Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I'll keep a running list of SWTOR Tips here. These will vary from game related tips, to general "personal play style" tips. Enjoy!

  1. Don't rush through the content. Enjoy the journey. Watch the trailers/movies! 
  2. Take time to talk in game to those around you. MMO's are social by design. Meet new friends, find new groupmates!  
  3. Group up! The game is more fun (especially conversations) that way! You also get Social Points!  
  4. Make sure to read your codex entries. They add amazing details and background info and make the game even more enjoyable!  
  5. Make sure to take the time to look around. The game is gorgeous and you never know what you might find if you just look!  
  6. [Social] Players who lose conversation rolls get a small bonus towards future rolls and may even get rolls greater than 100! 
  7. If you don't like your conversation choice, you can hit escape and start over so long as the chat is not complete 
  8. Start thinking about your Legacy name and how you want to use that system with the characters on your server.
  9. Check your Codex, under Planets, and see how you are doing in getting all the codex's on your current (or other) planets
  10. In Dromund Kaas Spaceport, take a moment to watch the starships as they fly out of the hangars!


  1. I think 3 is the most important for me. I played yesterday but only got to level 8 as there is no rush to get to 50.

  2. @Brax: Thanks for the nod in that direction. Too many times I have rushed, only to get bored at the level cap.

  3. Social points? I hadnt heard of these till just now. Can you provide more info?

  4. Sorry Dave for the delayed response. I was away most of the weekend. (Need to figure out how to get alerted to new comments on this as well!)

    Social points are obtained through "group" conversations in #SWTOR. When you group with people, you basically get 1 social point multiplied by the number in the conversation for every response in a VO/Conversation, and double that if yours is the winning roll.

    You can use social points at social point vendors - they can be used for a bunch of "non-combat" related stuff, etc. It's a neat idea and well executed. Let me know if I am not being clear enough in my explanation :)

  5. The questing system is a revolution in mmos

  6. Hey @skywalker I couldn't agree more. The way you are carried through the story, and just happen to complete other quests along the way, makes for what feels like a very grind free experience!