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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How are PvP servers different?

My guild has joined a PvP server, and I'm not really a PvP player. I'm wondering how does PvP work? Will I get ganked whilst out and about? Will I lose all my items when I'm killed?
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Can I acquire both Republic and Imperial datacrons?

There are some datacrons like the +Cunning datacron on Tatooine that are in major towns. For example, there is a Republic datacron in Anchorhead and a matching Imperial datacron in Mos Ila. Is it ...
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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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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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Why does the Ammo bar color change?

When I use the Plamsa Cell ability, my ammo bar changes from yellow to orange. Later - while fighting, the ammo bar color switches back and forth between orange and yellow. What does it mean? ...
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How to rotate the camera without rotating the charcter?

Is there some way to look at the front of my character? And I don't mean looking at the image in the character menu.
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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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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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Binding Ctrl+Shift+F

I'm trying to bind CTRL + Shift + F to one of my quickbar 4 slots but it won't register the key command. CTRL + F works, as does Shift + F. I'm using the Razer Blackwidow ultimate keyboard and naga ...
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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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Can you turn off titles in player names?

Can you turn off titles in player names? For example if my name is Akbar, I might have the options to add "Captain Akbar" or "Akbar, Black Bisector". When I'm in a warzone, the titles make it ...
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Is there a way to test how much latency I would get before I buy?

Is there some way for me to test out what kind of latency I'd get in SWTOR without actually buying the game? E.g., pinging the game server IPs? (anyone has those IPs?) I'm asking because I currently ...
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How does Force regenerate?

I've been playing my Sith Inquisitor and, though the resources for the other classes have been either self explanatory (Knight/Warrior) or have helpful info about regen rates on mouseover (the other ...
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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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Telekinetics: When buffs are up, why use Disturbance over Telekinetic Throw?

I just hit 50 on my Sage and am trying to improve my Telekinetics DPS rotation. The guides I've found all say only to use Telekinetic Throw when you get the Psychic Projection proc from Weaken Mind. ...
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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 ...
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Paying credits after a failled spacemission

When you start a spacemission you have to pay some credits to go to the destination. If I die during a spacemission and I press the button "retry mission". Do I have to pay that money again, or can I ...
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Does completing quests at different levels actually give you different XP?

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, doing quests up to six levels below yours yields a chunk of experience points (XP). Across the SW:TOR forums, people say to maximize experience, do orange level quests ...
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Are any crew skills profitable on their own without the GTN in SW:TOR?

Are any crew skills profitable on their own without the GTN in SW:TOR? I am speaking of both crafting and missions. Are any of the crew skills (in any combination) generally profitable (making more ...
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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. ...
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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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What are the stats of the Razer green/black color crystal?

I have seen the green/black saber crystals from the Razer peripheral promotion, and I was wondering what the stats are. Are they like the yellow/black color crystal? Can you improve its stats, or are ...
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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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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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Are purchased gathering missions usable more than once?

I recently bought a Treasure Hunting mission from the Auction House. When I used it, I noticed the name of a new mission with a little unlocked lock appear next to it in my Treasure Hunt mission ...
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Where are screenshots taken with the SWTOR holocamera saved?

I purchased the digital plus pack for SWTOR and received the Holocamera. This should take screenshots (and seems to). I cannot figure out where these screenshots are store or if they actually are, ...
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Is it only subscribers that get certain mission rewards?

I've just started playing Star Wars: The Old Republic and noticed that certain mission rewards seem to be locked and dissapear when I 'Accept' the mission end dialog. There's a tooltip that mentions ...
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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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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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Flashpoints to start for fresh lvl 50's

Soon our guild will get together the first 4-man group of lvl 50 characters. What order would be be good to run the Flashpoints and nightmare Flashpoints in?
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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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Do Legacy XP Bonus unlocks affect Legacy XP?

In the game, there are character perks that allow you to unlock XP Bonuses for different activities in the game, such as Space Combat, PvP, Flashpoints and a lot of other events. But do those also ...
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In The Old Republic ship-based minigame, is there a way to destroy shielded targets? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In space combat how do you disable shield generators? In The Old Republic ship-based minigame, is there a way to destroy shielded targets? Most targets will go down ...
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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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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 level can a bounty hunter dual-wield pistols?

Like the question states, I was wondering at what level I would be able to dual-wield pistols as a Bounty Hunter.
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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 do the numbers next to your portrait in group conversations mean?

When in a group and after / during the choices section of a conversation a number appears in the bottom-right of each members portrait. I'm guessing that it is the roll result for what choice is ...
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Companion affection limits

With regards to the companion affection limit, if I have got maximum affection from my companion, is there any penalty for losing affection? Also, whilst my companion has maximum affection for me, ...
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What is the use of the Pilot's Armor in SW:TOR?

After buying and subscribing to Star Wars - The Old Republic, I received multiple packages with Pilot's Armor. What is the use of this Armor and why is it called Adaptive Armor? Is it of any use for ...
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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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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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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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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 ...