In approximately 30 minutes the NA region shards will be coming down for a hotfix that includes a latency bug fix that should allow us to turn the Ashes of History world event back on. The shards will be coming down at 12:00pm PDT 10/13/11 for an estimated downtime of 30 minutes.
Patch notes will be updated!
I’ll be here during the downtime with status updates.
EDIT: 12:00pm PDT: NA shards are coming down for this update now!
EDIT: 12:11pm PDT: Shards are returning as Locked now, pending final checks.
EDIT: 12:18pm PDT: NA shards are unlocked now!