Yesterday, EA presented its Winter Showcase in London, England. During the event, the Bioware team revealed a lot of exciting information about the PvP Warzones and Crafting for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Among other things revealed was the information that the PvP planet, Alderaan, will be an objectives-based 8v8 PvP mission to control the planet's defenses. Rewards will come in the form of tokens and XP. SWTOR blog site, Darth Hater, has all the information.
As for crafting:
The developers also presented an overview of The Old Republic's crafting system. BioWare announced they will use a Crew Skill crafting system, very similar to the one we speculated on in a recent podcast. Using their ship as a base of operations, players will be able to send their companions on crafting tasks, and particular companions excelling at specific duties.
This Crew Skill system will be divided into three majors groups: Gathering, Crafting, and Missions. We were given two examples for each major group: Gathering will be comprised of jobs like Bio Analysis and Slicing, Crafting includes Artificer and Bio Chem, and lastly Missions will involve activities such as Diplomacy and Treasure Hunting.
Read more at Darth Hater.com.