Lead End-Game and PVP Designer Gabe Ametangelo released a new developer blog to give players some insight into the upcoming changes to PvP in patch 1.2. Specific areas of discussion include the exact mechanics of the Ranked Warzones system, Warzone rewards, the AFK kick system and a brief introduction to the Novare Coast Warzone.
Quote from Gabe AmetangeloWe believe competitive measure is an important part of a complete PvP experience. As such we are excited to be introducing the first phase of that to Star Wars™: The Old Republic™’s PvP gameplay in Game Update 1.2: Legacy, with Pre-Season of Ranked Warzones. We want to emphasize this is Pre-Season while the community and development teams collect data and refine the system in preparation for Season One, which will begin with the inclusion of cross-server Warzone queuing. The Pre-Season ratings will be reset when Season One officially begins.
You can see the developer blog in its entirety.