First off like me say I feel your pain for those who could not get in. I'm stuck on Ridill which was a blessing in disguise. A total of 4 hours downtime this whole weekend.
I unlocked SMN/SCH and got ARC to 34. Managed to see the end of my rested exp. Unlocked chocobo companion. Got to the point in the story where I need to fight a creature TiTan . Made a party of all Japanese players and impressed them with goggle translate alt-tab'n (how do we get that app working?). FInally got to do some dungeons past Copperbell Mines.