“At least one of the "team" is on the SWC development team and has enhanced access to the game.
- Esu Kyouto
Don't post this kind of garbage. Either you know a name and would like to report someone or you don't. You're posting in a thread instead of submitting a support ticket, so it sounds like you're just trying to create uproar, but you don't actually know what kind of "enhanced access" development team members have (or don't have, as the case may be), or possibly don't know who is even on the development team.
Blot is definitely on point in describing this as a witch hunt currently.
Anyway, as for the topic at hand... Sims mentioned this to me last night and I didn't think it was a particularly big deal because people have camped the market in this game as long as it has existed, especially the previous NPC market which restocked at specific, well known times each day. But it seems there is a lot of confusion and disagreement over the correct behavior, and some people thought it was against the rules and others didn't... Regardless it'll be fixed for this weekend.
We're going to reverse the market transactions that were made during the 10-20 minute buyout period as far back as we have event logs for, and then relist them as auctions of the standard length. Nobody is going to be punished for camping the market unless they were breaking other rules at the same time (specifically, scripting) because it has been a long standing situation with no previous guidance suggesting it was against the rules.