I am making this thread for the community and the hope that Anet fixes/improves the overall PvP in the game. I believe that Anet has ignored the majority of the communities complaints on PvP. When the game first launched everyone asked where is the GvG and even after the outcry Anet ignored the community. GvG was one of the biggest and most beloved PvP in Guild Wars 1. This game mode brought so many guilds together and allowed the community to watch the top guilds battle it out with the GvG replays. Once Anet opted to discontinue this game mode in Guild Wars 2 they lost a lot of player base from the original Guild Wars 1 community and dismissed the very name of the game "GUILD WARS."
The other very popular PvP was Hall of Heroes. This game mode was a Ladder/King of the hill/Last man standing style of PvP. If you played on US server and won the Hall of Heroes then the server got "Favor of the Gods." It allowed everyone on the server to access the hardest dungeons such as FoW or Underworld to obtain the best armor in the game. The winners were announced to the whole server and and also got a chance to obtain some of the rarest items in the game. More people might play WvW if the server was rewarded for winning. Winning WvW holds 0 meaning and 0 rewards for the server. They have improved many personal rewards but have never addressed the server rewards that Hall of Heroes offered.
Guild Wars 1 offered even more variety of competitive PvP like Random Arenas, Team Arenas, 1v1, and Alliance Battles.
The game has been out 5 years and the PvP has been completely stale and shows little to no improvements coming in the future.
My list of fixes:
1.) Offer server wide rewards for WvW.
2.) Bring back GvG. Honestly it has been over 5 years with tons of outcry. Why have you not done this yet?
3.) More variety. Lets face it 2 PvP options get old.
4.) Listen to your player base and stop trying to be the the next E-Sports. More focus on fun and less focus on E-Sports would improve the game.
I am not here to bash Guild Wars 2. Guild Wars 1 and Guild Wars 2 have been my primary game for over 10+ years. I am just offering constructive criticism in the hopes of improvement.