Yesterday, the game began experiencing issues with logins, servers, and the forums. After some time, the servers were reopened and the devs assumed that login problems would clear themselves up, but the problems continued to persist. Finally, it was discovered that a database service failure was kicking off a cascade of problems.
As of this writing, it would seem that the servers have recovered.
If you’re an EverQuest II fan instead, then there’s a new episode of Kander’s Candor which takes another round of player questions regarding Mage mythical weapon replicas, Heroic Opportunities, and recipe and book drop rates. You can listen to the whole thing below.