I've been playing Gw2 since release. My main focus has always been sPvP. By absolutely no means do I consider myself a really good player but I feel I can hold my own and have a fairly good understanding of proper map rotation, targeting, and when to peel and decap etc. I've always played core guard and would manage to trickle into platinum bracket, usually floating between gold 3 and plat 1. Recently, however, I've fallen in love with playing Deadeye - there is just no going back for me. I know it gets a bad rap but, I enjoy it too much. With that being said... For kitten sake... I've never been so verbally abused in my Gw2 career. Recently I've contemplated turning off team chat and just blindly playIng. The moment my team is down on the scoreboard it starts. I'm nailed to the cross and berated here on out for; not just one game BUT several because, the same Judas kitten of course is matched on my team over and over again. Needless to say the matches haven't even started yet and I'm already being buried. I begin to wonder if maybe it really is my fault? and it's a downward spiral of insecurity that I'm constantly doing something wrong - and I begin to not play as well: making more mistakes, backtracking, and not being confident. I placed and ranked up to gold 3 playing only Deadeye and the torment has been consistent throughout.
I know the thief stigma has been brought up several times before and I apologize for the rant. I just had to clear my conscience.
Have a good rest of the weekend!