The most recent Firefall patch faced some pretty significant downtime due to issues with its implementation; players were updated on the state of the patch yesterday with a full rundown of the technical issues facing the team. The good news is that as of this morning, the game’s servers are online and the patch is running. Bad news? Existing characters aren’t ready for play as the team runs through the remaining issues with character migration. Community manager FadedPez continued to keep players updated:
The update is now live, but without migration. Characters created prior to the start of the maintenance are currently hidden. Don’t worry, they aren’t gone! We’re continuing to work on our migration script. We’re getting really close with it and once it’s completely done and tested we will deploy the script and pre-existing characters will be visible again (with no changes to them). At that point, you may step through your character migration and get back to playing your character.
Further updates last night confirmed that the patch was working fine, but every time the migration script was run, another set of issues would crop up, which meant that there was no way to push it safely to the live servers. No precise timetable has been prepared for when the migration will be fully released, but the team is promising another update this morning (PST) as soon as there’s more to tell players.