This afternoon we permitted another 2500 people into the game. The CCU is now climbing steadily and approaching 1000 simultaneous users.
We performed more server configs throughout the day, which required a few restarts, but now we think we have nailed down a configuration which will in fact sustain the CCU without any noticeable server side lag (other than distance lag for those who play from a long distance to the game or on crappy connections from home).
Therefore - if this holds up overnight - tomorrow we plan to be bold, and are thinking we should DOUBLE the invites!
Right now we have 5,000 enabled accounts. Depending on the overnight performance indicators, we plan to enable ANOTHER 5,000 accounts by midday PST tomorrow. At this point we are just going by order of application and meetings certain minimum requirements, so wherever you are, you will have a chance of getting in.
Next week the goal is to work on the European data center (though it MAY not yet be able to handle the traffic for another 10 days or so, but we will update mid next week on the status).
Presuming the EU build-out goes according to plan, we would start the process of shifting people over to EU that "belong" in EU (since we are now permitting people to play in the US even from a long distance) once that datacenter is live sometime around March 15.
Next update will be in the morning!