I personally dislike Server links, I am all for the idea of literally just blow up all the servers and start new ones but there is one really good use that could be made of server links to bring that "old school competitiveness" back to WvW.
Every 2 months there are server links. Arena Net why haven't you thought of starting a WvW season every 2 months with the new links?
*Since past 6 months or so, new rewards were introduced to WvW via reward tracks, pip system, legendary backpiece and now also being able to get legendary armor from WvW as well. Good changes!
*Now when it comes to balance I am not expecting the WvW dev team to do anything about it because since it isn't their job and I don't want this post to be about balance.
~The one thing WvW currently lacks is competitiveness. There are some guilds that still exist who like to be competitive but most players just do not care because there is nothing for them to work towards or move up on like leaderboards.
~Previous WvW seasons were purely about PPT and which server comes first and back in the day when it came to winning seasons it was all just down to coverage. Whichever server had the most coverage that server will win. Players and guild pulled a lot of time during those seasons PPTing and trying to win which lead them to burn out and quit. Also with glicko system the tiers were always locked hence no server moving up or down.
-Server links its a game of shuffle which literally allows different servers to move up a tier or go down depending on how good or bad the links are.
-The 1up and 1down system allows even more shuffling servers allowing tier locks to breaks.
-Now if Arena Net introduces seasons with the server linking; basically new link = start of the new season. I think it will have positive effect on competitive side of WvW.
-There are not going to be tier locks = fighting different server each week = higher chance of winning rather than always loosing = people can still pull over time depending on the score and tier without having to burn themselves off.
-Seasons having new rewards and other things which will allow new players to enter WvW and possibilities of servers getting new commanders which most WvW servers do lack in the current state of the game.
*You cant make WvW competitive by just introducing seasons; you also need leaderboards.
*Have different kind of leaderboards because there are different styles to play WvW
-Leaderboard that keep tracks servers weekly wins and loses.
-Leaderboard that keep tracks of which server had the most weekly kills and season total.
-Leaderboard that keep tracks which server captured most camps/towers/keeps/ or which server upgraded other servers camps/towers/keeps the most.
Now the main thing I wanted to talk about.
Guild vs Guild
*We play a game called Guild wars 2, Guild Wars .. Arena Net so why not make it a thing with seasons..??
*Old players and new competitive players will definitely come into WvW.
*^Same goes for old and new guilds.
*GvG is one thing that hooked me to this game and it could be one amazing thing in this game if taken in the right direction with the right attitude.
*Arena Net has always denied the scene and always wanted it to die out or not be a thing at all but GIVE GvG SCENE A CHANCE AT LEAST!
-Introduce seasons with new links.
-Add a GvG leaderboards.
-Turn Obsidian Sanctum into instanced based map aka mega server Obsidian Sanctum.
-Make a website or place where guilds can sign up to take part in GvG. Arena Net this part can literally be done by GvG community. There are still players who would strongly you support and make a system for you where guilds can sign up and to keep track of guild Win / Loss ratio all you have to do is give us leaderboards.
-GvG scene is small right now but there are people who cast them! all we need is the tools! Give us the tools!
!Give us megaserver Obsidian Sanctum and GvG leaderboards!
MAKE WvW MORE COMPETITIVE PLEASE!.