Official server 1042 dead, character deleted?

My home is PVP-C Official 1042 and has been since I bought the game, with 668 hours on that server. I’m level 60 with a modest base. The server is showing as down / dead on Battlemetrics and I can’t connect by using my direct connect desktop shortcut I created when I set up home there. Link

However, when I manually try to find 1042 through the game’s server selection, its there in the list, it shows me as level 60, but when I connect this way, it takes me to the character creation page and looks like my character has been deleted.

I’m at a complete loss here and I’d appreciate any help.

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