During Wednesday’s launch of Game Update 1.4, one very interesting change made its way to SWTOR’s live servers without being documented in the original Patch Notes. With this change, players who are queued up for both a Flashpoint in the Group Finder and a Warzone will find themselves taken out of the Group Finder queue if they accept a Warzone invite. Here is Allison Berryman’s forum reply confirming the change:
Originally posted by AllisonBerryman (Source)
Hey everyone, I wanted to post to clarify that this was an intentional change that unfortunately did not get documented in the patch notes. We’ve added the patch note (you can read the full patch notes here).
Here is the note:
Players who are queued for Group Finder content are now removed from the queue if they accept an invitation to a Warzone.
We apologize for the confusion about this change!
This change came as a surprise to many players who will routinely join both queues in order to play a couple Warzones while waiting for the Group Finder queue, which can sometimes take longer (especially for DPS players) to pop. On the flip side, this change was most likely done in order to cut back on players declining Group Finder queues due to being in a Warzone. Anyone who’s been in a Group Finder group knows that players repeatedly declining an invitation can get a bit frustrating. Still, it’s unfortunate that the change wasn’t correctly documented.
This change now correctly shows up in the official Patch Notes.