I have recently been to Empyrea (even though I haven't unlocked it) and seen it! Its so cool even though I can't even do quests there! I'm really impressed by the loading screen and how hard the Kingsisle team has been working through the DDOS problems!
-Madeline DawnCaster Lvl 80 Life Greetings from the spiral!
Disclaimer: before you think i hacked my way into empyrea, i ported to a friends xd