Note: I'm not a lawyer or a proffessional game developer. I don't really consider myself an "industry insider" either, I'm just a game fan/hobbyist who occasionally talks to people in the industry. So if I'm off base, feel free to correct me, but this is just my experience here.
I don't think we'll get a patch. Raven has not been responsive. Look at how long it took to get a patch. The LA keeping it down doesn't make a lot of sense to me to be honest, and I found in my own dealings with Raven, trying to get some sort of a response from them, that they are not concerned. Anway, anyone else with the ffa maps were just a little smaller? It takes forever to get to the action now.......
In all my dealings with Raven (and to be honest, this is basically summed up as talking to Mike Gummelt over email, since I can count the times I've talked to other Raven team members on one hand) I've had the idea continually reinforced that it's LA that calls the shots.
Because LucasArts is the gaming wing of LucasFilm. LucasFilm is George Lucas's company that executes his will over the control of his hottest property.. the Star Wars franchise.
With this in mind, it's not suprising that LucasArts deals with liscensing the property to gaming companies that want to make SW games, like Raven Software.
Raven is a smaller company, with less money and resources, but they obviously have skills impressive enough to be allowed to make a game like Jedi Academy.
That also means that whenever they do something "officially" (like release a patch) they can't just release it on a whim, like they theoretically can with their own games (like Soldier of Fortune II).
They have to go through LA to do that stuff, and obviously LA takes their sweet time and makes the decisions perhaps without a full appreciation for what the developers in the trenches have to do. Their only concern is keeping the franchise protected and executed (as they deem it) properly to maximize profits.
In fact Raven deals with multiple liscenses all the time. They already use liscensed engines exclusively (or nearly), and they deal with liscensed properties like Quake and Star Wars.
That they thus don't have full creative control and don't have full PR control is not surprising.
They virtually can't make a move it seems without consulting LA, which is not always as forthcoming as we'd all like them to be.
LA has softened a bit over the years, extending more to fans and being less heavy handed in their dealings with us, but obviously there's still a lot of red tape and such that people like Raven simply have to deal with.
If this was not a SW game, supporting it would be far easier.