I am obviously not reading the right sites because I have yet to find anyone really offended by Guild Wars 2. ArenaNet is not flaunting iconoclasm, and my expectations about levels of outrage are distorted by the current American election year, but GW2 is quietly doing some things about which folks have flipped out in other contexts.
Caithe would be the most prominent, as she is central to the Destiny’s Edge story. While everyone else hates each other, she is the one trying to get them back together. She leads you through dungeons. If you are sylvari, she is your mentor. Her former lover is a major villain. Caithe is also a lesbian. Maybe the usual suspects have not noticed, or she does not count because she’s a plant, or only man-on-man really raises that ire.
If heroic lesbians pass, how about heroic atheists? Charr NPCs will frequently remind you to “trust in iron, not false gods.” Maybe it helps not to remind you that charr consider all gods false and that they brag about killing their gods. The asura believe in a non-theistic abstract principle, the humans are polytheistic, the norn are animists, and the hints of sylvari spiritualism seem more Confucianist than anything else. This is a setting where monotheists are all (knowingly or not) serving deceivers and demons, and Guild Wars 1 players will have killed and replaced a god. In the US, atheists poll about as well as rapists, and there are cultural wars over the words “happy holidays,” but maybe the charr get a pass because they are so cute when they run on all fours. Lolcat scorns your puny human gods!
Oddly, I expect almost no complaints about killing people with swords, guns, and fire.