It would appear that at 11:45-ish on Friday the 28th of May 2010 that a QuakeNet Server, what looked like Multiplay's IRCd Server, died, crashed or literally threw its toys out of its pram.
This killed the BNCs and the Bots in the process.
Due to the crazy amount of people, Bots, BNCs and other crap trying to Connect to the Server at the same time, I have had to temp disable the BNCs as the Server was just rejecting them due to Throttling.
However, the Server seems to be happy again, so I will be re-allowing each BNC in 5 min intervals.
Sorry for the downtime, but this time, it ain't my or Wireplay's fault!