I'll start by saying that i im not a new player in general, i dont have much experiance with fractals so far, but lately i actualy do them quite often (2-3 times a day, just to learn mechanics and different perspective) and i'm about 72 personal lvl so i will refer to T1-T3 fractals: So sorry if the question would be obvious but i honestly look for and answers and yes - i did check wiki
1) mai trin fight. So far the combat was rather simple - we need to break her 10 point resistance by Horiks blue fields, we clean mobs - no controversy here. Guy with purple bomb will get hit by electric bubble and we need Mai at that spot. But what should i do when i see regular bomb icon above me? So far every time i did it (so t1, t2) me and other players removed ourselfs so others would not get hit. But few days i go in PUGs game people divided into 2 options. One mentioned above and second: we stick to mai trin the whole fight if there are no mobs (so yeah, we accept that regular aoe dmg). Any comments on that? Is it tier related? or we dont move if we got support player in the team? Or maybe i did it wrong the whole time? Is it crucial for the party if i remove myself from the group for that attack?
2) In sirens reef fractal, in the part when we need to take 3 coins to the chest very often i see ppl interested in taking just first 2 coins, then they wait at the exit. While i get that 1 or 2 guys might get the attitiude ' i done my part' it makes me wonder - what are the expectations when i'm the only one who goes backfor the 3rd coin. As far as i understand the mechanic - i cant do it solo due to the mechanic - it will slow me down regardless if i throw the bag or run/ dodge with it. Is it soloable for engi (or other classes)? I'm asking cause in half of the games i play only one guy (most of the times - me) goes for the last coin, gets slowed down, at some point get run by mobs etc - i dont see any skipping part or other advantage with leaving that guy behind. Or maybe i'm just unlucky with teammates?
3) im not fun about the whole 'meta' idea i get that its important to know and check from time to time what are the 'best' way to play certain character. And so far i was using metabattle to do it. But for the last week or two weird thing happens. I pugs with guardians / necros / engis / rangers / revs all the time. Now and then i group up with a thief as well. But in the meta section i see elementalist (recomended so i understand that it's a strong and usefull build) that i don's see very often (to be precise not a single elementalist in the last few days). On the other hand mesmer with wells / quickness and alac that is ranked 'viable' is in my groups regularly. So is there a reason why i dont see those elementalist any more? It's safer them to group with friends, metabattle is outdated or again - im just unlucky and there is no conspiracy here?
thank you kindly for your comments