Servers are melting as BioWare says because today they've released the character creator
for the game. Before you play the game, you can load up this tool and fiddle around with your character so once you have the game in your hands you can start right into it without spending time going through all the little details about who your character is.
For those that upload their character into BioWare's new social network, you'll get a ring that gives +1 to all stats. Now if that isn't incentive to do so I don't know what is. Be sure to check out Tina's hands on preview tomorrow and go create your character in Dragon Age: Origins