UPDATE Sept. 9th: Around 1:10 p.m. EDT the Nagafen server (EQ2) came back online. Go play!
UPDATE Sept. 9th: Around 9:50 a.m. EDT Linda "Brasse" Carlson announced on Twitter, "All services have been restored to SOE San Diego - GAME ON!"
A widespread power outage that struck San Diego this afternoon has brought down Sony Online Entertainment and many of its services. Currently login servers and forums are confirmed as down, though players already logged in seem unaffected. Zoning while in-game may disconnect you. Linda "Brasse" Carlson has been answering some questions on Twitter:
Brasse: SOE and most of San Diego has just lost power. No ETA. ;(
Brasse: “@cuppy: @Brasse Rolling blackouts?” not unless they rolled it out across the entire city and surrounds with no advance notice.
Brasse: “@gdcurry: @Brasse ACK! Was there an earthquake?” No earthquake discernable from this location. We are clueless as to cause
Brasse: “@NickMcLaren: @cuppy @brasse According to 10news, unplanned and no idea of the cause yet” [I blame the Vanu #Planetside]
UPDATE Sept. 9th: As of 8:30 a.m. EDT power is restored for much of San Diego. Most EverQuest and EverQuest II servers are reported to be online. The Free Realms web site is back online.
UPDATE Sept. 9th: Around 12:30 a.m. EDT John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment, sent out these tweets:
@j_smedley: Outage update - we have restored most games. Our AT&T facility in San Diego looks like it lost pwr for a split sec switching to gen.
@j_smedley: We have got most things back up. We are working on EQ and some SWG servers. Sorry for the delay in service. All of San Diego is out
UPDATE Sept. 8th: As of 12:30 a.m. EDT, EverQuest servers are back up and running.