I was a player for the Japanese version for most of its lifespan before going to global and in global, no one knows what is next for updates to getting parity or anything until the day of that weeks maintenance and patch.
In the JP version, we got news of whats next at least a week in advance. And fan sites like, Bumped always got the info out and translated.
I do not expect even by NGS launch we'll get the updates for that same week as it will take time to translate the content etc and push it out bug free.
Is there anything legal or anything stopping you at MS or the global team form at least putting out pre-patch info? Unless it allows player to manipulate markets or something. JP never had problems with this unless it was revival of cosmetic items.
Just saying when we're getting the graphic update or a certain UQ that is in EP 6 will be nice. Thanks!