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When fighters are coming from ahead, you can see their red dots/trail depending on distance. Fire 4 shots from max range and switch to another target. It will take a couple of seconds for weapon fire to hit, but it will hit and kill it if you aimed right.
 
When fighters are coming from ahead, you can see their red dots/trail depending on distance. Fire 4 shots from max range and switch to another target. It will take a couple of seconds for weapon fire to hit, but it will hit and kill it if you aimed right.
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In your first battle you have a limited amount of missiles. If they are needed for objectives, be sure to save some for that. You can buy a starship upgrade with more missiles.
   
 
==Missions==
 
==Missions==

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Critical Missions in Space

Traveling through space is an exciting part of the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ experience. Not only will you navigate the stars to visit new planets, but you can also choose to undertake critical missions in the depths of space where you'll maneuver through chaotic asteroid fields, blast enemy fighters, and engage in epic, large-scale fleet battles reminiscent of those from the classic Star Wars™ films.

In keeping with the original Star Wars films, the Space Combat system in Star Wars: The Old Republic is designed to make travel times literally fly-by, while combat runs and space battles put you in the pilot's seat for a fast-paced and highly cinematic experience. Like Luke Skywalker in the original assault on the Death Star, you'll also discover that even a lone starship can change the course of galactic history.

Completing your Objectives

Whether undertaking faction-based missions involving epic space battles or simply cruising through one of the galaxy's "hot spots", the Space Combat experience drops your starship right into the action. You'll be put on a direct course towards your objective and you'll maneuver your ship through obstacles and deal with enemies that cross your path. It's truly a 'combat' experience.

Your final objective in the mission could be escorting a friendly shuttle to safety or even destroying an enemy battle cruiser. As your character's level increases, you'll be challenged with more difficult and more complex space combat missions, and the stakes will only get higher. By succeeding in these missions, you'll obtain rewards that will be useful in other aspects of the gameplay experience.

Bonus Objective

As you level and return to these space mission, there will be new bonus objectives that become available to you. Under each mission has been listed Bonus objectives, but if you attempt them and see that you are not able to achieve these, return and attempt it later, as they seem to unlock at higher levels. These Bonus missions often award XP and credits.

Exploring the Galaxy

As your Star Wars: The Old Republic saga unfolds, you'll fly through scenarios in all corners of the galaxy. From braving the galaxy's most dangerous asteroid belt to taking part in a large-scale showdown over an embattled ice world, you'll experience a large variety of missions in a large variety of environments.

Upgrading your ship

Your ship can be equipped with new items just as you are able to equip your companion. Cybertech can craft some upgrades for the ship as well as buying them from a vendor. Some items require Fleet Commendation to purchase them.

There are 10 equipment slots:

  • Ship Armor
  • Energy Shield
  • Shield Generator
  • Beam Charger
  • Beam Generator
  • Missile Magazine

Space Combat basics

Left mouse button: Fire guns.

Right mouse button: Missiles. Hold down, mouse over a maximum of 4 targets. A blue lock will appear. Release right mouse button to fire.

Space Bar: Execute a roll. Possibly evading incoming fire.

Moving the mouse around the screen will move your ships towards that spot.

WASD and arrow keys offer some maneuverability. Allowing you to aim at targets while avoiding hard objects.

Combat is on rails, you have no control over the course. Don't worry, you will be presented with enough opportunity to finish all objectives including bonus ones.

You have Shields and Armor. Shields regenerate while guns are not firing. Firing missiles doesn't affect regeneration. When you get the Power Conversion Module at level 25, get used to switching between power to guns and power to shields depending on the situation. Keep your shields up!

At Level 50, you get access to Proton Torpedoes. They are fired same way as missiles, except you have to maintain your mouse over the target until you get a lock.

Space Combat Tips and Tricks

You have smart guns. No need to lead the target. Just put the cursor smack on top of the target and fire.

Fighters are easy to dispatch with 2-3 shots depending on upgrades. They usually come from behind, turn and fire at you giving you plenty of time to shoot them down. Damage is usually low.

Turrets deal a lot of damage and take several hits to destroy. Make those your priority over fighters. Fire a full 4 missile salvo as soon as you can and follow up with gun fire on targets NOT locked. Repeat when your 4 missile tubes are up again.

You can ignore fighters and recharge your shields. You CANNOT ignore turrets, as long as you see any, keep firing regardless of shield status.

When fighters are coming from ahead, you can see their red dots/trail depending on distance. Fire 4 shots from max range and switch to another target. It will take a couple of seconds for weapon fire to hit, but it will hit and kill it if you aimed right.

For beginners

In your first battle you have a limited amount of missiles. If they are needed for objectives, be sure to save some for that. You can buy a starship upgrade with more missiles.

Missions

Missions are available upon starship ownership. There are daily missions that will reward you with extra commendations and credits. You may repeat any mission any number of times for a small amount of credits and 1 commendation.

Republic missions

Galactic Republic [15] Space Combat: Javaal Fleet Action
Galactic Republic [15] Space Combat: Balosar Outpost
Galactic Republic [15] Space Combat: Fondor Escort

Galactic Republic [20] Space Combat: Archenar Intercept
Galactic Republic [20] Space Combat: Makem Te Assault

Galactic Republic [28] Space Combat: Syvris Evacuation
Galactic Republic [28] Space Combat: Llanic Station Strike

Galactic Republic [34] Space Combat: Pakuuni Defense
Galactic Republic [34] Space Combat: Kovor Ice Field

Galactic Republic [40] Space Combat: Hydian Way Blockade
Galactic Republic [40] Space Combat: Drexel Sweep

Galactic Republic [44] Kalee Fortification
Galactic Republic [44] Zosha Advance

Galactic Republic [48] Impossible Sector

Empire missions

Sith Empire [15] Space Combat: Jabiim Escort
Sith Empire [15] Space Combat: Saleucami Fleet Action
Sith Empire [15] Space Combat: Cartel Listening Station

Sith Empire [20] Space Combat: Nez Peron Sweep
Sith Empire [20] Space Combat: Sarapin Assault

Sith Empire [28] Space Combat: Taspan Ambush
Sith Empire [28] Space Combat: Ezran Outpost

Sith Empire [34] Space Combat: Mugaar Ice Field
Sith Empire [34] Space Combat: Skaross Fortification

Sith Empire [40] Space Combat: Polith Minefield
Sith Empire [40] Space Combat: Sullust Interception

Sith Empire [44] Aeten Defense
Sith Empire [44] Clouds of Vondoru

Sith Empire [48] Ascendancy Barrier

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