I just want to put it out there that we are now in the testing phase of the crafting system, factions, and server improvements. Hurrah to the builders! The release date should be in January (Mainly because I'm gone half of December and I wan't to be here in case there are issues.) so expect it then! Most likely earlier than later
I'll have more details on the update coming sometime in December for you all to look over. I will state however there will most likely 'not' be any balance changes in this patch, however after this is released I will be looking at race/classes, and the dreaded MR. The balance patch doesn't take long at all to do it's just mostly gathering data and figuring out the best course of action.
And just a reminder: The Christmas event will be in December and will have some minor tweaks in the area for fairness, so get ready for another set item piece!
Just keeping you all in the loop!