Prof. Greyrose is quoted as saying " ... to improve the performance of the game over the long-term and to prepare ourselves for the evergrowing number of wizards... " Lesser loading times? More realms, areas? ( Humongofrog realm sounds good... ). So, maintenance several times a week for a bit, don't worry about it unless your a night-owl or live in a wacky time zone like England. Vacation going good too, King Bonnie my missing crab seems to have re-appeared off the coast... Happy Farming!