Update (11/10/2011 19:18 PST):
Servers are back up - kick the tires and light the fires!
We do have a new patch, so please be ready to download that.
Also, if you are experiencing the issue of the Core Client hanging when attempting to update, please restart the Core Client. It may take a few tries, so please keep that in mind. This issue is being fixed as we speak.
Update (11/10/2011 18:57 PST):
Hey all, we're currently facing some technical difficulties as we bring up the servers for Phase 2. We're working on it as we speak, and we'll have everything up and running as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!
Phase 2 of the closed beta for Blacklight: Retribution begins today November 10th at 5pm Pacific Time and will conclude Sunday November 13th at 7PM Pacific Time. Those who had access during phase 1 will continue to have access in phase 2. We will be activating more accounts today and those who are selected will receive an email with instructions on how to download.
IMPORTANT: Only the US East region will be available.
Keep an eye on the forums for status updates on maintenance during the course of testing.