The servers were offline yesterday, here is an interview with LadyM to explain it.
-Nlhero: heya, does FA work by you?
+LadyM: no the servers are being upgraded
-Nlhero: does that mean that there will be new towns etc.?
+LadyM: no its the server owners updating not sin
-Nlhero: so no changes for the players? not even that the game will be faster?
+LadyM: faster yes, but no extra things