Plagues are popular now.
Talk of SWTOR in decline has been circulating for a while now, and Bioware has dismissed the claims. But now, talking to Lead Designer Daniel Erickson, they say that instead of declining, population is increasing. "We've seen a huge increase in activity with 1.2 as people return to see all of the new content," he says. The Rakghoul outbreak, PVP and PVE, and all of the new planned content is on the table behind the link.