New World updates seem to embody the spirit of the CJ meme, "Here we go again". Once again, a new update has caused problems by reimbursing players with an absurd amount of coin, breaking the economy, and forcing a rollback of all EU servers.
After the New World patch early this morning, a separate database modification in EU was executed to grant catch-up funds for players affected by in-game tax losses since the November feature release, according to Amazon developers.
This database change mistakenly granted very large sums not reflective of the intended amounts. Many players then spent that money, often buying large amounts of items off the trading post.
Upon examination of the problem and taking the EU servers offline, it was clear that there was no clear path to reversing only the players who were granted money, as the secondary effects were widespread and involved many more players and systems.
Amazon, therefore, made the decision to roll back characters, companies, and the trading post to 12:45 PM CET, which is just before the database modification was implemented.
As well as all this, Amazon are also closing down the trading posts. This change impacts only the trading post, and other forms of wealth transfer such as player to player transfers, house payments and company income are available and unaffected by this temporary change. Once complete, all of the contracts will be restored and the trading post will reopen. This will not require a patch but may need a brief restart.