Was the issue of the infinite black loading screen with the tips cycling patched? Today my group got a black screen flicker just like I got when I experience the bugged loading screen coming out of a dungeon. The game then ported us to a nearby shrine. Did they do this as a quick fix?
FYI, this problem seems to be back. Since yesterday I have experienced endless load screens when entering/leaving public "crawls". And after I kill the game and relog in, trying to enter the game on any character (not just the one that was stuck) will result in a endless "Requesting character load" which requires me to kill the game again.