Before I came to GW and GW2, I played WOW for 6 years until Death Wing patch.
For long, long, and long raids, raids, and raids like work every week, I feel tired, so I quit from WOW then find other games without content attract me to punch in to a raid mode.
Then I found GW2, it really fun and has good content and no raid anymore. But 5 ppls pug fight was good, at least I don't need to manage a group or join some group fixed.
Also, living world is a good design, it made this game much fun.
After raid up from HOT patch, all the world changed.
I know most problem is belong to me: I am really easy to be attracted by filling achievement point , by raid, and by the F..king achievement in raid.
So I manage my own team from VG to Deimos. In these years, some ppls leaved and news joined. It's fine, but when challenge mode up, raid made me feel tired, even tired to this game.
Again, I know it must be I am sick but not this game, but the filling about I want to get the CM mode clean achievement really hard.
Sometimes, I hope ANET didn't design challenge mode or at least no any achievement binding on challenge mode... just like wing 1 and 2, it's good and no pressure for play.
That is, since wing 4, raid became boring and pain, just about I want to have title and AP. I costed lots of time on CM mode with PUGs but my team has not enough ability to do it.
Now, wing 5 has CM again, and the boss fight more complex then wing 4, I really don't know what the fun element about raid will keep attracted me...
Maybe the last thing to me is my responsibility to my team mate, other 9 ppls believe me.
Again, and again, I know it's my own problem, maybe some psychological problems to "play" a game but not to "work", but I still have some hope that ANET might stop designing new raid, or at least, stop binding AP to CM or raid title (or even on legendary things).
I really enjoy GW2's pve content, even I almost don't run WvW or PvP(only for AP or event), I know I love GW2, but now the pve mode also made me feel sick...
Maybe I will leave when next raid up (Wing 6?).
Thank you all if you read all article, it's just some complains and apology for my bad Eng writing.