I am happy to inform you BFME servers are back few days ago. To be a part of this server all you need is go to the link http://online.the3rdage.net/ and follow the steps. Everything is mentioned there with the tutorial.
You can also view server status(completely new concept) from the link, that is you can see who is online in the server, games in lobby, map, ping and much more.so by this you don't have to be in game everytime to check server status or you can browse waiting. I hope you enjoy this.
Thanks to Phil for this awesome server checker.To have it just go to the link below http://online.the3rdage.net/