Inside the Guild Wars 2 firing that’s rocked the game industry. - Polygon

This is a terrible precedent for the company to set, and you can see why in the reaction from the quote-unquote 'fans' on reddit: "We're literally running the company now... the moment a dev steps out of line or try to talk back to a player, guess what, they'll know we got their hands on their throat and we can squeeze any time we like".