Ok, first of all you need to know what type of game you want to play, because you need different setups for different games. As already said, CTF without Force speed at level 3 is just as stupid as Duel with saber defense and saber offense only at level 1.
My key binds are as follows (light side):
- RDFG - movement. This opens up more keys than WASD or ESDF.
- Y - crouch/roll
- A - Force Absorb. This power is absolutely imperative as said before
- E - Force Pull
- T - Force Push
- CapsLock - Turn Saber on/off
- S - Force Protect
- H - Force Heal (don't use it though)
- J - Taunt
- W - Force Speed
- Q - Force Sight
- Space - Secondary Fire
- MouseWheelPressed - change saber stance
- Shift - Walk
What force powers to use depends on the game type, on the Force Mastery Level of the server and sometimes even on the map. I personally play light side saber only. My choice of Force Powers:
- Saber offense/Defense:
Level 3. Always.
Most of the times Level 2 is enough. You need Level 2 for Wall Walk. Level 3 is convenient, feels like flying, not necessary to get around, though.
Level 3. Always. If you don't, you are extremely vulnerable against Pushers and against Pull/backstab whores.
In v1.03 most potent Power. Get Level 3 if you can.
- Saber throw:
I use level 2 max. Most players find saber throw lame, especially in duels. It works well against DFA (red stance special move) but you don't really need it.
- Force Heal:
Pretty much useless in v1.03. Uses too much force power and doesn't help much. You can manage well with health packs and bacta on the maps.
- Force Speed:
Nice to get away quick. Offensively somewhat difficult to master, as a beginner it is hard enough to master the saber moves at normal speed. Decide for yourself.
- Force Sight:
I only use it if I have players on the server who do Mind Trick a lot, max. Level 2 in FFA, Level 3 in Team play.
One of the only counters against backstab. Requires some practice to use it quick enough. Be sure to have it at a key nearby...
Other useful things:
It is helpful to have the turn saber off/on-Button at hand, because you actually do this a lot: before duels while bowing (just look down and up with your mouse, or turn saber off and crouch/look down and up) for example. Also some server rules say "Don't attack when saber is down", so on these servers you can run around pretty much unharmed when your saber is down (watch out: some people don't care, so don't whine when they kill you... "a Jedi must always be ready"
Be sure that you are aware of the "private duel" in FFA (default key K). Most annoying n00b habit is to attack people in a private duel. You just get in the way and you can't hurt them anyway. You recognize them by the blue glow around them.
About duel spots: You'll know them when you see them. Example is the landing pad on Bespin. People go there to duel. Most of the times you'll also find other people standing and watching, saber down. Don't make the mistake and attack them or push them down the abyss, that is considerd cheap n00b behavior also.
That's all I can think of right now.