March 10th marks the launch of EVE Online's latest expansion Apocrypha! In preparation for the patch, the server will be coming down tonight (March 9th) at approximately 11PM EST and will not be expected back up until tomorrow (March 10th) at around 12PM noon EST. The official announcement posts times in GMT, we've made these conversions to EST for your convenience.
Deployment of the free expansion, EVE Online: Apocrypha will begin at 03:00 GMT on 10 March. We anticipate the extended downtime for the deployment may take up to 13 hours and we expect to be back up at 16:00 GMT. We recommend starship pilots prepare for the unveiling of that which is hidden by setting a long-training skill. During this time Tranquility will be offline, our forums and news section, the EVE API and Secure (login for EVElopedia, Account Management etc) will be taken down at about 02:30 GMT. Secure will return at 06:15 GMT and the news section and the forums will be partially up at 09:30 GMT to provide players with a feedback channel. The EVE API will remain down until downtime 11 March. We will activate a back-up news system to provide updates during the time our news section is down.
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