Just a little update. I emailed Terrence about the delay. This is what he said.
No problem at all. Thank you for checking in.
We intended to complete the merge this week; however, it has been postponed by a couple weeks because there are a few more things that I want to check off before being comfortable. Just getting back after the holiday season, I want to take a little time, double check a few items, and ensure that we have completed everything on the list. It has not been called off to be revised.
I plan to let people know the official date once I feel that it is 100% confirmed, which should be sometime next week.
Again, thanks for checking in, and have a great weekend!
Pretty much, the merge is being pushed back for a few weeks until Terrence feel all the loose ends are tied. We should be getting an official date next week. This also confirms that we will be getting some teen-only regions as well. For those who heard otherwise, no the merge is not cancelled until further notice.