Copying this over from our service alert topic:
We're beginning to intentionally cycle our services, which means we force a mock outage and let the automated system bring the services back up to gather intel on what processes may be the root cause of these errors players have been experiencing. As the services come back online (it takes about 10 minutes), you'll be able to play in between cycles until we initiate the next one.
We'll keep you updated about future cycles so you know when our services are online and ready for players to jump in and play. We're currently targeting to cycle the services every 30-60 minutes, and will be putting info up on the in-game news feed to help bring awareness to this.
Thanks everyone for all the reports you've sent in and patience you've had; we're hoping that the information we can gather with this process can help us pinpoint the source of the errors you've experienced so we can resolve them.