If your Guild Wars 2 experience has been sub-optimal, the somewhat heartening news has been that ArenaNet is aware and working on it, as evidenced by a forum post in August. Unfortunately, the alluded-to long road of work doesn’t appear to have an end in immediate sight according to an update post this past Friday.
“We’ve made a number of changes that have improved general performance, but as we mentioned in our previous update, there are a lot of factors that cause lag and our changes haven’t had the impact we were hoping for,” elaborates the post. “We know the persistent issues are frustrating and we want them improved as much as you do, so we’re now looking into bigger changes with broader impact on the problem. These changes take longer to test and implement, and we appreciate your patience as we continue working on solutions.”
In the meantime, ANet is asking players to continue to file reports when experiencing latency problems, as they help the devs in their investigations. Just understand that you’ll have to be filing those reports for an indeterminate length of time.