Nah, that was this patch. You still get more than regular stages, but it's probably to motivate you to actually do the other stages.
edit: One nice thing I like is that my smaller guild can sustain itself with upkeeps now without having to make endless mules just to do upkeep quests. Probably the fishing changes that allow for that.
Last edited by buta; 06-04-2009 at 08:49 PM.