Update 29 was released today (December 17, 2015). It was live for a few hours then the game servers were taken down. I didn’t get a chance to log on while it was up but from what I understand from reading the forums, among other things, the new random loot generation was messed up pretty bad.
There is no official time given for when the severs will be brought back up but Cordovan says they’re aiming for December 18th early morning Eastern time zone. Judging from previous times that might change.
If you’re looking for something DDO related and you haven’t looked yet you can read the release notes here.
I was surprised when I read that they were going release it this early. From previous development cycles I thought that update 29 would be released after Christmas. I could be wrong, because I’m not a game developer, but it feels like Turbine was rushed to release this for some reason. I know the devs are working hard to get this fixed so I’d like to thank them and I’m sure they’ll get us back to banishing demons and devils in no time.