(I totally typed 1/2/12 at first but caught myself - TYPICAL. )
Good evening, RIFTers!
The NA region shards will be coming down for a quick restart at 3:00am PST, 1/2/13. No additional download necessary - this is just to give the servers a refresh after having been up throughout the holidays. Estimated time to restart and unlock is ** 30 minutes **, returning around 3:30am PST.