has announced that the North American game servers for the City of Heroes
/City of Villains
properties will be coming down
on Wednesday, 28 November, for extended maintenance prior to the launch of Issue 11
. The server downtime is expected to run approximately six hours, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Will we see Issue 11 live when the servers come back up? Naysayers point to the upcoming Prestige grant and Debt wipe
on 10 December; however, even though the event is mentioned in relation to Issue 11, NCsoft stated explicitly that it would take place after Issue 11 launches
. So let's keep our fingers crossed, folks: we'll know the outcome in less than 24 hours.