Currently the Neocron forums are offline for reasons unknown. It is not clear when they went down, but the first report of the forums being down was at 9.35GMT on Sunday.
No news on when the forums will be back or what the cause of the issue is. As soon as the THN knows, we will tell you.
In the mean time, feel free to use the THN Forums.
Updated: Monday 10:30BST - Still down, and no news available. On the THN here are a couple of threads of interest.
Compensation discussion - http://forum.techhaven.org/viewtopic.php?t=3108
NC Forums down discussion - http://forum.techhaven.org/viewtopic.php?t=3109
Updated: 13:05BST - After a little bit of investigation and a comfirmation post from Nidhogg on the THN forums , the NC forums are offline due to a transformer exploding in the Houston datacenter where the NC forums are hosted. More news on the exploding transformer can be found on The Register.
Please note that the game servers are up and running as normal, as they are in a different datacenter.
As for the ETA, our guess is good as yours - howerver there is a service update page with the latest information.
Update: 22:55 BST - Apparantly the servers at the H1 datacentre affected by the transformer outage are beginning to come back online, hopefully this means the NC forums will be up and running again soon.
Update: 03/06-/08 @ 00:08
A statement has been released from the CEO of the company (The Planet) running the server on which the Neocron forums are hosted, from the sounds of it, it looks like the forums should be back online at 2am BST!
Update: 30/06/08 9:58BST - The forums are back!