As many North American and European players likely noticed, many of the SW:TOR servers are currently offline. A short time ago Courtney Woods posted the following about the situation:
We are currently investigating issues that have caused a number of servers in the NA and EU region(s) to become unavailable.
We have no ETA for when the servers will be available again at this time, but we will update this thread with new information as it becomes available.
To check the status of your server, visit the Server Status page.
Thank you for your patience. We apologize for the inconvenience.
As always we’ll keep you updated as the situation develops.
UPDATE 3:15PM EDT - Servers are back up and available.