1.7 is officially out, and requires manual updates on all servers. The Hive application has been completely redone, and join times have been significantly reduced (as well as players bugging out during the loading phase).
You have to troll the forums frequently to ever have a clue what goes on with this mod. Things are always changing, and they still haven't organized an effective way of communicating with server hosts.
1.7.0 has been successful. It is moving to a rolling update. It requires manual install for servers so it will take some time for this to appear on servers.