The NA region shards will be receiving similar hardware maintenance as done today (9/14/11) on the EU shards – along with 1.4.1 Hotfix #6, tomorrow morning, 9/15/11, at 8:00am PDT. The extended maintenance is estimated to take ** 3 hours **.
I’ll be back in the morning with status updates during the downtime!
EDIT: NA Region shards are coming down for this update and maintenance now!
EDIT 8:30am PDT: The downtime is still ongoing; maintenance is proceeding on the backend piece by piece!
EIT: 9:00am PDT: Still moving along as expected.
EDIT: 9:37am PDT: The operations team is beginning to start up servers again as the backend maintenance is nearly completed.
EDIT: 9:47am PDT: NA region shards are currently locked and being verified!
EDIT: 9:55am PDT: NA shards are now unlocked – enjoy!