I think Ole Cryptic needs to re-allocate some of thier funds to get a more stable server that dosent need maintance every 3 days and countless downtime. I never have issues out of my servers, two of which handle high volume.
The server needs maintenance regularly because it runs 24/7 with thousands of people online constantly making changes to the database each time they perform an action. If nothing else it needs to be taken down to perform a backup of the data in case of a crash - and a chance to reorgaise the disk space used.
Maintenace doesnt mean something broke, it means they want to help prevent it breaking for as long as they can. Oh and I forgot it also means that if they have something they want to update in the core programming, they get a chance to do that while it isnt running the game