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 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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Are there any inherent stats on orange gear?

My roommate and I are having an argument about whether or not orange gear (the fully moddable gear) has any inherent stats. Looking up the gear on the various websites has been less than useful so ...
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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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What are the Galactic Trade Network costs?

How are the costs of using the Galactic Trade Network (GTN) calculated? I know that the length of the auction changes the cost on the Sell interface. But you get credits back if the item doesn't ...
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What's the deal with orange items without stats?

When comparing these two items Mantellian Smuggler's Tunic and Spec Ops Jacket, the only visible difference is 113 armor. Is it just me, or is there very little point in upgrading these, rather than ...
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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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Do companions benefit from wearing +Presence gear?

So, Presence as a stat, is defined as raising your companions health and damage/healing output. Awesome! A stat just for soloing, that's pretty handy. And, using a +Presence stim, I see that, yes, my ...
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How can I earn lots of credits?

On reaching level 20, I was advised to 'start saving up' for Speeder training by a tutorial popup. And looking at my class skill trainer, high level abilities cost... well, they cost what seems to be ...
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What is the exact effect that affection has on companions?

I know that in general, a higher affection score raises the chance for a successful crew skill check and reduces the time to completion, but what I'm looking for here is hard numbers so I can decide ...
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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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What is the planetary leveling path in SWTOR?

A friend and I are starting new characters. We already know which planet each class starts on, but we were wondering what happens after that. Do the higher-level planets continue to cater to the same ...
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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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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 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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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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Can I start over on another server?

I will get the SWTOR CE shortly and I was wondering with that many servers available, I will sort of need to find out which one is best for me, given that friends from guilds in other games may settle ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get the 6th Datacron on Dromund Kaas

In Beta, there were only 5 Datacrons on Dromund Kaas. However, when the game launched, the planetary information was updated to say there were six Datacrons. Where is the last one? The five I've ...
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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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In space combat, how do you disable shielded targets?

I'm playing the space battles and I can't seem to disable shielded targets. When I shoot at them (I assume it's them as they're yellow outlined reticules) they flash blue. I'm guessing you need a ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Can I trade items between my characters?

It would seemingly make sense for you to be able to give unbound items from one of your characters to another, but I don't know if there's a way to do this. Is there? I was thinking it might be ...
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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?