I am very sorry to say that but as much as I like this game I am getting bored. I was hoping that with the new Living World Season things would change a bit but sadly not. Once reached cap with level and mastery, a part from achievements that are always nice to do, or pvp/wvw if you're into that. basically there is nothing to do if not dailies/weeklies. I don't mind doing them sometimes, but I really don't know what else to do.
First of all I am very disappointed from the structure of progression system at level 80. I don't understand why limiting the new skills learned with masteries only to certain maps, this feel super limitating and achieving them doesn't make me feel that I somehow get better or that I even earn something new. This goes back to when Bloodston Fen was released. I was hoping that the gldiing skills or part of them would then be valid for the rest of the world, and my personal feeling, GW2 without mounts but with a cool gliding system would have been rivolutionary. Instead they implemented mounts... super main stream and as much as they are cool for me they ruined the beauty and size of the game. ( size as the mounts are obviously oversized for the world... terrible )
Going back to mastieries, having some new things that you could use world wide and not only in a few maps i think would have been so much more enjoiable. And anyway I personally don't like the mastery system with never ending levels basically. I think having a cap and progressing in some other way would be better.
Another thing that made me disappointed were the fake expectations that Anet gave to me stilll when releasing this Icbrood Saga. They claimed that they wouldn't make new maps, favouring instead a revamp of old ones, but so far they only made new maps, that have been further expanded. I mean what is the difference in expanding a map or making a new one? To be honest there is almost no difference.
I was really hoping for some revamp of main tirya maps, that are always beautiful, but kinda dead. They could have revamped the world bosses making them more appealing in fight and with some better rewards but nothing. But even PoF maps could have been revived a bit, so i felt that was kind of a lie to me.
I won't even mention Dungeons... still hope one day..
Raids and fractals are cool but to be honest after many years also they become boring. I really want something more from the open world that is so beautiful. Also simply making mobs stronger or more intelligent would already be something. At some point it's just too easy to kill stuff and it's boring. Especially in a party.
Furthermore there are no more unique items like new legendary coming out for now as weapons/armors. Runes and sigils i find them a bit pointelss but that's my opinion. The trinkets/ring are nice but nothing special. They don't satisfy me enough, but maybe that's just me.
I feel this game is really kinda Fashion Wars now, and I'm fine with that to a certain point. I don't mind buying gemstore items as GW2 let's not forget is kind free to play, as no monthly subscription to pay, so they certainly gotta make the society living, but.. also removing armors from there and making only outfits kinda ruined the cool wardrobe system that made this game kinda unique. See even WoW that stole the idea of the trasmutation charges from here basically. And instead no, now we only get boring outfits.
Yes they release new armors unlockable via achivs and stuff but they can't be compared to some armor from gemstore. Or the weapons collections like the boreal ones.. i mean you unlock 3 times the same skin that is always kinda the same... what's the point of that?
I feel meh, it's such a shame, such a good potential but I think it's being wasted. The base of the game is still pretty good, for me still has one of the best, most enjoiable combat system, and build too. It's flexible and gives many possibilities, but now the game for me is really missing something.
I will keep doing dailies and some metas aswell some raids but that's it... just waiting that something good happens, hopefully with the expansion. And hopefully they can also make it run better as it's frustrating not being able to run this game properly even on super computers where I should be able to play at ultra settings but if i try that i play at 2 fps ( example ). Minor problem but hopefully also this will change.
With all the love i have for this game. A veteran since the begenning..