I remember Guild Wars 2 being an living breathing game where you felt part of the game.
Now that I return after a long absence and I start HoT I am immediatly met with "glider requirements" meaning
I have to do quests thats are non critical and non storyline just to earn points to get to use gliders. This bodes very ill for the
rest of the game , oh and I have a level 80 too with PoF and got the mount, but guess what, in order to go onwards got to get to
level 3 of that raptor mount just to get on with the questing. When did the game go from being about the storyline and the rest
being sidelines if you was interested to be a grindfest for "rep" with different things just to get onwards with a quest?
Its nothing but time sinks, these "reputation grinds" that you got to get glider, mount, different level of mount etc.
It does not affect the story anyway, and it it not shown in the story "Oh yeah, you have to be level 3 with flappety flapp over there
in order to face the dragon"....really....