I have just received word from Tinen that the Compensation Packs will be delivered with 5.0:
"The three compensation packs will be provided to players who qualified for each pack alongside the 5.0 Update on 10/24. While we would like to provide the immediately upon the merge, they contain items that are dependent upon the 5.0 update, and as such, we cannot provide these this week. These grants may take some time to complete, so don’t be worried if you don’t see them immediately after the update. We’ll provide an update when we’ve completed granting all of those items."
This means that the Evolution downtime will not have to incorporate the pack data, which will help it stay simple. One more reason to look forward to 5.0!
I have updated the FAQ accordingly, and just want to make sure everyone sees this!