Oficially it is called: "rubberbanding", since it resembles running away being tied to a rubberband that forces you to jump back to where you started.
It happens to me quite often and I also have to take the sidewalk to avoid it. No clue what causes it, but it defininately can be quite annoying when it does happen. Switching realm sometimes fixes it also.
Yes, there's something weird -- or perhaps haunted -- about that circle in front of Bartleby.
If this is a bug, I don't think they should fix it. I think they should just work it into the story line.
(This was done in "City of Heroes", by the way. A bug in the program that made NPCs wander in bizarre patterns in a particular spot was later memorialized by a plaque explaining a strange phenomenon at that site.)
YEA it happens to me all the time too. I just run around it. BUT i haven't seen if the bug was taken away yet because its July 30 today but i will check in a little bit!!! -Natalie Crowshard Grandmaster Theurgist 8) 8) 8) 8)