#1 10/12/2013 16:34 GMT Post 1 (Source)
Update 02:45 a.m. CET: The Friends and Family beta has been brought offline for maintenance and to help prepare for our upcoming patch. We're currently expecting at least 24 hours of downtime, but don't have an exact ETA at the moment for when it will again be available.

At present, we anticipate that we'll be keeping the beta offline until our patch and character wipe can be completed. This means that once the beta is brought back online, a new patch should be available and all beta characters should be wiped.

We apologize for the short notice and would like to thank everyone for their feedback thus far!

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We're currently in the process of preparing the next beta patch for release. As part of this patch, we will be wiping all Friends and Family characters. Items, artisans, followers, achievements, clans, communities, and friends lists will also be wiped.

A specific ETA is unavailable at this time for when this patch and wipe will occur, so please stay tuned to this thread for updates.
Edited by Vaneras on 11/12/2013 08:11 GMT