Sunstriker spent 8 minutes banging his head, his horses head actually, on Shadowfang Keep’s instance portal. He gained no access.
“Additional instances cannot be launched, please try again later.”
I think by “later” they mean “when hell freezes over.” Because I’ve been trying for four days now.
What, are they out of instances?
Msaker logged on, at the Argent Tournament, he went to the coliseum, and instantly entered the Trial of the Champions instance.
That means old world instances are closed. Totally.
And they’ve got ToC instances available, and waiting in the wings for anyone and everyone to enter and have a go.
This means, in effect, Blizzard has shut down old world instances, and is devoting 100% of their resources, with capacity to spare, to the level 80 content.
They’ve gone one Expansion further than they can handle. Just exactly what are they selling at BlizzCon? They can’t handle what they’ve got. They’re going to add more? Not without jettisoning something.
Is the Cataclysm of the next Expansion the destruction of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms? At this point what would they lose? Folks, you heard it here first.
This problem was happening before ToC and 3.2 came along. But it wasn’t a complete lock out of the early instances like we have now.
So, advice to a new player to the game: Have your level 80 main get you heirloom shoulders, chest, and weapon. No level 80 main? Ooooh, that’s going to suck.
No, I’m seriously annoyed about this.
You know if you’ve gone to the store, and you see the proprietor in the back of the store, as you peer in through the dusty glass, which is locked and denying you access inside, and you see him trying to hide in a corner to avoid you, I mean, c’mon. They ought to show you, the customer, some respect and at least post a CLOSED FOR BUSINESS sign on the entrance. “I CAN SEE YOU! OPEN UP!” And then you see them hunker down further and in a squeaky voice say “Nobody here but us mice. Sorry. Nobody’s here. Come back later.”
I’m calling shenanigans.