I have just purchased this game - but have yet to see the required servers online/working.
I've worked in the 'keep stuff running and available on the internet' business for well over a decade - I'm keeping my guesses to myself, but don't insult my intelligence.
(Community: please don't turn this into a 'complaining and wild accusations' thread, I really want to know.)
Just look through the threads and you will easily find the answer(s) to your question. Consider yourself scammed.