Here's the response from forwarding a ticket about this several days ago.
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Apologies mean squat if nothing is being done. Like the most recent Dev post, it's the same 'ol generic slap in the face to the Oceanic community. Decent customer service would at least try and appease us, rather than continuing to upset the player base.
EAware has show total disregard to any issues that have arisen from this weeks maintenance. Even the US/European have been getting vague, uninformative responses to issues regarding character names, last minute announcements of additional server mergers, etc.
They seem to have all their hopes pinned on F2P making this game successful, yet they seem to be happy to drive off their actual paying customers.