I think the worst part about it is that you can equip a traffic cone onto your character and it won't show up on the sprite. How can you waste that kind of oppurtunity. I would rather not have loot than have unique loot that doesn't actually show up on the character at all. It's just lazy.
I'm currently sitting on a wait of 35 mins and it's still just saying that it's Finding Player... I'm in the UK, dunno if that changes anything. Hope they can push out a fix soon as it's pretty much broken for me right now.