Emergency Downtime [Updated]
This evening, as the 17.6 patch went live, we discovered a very serious bug that could affect player characters.
We take the integrity of your characters extremely seriously, which is why we brought the servers down as fast as we did (and sorry about the lack of notice on that!).
The AO team is working on an emergency patch to fix the problem. We're estimating 4 hours of downtime from now and will keep you informed of any further developments.
We've found the issue and patched it. Some characters were affected by a bug with the Disable XP option, but those have been fixed. If you have any questions about your character, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.