A bug seems to have been introduced between 10.2.3 and 10.2.4 with regards to map rotation and .mpk layers. In 10.2.3 when I rotate the maps, the labels adjusted themselves to always remain readable. In 10.2.4 they now rotate in sync with the map, so at 180 deg, horizontal labels are now upside down. (See attach files).
This was kind of reported under RT.NET-000025 in the beta, and assigned NIM100378.
NIM1000378 has been fixed in 10.3. Is that fix included in 10.2.4?
The labels problem can be seen using the test app I submitted with the original problem report.
If you convert it to 10.2.4, then start it. Don't touch the map; just click the rotate button, and you can see the label problem. As well the enlarged extent is not being rendered, i.e. the corners are cut off.
If you click in the map the labels will be displayed correctly, but the problem originally reported (scale changing) still remains.
Are you able to share the Map Package you are testing?
I cannot reproduce this against an online map service (e.g. SampleWorldCities (MapServer) ) but I would like to confirm the behavior against a local map service.
Attached is our test sample.
If you run it. (then for me!)
I hope that helps
Unfortunately we were not able to get the fix for the scale issue mentioned in Step #3 into the local server. It was however fixed in ArcGIS Server 10.3 and we hope to have this fix in the local 10.3 server as well.