Well, what do we have here? The Warhammer Online servers were brought down for a patch. When they came up, there was a very interesting change to the Dwarfs vs Greenskins tier. All players, even 40's, can now go into the lakes and not be chickened! This most certainly has to do with the upcoming Live Event: Return to Ekrund.
Players are, in fact, reverse bolstered based on their RR. In the image above, I am level 9. When I say level 9, I mean it. I only have access to abilities and tactics which I would have had at that level. My Mount? No go... it's like being back when the game launched. Except for gear, that still works as it did.
Looking forward to when the live event starts!