Guild Wars 2 is seven years old, so it stands to reason that the milestone has put the game back on the radar of lapsed players who are curious about what the game has to offer since their departure. Rather handily, one redditor, u/Lishtenbird, has put together a chart.
The chart itself is pretty impressive, offering a timeline of updates made to the MMO in a variety of gameplay aspects, including PvE, PvP, WvW, and even global mechanics and UI changes. Each section is broken up by year and is even color-coded based on Living World season or expansion pack release so you can tell what features are associated with any potential purchases you may need to make. It also appears that the chart’s creator will keep it up-to-date on their personal website
If you’re among those who are considering a return to the world of Tyria, perhaps you should take a look.
"I left Guild Wars 2 during …, what changed?" — a comprehensive chart of feature & content updates in GW2 (v. 3.6, pre-LWS5) from Guildwars2