The Hutts are at it again – first they hold the GTN hostage for a full day after the Gree re-enter Republic and Imperial space, desperately searching for help (aka Patch 1.4), but now that the slugs have decided to give it back there’s something new and interesting about it. The cartel apparently wants to expand what you see when you go searching, so they’ve implemented whole-phrase search. Whereas earlier, if you typed ent mk-6 into the search box, you got only the Mark-6 augment slot components in the results pane, now everything with the letters ent or the phrase mk-6 shows up.
UPDATE: The + operator does indeed work… so searching for cube +alien will only return Alien Data Cubes rather than everything with the word Alien in it (like Ancient Alien Artifacts)
No word on if boolean operators (like + AND – “”, etc.) will be added to the system to help filter things, but those Hutts are smart – I’m sure they’ll be in soon.