There are a couple pertinent news articles up on the VGPlayers website.
First is one about plans for future Game Update news. The Vanguard team will be shifting to a 6 week update schedule. These updates will introduce new content, features, and art that the team worked on in the previous "Milestone" period. Milestones will also be six week periods where the dev team sets goals for themselves and sees those through to fruition.
They'll be posting Milestones on the official forums, as well as VGPlayers, so we'll definitely keep you updated on their progress as well. The first of such Milestones is included in the Game Update News article.
Additionally, there is now a bit more information on the Server Merges, thanks to a Server Merge Q and A. Gebron and Hasium both answered a number of questions about the merges.