If you noticed that Star Wars: The Old Republic was down earlier today, it was because BioWare was prepping for the launch of update version 1.3, which is live now.
The update adds a Group Finder tool, Legacy Perks, Ranked Warzones, and Adaptive Gear, among a load of other tweaks and changes.
"Now you will be able to quickly find groups to take on Flashpoints, Operations, Warzones, and Planetary Heroic Missions," explains BioWare.
"The Legacy System incorporates new bonuses including Advancement Perks which allows you to customize your leveling experience. With Adaptive Gear, social gear can now be used in combat, by fusing it with corresponding armor bonuses and creating slots for modifications."
For more detailed info and video on the update's new features check out this page on the official site.