Dear Arenanet Team, as a WvW-Veteran from the beginning of the game, I appreciate the rework of the warrior Wind of Disenchantment for the THIRD time already. BUT at the same time I'm writing you, because THIS feels like you left behind Mesmers for far to long – to be exact... for 6 years now!
The Mesmer Glamour abilities, which play a big part in WvW and can turn a match around, need some Quality of Life improvements. I only play mesmer in WvW , for almost 6 years now: I see people running confused through veils, guessing if its the asked invisibility-veil or just another speed-field. Portals on the ground do scatter Zerg-formations, because people can't tell the difference if the Portal is from an allied Mesmers or a potential threat set by the enemies. and I feel like glamour skills are in dire need of useful traitlines.
Time passes and you took away more and more Glamour traits (glamour causing confusion, blind, reducing glamour's recharge time etc.). With the forelast balance-patch you even took away the very last of the glamour traits, that was at least a tiny little bit usefull (Temporal Enchanter with resistance and superspeed). And now... the only trait that causes a glamour to occur atm is Medic's Feedback, which turned out to be completely useless ! Since the Warclaw-release downed people getting destroyed, before anyone can even reach them to ress.
Hiding in a Keep is already a pretty hard job, with having enough escape, stealth and while Npc guards never ever losing agro while you standing nearby, its almost impossible to switch an utility skills to equip portal while staying hidden.
Nullfield and Feedback needing some updates too. None of them are even nearly as good as Warrior's Winds of disenchantment nor as longlasting as Guard's many Bubbles.
I dont want to be a forced into a super-murderous-shatter-mirage with thousands of clones!!!! I just want to support my Team in mesmer's way: To dome-stealth-ress the downed players, to put veils at the exact time for a surprise-attack, to put stealthed portalbombs into the enemie, to put my nullfields and timewarps in the zergs to make a change or to help my Team get into a keep by the oldschool-portal-way. I play supportative core-skills and traits. (Glamour-Ress with some stealth)
Was this intended? Tell me how much longer do i have to wait till i can actually play my role like it should function in my zerg. I waited so long, to get the glamour trait back... any trait. I've waited and hoped for something new or even something old... anything to be put in traits. But with the latest balance patch I'm feeling so left alone and not cared for my wvw-role at all.
Nothing to see here - move along.