Guild Wars Related Names Being Censored in Guild Wars 2

Starting yesterday, ArenaNet have started to censor player names in Guild Wars 2 that are copies of NPCs in the first Guild Wars game. GM Talon took to the forums to explain:

A bunch of names that are from the original Guild Wars and its lore were censored yesterday. They were names that we had believed were already in the filter, but we discovered that they were not. More of these will be happening in the coming days. Hope that clears it up for you.

Talon later went on to explain that the reason was to “eliminate the potential for impersonation of these characters and/or an ArenaNet employee.”┬áSo if you have a character named after someone in Guild Wars, expect to receive notification that you need to change your name soon.

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