From the get go, I must say I do not have a support chrono character, only a poor mesmer named Teleport Service...for, you guessed it, portals.
Saying this, I admit I do not know too much about the class but some basics I do get.
Basics like a support chrono must:
1. Give alacrity to party/squad members.
2. Give quickness to party/squad members.
3. Supply aegis on demand to block attacks.
My rant is about plenty of support chronos I met specially in high tier fractals and dungeons that will not give anything listed above.
And when I say anything, I really mean it. ArcDPS shows buffs and most of the cases I rant here about will show 0 (zero) or very close to 0 (zero) alacrity.
Also, alacrity changes the color of your skill counters, so you know when you get it. it is not rocket science. It happens a lot that the color of my skill counters will never change for an entire T4 run with a support chrono in party.
I took under consideration that even if the LFG stated support chrono, maybe a dps chrono joined. No such luck 99% of the time, the chronos I am referring to have lower dps then me, a healing druid.
When this happens, I usually ask in private the person if they can provide some alacrity. Almost all the time, the silence will be deafening.
If the chrono will not respond, I will ask in party chat if anyone else gets any alacrity. Who knows, maybe my positioning is wrong. Again, most of the time, no one will answer. Who knows, maybe they do not know what alacrity is or how to spot it or they just don't care.
And I am not talking about fresh accounts either. I am talking about 10-20K+AP ones.
If this is the case, I will just leave the party.
Anyone else observed this trend with some chronos?
I know any class has its share of bad apples, but I am only asking about this class now.
To be clear, I am not bashing the class or generalizing the behavior to all support chronos.