Bad luck - server breakdown.
Web servers seem to have a 6th sense that makes them break down at the most annoying moments.
During the night, one of our servers broke down, less than a day after we released the new scout.
This server is responsible for running most of the update scripts that keep the game running, so you'll be seeing faults in many parts of the game right now.
We've just managed to get the server online again, and it's now processing regular updates, such as auctions.
All of the missed updates from last night, will be run as soon as possible.