From yesterday's announcements: Hello all! We'll be having a hotfix Wednesday 8.26.09. It will be at the usual 7AM PDT for the US servers. Our friends in the UK will be patching at 9PM PDT (5AM on 8.27.09 for our friends residing in London). The update notes are available here. Thank you and happy gaming! So today, promptly at 9 a.m. EDT, the servers went down.