I nicked the above image from the Internet somewhere, but I thought that it was appropriate enough. Not only is it the new year, but The Old Republic has been officially released for (almost) two weeks now. This makes 2012 pretty much the year in which we get to officially play BioWare's massive Star Wars MMO. The start of a new saga.
Since I've been away pretty much exactly since launch I haven't kept a close eye on the news. But I have been scanning headlines (and storing news messages to read when I get back) and from what I can tell everything seems to be going quite well for the game. The launch seems to have gone incredibly smoothly with the worst thing being some queues, and everywhere people seems to be much enjoying the game (again, based mainly on scanning headlines). In general I've got the feeling that The Old Republic is set to do quite well in 2012.
For now though, enjoy the New Year's celebrations. Enjoy the fireworks if you are somewhere that people light them (they don't seem to do so where I am in France). Enjoy your time with your family and enjoy the champagne, but remember to drink responsibly. And let's all work to make 2012 the best year yet.