SOE has announced that Vanguard servers will be going down for a Game Update later today, at 4:00 AM PST, for approximately six hours. The news and the list of changes can be found HERE.
This is, needless to say, an extremely modest update, limited to a few bug fixes. However, as Vanguard’s first documented update in a little over a year and a half, it represents an important and very visible milestone. It shows that SOE developers are actually looking at Vanguard again, and that Silius was serious when he said Vanguard was going to get some love over the next year. SOE still has to pony up on that, of course, but the timing of this first modest step makes sense to me.