Massively is reporting that the reason for the Age of Conan server downtime this morning was because Funcom's MMO was being patched.
From the piece:
In today's patch, among a host of class changes and other crunchy bits, there are a lot of fixes and alterations to massive PvP, which should make a big difference for the players who have reached level 80 and were looking forward to this feature working properly.
Full patch notes through the link.
By Mike Bowden