Actually it was an update pushed in the last couple of hours which have solved the issue. At least on one of the plugins which I have tested. I hope it will be the same way on all the plugins. Thanks for your help.
Right you would need to add a Topics.updateRecent(tid, timestamp, callback); call into Topics.create() function so that topics are initialy added to /recent.
Change the following code in Topics.create()
'cid:' + topicData.cid + ':tids',
'cid:' + topicData.cid + ':uid:' + topicData.uid + ':tids'
], timestamp, topicData.tid, next);
lol, everything was working when I replaced: