We won't have news about 1.3 until bukkit gets a recommended build. You can play on the server by downgrading to 1.2. Our staff is CURRENTLY working on the new 1.3 map. (Regular players cannot access this world) We will be putting an announcement in the announcement thread when this map is ready for you to enter.
You can downgrade to 1.2 by doing these steps:
Then click .minecraft
Then click bin
Then scroll down to you find minecraft
Left click minecraft and click the "Restore Previous Versions"
Select the date you upgraded to 1.3
If that doesn't work:
For those of you who aren't able to downgrade that way for whatever reason, use http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/800346-tool-mcnostalgia-212-now-works-with-131/
It's MCNostalgia - an easy tool that lets you downgrade to whichever version you want, be it full release, beta, alpha, infdev, indev or even earlier. If you want to get onto Pawncraft use 1.2.5
Then you have access to the old Pawncraft map
About Pekkit: Pekkit server has been taken down to make our life easier building the new 1.3 map. The map crashed every time we tried pasting something.