People seem to play when I’m asleep (NZT).
Lag wise, there are many causes. The server doesn’t appear to have logged any lag. But it can be really dependant on player bases more than anything, some bases just have lots in them. Sometimes it’s because the base has been loaded into memory, so lag can persist for a while.
The server restarts daily to help prevent player base lag. Network lag would depend where you live, the server is in Auckland with fibre, so in most cases a ping of 7-10ms. 30ms if you’re in Australia or US west coast.