With how long the pre-NGS maintenance will be I imagine there will be people asking when NGS is launching.
With this in mind, I have created a countdown timer based on the times provided in this news post. If someone wants to know when NGS is coming out, you are welcome to link them the countdown I created.
Lastly, feel free to use this thread as general downtime discussion if you like.
EDIT: The preload for NGS is up. It will be patched into your existing PSO2 install.
EDIT2: I have created a new timer to match the end time in this post.