I've been feeling very detached from the game for the past couple of years and don't really play that much at all anymore. I feel like there's no point to anything I do. I've got a few Legendaries, got my Fractal backpack, played the story, pvp'ed a little. But what else is there to do? All those things that i've accomplished required me to do extremely mundane things, like repeating the same content over and over, farming maps over and over. And for what? An arbitrary amount of currency so I could buy that one thing I want. There's no rewards in between. Nothing else to get me excited. Nothing else to save me from the drudgery of yet another time and money sink to acquire a "skin".
Why not create more open world bosses? Open-world raids? Battlegrounds for pvp, like in WoW? Can you imagine how fun it would be to have something like Alterac Valley in GW2? It would certainly get me excited to PvP. Let's face it, we haven't had any new ways to play the game, or new things to do in this game in a very long time. New maps with living world releases don't count. I can go have the same experience in any other living world map, and receive the same non-existent rewards. There needs to be more group content with more "tangible" rewards, not just currency. I feel like all repeatable group or solo content in the game can be summed up into one sentence: "What is the most profitable?" It shouldn't be like this. Players should be able to pick and choose their content based on the unique rewards that content provides. We are playing an RPG after all.
This means creating rewards for players like unique skins for different areas. Create a Dungeon set armour that you need to craft, not just buy with tokens. Create a Fractals set of armour to craft. Give us Legendary armor for non-raiders, even if it means we just obtain the functionality, but not the look. Give us more of a reason to explore the world you created. Make gear drops a thing. Let cool armour and weapons drop from bosses. Give players a reason to group up together and have fun and get rewards.
Don't make us continue to farm fractals everyday, for zero rewards other than currency. That is just a job with extra steps. I'm playing an MMO-RPG. I'm here to adventure with people, kill monsters, and get cool stuff to show for it. I'm not here to work for currency so I can save up and buy something.
Basically, make this game an MMO-RPG again. Thanks.