Same problem here, out of curiosity how many people who can't get on live Eastcoast US?
I really wish they would learn from these sorts of situations, but its the same thing every time a title is launched, then a round of fake "I'm sorry"'s.
You mean there website that is programmed to change status when they take the servers down for maintance. Obviously this is not mandatory maintance on the servers, as their site was also down for a bit aswell. It might be an attack on their servers and im sure they are working hard to get them back up for the first day of the official game release.
It's working for me now, but sometimes it's on and off. Some people in here are ignorant and that's the problem with society today is that they take things for granted. If you weren't expecting problems on the first day, then you really need to get your head out of where the sun doesn't shine. Just saying. Hope it starts working better for everyone sooner rather than later.