A new update has gone live on the beta servers. It could be that they’re updating the servers for beta testing, but at least it’s nice to see a bit more activity than the usual you’re-not-allowed-to-play.
The download is almost 200MB so it probably just has a few bug fixes and maybe that PVP server change. My download’s finished and applying as we speak. I’d like to at least be able to log into the game and see the offline shards. +1 for activity!