SWTOR.com put out this call for testers:
Game Update 1.3 is almost ready for deployment onto the Public Test Server. We still need to finalize a few things, but we wanted to let you know that the Public Test Server will be coming down soon so that we can prep Game Update 1.3 for PTS deployment. You can expect the Public Test Server to come back up with Game Update 1.3 in the next few weeks.
They said that 1.3 will be focused around the Group Finder function that helps you get other players to group up with for Flashpoints and Operations more easily. There will also be more updates and content added to the Legacy System. For example, there will be character perks that you can purchase with Legacy points.
So if this sounds good and you want to be one of the first to see and play the new content, you’re going to have to apply for it. Here’s how.
If you would like to help us out in testing Game Update 1.3, please visit the following link and follow the directions within:
We cannot guarantee that every character will copy to the PTS successfully, however we can assure you that characters on Live servers will not be affected in any way should the tool fail.
Please do not contact Customer Support with questions regarding PTS Character Copies, as they will be unable to assist you at this time.