Playing on the US server from Australia. Was disconnected when bidding on things in the auction house to be welcomed by this message. Have restarted the computer and modem to achieve no resolution. My internet is working perfectly fine to do anything else (including writing this thread) so don't tell me its my internet. Server status for the 'Americas' is currently all available. What's the go? Is anyone else experiencing this?
EDIT: Login error message that occurs after leaving the game client up for a while changes to simply: "You have been disconnected from the Battle.net service."
EDIT2: Server page is now displaying that it's down for the US. However, still no explanation or ETA on expected uptime.
EDIT3: As far as i can assume before a blue comments on the matter, there are obviously many problems surrounding the AH and missing items/gold, the down period may very well be due to hotfixing these issues.
EDIT4: Update on issue; login error now displays "The Battle.net server is down for maintenance. Please check the [Server Status] page for more information (Error 33)"
So, it's officially maintenance and no ETA still as of this update.
EDIT5: The 'Breaking News' segment of game client now reads "We're currently working to resolve an issue affecting the auction house, and may restart the service to help in addressing it. If you're disconnected or unable to log in, please try again soon. Thank you for your patience." I hate that they added that patience part; seeing as i wouldn't have had to use all my patience up for the last 6 hours if they had of informed us much sooner.
EDIT6: Server status is back up and i've logged in successfully.