Chaotic interruption wasn't a viable build, i, as a mesmer main, hate playing it because it revolves around enemy stability and dodges (which can be unpredictable and both of those are beyond your control as a player so it's not viable cus its up to your enemy) and even if you actually interrupt people you don't have any damage cus mirage has been over-nerfed and it does no damage without illusions +dueling traitlines and having chaotic interruption means you won't have good damage, it's as simple as that. It doesn't matter if the build was popular or annoying because it wasn't good or viable. There aren't high rated mirages with it because its kitten. I haven't played for a month and i could still 1v3 a random chaotic interruption mirage just yesterday in my 2nd game
the problem here isn't that CI is disabled, i don't care about CI. The problem is that the current balance squad has a massive grudge against mesmer which is easily obvious if you look at all the patch notes for the last year. Mesmer has been over-nerfed to a point where it's the worst class in the game. Mes stopped winning monthly ATs for 10 months now? it's consistently the least represented class on high elo (along with elementalist, sometimes mesmers were more and sometimes less) . The class got hit with a ton of unjustified nerfs that still make no sense. Axe was completely broken and rendered unusable because the mirage ambush of it is borderline bugged (and it won't ever get fixed). The problem here is that THEY HATE MESMER AND THEY AREN'T AFRAID TO SHOW IT and that's just wrong as a game developer. Mesmer isn't the most played class by any means, chaotic interruption isn't the most used build in the game, it doesn't have lack of counterplay - it's extremely easy to counterplay it. The trait has been in the game for years.
Every single high elo game has 4-8 thief/revenant players (combined from both teams) and it has been this way for over a year but you didn't disable steal or phase traversal for the last year and now that there are occasionally games with 2-3 mirages playing and unviable build you decided to intervene? it's pathetic. Holo, revenant are way more played than mirage and have been way more played than mirage for a long kitten time but that somehow doesn't seem to matter ?
when is this ridiculous mesmer bullying going to end? In one patch you nerf the damage by 67% in the other patch you nerf it by 50% in the other patch you completely remove stuff without giving any compensation and this keeps going on over and over , it's blatantly obvious that your current devs hate mesmer but this is a kitten mentality. And again, chaotic interruption build wasn't even viable and i'd know cus ive played both mesmer with and without it. It lacks damage and it doesn't put enough pressure, it's only "okay" while outnumbering and it's still worse than a thief or a revenant in that situation