It may cost money. But at least their servers aren't down half the time.
If people struggle to entertain themselves without online gaming for a matter of hours there is a much bigger problem in your life than some servers being down.
actually its expected to be 2 or more days, so i don't know where people read that its going to be half a day or a few hours, and even at 2 days they are unsure due to the fact that they are not exactly sure why it happened. It could be a lot longer.