Two not-very-new newses.
Firstly, for the second weekend running, Prospective players can register a new account and play the first chapter of the game for free. That includes:
- The preludes for all 8 classes.
- The capitals for each faction (Coruscant and Dromund Kaas).
- The faction-specific flashpoints (Esseles for Republic, and Black Talon for Empire).
- PvP warzones.
The FAQ for the weekend pass can be found here: http://www.swtor.com/info/faq/game#q400211
The weekend pass sign-up page is here: http://www.swtor.com/weekendpass
The announcement is here: http://www.swtor.com/node/313991
Secondly, patch 1.2 is in the tubes.
And by tubes, I mean Public Test Server.
That’s just a small step away from everywhere!
It’s big, too. Check out the patch wall-of-text at: http://www.swtor.com/test-center/patchnotes/313976