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Guild Wars 2 Gets Iran Ban

If you are in Iran and want to play Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2, it looks like you are out of luck. The Iranian government has clamped down on numerous games blocking players from connecting to the services, including Guild Wars.

In a brochure released by the Iranian government, games such as Assassin’s Creed, Red Light Center, Call of Duty 4, World of Warcraft, Runescape, Second Life, Dofus, GuildWars, Evony and Entropia Universe have now been blocked as indicated by the brochure released by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance following a conference on the 14th. The reason for the blocking is:

  1. Promotion of superstition and mythology
  2. Promotion of violence due to too much violence.
  3. Abolishing the deformation in sin.
  4. Demonstration of inappropriate clothing and slutty outfits for female avatars.
Interestingly enough, at Gamescom last week, Iranians were busy promoting their developers and games at an Iranian booth. They are obviously keen to foster game development, but obviously with some very tight controls.

If anyone is in Iran and has been caught up in the banning, do let us know.

Thanks IncGamers and the Verge.


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  • hi i just read your post about our situation in iran at the moment there isnt such problem for gw2 yet but i’m not sure if they proceed or not but the news about blizzard games is true i want to say thank you for your information but the reasons for blocking as you mentioned above is such bullshit noone game players about these such things we are just a normal citizen as you are but which is drowning in the ashes of our goverment’s crap politics