I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think ArenaNet’s communication for Guild Wars 2 was fabulous for most of 2021. This was… not the case last year, when we literally had a little “it has been X days since ArenaNet told the truth about who was running it” sign after it lost two studio heads in a row and didn’t ‘fess up to the second one, really ever, even when his Linkedin gave the game away.
But in 2021, starting with the spring roadmap and running through the full summer reveal of End of Dragons and the subsequent roadmaps and beta events, we’ve had an endless parade of developer stream and blogs from the team. We even got a couple of blogs where the developers explained – in frankly exhaustive detail – what went wrong with one event and why the second had been delayed. In short, more of this, please, ArenaNet.
What do you think – which MMO studio would you say offered the best communication to its playerbase this year?