Naw, that code still works.
Launching The Realm Client the last few days displayed 11 players "Online" (actually none were really online) on the Main Server.
None of my accounts were logged in at the time the game broke/went down.
While trying to login it returned a message that the account is ghosted, all other players had the same issue no matter if they were online when the game crashed/broke/got hax0rd or not.
In certain instances players accounts have become ghosted for months due to NG's outstanding customer service/reading their CS emails, but normally if an account is ghosted your code still fixes the issue within 5 minutes.