The Force is a mystical energy field that gives many powers to those few beings that can use it. Those strong in the Force have an unusually high amount of a microscopic life form known as midi-chlorians. Midi-chlorians are not the Force but are merely an avenue for one to get in touch with it and to become one with it.
"Well, the force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together." - Ben Kenobi, A New Hope
"Life creates it, makes it grow. It's energy surrounds us and binds us." - Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
"It's like engine tape. It's dark on one side, light on the other, and binds the galaxy together." - Unknown Starfighter Mechanic
The Force exists in all living things, although only a limited number of individuals have the ability to tap into and harness its power. When your character is created and at certain levels as you progress and depending on its Force probability, the server will secretly determine whether your character is Force-sensitive. No one will be told whether they are Force sensitive as this must be discovered through game play. If your character isn't Force-sensitive when created, the chance to become Force-sensitive rises with their Experience Level (see Experience under the Life and Death rules). Only Force-sensitive characters are able to train in, control, and master the Force.
The Force Meter is very important in the development of a Force-sensitive character since it enhances the power and effectiveness of his powers (see Force Powers). The Force Meter is a reflection of a character's relationship with the Light or Dark side of the force, and certain actions performed by a character will affect their Force Meter. For instance, using the force to choke another character will move you towards the Dark side, whilst using the force to heal someone will move you towards the Light side.
"It is not the Jedi way." - Anakin Skywalker, The Revenge Of The Sith
Whenever a character uses a Force power, he draws upon his own private pool of Force energy. This pool of energy is called a character's Force Points or FPs. A power's cost is defined in its description. If a player doesn't have enough FPs to pay for a power, he cannot use that power. The number of FPs in a character's energy pool is equal to his Force Experience/100. FPs slowly regenerate over time until they reach a character's maximum; the natural rate at which FPs regenerate is 5 FPs per hour. To increase the rate that FPs regenerate, see the Force power Meditation.
As a Jedi progresses in their knowledge of the Force, they will gain Force Levels. At each level, 1 Force Skill Point is granted to the Jedi to spend on Force Skills as they wish. These levels also determine if you can complete certain tasks, such as constructing a Holocron or taking an apprentice. The Force Levels are defined as follows:
|Force Classification||Force Level Required|
Because of the combat system used by the Combine, every offensive action requires a break afterwards when no other offensive action by that player is possible. With weapons, this is accomplished via fire delays. With the Force, it is achieved via Recovery Time or RT. This is a time delay after each offensive action to give other players in the combat area time to be informed of the combat, get online, and make a move before the Jedi gets another offensive action. This system is to insure that the Jedi can't repeatedly attack and/or kill another player without giving them the chance to respond. For each power requiring an RT, it is clearly described in the power's text. Any powers without a listed RT does not have one and may be used as often as desired.
The Force can be divided into four 'facets':
Each facet can range from 1-100. When a character becomes Force-sensitive, the Combine server assigns facet points to that character (see equation box). These facet points are randomly divided up between the four facets. Facet values represent the potential a Force-sensitive character has in each area of the Force, not the actual power they control. To increase their power, a character must increase their Force Experience level. Most Force powers fall into these four facets, but there is also a Universal facet, with a value equal to an average of the other four.
There are 32 different Force Skills available only to a Force user. Each has a skill value ranging from 0 (no skill / can't use this power) to 5 (maximum skill). All Force powers fall under one of the five facets. Each power is further categorized as Light Side, Dark Side, or Neutral. Any Force user can learn any of these powers regardless of their Force Meter.
Any power that acts automatically can be toggled on or off by the Jedi, so the power will act automatically only when the Jedi wishes it to be active, and/or while they have enough FP to use it. This includes such powers as Empathy, Speed, Deflection, Force Resistance, Force Body, Hide, and Meditation.
Some Force powers are restricted by armour, which means that if the Force Sensitive individual has equipped an item with an AP value, they will be unavailable for use.
All powers that have the ability to cause damage will cause a certain type of damage, either Physical, Force, Energy, or Explosive. Some powers cause damage of more than one type.
Force skills, define how good your character is at performing various tasks with the Force. The higher the skill, the better your character is at performing a certain task, eg. the higher your Force Speed skill, the further you can move in a single action.
