I have absorb (and lightning to be fair) disabled in FFA mode on my server and I guess I'll be sticking with that unless they did change something but it wasn't in the update.
If I had one wish for something that could be in this patch and we just don't know it yet it would be to have more CVARS to adjust kick, saber throw, saber swings, and all of the special saber moves to a certain degree within reason. This way each server could be tweaked so that if the players want very strong sabers but weak saber throw and weak kick I can have that without needing a MOD.
Oh, does anyone know if the patch adds multiple duels in FFA?
It would be nice if we didn't need a MOD for these very small things.