They won't be opening. Not until they add new servers.
I'm not even sure they'll open then, honestly. You might end up having to create a new character on one of the new servers next week with your friend. Or play on a JP server.
FFXIV: Raxion Gunsoul - Brynhildr - 50PLD 50SMN 50SCH 50DRG
WoW: Raxion - Greymane- 90 Druid
FFXI: Nion - Asura - 99 BLU, PUP, SMN, DRG, PLD 50+ DNC, NIN, MNK, THF, WHM, SAM, WAR