In game and from friends I've heard about the merge "timeline". There seems to be MANY people believing that the merges will be done by the end of January and will only take "a few days" for them all to happen. They quote Lee's blog post which listed the order of the merges. The way I interpret it is that merges will START after the bullet train (which will happen by the end of January). Pure common sense tells me that the merges won't be that fast. I'd imagine that they would merge one city a week at maximum. Has anybody heard from the devs in the Community Pub, Town Hall, or elsewhere the actual TIMELINE for when the merges will be FINISHED? Word on the street is by next week. Common sense tells me in about 4 months.