June 23, 2015. Judgement Day. The day Anet wiped out all condi engis from the face of the earth by launching nukes at what made them strong. I have been waiting since then for the return, but it has been 6 long, dark years and I am beginning to lose hope. We make do with what condition classes are presented to us: necro, revenant, even thief, but it's just not the same.
What we need is a hero. A hero that will rise up and take a look at what is keeping condi engi shackled in the bonds of uselessness, a hero that will correctly deduce that in a condi meta that is focused on applying as many intensity stacking conditions as possible in the shortest amount of time, the class must be able to do so with its burning tools: flamethrower, pistols, rocket boots, flame turret. Our hero must rightly assume that the condi focused firearms tree is complete doodoo and must be reworked, and that even if the condi engi's burning utilities are buffed, it must have the defensive capabilities, like stunbreaks, to stay alive. Our hero must also understand that none of the elite specs are catered to condition damage at all and could probably swap some unused traits and utilities in those trees to more condi oriented versions, or buff the half kitten condition ones.
I hope this hero is out there, maybe someone who has some pvp experience in a position of power to hear our plight. Until then we wait. It's only been 6 years. How much longer could it be?