Not the announced downtime (think it was set for 7am PST?). My game wouldn't load at 6:30am EST this morning. And then a few minutes after my post here, it was up again, with the announcement that it would be down later this morning.
And why is the website down when the game loader is down? Surely they aren't THAT inter-dependent...? Someone trip and power cycle the router there or something?
I've had it happen to me several times early in the morning, game just won't load, and website is down.
Cryptic has a central authentication server. It authenticates all their games on all servers, and authenticates anything else that requires authentication, such as the websites and the XMPP server. That's probably what's having trouble when you see this.