You don't need to re-write the existing Lore when you are not going to change history. Lore is not static and can evolve, High Powers can change their minds.
And players can change their minds as well; they can decide Ryzom is no longer worth paying for, or even playing. Do not assume that those who are grumbling are a captive audience that is incapable of leaving.
What I want to know is who is telling those that do not wish to use teleports that they cannot walk? Who is saying that something that optional is mandatory? This, "I don't want to, so you should not be able to!", stuff is a good way to to start a war. Is that the end result we really want? It's not what I want, that's for sure!
It might not be a big deal if Ryzom were never, ever even once in it's history even implied to be remotely like a sandbox, or didn't have "Freedom: There is nothing more important", on the front page of it's site as a selling point. But the notion that lore must remain static when change would add freedom while it is allowed (and, apparently, encouraged) to change when change would restrict freedom is, quite frankly, offensive.
There are better ways to balance things than punishing others for not sharing your fanaticism or tastes... but that assumes that the actual goal is balance.
---Do not assume that you speak for all just because you are the loudest voice; there are many who disagree that simply have no desire to waste words on you.