Beta Forums are getting hammered atm, Taking about a minuet for them to load and to post anything.
Well at least this is happening during the Beta test and not EA, and at least two good things are coming out of this IMO. 1) That we were right to be worried about trying to do final checks so close to launch, 2) There's a lot more NA and EU players than SE anticipated :)
Murphy's Laws of Computers are rather apropos here. http://www.murphys-laws.com/murphy/murphy-computer.html