*Please keep the discussion focused to constructively discuss this topic. Focus on evidence and suggestions, not hate or assumptions. Ultimately we just want our game and community to be strong.
For those of you just coming into the discussion:
Both devs should know better than to respond in such a way despite where they post their responses. It's social media, 2018, and the last negative Anet needs to add to the list is a "Roseanne Twitter" moment.
Being a "professional" writer and working for a large company like Anet requires professionalism any time you are communicating with your game's fanbase in a public/open setting. It doesn't matter if it's in or out of the office. If you can be quoted with proof, you do not respond in a way that is damaging to your company and team unless you don't care for repercussion. These two devs may have let down their team at Anet, most of the playerbase, and those two GW 2 streamers who are a big part of our community.
Despite what they chose, GW continues on and I hope to see our game and our community progress, improve, and advance.