Had this thought this last weekend. Maybe the reason we see so many people running away and not fighting, and a rise of ganking squads, is that if you get into a fight, only the winner gets participation credit.
What if you got timer credit on any fights where you do damage and at least move, use skills, etc?
Say 2 minutes, maybe 5 max, but 2 seems like enough (like taking a ruin).
If people are not worried about their participation bar going red cause they died and have to get back to the action or an objective, maybe they would not run as much?
Just an idea.
How many times we gotta tell you GRIND IS NOT CONTENT there ANet?
Leader of Tyrian Adventure Corp [TACO], [RaW][TACO] Alliance, Kaineng.