crew skill plays a factor, but I see different missions all the times, and sometimes no higher level missions at all (that I had previously had available. I can't ...
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Is Rich or Abundant better?

In The Old Republic, many of the crew skills are moderate, and it's fairly obvious that Rich and Abundant are both better than moderate, but is Rich yields the best? Or Abundant? Are there other ...
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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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What should I do with schematics for the opposite faction?

I just had a lockbox come back with a schematic inside that is for a Jedi Consular (or other Republic side class). Being Sith, I have no use for this and presume selling it to be pointless, again, ...
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How do I get a Magenta Lightsaber Crystal?

Pink Lightsabers are freaking awesome, and the +33 to [Stat] isn't bad either. However, these crystals seem to be incredibly rare - one just sold on my server for two million credits! How do I get ...
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Is there a way to turn off the display of helmets for my companions?

Ideally, I'd like a solution that allows me to keep helm display on for my own character, but could accept a setting that is all or nothing. As it stands, the "Show/Hide Helmet" option in preferences ...
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Is there a “Right click to move to” in The Old Republic?

Is there a "Right click to move to" option like there is in World of Warcraft? I cannot seem to find if there an option like this. It would be helpful/easier to move around and interact with quest ...
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Confirmation email address error code 16

My swtor (Star Wars: Old Republic - Free to Play account) char hit level 16 yesterday. When i try to enter the game with my character i get the Error code 16 (you must validate email address). I ...
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If I don't kill Syreena will she show up later?

So in the smuggler storyline, right before you leave Ord Mantell, you have the option to kill or not kill Syreena. If you choose not to, will she show up later in the storyline?
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How do I obtain a white lightsaber crystal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What colors of lightsaber are there (and where can I get them)? Is there any way to get the white lightsaber crystal? I have seen people with them running around, and they ...
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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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How much does respeccing cost?

I gather that I can pay to respec my abilities, but does the cost go up permanently once I use it, or can I respec periodically for a low price?
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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 it'...
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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 from ...
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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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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 here....
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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 ...