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Guild Wars Switches to Automated Support, No More New Content

Posted on May 20, 2013 AT 03:56am

ArenaNet has announced that its eight-year-old MMO Guild Wars will no longer receive any new content following a switch to automated support. The developer said in a post on the game’s official website that it wants it to be “in a place where it’s able to take care of itself.”

“Over time, our focus has shifted to updates that not only help maintain Guild Wars but help the game maintain itself,” the post reads. “With this focus in mind, we’ll no longer be releasing any new content for the live game except in support of automation. Our goal is to get the game to a place where it can continue to run and be available to all of our fans. We have a lot of love for Guild Wars — it’s the game that made us what we are today — and we want to continue sharing it with everyone!”

ArenaNet promised that a small team will still be available for critical fixes or server crashes.

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