The Star Wars: The Old Republic servers were taken offline today for some impromptu maintenance as, it seems, BioWare battles with issues relating to yesterday's 'Legacy' 1.2 update.
In status updates on the official forum, the developer explains: "During last night's maintenance, some areas of the game were reverted to pre-Game Update 1.2 status. Some areas were 'missing' and characters that were in those areas would be unavailable. We took the live servers offline at approx 9:30AM CDT (Austin time)."
The developer says it expects service to resume at US: 4:00PM PDT (12:00AM UK time tonight).
"Due to the unexpected extended maintenance today, we are going to be offering every player a full day of game time as compensation. We apologize for any inconvenience," says BioWare.