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ArenaNet Doesn’t Plan on Shutting Down Guild Wars Any Time Soon

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Posted on July 16, 2013 AT 05:23am

There is still a dedicated fan base enjoying the original Guild Wars despite its sequel releasing, and ArenaNet has no intention of ending their enjoyment any time soon.

“The game itself was so efficient on the server side in terms of the resources, like, it runs on a fraction of the hardware that we need for running Guild Wars 2, so having that on the back-burner is nothing compared to GW2,” lead content designer Mike Zadorojny told Eurogamer.

“There’s still a community there that’s really passionate and really thriving in there, so we want to support them as best we can.”

Pretty much all of the original team has been moved to work on Guild Wars 2 and only a few remain to help fix bugs and keep the servers ticking over. ”We’ve been doing a lot of automation support so that the game itself could last forever, even without anybody really touching it,” Zadorojny said.

“They’re not necessarily making new content right now but there is a team that is monitoring if there are massive issues they’re taken care of, and they’re supporting them.”

Source: Eurogamer

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