Posted this on reddit but maybe someone here has seen this problem:
I'm currently working with support but it doesn't seem obvious as to what the problem is. I get the errors aboe in my rift and go when I try load friends/parties. I tried using my cellphone as a hotspot and using that connection with my go as we suspected that perhaps something with my local network was blocking it but it still failed.
I'm assuming it is something specific to my account but I'm not sure. Maybe some weird unicode character that some friend's name is using that is causing the loading error? I'm out of ideas. The last thing I could think of was to unfriend everybody and start from scratch.
So at the moment social is completely broken. When I get invited to a party or something it just goes to those error screens as well :-/