I don't want to get into the habit of over-linking, but since it originates from tieba (Chinese reddit) and got shared there.
The guy editing it seems to follow a different reddiquette, so it's full of strike-throughs, but faithfully reproduced...
For those who are interested in following Anet's mighty quest of bringing GW2 to China, based on what has happened since KongZhong (The Chinese publisher that handles the release of GW2 in China) launched the beta, it is safe for me to say that it is a complete bust. Apparently 30 minutes ago KongZhong took over the GW2 tieba(for those who dont konw, tieba is the Chinese version of reddit) and started deleting every bit of negative feedback regarding beta and information about the NA/EU version of GW2. Also there are proves of KongZhong hiring random people on the internet to post fake(obviously) positive staff in the community. most of the Chinese EU/NA players left the community and what left of them were freaked out. The community is now in total chaos where you have KongZhong's thugs deleting posts and posting rubbish everywhere and players calling names and cursing at anyone that dare to post. It is not possible to reason with both sides.
Edit: you will have to forgive me if there is unreadable staff in my post, English is not my first language.
Edit: the takeover happened at 1700 GMT 1600 GMT,which was 1 AM midnight in China, but the community is still very much active.
Edit: the order is restored. Any new posts are being deleted instantly. Tyria bows to a new master! XD
Final Edit: me and others who tried to support the players have been banned in tieba due to 'posting negative comments'. Cant believe those people work so late. There will be no more update for now. Off to play some WvW.
btw how do I edit the title?
Comments read like this isn't NCsoft or ArenaNet, but the company they're letting run the game in China (tho with those type of community-muffling tactics, who can tell the difference?)
I suppose this does not bode well for the China release ArenaNet seems to be focusing on...
VIP Status does exist in the game, but it is being called "Royal Title."
That link also implies severe censorship during the beta feedback process.
Edited by MazingerZ, 14 March 2014 - 07:14 PM.