If you’re curious about what patch 1.3 will bring and don’t already have a character copy on the PTS, now may be a good time to send in that request based on a recent post stating the update is nearly ready for live testing.
Game Update 1.3 is almost ready for deployment onto the Public Test Server. We still need to finalize a few things, but we wanted to let you know that the Public Test Server will be coming down soon so that we can prep Game Update 1.3 for PTS deployment. You can expect the Public Test Server to come back up with Game Update 1.3 in the next few weeks.
Game Update 1.3 is focused around the new Group Finder function, which will help you find other players to group up with for Flashpoints and Operations easily. In addition, the Legacy System has been updated with purchasable character perks. Leveling a new Legacy character can now be customized to your preferred play style.
Our Character Copy tool is still in testing, so we are again using a manual process to copy characters from our Live servers to our Public Test Server. We have streamlined this process to ensure we can get as many players as possible copied to the PTS if they choose to help test our new systems.
If you would like to help us out in testing Game Update 1.3, please visit the following link and follow the directions within:
We cannot guarantee that every character will copy to the PTS successfully, however we can assure you that characters on Live servers will not be affected in any way should the tool fail.
Please do not contact Customer Support with questions regarding PTS Character Copies, as they will be unable to assist you at this time.
Thanks in advance!
Also mentioned in this week’s Q&A was that ranked WZ’s are in fact on pace for 1.3! Great news for all of us who have been waiting so eagerly.
Original post: http://www.swtor.com/info/news/%5Bnews-category%5D/20120525