Arenanet fixes Guild Wars 2 performance and latency issues – More improvements to come
In ArenaNet’s latest commentary, latency issues experienced by players were acknowledged to be still ongoing. With this, the team is happy to report encouraging signs of their efforts to minimize these performance issues, and plans to release further performance updates in the coming weeks.
Gamers have been complaining about server latency issues for almost 6 months now, and during that time ArenaNet has attempted to resolve, unsuccessfully, the issues that continue to plague many gamers. Fortunately, the team hasn’t given up on tackling, perhaps the greatest dragon of all, server issues. You can read the whole thread dating from August that addresses these issues, but below is an excerpt from the last comment:
Hi everyone, in October we let you know that we are continuing to work on game performance issues. While our initial changes did not have the impact we hoped for, we are happy to report that we let’s see more success with our ongoing work on server-side latency. We will be rolling out updates over the next few weeks and into the New Year and will monitor their success.
As we said before, there are many factors large and small that contribute to the lag, so we will continue to work to find and resolve them to continually improve your gaming experience. Your use of the in-game reporting system for latency issues continues to be very helpful, so keep reporting these issues to us!
– Fire initiation 9835 (ArenaNet)
The team last fixed some of these issues in a patch earlier this month. The team continues to move forward with content, as the Icebrood saga wraps up in preparation for the next big expansion, End of Dragons.