Update 5.2: The War for Iokath will bring much-needed group content to the game, including master mode uprisings and an operation to take on a deadly superweapon. All players will get to travel to Iokath, where they will get to go through a new storyline with a choice of factions. There will also be a new daily area and the return of two long-lost companions. The patch is planned for some time in either March or April.
BioWare said that it is working on getting players geared up faster in the near future. You can give the livestream a watch after the break.