Well this is odd. My phone uploaded a good-sized update on Friday, and then locked me out of the game. No matter what I try I cannot get past the "Downloading..." screen. I contacted support through the website and got the standard auto-response saying they would have an answer for me within 24 hours. Naturally I did not expect them to contact over the weekend, but now it is Monday night and still not even a whisper.
So now I find myself wondering if there is something wrong with my phone or if this is a widespread problem, or worse yet, if maybe the game has been cancelled and there has been no notification sent to anyone. It's all very odd and I am not sure what to think.
The one thing I have not tried is removing and re-installing the game client. I will be in Japan for the next month and nowadays most online game companies automatically shift any form of client contact to the local servers so if I have to reinstall the client I might wind up with a Japanese client and playing on the Japanese servers. Not an impossible situation, but far from ideal.
Oh, well. Life goes on.