We are having some database issues this morning with heavy load from players logging in and creating characters. Though a higher than normal volume, it's not one that is so high I'd expect this kind of behavior out of our databases. We don't have the solution yet, but I thought I should let you guys know we're working on it rather than have you wait until it's fixed for me to send out a "Hey it's all better!" post. I expect we'll have it resolved in the next hour. Thanks for your patience, folks.