Right, this is the most annoying thing I've ever seen for a while now, and it only happened after a recent patch. I'm not the only one with this problem, and I'm definitely not the only one who's irritated by it. In many places (ground pvp arenas for example) the map is zoomed in a ridiculous amount and won't zoom out enough. Before this patch my mini map was able to zoom out enough to see the entire battlefield. Now? I can't see much further than the room I'm in.
This is HIGHLY inconvenient for many people, please revert the minimap back to what it was before
It's kind of annoying. I'm sure they'll fix it quickly.
Quickly being a relative term when you're talking about development in an MMORPG. There's already been at least one patch since the problem was introduced, but unfortunately these things don't get fixed overnight.