Star Wars: The Old Republic Update 1.1: Rise of the Rakghouls Delayed

Most of our readers who already play Star Wars: The Old Republic or are interested in starting are probably aware that the first content update for the game, titled Rise of the Rakghouls, was planned for release today. Unfortunately BioWare has announced through a post on their forums and community blog that due to "issues requiring additional testing" the update will be postponed, and will be released "within the next few days":
Hello everyone! Because we care about ensuring that Star Warsâ„¢: The Old Republicâ„¢ provides you with a consistent and quality game play experience, we will be postponing weekly maintenance this week. Downtime was originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 from 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET) to 10AM CST (8AM PST/11AM EST/4PM GMT/5PM CET) and will now occur at a later date due to issues requiring additional testing that have been discovered with the Game Update 1.1 content on the Public Test Server.

These issues were primarily brought to our attention by the diligent players on the Public Test Server Forums. Your participation in testing helps to improve the game as a whole, and we appreciate your discussion and feedback. The bug reports you provide are a valuable part of the development process. Thank you!

We're working hard to bring you Game Update 1.1: Rise of the Rakghouls and are working hard to ensure your overall experience with Star Wars: The Old Republic is spectacular! The maintenance window for Game Update 1.1 will be rescheduled for some time within the next few days, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. When there's a definite time, we will post here on the forums as well as on the Community Blog. Please keep your eye out for updates, and we will provide information as soon as it's available.