If you have found this forum post then you probably have heard about the terrible news of the servers.
However I am here as a LBP veteran to explain things that are still possible and what is not possible.
What is not lost?
LBP1 and LBP2 online Story Modes
You might be asking, "But in LBP3, There isn't LBP1 and LBP2 story modes?", Think again.
Some people have copied story levels and brought it into online servers, It legitimately means that you yourself can still play the story mode levels with your friends overseas! Or even play them and not even owning LBP1-2.
This depends what version you got.
If you gotten the vanilla and gotten fresh DLCs, You are simply lucky because it is possible to cross-buy with it.
However on Special Edition's case, I currently have no knowledge and there were some complaints that they can't bring it over to LBP3, If you do have LBP2 Special Edition and have it on LBP3 PS4, Let me know!
It isn't gone, It is a PS-Plus feature so you most likely doesn't have PS-Plus if you can't go dive in.
However again, This is something I can't prove and I don't have PS-Plus at the moment. so again, Let me know if you can't dive in even if you have PS-Plus.
You heard it, If you are extremely lazy to read the server update provided by the official LBP Twitter. then let me explain it.
10 million levels survived including the ones you made and loved, Japanese levels, bomb survivals, You name it!
This is especially great for people who enjoys their childhood aesthetics like me.
And also, You don't need PS-Plus to access them so that is another good thing.
Previous comments and abandoned profiles.
Now if you like documenting your past or looking back to your past.
You are lucky because it is still the same state before the attacks happened!
However comments and profiles right at when the attacks started, might not have survived and it is most likely unable to be recovered.
What is lost?
Playing LBP1 and LBP2 online
This is super obvious, Playing LBP1 and LBP2 online is no longer possible (unless a miracle happened)
This also comes with huge disadvantages to many players which I will explain later.
LBP1-3 PS3 Online Achievements
You heard it right, You can't get online achievements anymore, However it may be possible again in the future by modding but that is risky. And the worst part of all, You can't get 100% achievement on them anymore if you do not have all online achievements.
LBP2 Cross-Controller with overseas friends
This is unconfirmed but it is most likely that you are no longer able to play LBP2 Cross-Controller with friends, Knowing that LBP3 has a DLC that gives every item from Cross-Controller Level Pack. However it is not affective if you are just collecting items.
I don't know if it is still possible to play it offline because I have lost my PSVita somewhere at my messy place, Let me know if you are still able to or not.
Because that LBP2 does not have online support anymore, LBP2 is unable to sync pins onto the server.
So if you want to show off that "Hey guys I aced LBP2!!!" then that is impossible unless it's by achievements.
In LBP1, You could get the unused Image Importer to get your images into the game, Since the servers has gotten down for LBP1, It is very impossible to import to LBP3 PS4.
However there is still some hope to those who want to use it, as I've heard that people can import PS3 content into PS4 and use them on cross-platform games, but this is unconfirmed for now so let me know if it's possible.
This is one of the worst things that we could lose, and it has to happen at some point this decade.
But it happened just recently, You are no longer able to play online on LBPV.
Ability to publish at LBP1, LBP2 and LBP3 PS3
You know that means, Everyone, I mean. EVERYONE, cannot publish any levels from LBP1, LBP2 and LBP3 on PS3. This also means that you and everyone else has now 20 levels limit than 60 levels limit before.
Free Online Multiplayer
As much I hate to say it, You no longer are able to play multiplayer with your overseas friends for free, This old trick that us players used to play LBP is no longer possible because it is now exclusive to PS4 and you need PS-Plus for it. Unless you use an emulator and found a trick for it.
Import content from LBP1 and LBP2
If you have plenty of new items from those games then I am ready to disappoint you by a lot.
It most likely no longer works even if it still appears on settings screens, You require servers to cache your items info which is no longer possible. However obtaining those fully is not lost, You can still have old items including ace, 100% goodies and played items, which I have explained at the first point.
And that is mostly it that I can explain, If you have some information reply it here, and if proven then I will edit this post with credit! anyways I hope I helped you to know more about things and have a great day!