Hello All WVW players and Arena Net Developers,
I am writing today to share what many may have already shared, but to show a different approach that I believe has not been taken.
As many, if not all, have realized by now there is an issue with the amount of conditions that can be burst at one time by particular classes, looking at scourges and spellbreakers here, while stripping massive amounts of boons leaving players with no way to respond or react to the amount of melting that is going on around them.
Rather than proposing a massive nerf, which many probably have proposed, I am proposing a Buff to other classes condition cleanse. Such as for example instead of having most cleansing happening at 1 condition per interval, up it to 2 or 3, to combat this surge in condition stacking.
Also, a great idea would be to change the water trait line on elementalist back to what it was, where you could do both grant an aura to allies every time you get one and cure a condition every time you grant regeneration to an ally or yourself. This way Tempest has a greater support role in wvw and would probably see more use in the wvw format.
Between having groups with 5 or 6 scourges, or more, with all the boon corruption and transfer, as well as spellbreaker with the same boon corruption, and power variants of these classes that both stack conditions and hit for massive amounts of power damge, it would greatly benefit the player base to have the ability to combat the surge of scourges coming at them head on and melting them left and right. I've heard of hitting like a tank, but with how the balance is currently set, scourges are melting people like wild fire to trees, what we need is the ability to put some water on this fire with Tempest and condition cleanse increase. This way groups aren't being completely wipped out and actually have a fighting chance against this insane condition stacking condition that is plaguing WVW players at the moment.
I love Guild Wars 2 and support it greatly in many ways. I love what the developers are doing and look forward to the future and seeing what they bring, but for right now I feel this is a change that needs to happen.
Thank you for your time everyone!