ive been playing gw2 for 5 years now, and ive seen a lot of good and bad of this game. ill admit i wasn't exactly thrilled when raids where announced. but i figured hey, something new to try. finally wanting to make my set of legendary armor i decided to delve in about a year ago into the raid scene. at first i was lost and confused like my first dungeon runs. expected of a new mode. i started to struggle more and more with finding groups. so i looked into it asked around. found out my build was kitten. unfortunate but not uprising. so i sent a couple weeks farming and crafting a BS warr. made a few other classes along the way. after learning the mechanics and even leading some training raids myself i actually had some fun. so after all that people would finally let me join groups. but now just forming a group is an all day affair. id join a group, we would sit around for an hour till we had 10 ppl. we make one attempt on the boss. someone dies the entire group leaves. kitten.exe. now i see things like this all the time, people kicked for there class, people kicked for joining and asking a question, even when the question was "what role do we need" witch baffled me. people leaving cuz they went down and no one ressed them. people kicking at the end of a run to sell for raids. people trash talking, people blocking for asking a simple question. the list goes on and on. this game used to be the friendliest game i knew i raid and pvp in a lot of games, and ive never seen anything this toxic out side of league of legends. is there no remedy to this? ive tried a lot of things, but theres not much else i can do as an individual. ive looked for static groups, and im currently asking around for a guild, hoping this will finally bring me some relief on the matter. i guess this is really just a vent, about how even when you learn the ins and outs the only hard part of raids is finding a group that will actually make more than one attempt. i get anet wanted more challenging content, nothin wrong with that. but am i the only one who things this has gotten a little to out of hand? i guess ill end there and wait for the endless line of "git gud" comments, but im hoping things might get changed for the better.