Hello. I'm a relatively new player. I'm playing the game for maybe like 2 months with varying intensity but I enjoy the game, lore, story and most of the game modes a lot. One thing I cannot really grasp is strange culture of WvW squads. As a newbie I came here for explanations, not to make accusations but to be honest more often than not I feel that there is unreasonable amount of idk... elitism(?) in zerg wvw squads. Apparently the server I happen to play at has quite competitive WvW community(bonus points for guessing the server, I'm not going to namecall it right now). They seem to be relatively well organised with discord, dedicated site with meta builds for their zergs etc. The problem is that many commanders seem to have great pleasure in kicking people for sometimes clear sometimes not at all reasons varying from picking 'wrong' specialisation to having wrong food active, of course if anybody even bothers to clarify what went wrong before kicking people. It applies even to situation where there is clearly plenty of room in the squad left and 'having to make some room for GUT people' is not the case. I think I went through most of the scenarios. Got kicked without a word, kicked with info from kind stranger on what I did wrong, seen people got kicked for whatever reason, was allowed in with both more or less 'proper' build and terribly suboptimal for anything build only because specialisation marker and food buff checked out. Of course you don't have to be in the squad to follow the zerg but I can't really see how limiting people's ability to be in squad helps anyone, unless you are really short on slots and have to filter people out somehow. Commander denies access to squad chat, which can be inconvenient even if discord voice chat is being used. Commander on the other hand gets less information on state of the zerg with non-squad people running around etc. At least that's how I see it.
1. Am I missing something and getting rid of 'non proper meta' players from the squad and have them just follow the tag on their own benefits anybody somehow?
2. Is really WvW so much about meta-building?
3. Is it "industry standard" or my server is a little over the top?
4. Should I even care if I want to stay in WvW for fun pvp experience? Maybe I should learn to roam solo/in smaller groups instead of dealing with this kitten?
5. How this strange culture even came to be. Is it really sustainable that way? Trying to get into WvW without proper knowledge and picking 'wrong' class can bring insta-toxicity and scare away potential new players way to easy.
I want to emphasise once more that I don't feel in place to call into question how WvW should work and pass my judgements as 'right'. I'm just random inexperienced guy who wants to know how the community he came across works.