This was the intent, but I understand the frustration and how it came across for those playing. Often when we join PTR, the request is to do things we wouldn’t do on live, like spawn giant mobs and teleport people. I also teleported players from the other team to create a small space duel, but that’s not what happened. While the intent was to lighten the mood and have fun in PTR, I admit that’s not how it came across to everyone and apologize.
I also understand the frustration with the War not launching, and I thoroughly apologize for those who took the time to prep for the war only for it to not launch. It was never our intent to bait anyone and we are taking measures to do our best to avoid this moving forward.
As for the broader reason people were upset - Muskets balancing, the PTR not having combat balance, and more - we are listening and learning from these experiences.