Sapience has put up a couple of blog posts recently to try and shed a little more light on what happens behind the scenes at Turbine.

The first post was the ever popular newly updated A Brief History of Time which clearly defines what Soon really means and the various permutations of it.

The second, in reference to a classic movie, is titled I don’t think it means what you think it means and covers the various terms the community team uses to define what’s going on mainly with the servers.

The first post is primarily entertainment, but if you’re not in the computer or IT business the second post might help clarify the various kinds of downtime and what to expect when things return.