On this page, you will find the definitions of Force skills and their current implementation status. Force skills are assigned when your character becomes Force Aware, but can be upgraded later as your character reaches new Force Levels.
The implementation status reflects how much a given skill is currently used in the game. Read below the possible statuses and their meaning:
|Not yet implemented. The definition of this skill reflects what the designers planned for its usage. However, the definitive usage can be changed.|
|Partially implemented. The definition of this skill reflects what the designers planned for its usage and this skill is already partially used in the game. However, the base usage of this skill is unlikely to be changed but more precisions or usages will probably be added in the future.|
|Fully implemented. The definition of this skill reflects what has been effectively coded. Only some minor adjustments could still happen in the future.|
|Stasis||Stuns a target for up to 26 hours. 6 hour recharge.|
|Force Aura||Grants up to 50% defense bonus for 24 hours. Recharge time of 12 hours.|
|Empathy||Calms creatures around the Jedi. Passive skill, can be activated at will.|
|Battle Meditation||Grants a reduction in party refire rate, to a minimum of 1 hour. Recharge time of 6 hours.|
|Mind Trick||Allows the Jedi to edit what information is viewable by other characters. Recharge time of 4 hours.|
|Horror||Causes nearby characters will flee from the Jedi. Recharge time of 4 hours.|
|Force Scream||Damages a target and also causes attack penalties. Recharge time of 12 hours.|
|Disable Droid||Damages a droid. Recharge time of 6 hours.|
|Lightsaber Throw||Allows the Jedi to throw the lightsaber accurately as a weapon. Recharge time of 2 hours.|
|Push||Uses the force to push a target for damage. Recharge time of 6 hours.|
|Pull||Allows Jedi to pull an item to themselves. Recharge time of 4 hours.|
|Speed||Allows the Jedi to move several squares instantly across the map. Recharge time of 5 hours.|
|Deflection||Allows a Jedi to block incoming shots. Activates for 2 hours. Recharge time of 2 hours.|
|Choke||Allows a Jedi to immobilize and damage a target. Recharge time of 6 hours.|
|Heal||Heal a party for up to ((Life Facet Level/.7)*(Power Level))/12 HP, applied equally to the injured members of the party. Brings unconscious members of the party back to 1 HP. Recharge time of 2 hours.|
|Revitalize||Allows a Jedi to bring others back from unconsciousness with up to 20% of their maximum HP. Recharge time of 4 hours.|
|Force Body||Allows a Jedi to use HP instead of FP to power force skills. Passive skill, may be activated at will.|
|Hide||Grants a bonus to the Jedi's stealth skill. Passive skill, can be activated at will. Recharge time of 8 hours.|
|Sight||Grants a bonus to the Jedi's perception. Passive skill, may be activated at will. Recharge time of 6 hours.|
|Drain Life||Allows a Jedi to drain life from a target and gives part of the HP to the Jedi. Recharge time of 4 hours.|
|Affliction||Poisons and cripples a target. Recharge time of 10 hours.|
|Force Barrier||Creates a barrier of force energy around the Jedi to mitigate non-projectile weapon damage. Recharge time of 36 hours.|
|Force Resistance||Allows the Jedi to avoid the effects of offensive force powers. Passive skill, can be activated at will.|
|Energy Resistance||Allows the Jedi to resist energy damage. Recharge time of 36 hours.|
|Force Suppresion||Allows a Jedi to suppress active force powers on a target. Recharge time of 4 hours.|
|Precognition||Allows a Jedi to sense incoming arrivals at their location. Recharge time of 6 hours.|
|Lightning||Allows the Jedi to direct lightning at a target. Recharge time of 6 hours.|
|Drain Force||Allows a Jedi to drain FP from a target and receive them. Recharge time of 4 hours.|
|Meditation||Strengthens the Jedi's connection with the Force. Increases FP regeneration rate. Passive skill, can be activated for increased FP regeneration.|
|Force Detection||Allows a force user to sense the potential of others to use and manipulate the force. Results are available one hour after starting Force Detection.|
|Lightsaber Combat||Determines the Jedi's skill in wielding their lightsaber offensively and defensively. It is directly comparable to regular weapon skills.|
|Force Crafting||Allows a Jedi to construct various Force items. Higher skill levels grant quicker crafting times and higher success chances.|