EQ servers were down all day today patching. Rumor has it the patch was mainly to fix a dupe bug that involved players leaving corpses immediately before a server downing. Another rumor has it that Runnyeye was being revamped as a gateway to the Plane of Mischeif – and apparently a new item effect that cast a gate to PoM appeared in the post-patch spelldat.eff file.
What was fact as opposed to rumor is that Verant took down half the servers immediately after bringing them up. Whoops.