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"Disgruntled ArenaNet employee" blogger finally admits it was a hoax

Shawn Schuster

If you're a long time fan of Guild Wars, or you're just finely-tuned into the realm of MMO news as any good Massively reader should be, you may remember some controversy that erupted last year regarding a blog that claimed to be written by a disgruntled former employee of ArenaNet. This blog supposedly outed ArenaNet for working with gold farmers in some elaborate scheme to make the company more money, undercut the dedicated player-base and massacre hundreds of thousands of small fluffy bunnies. Okay, we may have exaggerated a bit on that last one.

Needless to say, the interwebs were quite worked up over this, and ArenaNet came under fire several times for it. Well, it turns out that the creator of that blog finally admitted that it was all a cruel joke. They apologized (er, kinda) for the trauma they caused the community, and blamed it all on the fact that they were "bored". You may also notice that this "explanation" was created way back in July, but this just goes to show how thoroughly this person's scheme fizzled into obscurity.

[Via Aspendawn]

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