Lol, First they too the server down for 12 hours to patch and ready the server for the expantion then another 6 hours was added(cant remember the reason) and then another 2 hours was added.
The servers finally went back online at 2:00am. I was drunk and fast asleep by then lol.
Ive read some really good player reviews about the new area.
Heres some more info.