What everyone is forgetting is that the grizzlies and polar bears first acted one way before the "change" this past fall, and then suddenly started acting another way at some point in the fall. So, what was this change? It was either was either a bug that was somehow introduced in those bears at some point in time, or it was a planned move by EW. If it was an existing bug ever since the grizzlies were released in late 2016 AND the polar bears were released in early 2016, then why did their behavior suddenly change to something else? Wouldn't the bug have existed ever since they were released and wouldn't the bears have been super skittish all this time ever since the polar bear was released? And if it was a planned change by EW in the fall of 2017, then why the secrecy, why didn't they just announce the change? Did they think it could be slipped by without players noticing? No, of course not.
What I think is that this is the second time the rug was pulled out from under us due to a bug concerning bears(recall the bear baiting fiasco in which they said again
, "oh, sorry, NOW the bears are acting as they should have been all along"), and that EW simply doesn't know how to fix it and has thus come up with this "explanation" of their behavior. Seeing as how people are now testing them and getting the same skittish bear behavior that we originally discovered in the fall of 2017, and that arguably the most knowledgeable player in the game is still attesting to how broken they still are even after the latest "fix" yesterday.. I say scrap the grizzlies and polar bears, toss them both into the bin, because they're now nothing more than Bigfoot. If you think you can stalk hunt and get within proper bow distance of animal that a) has super keen senses, b) roams faster than you can crouch-walk, c) doesn't ever stop moving, my hat is off to you, show me.
For all of these reasons, I'm gonna stick to my theory that this is just another bug that EW can't solve and has thus created this tale for us all. Have a great weekend!