Between the shoddy glicko matchmaking system, the bots, the community toxicity, I cannot fathom why people still continue to play this at all, even for fun. I left this sinking ship at august of last year and never looked back.
My point is this: _It's time to wake up and smell the coffee, folks. It ain't getting better, it's time to move on. _ If people want pvp, they go to the older mmorpg titles or the new generation of FPS, MOBAs or RTS, any old multiplayer....not this...pvp in the current generation of mmorpgs simply just do not work. They've lost that battle to these other genres. Over the years, there's been a massive exodus of general pvp-oriented players that have left, myself included, toward these genres of games.
All that's left are either a trickle of new players, the same old tryhards and sweats or bots. It's just sad to watch. To any new players that just happen to read this, curious about spvp: try it out, don't stay too long and don't expect it to improve.