In GW1 spellcasters were rather common and an important part of the world.
But in GW2, in a time where magic is supposed to be even stronger, spellcasters are very underrepresented in society (if not extinct) and magic academies seem to have vanished entirely. How come there is nothing in Kryta or inside Ebonhawke? Not even in Vabbi, as the students in Vehtendi Academy seem to learn history, arts, and martial arts rather than anything needed to become a mage of some kind.
I know the asura have their own version of academies but that's more like science and architecture rather than stuff like Mesmer magic or Necromancy. I miss the days when the asura used magic and it wasn't just an interchangeable word for electricity which powers their supercomputers.
GW1 used to have places like Nolani Academy and Shing Jea Monastery, to mention a few. It's just odd how magic almost doesn't exist among NPCs these days unless it's some PvE mob.