Hasium over at SOE has released information on the status of the upcoming server merge, giving a rough estimate of at least two weeks until the merge will be ready.
It's long past time for an updated server merge post. We are still feverishly working on getting the backend work done. We have done several internal tests merging empty servers and are satisfied with the results now. Next up are the internal tests merging servers with characters on them. I realize this is taking longer than I had thought originally and the community was expecting. Do I dare give an ETA? I can say we have at least two weeks of work and testing to be done still. We are doing our best to get it done as soon as possible, but we only have one shot at so it needs to be right.
So on to the updated details. Obviously not everyone is going to be happy with the final rules. I will do my best to give the reasons behind the decisions, but ultimately they are driven on what we will is best for the long term health of the game.
Get all the details here.