Lets see here, with having Neverwinter just being added as a fully-playable game and the recent outages possibly being due to the recent traffic, I deduce that PWE has dropped the ball on their networking hardware and now its coming back to bite them in the rear. I bet when LOR gets launched onto Holodeck their main router (which more than likely is heavily dated by being hand-me-down from Cryptic) will go-up in smoke with a flood of users current and new. No log-in cue will be enough to stop the stress it will suffer.
Please note that normal Thursday maintenance was completed the other day during downtime, and this maintenance is unscheduled/emergency and is critical to help reduce the risk outages going forward. If there was another time we could perform it, we absolutely would, but there is not, unfortunately. We'll be back up ASAP!
Brandon "BranFlakes" Felczer | Former Community Team Lead for Perfect World Entertainment