In a recent trip to New York City, some of the Star Wars: The Old Republic Developers sat down with the fans, had a few drinks and answered some fan questions. Boy did we get some answers. From information about a new character class to guild functionality, from PVP gear to functionality of bosses in Operations to chat bubbles.
Damion Schubert had the following to say when asked about chat bubbles: "They are on the list." Schubert continued to say that they are not soon, but they are on there somewhere. "We have some nice big juicy things that are better that are on the list after space. I wish I could say more, but I can't."
As far as getting another character class into the game, don't hold your breath. However, they did talk about getting new story content in the game, and the care that goes into that. They take special care to try to make each story element in the game as special as a standalone Star Wars story or Clone Wars episode.
As far as guild management, the developers mentioned that they really are keen on getting more guild functionality in the game. They realize that things like mass guild mailing and calendars are wanted things and that guild leaders are real heroes. Things like these would really make the game better, another "this is on the list," was mentioned. All in all, exciting information for people interested in roleplaying and gaming in SWTOR! Loads of stuff to be coming "soon."
Thanks to Unnamed SWTOR Podcast for the info.