I'd like to think that this wasn't done with malicious intent. The developers who created the 'fix' were more likely just unaware that this wasn't a problem that needed to be addressed in the US servers, but assumed that it was something that needed to be corrected in all servers and not just the French/German ones. That's my optimistic take on it, anyway.Wow... I hadn’t realized it was only a 4 day difference between Beta and Live releases. That’s just insane.
Part of me wants to believe that this was planned from the start. To implement a GB with variables in the GB algorithms that could be abused to such great extent. Then to watch as players dump thousands of FPs and eradicate the FP banks in one fell swoop. Forcing those that worked long an hard to get those big banks to lose it overnight. Which creates a greater imbalance in the game since half the players have their GBs and FPs and half have 1 or 0 of the two.