Oh FFS the discussion continues. seriously. please continue with it and see it you can't get at least 2 pages of it for Henry to have to sift through Monday. Really. Please. Just. Do. It.
Again ON TOPIC
I guess Dangimarocker is CST, at 1:45 EST I tried to connect and was unable to but connected within 10 minutes sitting idle on main screen, then I saw Dang's post that he couldn't connect I restarted and again am unable to connect.
We are reaching the peak times for EU/UK players, just like happened on Friday and Saturday at the same time in the afternoons, then RCS issues start clearing up somewhat around 6-7PM EST, then around 9PM the RCS get REALLY bad because of peak US usage, it is not until around 2AM EST that RCS issues start to go away. It has been doing this for >2 months RELIABLY.
Restarting the game, turning the PS3 off, adjusting the clock (which let you connect before), swapping instruments, sacrificing chickens or other small animals, none of those do anything, unless you happen to get lucky with the timing.