Honestly, I wish they would just unlinked servers again, Make 7 tiers over the old 8. Make new names for the servers and let people have one free transfer. My biggest problem with links is the loss of server communities, and before you say, "oh my community is great" it's not what they once were, (EU and NA) and linking has stressed and killed many servers. Links make bandwagoning to full servers possible, they make friction between host and link (teammates not by choice). Links only grow because of a bandwagon of the host, then dead after relinking. Give servers identity again, maybe reduce the tiers from 8 to 7 on NA ( EU IDK), which would help with the disparity between tiers of winning, meaning going up or down one tier and being wrecked, going down one tier and smashing the match would be less. yes, there would be bandwagon but it is already happening.
Communities could choose where they want to be unlike now where 2 months you could be T1 and 2 months t4 as a link or with a bad link. At least the people that want to be in 100+ man queues in T1 would be there, and people in tiers 7 could roam and ppt their hearts out and middle tiers could be fight focused and less blob oriented. Keep the 1 up 1 down system, but kill the linking.
And before you say "what if I am still in a tier I don't want to be and server I want is full?" Join a server that is very high and help get them to the top. "what if my guild is on a full server?" then if you are that important to them, have them move to a very high server and start something new and move up tiers quickly. And before you say, but "when I play the server is empty even in T1" this is probably because you play at a time of low activity for your server and the mega blob guild or pug tag is not on.
1) Start and group, squad, or roam until your blob shows up.
2) Find a server/ guild that is active when you play.
3) move to EU or NA for the time that's better suited for you.
There are many guilds on servers that play at "off prime time hours". Don't complain that it is slow off of "prime time." build something in your timezone and help your server or join a community in that time slot
Yes, I know many of you may not agree with my opinion and that is okay since we aren't getting anything for WvW for a while it seems, what would it hurt to try this?
Edit; Maybe giving map caps depending on each tier would help in the curve of the bandwagon of lower tiers? just a thought