The NA region shards will be coming down for 1.5 Hotfix #9 at 8:00am PDT tomorrow, 10/20/11. The estimated downtime is ** 30 minutes **.
Patch notes will be updated!
I’ll be back in the morning with status updates during the downtime.
Edit: 8:00am PDT: NA shards are coming down for this update now!
EDIT: 8:14am PDT: Shards are currently locked, pending final checks.
EDIT: 8:19am PDT: NA shards are unlocking now – enjoy!