We will all need an extension for another day or 2 to get the pearls as many of us planned on being able to run the event today but now won't be able to due to server coming back on too late for many of us.
Still its the principle of the thing, also some of us already had plans for the days we were going to miss.
It's what, 2 additional hours of downtime that was scheduled? This is the Thursday scheduled maintenance on Tuesday - so there shouldn't be (could be, might be) maintenance on Thursday as well.
2 hours equals another day or two?
Don't get me wrong, if they have a series of extended downtimes during the period of time the event is taking place...they should definitely extend it. I'm just not sure we're at that point yet.
As the other poster mentioned though, ahem - sigh, odds are likely that we'll have seen those extended downtimes during the event that should lead to extending the duration of the event when all is said and done.