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SWTOR.com details the Game Update 1.1: "Rise of the Rakghouls," which is set to include an expanded “Karagga’s Palace” Operation and the new "Kaon Under Siege" Flashpoint when it launches on January 17th. Click here for details in the source post and then make sure to periodically check the newly launched SWTOR.com Game Updates page for future information.
Speaking of the new "Kaon Under Siege" Flashpoint, SWTOR.com offers up a preview video and the following description of what's to come:
The Tion Hegemony is in utter chaos. A mysterious outbreak of the Rakghoul plague has spread across several worlds, killing countless civilians while mutating others into Rakghouls themselves. On the planet of Kaon a small group of survivors fight against the endless waves of Rakghoul monstrosities. Now both the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire have set plans in motion to rescue the survivors of Kaon, locate the source of the virus, and forge an alliance with the Tion Hegemony."
FleshEatingZipper.com wants to know when the new Legacy System, tying all of your alternate characters to your main character, will be implemented.
G4TV.com reports that neutral players will still be able to reap the benefits of various rewards within The Old Republic. Beyond the previous link, G4TV.com has a number of new TOR-related posts that may catch your interest: