Evidently there was a drastic issue with the way it was working prior to this morning. If not, why was it changed?
Mythic Devs (aka idiots) - there is enough wrong with the game that needs fixing that you don't need to create more.
If you've ever worked in software development you know, when you fix one bug, another will undoubtedly pop up.
It's just the nature of the beast.
There is no such thing as a bug free MMO.