Makes you wonder what figure Blizzard were looking at, when they were setting up the servers for WoD launch. 9 million users perhaps? And then to have another million try and cram their way onto the servers, no wonder the realms were performing so badly.
Sigil of the Black Hand is just insane, why would they implement something like that?
Actually, I'd love for them to implement something like Sigil of the Blackhand for old raids, especially the ones where an end boss drops a mount. Can't tell you how many times I've run Ulduar.Though I don't have to run it anymore ;)
The end of SoO when people were selling lockouts, that's probably why. The wing based dungeon allows the ability to skip some wings if no one needs loot off those bosses but just running the appropriate wing/s, but if unlocking Blackhand requires the end boss in each wing down, then you'd still have to do everything every week and people would start selling partial lockouts to the latter half of the zone or just Blackhand.The 4 of each item required means that it takes a minimum of 4 weeks before anyone gains this ability. Will be interesting to see how this pans out and if they choose to do this type of jump system in the future.
I think it's a one time quest, which when you complete allows you to skip to Blackhand whenever you want, in that week or any other following weeks. Collecting 4 of each items just to get to Blackhand for 1 week seems so absurd. That would mean you will farm those 3 bosses for 4 weeks and get a free skip to Blackhand in the next week. Old naxx entrance was kinda this way, you were farming stuff in order to be teleported to the necropolis above but I dont think they'll bring that system again, as it was so boring and tiresome for so many people. And considering the casual state of this game nowadays. Nah.
I think the numbers may be referring to the late-November press release instead of the very end of Q4 because the wording is near identical. I guess we'll see when the Q1 report happens.
Even in Azeroth mankind is not safe from these idiotic selfie shenanigans.People think they are interesting, we get it already.
I think the quest to unlock Blackhand only is great for slow progressing guilds. Being stuck on Garrosh as a guild for several months because of lost lockouts, missing member with the lockout and not enough raid time in a week to get to him after all the other bosses was painful. If the raid can beat all the bosses to Blackhand 4 times I don't see how it diminishes accomplishments being able to skip there, it's just like extending the lockout without needing to be locked to all the previous bosses.
I guess the shorter races wont be in the humans and the taller races' selfies... We'd need a box to stand on or something... LOL ;)
Quite frankly I can see the selfie cam being used by some guilds as a way to promote their raids, rp events and probably their pvp victories or something? I think it could prove useful for those kind of people are for others who twitch and livestream and have their own tumblr's, tweeter's or facebooks for such things.