Patch 1.3 (6/26/12)
Game Update 1.3: Allies is now live for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™! This update brings some exciting new game systems to The Old Republic™, features we’ve been looking forward to sharing with the community for some time.
Group Finder makes it much easier for players to join up with others in the game. The tool allows you to connect with other players who want to tackle the same Flashpoint or Operation that you do. The tool can also ensure the group is filled out with combat disciplines that complement each other. You’ll be better prepared to take on the more advanced challenges in the game.
Ranked Warzones make PvP more challenging and more rewarding. You can now create a group, compete in ranked warzones, and then track your personal performance and measure your skill against other players.
Legacy Character Perks are something never seen before in an MMO. These perks give you the opportunity to customize the leveling experience for your legacy characters. You can focus on the parts of the game you like best, whether that’s Space Combat, PvP, or Group Missions and Flashpoints, you can choose which activities earn the most experience. The perks give you other bonus opportunities as well, like piloting a vehicle at level 10, earning bonus affection with companions, and even being able to reallocate your skill points in the field.
Adaptive Gear is another feature the community’s been clamoring for, and you can now wear your favorite social gear into combat and still enjoy the bonuses you receive from your best combat gear. We’ll almost certainly be seeing more eccentric-looking groups tackling high-level Operations, but that’s part of the fun.
While these new features stand as the centerpiece of the Game Update, Allies also includes a number of minor bug fixes.
You can read about all the details in the Game Update 1.3 Patch Notes. As with other game updates, Allies will download automatically next time you log in through your game launcher.