First of all i'm not even close to be a WvW veteran but in the last year i spent 90 % of my time in WvW mostly solo roaming and ocasionally zerging.
Secondly i will define what i see as a roamer and what i do as one because some people are confused about what is roaming and what is ganking.
A roamer is a player who run around the map seeking to take sentries, camps and FIGHTS whoever cross his path afterall it's a PVP ENVIROMENT and people should be willing to face a fight
Which is distinct from ganking from my perspective, a ganker is a player who is looking for a easy fight against people who cant fight back. which IMO is the main difference between gankers and roamers.
Just to clarify :
Ganker - is a player who wants to kills mostly ,unaware zergers who cant fight back.
Roamer - is a player who mostly likes to pvp and runs around the map taking objectives in order to find a other people to fight.
People will say "If you like to pvp go to Spvp instead"
Spvp is completely different :
1 - It's all about holding a circle
2 - You can play only with one friend
3 - You have to rely on people you don't know
4 - Restrict gear
5 - its only 5v5
6 - its stressful if you care to win
Among many other things
WvW give roamers the freedom Spvp doesnt
In the current state Warclaw only promotes PvP avoidance and outnumbered ganking from the 2v1's up to (insert uneven number here) and cheese builds(mostly ranged) will be way more common because people will need more damage to dismount. While melee roamers are rendered useless.
To give you an idea on what is happening.
I only play weaver and used to solo roam a lot on a hybrid s/d and had a great time but because of mounts i cant play it anymore. I had to adapt so i saw myself forced to switch to FA glass cannon so i can dismount people with one combo and kill with another.
What do you think will happen to roamers that used to play melee classes such as warrior and revenants ?
If i had to guess they will play SB longbow or some other cheese build or just abandon the gamemode because for some people THATS THE ONLY REASON THEY PLAY WvW.
I think thats why people think anyone who is not in a zerg is a ganker.
Like me, people who used to roam had to adapt.
It's really hard to solo roam nowadays people hardly walk alone you cant finish someone before 3~4 mounted enemies are coming to you , so again roamers adapted and started to run as a group
It creates an enviroment with groups of glass cannon builds to dismount people
There are pros and cons about the mount but as it is right now it harms more than it helps
Warclaw needs some serious changes to not kill playstyles/builds/classes cuz right now melees are nearly useless as roamers creating this like this :
"Just had a player stalled a camp from getting capped for minutes from a group of 3. Making use of the terrain, LoS angles, leaps and CC immunity.
From my experience, played a game of cat and mouse on mounts (1v3) around the middle ruins for 15mins. Tips : Use the leap to dodge attacks, NOT for the sake to create distance. The mount speed is fast enough to outrun them when they dismount to get you out of combat to regen (Leap = dodge, do not burn dodge unnecessarily)."
"Pretty much that why you got sniff skill to check surrounding before dismount. I still solo roam and kill enemy home sentry but skipping camp and you can just ride back into friendly."
People think roaming doesnt envolve fight and they are just avoiding it with their new toy.
But if it's working as intended...
Welcome to Groupcheesingankingblob Wars 2