This week’s Guild Wars 2 patch was delayed a week, but perhaps it needed yet another week still. Players on the official forums and Reddit are reporting a plethora of bugs and problems associated with the March 16th patch; one intrepid thread starter is making an effort at listing everything and checking it off as ArenaNet’s hotfixes address each one. Complaints range from broken guild chat to borky PvP voting and FPS drops. One Redditor reported that even reporting bugs is buggy.
At least one bug involved an exploit with the Hall of Monuments; it allowed players to cap out their Hall of Monuments with no effort, instantly acquiring the God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals title that should otherwise require a significant amount of work in classic Guild Wars to achieve. ArenaNet is on top of that one: “Believe me, the devs are aware of this issue and it has been and is being taken care of,” Gaile Gray posted.
It’s not all bad news, though: GW2 took home EGX Rezzed’s Game of the Show award for its Heart of Thorns demo, beating out Bloodborne, Gang Beasts, Titan Souls, Life is Strange, Beyond Eyes, Not a Hero, Ratz Instagib, Broforce, and Big Pharma in a vote by attendees.[Source: Official forums, Reddit]