SevlisBavles.3059 Posted August 23, 2021 Share Posted August 23, 2021 (edited) I am sure you are aware of a large amount of WoW players migrating to Guild Wars 2 (and if you don't, you seriously need to get more clued in, but I doubt that's the case). There are some major WoW streamers on twitch trying out Guild Wars 2, with thousands of viewers between them (and I would estimate that overall there are about 6000-7000 more GW2 viewers on twitch in total since about a week or two, nevermind youtube). Some of these streamers are dedicated PvP players looking to try out GW2's PvP, others are regular players that eventually stumble upon it. As it is now, the state of PvP is a monstrous blemish upon the image of GW2. - Bots are present at nearly every rank, and the further down you go the more numerous they get. - The PvP population is so incredibly thin that especially in Silver III, Gold I and Gold II there is no proper matchmaking anymore, resulting in heavily skewed matches, mixing bots, inexperienced players and experienced players together who are incredibly frustrated at being stuck in lower ranks (although that does not excuse their toxicity, it does explain it). - There are massive imbalances between classes, Scourge the most dominant among them. Perhaps the idea was that it would be a fun class to play for inexperienced players, allowing them to hold out longer against players who would quickly kill them on another class. What you don't seem to realize is that this ALSO impacts other inexperienced players who are even LESS able to kill a Scourge. Say you have a 5v5 at a low level with a single Scourge on each team, you'll have 2 happy people and 8 unhappy people. You do the math on how the class affects people's overall impression about and experience of PvP. Then you have the higher levels where you have an ArenaNet partner who wins a 4v4 tournament with 4 Scourges on stream just to prove a point, or you have the North American finals of the Tournament of Legends where 6 out of 10 players are Scourges. There's also other classes to that need looking at but I won't make this post too long. GW2 has had a undeservedly bad reputation in the MMO community for nearly a decade. People's opinions on the game are changing now, due to the massive exposure it's getting from WoW refugees, New World players looking for something else after the beta expired and of course End of Dragons. The current state of PvP could not only undermine the positive attention the game is getting, but also completely turn it around and affirm GW2 as a laughing stock in the community. Honestly, I love the game, I've played GW1 since launch all the way till GW2 now, it's fantastic. If even someone like me who has loved the franchise this much for a decade and a half can feel like their experience of it is tarnished by the terrible state PvP is in, imagine what kind of impression GW2 PvP will make upon thousands of players who are now being exposed to the game, directly, or through streamers. Please take better care of PvP. Please listen to the community, please watch PvP streamers yourself, watch MightyTeaPot, watch Blamthrax, watch NotoriousNaru, watch Boycerino, watch RIP, watch grimjack, established high level PvP streamers who all commonly complain about the EXACT SAME issues every single stream. Watch streamers like PsheroTV, a WoW PvP veteran learning GW2 PvP and see what kind of impression he's getting, how almost every match he plays is a bingo and his ability to learn is severely hindered by games that are either unwinnable, or such a dominant victory that there are no actual fights or rotations that will improve his skill and insight. If you actually do, and did, I cannot imagine you treating Guild Wars 2 PvP the way you are treating it now in light of the exposure the game is getting. Edited August 24, 2021 by SevlisBavles.3059 20 9 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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