Also, the guard farming technique was initially approved by staff when I asked about it. Then Sen said it was an exploit.
Also, the method of stealing from a packhorse without going grey was considered totally fine when I asked staff about it. Then I found out it had been deemed an exploit and changed.
I received direct confirmation that these things were allowed, only to find out that they were in actuality NOT allowed. So Obviously there are grey areas.
There are definite grey areas. No matter what anyone thinks of me, I know my intentions are honest, and that I have no intention to exploit... and if someone like me can find themselves breaking rules unknowingly, then you better be damn sure that others will find themselves in the same situations in the future.
But, when Az makes an official announcement, there are no excuses after that point. That's why it is a very good thing when he takes this measure. It allows players to know the rules, and it also allows staff members below him the ability to give out the correct information (Which I have no doubt is always their intention)