A new update for the ongoing development of Star Wars: The Old Republic has just been released in Update 1.4: Terror From Beyond. It is the latest in a line of staggered tweaks to the game, but this is of great significance.
To sum it all up, it has been described with highlights below:
.Terror from Beyond, a new Operation, is now available! Travel to the remote planet of Asation, where the Dread Masters have commandeered an ancient Gree Hypergate in order to unleash untold horrors upon the galaxy. Terror from Beyond features 5 powerful new boss encounters that can be challenged in 8- and 16- player Story or Hard Mode, offering some of the most challenging group content yet!
.A new set of PvE gear is available! Dread Guard gear is now the most powerful PvE equipment in the galaxy. It can be acquired from deep within Terror from Beyond (Hard Mode).
.Significant changes have been made to crowd control to address the amount of control a player can be subject to at once. See the Classes and Combat section for details.