(I speak English badly, so if you can't understand what I said, I apologize for it)
As a power mesmer main player who play with CI and powerlock, I got top 25 (NA) with these 2 traits as a power chrono mesmer few seasons ago before POF.
At least I think I can say there are lots of people who said CI and MOD are OP because they do not try to use their brain to cast skills or cancel them.
First, it it not that easy to interrupt ppl with MOD after you see the animation of skills. Most of skills only need 0.25~0.75 sec for casting. And as an Asian player, I play gw2 with 200~250 ping, it is very hard to interrupt those skills (I only have about 0.05~0.55 sec to act when I see the animation).
How could I still interrupt those players’ skills?
Because lots of plat1 (or below) players they just cast their skill one by one, throw everything they have.
All I have to do is waiting for them cast the first one and then I would interrupt 2nd one, after that, I can burst them when they are immobilized.
There are lots of games have skills for interrupting other players’ skills, like WOW and so on. And most of those games, the cast time of skill is more than 1.5sec. If you want to cast skill in those games, you have to know how to cheat enemies with cancelling your skill or you will get penalty when you get interrupted.
But now, those players who do not know how to cancel you skills or just throw your skills like you face keyboard blame mesmers can interrupt their skills, kitten?!
Second, it is very hard to interrupt skills after HOT because there are lots of classes has stabilities. We have to wait for a long time after the stabilities disappear and then we have a chance to interrupt. So, why you think MOD is an over power skill? We bring a none damage (or for survival) skill and we can’t use it when ppl has stabilites, by the way, we only has a little chance to interrupt your skill. If we do not interrupt you skills, you only got 1.5 sec daze and can still dodge my attack.
Third, there are lots off people like to revive teammates in front of enemies without stabilities. That is so stupid and I like to interrupt them and kill them when they are immobilized. After them die, most of them said “ OP CI, FXXK”. Sigh….Why do you think you can revive teammates when you stand in front of a mesmer with MOD.
Would you try to revive in front of HOLO or REV? No, you wouldn’t. So please do not try to revive our lovers in front of a mesmer with MOD, you would die, too.
Fourth, it is also hard to interrupt the players who are above plat2, most of them do not throw skills easily or randomly, so for me, if I want to interrupt them, I have to guess when they will cast because it is impossible to interrupt them when you see the animation unless the skill need more than 1 sec for casting (like REV elite). That is why there are lots of good players still can kill some players who is a newbi CI condi mesmer.
I do not know what do dev think now, but this is my suggestion.
"If you think immobilize of CI is op, when you cancel the immobilize, please give CI the ability of Power Block, add a few sec of cooldown as a penalty for enemys and do not remove the buff mesmers can get from CI.
I really do not want to see the enemy cast a skill which I wait for a long time to interrupt again in 5 sec, and I think it is balance for mesmers to get the buff after them interrupt someone and those people should get some penalties like cripple or blind."
Thank for reading my post, I just like gw2 and mesmers, I still wanna gw2 become a much better game for everyone. But I can't stand for some people who did not try MOD or CI before and judge them OP.