Why is the GW2 PVP community so toxic? It's probably the worst gaming community I have ever experienced. I am a returning player (played on game release until just after HoT) have been forced to disable my chat and keep it on perma combat log when queuing. It was never this toxic before, it's crazy how bad the community is now! Today someone asked everyone their rank before the game purely so he could later tell the team how bad they were and how great he was because his rank was so high (he claimed to be rank 2600) and said that people with low PVP rank should never queue ranked. Yesterday someone told the team to kill themselves and someone else told them to uninstall the game purely because they were losing.
The thing is, these players often aren't even good players (not that that would excuse such behavior anyway) they are just deluded. My hypothesis is that their IRL is so terrible that the only sense of value they have is their GW2 character, and losing a game feels like an attack on the only thing they have going for them in life. Regardless, imagine how a new player would feel entering this environment? Even as a returning player it is not something I want to view when playing a few games for fun.