We don't tend to cover day to day Guild Wars 2 news here at GW2Hub unless it's something out of the ordinary. In this instance, I think a mammoth Reddit: Ask Me Anything conducted by a whole array of ArenaNet employees, including Mike O'Brian, qualifies as worthy enough.
What surprised me most about this AMA is not only the amount of time ArenaNet answered questions, but their willingness to actually answer some of the more difficult ones put forward by the community (traits in particular). In all my years following MMOGs I've never known a company be so willing to interact with their fans in this way, for so long.
Without wishing to spoil the transcript, questions covered a wide range of topics from performance improvements, to profession changes and trait tiers.
Two questions that really jumped out at me were specific to the Mesmer and Engineer, answered by Jon Peters. They hinted at a redesign for the Engineer currently in the works (although they didn't state as to how bigger redesign) as well as some changes to the Mesmer arriving in the coming Beta weekend. It was an interesting choice of words (or unfortunate) in reference to the Mesmer, to state: "we will make the changes necessary to make Mesmers viable." Is this a suggestion that in its current form, it isn't?
I think people will also be incredibly pleased to hear that the Guardian now has a viable ranged option in the scepter: "Give scpeter a try, I tried to make this the ranged option, particularly in WvW for Guardian."
Finally, Rangers should rejoice at the pet AI bug squashing that is clearly ongoing: "We have fixed a large number of bugs with pet AI, but there are still some lingering ones."
Without wishing to quote from the AMA any further, you should head right on over to the transcript. You might also want to put a significant amount of time aside or at least get a drink before you start reading; at nearly 25,000 words, it's a huge read.
What were your favourite parts of the AMA?