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'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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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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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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What effect do the lesser character stats have?

There are 6 major character stats (Strength, Presence, etc.) plus Expertise for PvP. On your character sheet, you can mouse over the stat and it gives you a decent summary of what the stat does. (More ...
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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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Where can I find all the datacrons and what can I get from them?

I've found 3 datacrons so far. Two gave me a stat boost and third gave me a Blue Matrix Shard. Now I have a couple questions: Is there anything else I can get from datacrons? Where are they all? I ...
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What colors of lightsaber are there (and where can I get them)?

Seeing this question How do I get a Magenta Lightsaber Crystal?, I see that there are more lightsaber colors than I thought. I know there are: Red Yellow Purple Green Blue Yellow + Dark center ...
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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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How can I tell if I'm in a rest area?

I must be missing something obvious, but I can't figure out how to tell if I'm actually in a rest area or not. Is there some buff or tooltip I'm missing?
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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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Which crew skills complement each other?

I was wondering, which of the crew skills are complementary? Like mining and smelting in WoW, which gets the components for which?
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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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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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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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Strategies to avoid being underleveled as a F2P in SW:TOR?

First, definitions, just to be clear: Underleveled: The state of being substantially lower level than the lowest level quest you have. This situation makes it difficult to complete your quests ...
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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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What happens to your legacy when you transfer characters in SWTOR?

My server is just ridiculous sometimes. So I have looked intensively into another server and things are quite better there. So I have 2 higher level characters (55, 30+) on this server. What happens ...
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What is the difference between armor and rating?

The description of every armor in the game says something like “97 Armor (Rating 54)”. The first part is clear, when I equip this armor, my (confusingly named) Armor Rating increases by that much. But ...
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How can I force my companion to focus on healing instead of attacking enemies?

I want my companion(Mako) to focus on only healing me but she keeps attacking people. How can I get her to only heal me and not attack? If she focused on healing I would be a lot better off. Does ...
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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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Do I get only one preorder bonus or one per character?

I am wondering if the Preorder bonus (the stone thats makes you change you lightsaber color) is only once, or one for every character you create? Also, do you get one later in the game if you didn't ...
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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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DAILY & Bonus Series NPC's and locations

I've been banging around search results for NPC locations of Bonus Quest starters. I can't seem to find anything like this: Hoth Bonus Series NPC Starter: Orbital Station (x,y), Prerequisites: (x, ...
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How does discovering new patterns/recipes/schematics with reverse engineering work?

Is there a limit to some crafted items as to how "high" they can go? Will some not go beyond blue or purple? Can most items even go up to magenta-quality (super-epic or whatever)? Does the chance ...
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Can I run The Old Republic without an Administrator account?

Stupidly long story short... I have access to Windows 7 computer that I can only log into with a "Guest" account. The Guest account does not have Administrator access. Star Wars: The Old Republic ...
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Total Amount of Experience from 1 to 50

What is the total amount of experience required to level from 1 to 50 in Star Wars: The Old Republic?
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How do Matrix Shards work and where can I find them?

On Tython I found a datacron containing a Blue Matrix Shard. I was told that I could combine them in some sort of combiner on Coruscant. Which leads to a couple important questions: How do they ...
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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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Will I be handicapped if I don't choose an alignment?

I'm fairly pragmatic, and with dialog choices after dialog choices, it's fairly tempting to just be fairly neutral towards it all (I guess that makes me...a role-player, oh no!). If I do this in The ...
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I've got Supplies. Now what?

Having just arrived at Hoth, with my Imperial Agent, I checked in with the ranking officer of the Salvage operations on site at the base. He informed me that his superior is out in the field and can't ...
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How much damage does the Sith Inquisitor ability “Static Shield” absorb?

How much damage does the Sith Inquisitor Static Shield absorb? The ability description reads "A high amount of damage". Is it a static number or is it influenced by my stats? Does it absorb all ...
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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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Power vs. Force Power

For a sith inquisitor focusing on PvP healing, what stat should I focus on and why? Power or Force Power? Both seem to push my force abilities, but what's the better choice when faced with a ...
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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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In FlashPoints, how is each conversation decided?

While in a Flashpoint, all group members make decisions in a conversation, then the game chooses one of the responses. However, in my experience, this is not a random choice (or I have tremendously ...
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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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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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Melee Class - Auto run to target

I'm a Jedi Knight in SWTOR and being a melee class, I find quite annoying having to run to follow my target when it's being pushed back by a party member. Is there an option to auto run at hitting ...
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Is Origin required to play the digital download version of TOR?

Other than Origin being required to download and install the game content in the first place, is it required to play the digital download version of Star Wars: The Old Republic? Could I literally ...
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What medals can be earned in Warzone?

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, completing certain objectives while in a Warzone will earn you a "medal" buff, which gives you additional valor and commendations when the Warzone ends. What is the ...
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How can I make my companion focus on healing another player?

So, I'm a Vanguard in the level 30s and a friend has just got the game and started playing. I've run through a few Flashpoints and Heroics with him for fun, and and to help him through until we're an ...
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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 do the numbers next to the recipes in the crafting window mean?

In my crafting window there are numbers next to all the items I can make, but I don't know what they mean. I initially thought it was how many I could make with stuff I had on hand, but in my ...
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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 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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Are the quests/storyline optional?

I do not really like quests. In SWTOR how much of the storylines/quests do I need to do? I understand from the beta I had to do a long quest line to unlock the space ship and first companion. ...
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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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Why is SWTOR not downloading through EA's Origin service?

So, I'm about to download SWTOR as written here http://www.swtor.com/early-access. But it seems like I have to download the client by itself, not via the Origin program by EA, even if the game shows ...
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Background download stuck at 99%?

I've been playing SW:TOR for about a week now, and the game has been completing the download in the background. It stopped at 99.18% downloaded three days ago. Now, I'm level ten and finished on my ...
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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 ...