Right now, Guild Wars 2 players are suffering from a weird issue where their characters are being rolled back a few days.
The thread first cropped up on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit a few hours ago, with Reddit user khorren (the thread creator) warning players to not login as there has been a rollback going back a few days.
It didn't take too long for Guild Wars series developer Arenanet to issue a statement, stating:
We've received many reports of account rollbacks, and are aware of the issue. We've alerted the server team at ArenaNet, and they are working on a resolution.
We will provide updates as soon as we receive more information.
In the meantime, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.
Seems fairly definitive, except on how or why this occurred. In an MMORPG, a genre where one's own personal progress is everything, a rollback going back a few days could be devastating for anyone who has gotten a lucky drop or accomplished something truly epic. Hopefully, whatever caused this rollback can be fixed and they are able to help restore players' progression from that time.
We have reached out to ArenaNet for more details and will update this story when more appears.
I've always had somewhat of a bone to pick with Guild Wars 2. At the time I was thoroughly disenfranchised with World of Warcraft and looking for a new MMORPG to play. I picked up some Guild Wars 2 novels, read them, and got thoroughly hyped. By the time this cool trailer came out, I was hyped to kingdom come. Then the game came out, and you could feel the wind vanish from everyone's sails. Sure it was nice to look at and explore, but man was a snoozefest. I'm surprised to see it still around, honestly. Good for everyone still sticking around with it.
What do you think of this news? Are you affected by this bug? Have you ever played Guild Wars 1? Let us know in the comments!