We have asked ArenaNet to comment on the news that Guild Wars, and we assume Guild Wars 2, was banned in Iran. While ArenaNet had not sent us a response, Blizzard has posted a note on their WoW forums explaining their situation with World of Warcraft in Iran.
According to the post by Blizzard, the blocking is due to US sanctions against Iran, so we can assume ArenaNet has a similar policy to follow. The statement from Blizzard reads:
Our team has been watching this thread closely, and we understand the desire for more information about this situation. Blizzard Entertainment cannot speak to any reports surrounding the Iranian government restricting games from its citizens.
This also prevents us from providing any refunds, credits, transfers, or other service options to accounts in these countries. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and will happily lift these restrictions as soon as US law allows.
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