Empires & Allies is down for the count (for some), Zynga is on the case
"LATEST Update 10:52am: There was a brief Amazon server outage this morning which caused additional players to be unable to load their Empires. This has been resolved. Work on the original issue, however, is still in progress. Update 7:20pm PDT: Work on the issue is still in progress! Update 4:34pm PDT: We have isolated the problem, and are actively working to fix it. We will update this post as we know more! A small number of players are currently unable to load their Empire! The game will load to about 90% and then the screen will stall, preventing them from entering the game."
However, the game is working just fine and dandy for me. Then again, Zynga did say the number of people affected is small, but just how small. We want to figure that out, so why don't you answer one of our handy polls: