About 3-4 Month ago I started doing CMs & Raid. I hated the idea about KP, begged into many groups sometimes was successful and sometime not. Trained at bosses like Sabetha countless hours and clearing old 100cm sometimes took more than a hour jumping between groups and finding new players after 2-3 tries when people left. Now after all that time spent in training and hardship I want some smooth run, I do not require power run but a smooth run. So despite having ~200kp I used to join 50+ kp groups and even made hfb to join groups faster. Now I can easily still create old kp 150+ group but I fear for the new players who ware at the same boat as me 4 months ago. Some of them may think its for their own good and they can prove themselves, you have no idea how wrong you are. Just today after 1 day of new fractal release most of the groups ware asking for 250KP+ the new cm titles. I was fortunate to do with friends. However I can no do fractal with friends every day as I do it when I find time and I can assume many are in my boat. So these new players will have trouble and face more toxicity than before.
I really do not know why anet does things like this , sometimes I feel they are very far away from their community. KP problem is more in raids as they drop both boss specific item and LI and In raid anyone can join with any kind of gear. I have ~100Li, I have completed envoy II and I still have trouble joining 80% raids in LFG. So these new players wont be able to gather these kp and go for smoother runs on the future. This just destroys pug gaming.
Solutions From Anet :
1.Both Side Conversion like for now 1 Unstable = 5 fractal, there can be a reverse one added for like 50 fractal = 1 Unstable (which not only ensure people can stack up kp, but also can feed the cat, and sell their extra essence for gold after they get all their collection items)
2.There is an achievement called "Abyssal Fractal master" for collecting weapons. Make it give few tier based title which can work as kill proof
3.Drop unique guild decoration from new 100CM boss
Community Solutions :
1.Buy Abyssal weapon skins with new wallet currency, transmute cheap weapons that you can buy from cities and ping them as KP
2.Keep using old kp, do not sell them and if you are new try to form a static group
3.Use api based sties (which is a real hassle)
Again I know there are hacks and scripts to ping those but very few people uses them, and they can be easily spotted after the first Old 100 CM boss fight, and again I repeat those who are still new think its good for you trust me its not, you are just 2-3 month away from sharing my opinion. Hope this gets antes attention. Ty for the read.