SWG History: Game Update 1
That need for systems work is why, earlier this year, the SWG team began moving to a two-pronged patching approach. Game Updates are now released on regular schedule, purely addressing gameplay and bug-fixing needs. These take the pressure off of Chapter Updates, which contain new lore and quest elements. Immediate-concern bugs that need to be fixed are addressed in a prompt manner, with a Game Update quickly moving those fixes to the live servers.
Meanwhile, the hard-to-balance all-new lore and quest components can be given extensive testing and polishing before rolling out to the players. With Chapter Updates only coming every other month or so, the Star Wars Galaxies developers can ensure that when new content does arrive, it’s the highest quality they possibly make it.