I had also intended to make use of the boosts.
Some notification is better than no notification, but more notification would be better still.
I know they might have to shut it down sometime, but is just before the changeover the best time to do it?
Though I only became aware of this shutdown about 2 hours ago, it didnt seem to be happening,so carried on playing.
Not long ago and because I thought that the shutdown would be over, I decided to change to a different kingdom,only to find out it would not load,I then realised or so I believe, that I hadnt taken into consideration which time zone they meant.
Seems to be over now, 7 minutes before the changeover,as the game appears to be loading, wonder what they have done.