Community in SWTOR discussions typically refers to the interactions of players.
The SWTOR design teams have made focused efforts at supporting this important aspect of MMORPG:
- Combat events - Flashpoints, operations, and warzones provide the most common opportunities to adventure together.
- Group dialogue - Players are able to take part in and sometimes influence conversations in dramatic ways.
- Crafting system - Crafting certain items may be limited so that dedicated crafters become an important resource in the game.
- Exploration rewards - Datacrons, a specialized type of codex item, sometimes provide significant benefits (e.g., permanent bonuses to character stats). The design team envisioned this kind of lore being gathered by particularly intrepid explorer-players, giving this gaming style a direct value in the game.