Today was patch day for EVE Online, and we were supposed to get the first update of 2017, or YC119 as it is styled in the distant future of internet spaceships.
However, according to an update from CCP, the code deployed with the update was problematic.
Due to an issue with the 119.1 release which resulted in server stability issues after its deployment, we will be re-deploying the 118.10 release while we work on a fix.
This led to an extended downtime as 118.10 was restored to Tranquility. TQ was initially taken down just before 12:00 UTC when problems were first noticed, with the roll back being completed, with the server cluster eventually back online for players as of 13:15 UTC according to the forum update.
CCP did not say exactly what caused the instability and nothing in the YC119.1 patch notes jumps out at me as a likely suspect, the update seeming to be mostly adjustments to current features as opposed to anything new. Maybe is was those Mordu’s Legion SKINs listed on the updates page. We haven’t had a patch day failure in ages.
So the patch has been pushed back while CCP figures out what went awry. We can still listen to the launch theme, which carries the now mildly ironic title, “The Ones We Left Behind.”