Classic Guild Wars players know better than to look a gift horse in the mouth when it comes to patches. After getting some significant updates in 2018, the playerbase was antsy throughout 2019 as ArenaNet was hit hard by layoffs and departures that seemingly pulled most of the rest of the Classic team away from the game.
But in December, ArenaNet made several superficially minor updates to the maintenance-mode MMORPG that have apparently resulted in a buggy situation for the gamers doggedly still playing in the older version of Tyria. According to posts spread across the official forums, Twitter, and Reddit, those updates have introduced a slew of bugs, specifically client crashes in specific locations, skill sticking, map UI snafus, and freezing issues, at least some of which, players speculate, have to do with specific compiler changes to code in Kamadan (possibly relating to Visual Studio migration?) and other hotspots. Still other players have been able to reproduce crash bugs in the Underworld:
I logged in this morning and jumped to Kamadan myself just to see what the fuss was about, only to immediately witness the odd freezing lag Reddit is upset over, so I can confirm that at least is happening. Hopefully, the studio can turn its attention to fixing up the older MMO once the holiday weeks are at an end. In the meantime, how ’bout some spicy memes?