ArenaNet’s recent comments regarding Guild Wars 2 NOT getting stand-alone retail expansions should be wiped from memory; no final decisions have been made one way or the other.
Some days ago, lead designer Eric Flannum said the developer isn’t planning to move forward with the standalone expansion model of its predecessor. A new statement from ArenaNet challenges that a bit though.
“At present time the ArenaNet team is entirely focused on ensuring that Guild Wars 2 is delivered to the highest possible standards at the earliest opportunity, as such future plans for expansions, campaigns or additional content are still to be confirmed.
“As soon as we have firm information on content beyond launch we’ll share this via the PR team and our forums.”