I was looking for any news about the sale on Google (holiday season makes me extra impatient), and I found this: http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/11525-ncsoft-corp-to-sell-nc-interactive/
The part that most concerns me is:
""As part of NCsoft's ongoing efforts to become a stronger global company, we are making adjustments to ensure that our western teams and games are more independent and more agile. These efforts have no effect on NCsoft, ArenaNet or Carbine employees, nor will they have any effect on current titles or those in development
,” NCsoft told Polygon in a statement." (emphasis mine)
... is this the bad news that I think it is?