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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What is the penalty for dying in SWTOR?

In many MMO's, there is a (sometimes huge) penalty for dying. For example in Lord of the Rings Online, there used to be a huge dread penalty, which made it very hard for you to win battles for half an ...
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Why did Zash ask for Khem to be present during the ritual?

At the end of Chapter 1 of Sith Inquisitor's class quest line, before Zash (the blond Sith) tries to perform the ritual on Dromund Kass, she says she doesn't want Andronikos Revel to be present, but ...
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How can I copy my keybindings from one character to another?

I just created my 2nd Star Wars: The Old republic character, and I see that new characters are set to the default keybindings. I'd changed quite a few on my first character and don't want to have to ...
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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 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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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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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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What is Centering?

After a certain level some of my moves appear to build up something called Centering that wears off after a certain number of seconds. I think I skipped the description of this accidentally and I ...
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Ventrilo's Push to Talk not working when playing Star Wars: The Old Republic

Several friends and I are playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. We use my Ventrilo server to chat, and have done so for years in other games (World of Warcraft, League of Legends, etc.) With Star ...
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How can I rewatch the intro movie?

I loaded up Star Wars: The Old Republic for the first time this morning and hit escape to skip the intro video. I'd now like to watch it, but now when I load the game, it skips straight past the intro ...
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What does “Inspire Loyalty” actually do?

I'm playing as a Zabrak, whose social ability is "Inspire Loyalty". When I use it the target ally is either "Feeling patriotic" if it works or "Not feeling it" if it fails. What does this "feeling" ...
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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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Why can't I gather some archaeology nodes?

My Sith Sorcerer is an archaeologist and fairly frequently, I'll see a crystal formation on my minimap, head over to it, but I am unable to use it. My cursor does not change to the "gather" icon, and ...
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What is the bar below the XP bar when I'm in a party?

I've noticed that when I'm in a party, a new bar appears below the XP bar. Hovering over this bar does not explain what it is. What is this bar, and when does it appear?
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What is Surge Rating?

I recently found a Relic slot item that says "Use: Increases Critical Rating and Surge Rating by 50 for 20 seconds." Critical Rating deals with Critical Hits, but what is Surge Rating?
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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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What is the legacy system?

I finished act 1, and it gave me an option to choose a surname as part of the legacy system. I guess this is shared by all my alts? What other benefits are there for this (or have they mentioned any ...
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Which starting planets are shared with which classes?

If I want to level with a friend, but we want to play different classes, which two classes should we pick so we start on the same starting planet? Example: Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent both start ...
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How do you obtain a security key in Star Wars: The Old Republic?

I know the security key is optional but I can't seem to figure out how to get one... I tried the in-game vendor but it wouldn't let me even access his stuff. Also, once you have one, how onerous is ...
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Which is better for healing, power or crit?

When making a healer, is it better to focus on power or crit in early/mid/late games? Can someone provide some concrete examples with numbers on which is better in what situations?
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What's the best way to solo elites?

I'm playing a Powertech spec'd bounty hunter which is currently at level 13. My problem lies in the fact that whenever elites enemies close, my guy drops immediately (3 or four hits max). And not ...
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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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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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How can I improve my social skills?

Some of the items in Star Wars: The Old Republic refer to a "Social Rank", and they won't let me use them until I reach Social Rank 1 (or higher). What are social points? How do I earn them? Aside ...
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Are the classes in TOR *really* mirrored across factions?

I know that the intent in The Old Republic was that the factions would be balanced by having the same classes available to each faction, albeit with different names and animations. But after playing ...
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What does a “Full” server mean?

I have a friend who played Star Wars: The Old Republic during the prerelease window. His characters are on one of the really early servers. Now that the game has been released and other people are ...
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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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Where are the profession trainers in TOR?

I've been running around Korriban for a while now, and noticed that some of the beasties that I've been force choking to death have "Bioanalysis Required" popping up on their corpse. I'm aware this ...
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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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How do you get a ship?

Supposedly you can get your own spaceship, but how do I go about doing that? I am level 13, and have left the beginner area ages ago. I have checked the hangar, at republic fleet, but it just said ...
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Is it more profitable to put crafted items onto Auction?

I've now got my crew skills and I am crafting items to level it up. Now that I have access to the Galactic Market, would I be better off putting the items on there than selling them to a merchant? I ...
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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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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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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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Where does The Old Republic fit in with KOTOR?

The Old Republic and both Knights of the Old Republic are set long before the movies, but how do they mesh with each other? I thought TOR would be after both KOTOR games, but the opening cinematics ...
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How do I stop the launcher bringing up the UAC prompt every time?

Every time I start The Old Republic launcher/updater, it throws up the UAC prompt. Is this normal? If it isn't (or is I suppose), how do I prevent it without disabling UAC?
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Change the server of the character

How can I change the server on which my character is? Is there a way? I heard you can do it in WoW, but can you do it in SWTOR?
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What is the quickest way to get to the Fleet?

Once you get your starship in SWTOR to go from a planet to the Fleet (or another planet) you have to: go to the spaceport, up to the planet's orbital platform, run to your hanger, to your ship ...
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What happens if my companion hates me?

If I continually lose affection points with my companion, what happens? Does she run-away, drop dead, turn on me and fight to the death?
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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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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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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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What does the saber flash mean?

I've noticed a difference in fighting with a saber since the beta, it now flashes occasionally. Anyone know what this means? I'm not sure if it's a parry/block or critical? The flash is a bright ...
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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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What is Resolve?

In PvP matches there is a special “Resolve” meter. It seems to fill up during fights and then it slowly goes down. How exactly does it work? What does it affect?
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What's the difference between bound and unbound items?

From the normal meaning of the words I would have assumed that items that become bound to you on equip are unremovable, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I can take off bound armor, and I can ...
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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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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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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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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 ...