A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results.
Posted Sep 01, 2020 - 15:41 EDT
We've identified the slowdown -- when you take an action on the site (any action!) we log it so that the UAs can easily look up that information later if you file a ticket. When you take those actions, we send those single items off to our log provider.
When activity on the site picks up (especially logged activity - so things like completing quests and purchasing items) we get a ton more activities being sent to the logging service, and it got backed up.
We have set up a queue that processes the logs in bulk actions, which should prevent this from happening again in the future.