The 8/11 Update introduced a hidden update (or bug) into Alliance Battles (and Competitive Missions, but who cares about those?).
Players will INSTANTLY RESSURECT. This makes the game flow MUCH faster, and will cause Ressurection Shrine capping to be very difficult. It also severely buffs the Kurzicks in Fort Aspenwood.
However, there's a downside (which makes me think it's a bug): there will be very few corpses, i.e. Minion Masters are useless. I don't have a problem with that, I always liked SS better.