Colin Johanson says farewell to the Guild Wars 2 community
Last week’s big surprise on Friday was the departure of longtime Guild Wars 2 game director Colin Johanson from ArenaNet. Rumors and surprise swirled around the unexpected departure, but if you were worried that he had been forced out or that something untoward had happened, you can rest easy now; Johanson took to Reddit to give a farewell to the game’s community.
Johanson’s letter covers his time working for the company and the trip that he had personally taken from the early days of the original Guild Wars, stressing that his departure is a chance for new developers to take on new roles and distinguish themselves. It’s an emotional and heartfelt farewell, and well worth a read if you’re a part of the game’s community.