Are we going to get to play at all tonight, it would be nice if the servers could be kept up so you know.... we could beta test or something like that? Its kinda hard to test out the game and find bugs and give feed back when you cant play it.
You're not really testing the game, you're testing the server. They're trying to overload it and make sure that it reacts as best as possible. What do you think is going to happen on release day? They aren't going to know exactly how many people are going to buy it and how many people are going to log on, they will need to scale quickly and make sure that they can do it quickly and without causing as much damage as it is now.