Something that has been bothering me for a while since around the start of season three. I love GW2 and the storyline the devs work so hard on, but I'm getting a bit exhausted by the AoE/CC nightmare every boss battle seems to be. Sometimes these battles aren't necessarily as challenging as they feel like a slog designed specifically to annoy.
But more than that, my concern is that some of the more major battles have become so 'messy' with special effects that often times I have difficulty making sense of what I'm looking at, and what is currently happening. There's so much visual overload that I feel like chaos is overwhelming the experience of actually playing. Perhaps this is just a personal problem, but when so much is happening at once, sometimes I can't even see the red AoE rings or yellow AoE fields when the boss makes an attack. The final battle of PoF was particularly egregious for me. It wasn't difficult per se, but the final battle felt like a slog.
I wonder how epileptic players might handle the level of flash, rapid, constant effects happening, or if someone who is color blind could even get through battles like this.
Not sure if anyone feels similarly, but I feel like instead of making challenging/interesting combat the trend has become "lets throw down as much hell as possible so the player can't differentiate between what's happening and isn't happening to make the fight more difficult." I'd rather feel like I'm being beaten by a superior opponent than dying because I'm confused (or usually, the battle dragging on due to confusion).