Following Tuesday's release of content update 1.3 "Allies", servers were again brought down this morning to address a small handful of bugs relating to the new group finder tool and PVP animations.
Rampant speculation has been sweeping the internet that this unexpected maintenance period would be used by BioWare to sneak in a second SWTOR "world event," to follow in the footsteps of the hugely successful Rakghoul Pandemic of post-1.2. A number of clever community members have already dug up clues as to possible missions, pets and item rewards likely associated with an upcoming event of this type, but no official mention seems to have been made with this round of patching.
For the 1.3.0a patch notes in full, read on after the jump or check them out on the official SWTOR.com page.
Update: There is a persisting issue with augments that players should be aware of. An upcoming patch will fix the issue.
- Leaving a Group Finder group where all other members have disconnected will no longer cause players to be temporarily locked out of Group Finder.
- Flashpoints and Operations will no longer occasionally reset and eject players who have recently used Group Finder for a replacement member.
- Ballistic and Knockback effects no longer occasionally de-sync the character's location, which could cause characters to not interact properly with the world (such as being able to be hit by melee attacks when the character appeared to be out of range).