We usually do get another experimental update prior to an upcoming new event. This time however, it has been completely silent with no updates released to the experimental branch. Not even an update on their own internal branch, which has been the case prior to The Abyss update. Something is clearly going on with the last event we expect to arrive soon.
I expect it to be special and not a postponed event due to delays along the way. I doubt it was actually meant to become available prior to The Abyss update. If that were the case, I would have expected some of the usual behaviour, with the event already been prepared and somewhat ready to be released. This means we would have already seen signs in the source files, with likely a release to experimental before becoming available to us all. Event Week 8 of 8 however, is nowhere to be found, not a single trace left in the source, which used to often be the case. This is actually quite similar to The Abyss update, although even for that major update, we did at least get some traces prior to its release.
This lack of info, makes me even more curious than usual. I expect it to continue the story it has been feeding us during the events thus far. More than likely it includes the new Abyss lore and content. This could also explain an additional delay, to give everyone a chance to catch up, considering the required progression to fully experience The Abyss.
I am hoping to receive more lore when it comes to the Anomaly in general and Nada/Polo specifically, explaining it’s/their origin some more. Maybe we will learn some more about the Abyss and the World of Glass, or the origins of creation, and destruction (Atlas). Nada and Polo created the Anomoly for likely a good reason, a clear relation with the Travellers. I would love to see it fleshed out some more.
Sure enough we can expect additional items/decals/emotes to become available in the Quicksilver store. To me the store is just bonus and not the most exciting part to look forward to.
I can’t wait to see what they come up with … we can only guess, but I expect a Grande Finale considering how quiet it has been.