The patch also brings along major crafting changes with a boost to the crafting skill cap, an overhaul of gathering missions, and several new crafting schematics. Players can also enjoy an increased stack limit for items (9,999 per stack) and the usual quality of life changes that accompany any major patch. Maintenance for the patch is currently expected to run until noon EST, but after that you can jump in and start the aforementioned process of breaking things.
Stay tuned for our hands-on with the chapter later today!
Upon raising the servers online, we discovered a potential issue. We are putting the servers back into maintenance mode for the time being.
— The Old Republic (@SWTOR) February 9, 2016
The team has isolated the issue, which was an unfinished Alliance Alert Mission was available. This Mission could potentially cause serious issues with a character. We are working on a solution, but have no ETA available at this time. We apologize for the extended downtime. I will continue to pass on updates as I have them.