One of the game servers crashed before 4am, so the team started early.
My original plan had been to limit the scope of optimizations to reduce downtime. The goal was to do a short window this time and then more smaller scheduled fixed each couple of days till we got everything finished.
The bad news is that once we got started, the shorter maintenance wasn’t possible. So instead they decided to do everything in one go. My community team was asleep, so we weren’t able to get a post up.
The good news is that the work is done and servers are coming online now. The game should be up around 9:30am Pacific.