Almost there, final server tweaks scheduled for tomorrow mornings downtime:
Update: 6:40 p.m. EDT - Servers will be opened up momentarily and will contain part of Version 1.99. Unfortunately, transfers and related functionality will be disabled.
In our testing of the live system, we found one component that was not working correctly (related to guild vaults). This functioned correctly on the Pendragon to Ywain tests, so the cause failure to function correctly on the live environment was not immediately apparent. The staff is going to be working on this as long as necessary until we get it resolved, but we do not want to keep you, the players, outside of the game any longer than necessary. As such, we will be bringing up the rest of the servers, along with the non-transfer parts of Version 1.99 for you to enjoy for the evening. We know that many of you planned your day and/or evening around this happening today, so we do greatly apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Our new plan is to bring the servers back down tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. EDT and have them back online by 12:00 p.m. EDT. We will update you here if this changes.
Update: 5:00 p.m. EDT - Most of the work has been completed, but certain elements are being retested. Our new ETA is 7:00 p.m.
Update: 2:15 p.m. EDT - We have identified the issue with the scripts and are back on track. ETA is still 5:00 p.m., but it's quite possible that we will be done before then.
Update: 1:50 p.m. EDT - One of the scripts that governs the processes on Ywain has stopped working correctly. Our Linux team is working on getting that back online, but it will likely delay our launch. The new ETA is now 5:00 p.m.
Update: 7:00 a.m. EDT - All servers are offline while we work on bringing you Version 1.99.