Edit 3: We got another response on page 62 from a 343i Employee, and it reads
The number of players in the fallback hoppers has dropped, however there are still people experiencing problems accessing the main servers. We'll continue to investigate and push out fixes until these issues are resolved.
Edit 2 : We got another response on page 22 from a 343i employee, and it reads
MM Systems Team
Recruit - Iron
We're sure most of you have already done this, but if you have not, please restart your console, as this will help some of you get out of the fallback hoppers. Regardless of the results, please let us know if this resolves your issues.
We are continuing to investigate those of you who are experiencing this problem - if you have not yet provided your gamertag and region, please do so, as this allows us to look into your specific situation.
Thank you for your continued patience.
EDIT: We got a response on page 7 from a 343i employee, and it reads:
There are a few hundred players who have been unable to connect to our servers since yesterday. We're investigating now and hope to have an update soon. If you are experiencing this issue, we'd appreciate knowing your gamertag and what region you're in, as this will help us with our investigation. Thank you in advance for any additional insight you can provide.
Edit 2: For the record, since it is such a widespread group (worldwide), and now people coming and saying they were in normal matchmaking not spartan ops, makes it even harder for them to pin point where the problem exists.
Please include this list in your post:
A) Gamer Tag
C) Last time played?
D) Were you using Mtn Dew XP?
E) What rank are you?
F) Were you in a match or Idle?
G) Can you connect to anyone else? (been reports that some have connected back randomly.)
H) Have you tried cleaning your Cache or doing other things to try to solve the problem?
Hey all, lets please try to keep all the "Cannot connect to server" posts to one thread..
If you are having problems with connecting to the servers and are unable to play matchmaking and Spartan Ops, Please stop for a second and sign this thread. and maybe a 343i employee will see it!
Also, can a 343i or any other official personal please comment and let us know that you know there is an issue and you are working on it? and possibly give an eta. on a fix?
Thanks in advance