Guild Wars has released an explanation for yesterday's server roll-back. It seems as though they decided to roll the servers bac for about one hour yesterday, due to some items being purchased at a low price. There was a fear that the flood of these items into the game would have disasterous effects on the game's economy.
A note to players:
As you may be aware, we experienced some technical issues that resulted in the need to conduct an approximately one-hour roll-back of Guild Wars on Monday, March 13th. What prompted our decision to do the roll-back was the fact that the game economy was at risk, because during a brief window of opportunity, a huge number of items had been purchased for ridiculously low prices. This infusion of items into the economy would have devalued all the items in the game, and would have crippled the game economy.
We have an absolute commitment to take whatever means are necessary to protect the game economy, and by extension, to protect the items that you possess on your account. We apologize for any inconvenience that the roll-back may have caused.
We will continue to investigate the situation to assure that a repeat of today’s incident does not take place.
Thank you for your understanding,
The Guild Wars Team
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