The official release date for the new Epic server cluster has been announced as the 28th October.
For a quick read-up on what it all entails see this [URL="http://www.wurmonline.com/blog/from-the-boss/less-than-a-month-left-to-friday-the-28th/"]blog post
[/URL] and this [URL="http://wurmonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=63727.0"]forum thread
[/URL]. Some of the details are still a bit sketchy, but those should cover most questions.
For information on how to join the secure Epic forum see above, and feel free to join the village's [URL="http://www.pcgamer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1190"]IRC channel
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