Official Community Update 2/12/14
Hello Realm community,
A lot of you have been wondering what has been going on with Realm. When will the game be back? What's going on? Will there be a UT weekend?
We have some good news and some bad news (besides no UT weekend).
Since we like to save the good stuff for last, the bad news is that we will not have the game live this weekend. While that is disappointing, we have heard the community loud and clear for the desire for additional information, mostly: "Give us some sort of ETA!"
While we don't have an exact ETA, the good news is, we're getting very close to going live with the game. Over the next several days (and some of you have already noticed), you'll see our test and production servers going up and down. While you still will not be able to access the game, this process is necessary for us to test the game.
So, the plan is to finish our current work (which we cannot discuss, so please don't ask), and continue testing the game and get it ready for launch. We estimate that it will take us the remainder of this week and the weekend to complete this work, and then depending how that goes, along with testing, we'll be able to provide a more precise ETA early next week. If all goes well, and we get the thumbs up from engineering, production and QA, then we'll have the game up at some point next week. We can't give you a better estimate than that at this time.
Keep in mind, this is a lot more complicated than us making a single push, or restarting a server. There has been a lot of work put in over the last week, and still a number of tasks left to complete, including testing, before we're comfortable bringing the game back up.
As we get closer to bringing the game up we'll be able to provide additional details like:
[indent]- The change list for the build
- Details on the Player Appreciation Event[/indent]
Thank you again for your patience. We're eager to bring the game back to you guys.
~ RotMG Team