Mostly no one was able to play. That is true. Myself included. I only got to play for less than 10 minutes as a pegasus before the server crashed on me (and that after
the DDoS attack issue have been resolved). I couldn't connect/spawn after that, regardless of the race I chose. And I wanted to play as unicorn all along to begin with. I tried several
times for -literally- hours
and could not play. This OSW is being extremely irritating
And I love this game so much!
I've been on the waiting list for over three hours, now. THREE HOURS
! And that was just my latest attempt to play. Same deal on all servers. That is... when I get to connect to other besides Equus.
As for why they can't/won't extend the OSW the reason is simple and have already been mentioned: Money. It costs money to make these servers run and they use their own money to do it. They are not paid to even make this game to begin with.