it went down WAAAAAYYY before 9:30PST .... it sucks, but such is BETA
Yep, but not for anyone who got in before the homepage changed to "Server Status: Down" it seems. Very odd, its almost like the patch became corrupted and back filled into the server. So if you patched before a certain time you were fine. If you patched after you were screwed it seems.
Whatever it was the homepage registered something wrong because it changed the status.