I just got done downloading the patch, and I really want to get playing. Best I can tell the emergency maintenance started around 6:30 and it says it will take about an hour. Has Cryptic been pretty good in the past about estimating downtime, or should I come back tomorrow?
Last night they said two hours, then 2 1/2, then three...it ended up taking like 6, I think.
But, again, it's beta, so you take the bad of emergency down-times with the good of playing the game for free for a bit.