I am a returning player. I started GW2 from beta and quit pretty soon after. I don’t know much about the Guild Wars lore and I might rub people wrong way by saying this, but…
I hate the current state of Lion’s Arch
I have very fond memory of old Lion’s Arch. It had a rustic charm, a built living quarters on top of its older remnant like an amalgamation of thriving life. Perhaps it didn’t have an air of trade central city, but it sure doesn’t feel like one right now anyway. The current LA feels empty, flat and glorified kids’ playground. I understand that it was rebuilt after the LWS 1 event, and what I think is that maybe it could be a beginning of something very prospective.
Just my two cents here, personally with the Living world season 4 around the corner, Kralkatorrik's influence throughout the season reduces the free city of Amnoon to a waste, driving many people to refuge/migrate to the Lion's Arch.
A finale of LWS 4 could be the buildup of some sort of siege preparation against Kralkatorrik. A LWS 5 an open world event like LWS 1 could take place again on Lion’s Arch to have the occupants of the city’s resolve tested and for the people to endure, adapt and to build on top of the current foundation.
With the Kralkatorrik's obvious weakness destroyed (Dragonsblood spear), I feel this elder dragon should be much more difficult to face off compared to the first two. I reckon it deserves a whole season 5 on its own like Scarlet for LWS 1.
Like I mentioned, I am a returning player. I only have about 3 month of time invested to the game so far, so I do not know the ins and out of its lore. Maybe what I have to offer is complete gibberish. I just want the Lion’s Arch to have a glorious, cultured and unique identity. How awesome would it be to watch the city grow along the story, getting richer and more diverse!
Is another catastrophe event upon LA too much? Do people like the current LA? Is there some sort of GW lore outlying the general direction of its story somewhere? I would love to hear. Thanks for reading!