The 1.1 update for Star Wars: The Old Republic was released yesterday on the 18th January, and has quickly generated a firestorm of protests, as some gamers have started exploiting it to gain unearned valor on the Ilum PvP, through turret farming and spawn camping.
Other issues are more run-of-the-mill but no less annoying, including loading screen glitches and hotbar icon errors.
Ain the official forums complaining about the 1.1 update and its problems has already reached 74 pages.
BioWare has released an official statement regarding the problems with 1.1, informing, "We’re aware that on some servers, either Republic or Empire groups have been capturing the Ilum control points, entering the enemy’s base and ‘camping’ the medcenters, preventing the opposite faction from leaving their base to recapture control points. This is not a fair or balanced gameplay experience and can also severely affect client performance, so we’re taking steps to address this."
As far as the Ilum issue, BioWare promises that a patch will be released later today, the 19th January, that fixes the issues: "We have found the issue preventing this from happening under server load and will be publishing an Emergency Patch to address the issue. We’re aiming to have this patch published early tomorrow morning (January 19th, 5 AM US CST)."
"We encourage players to avoid Ilum until our patch is deployed. As a temporary measure we will be disabling taxi services which would normally take players into the Open World PvP area. However, players will still be able to taxi out of the area," BioWare advised.