As I am sure many have seen, there is not a single mention of factions in the patch notes up on UO.com. I think it is safe to say that the there will be no Faction related changes this publish (but I will seek confirmation). There is no way the event can be delayed until yet another publish. At the moment the only option will be to see how many would agree to putting characters in side guilds. Unfortunatly for several reasons this is not going to be nearly as great as if the changes were made. But we will have to make do. More will be posted about this soon. Perhaps there is still a chance for this publish however. If you really want to see this event go on as was originally planned and to improve factions in general, I suggest making it known by posting on the U Hall. There was a lot of talk early on but not much lately. If the developers still see a lot of interest in this event it might happen.