I wanted to share a bit of my heart with you guys and let you know something I'm battling with. Over the past few months (since the introduction of the mass scourge trains) I've felt like GW2 just pulled a ESO at launch. WvW has become very unfun for me and I feel that as a leader I don't offer anything to the table. Lately i've watched my attendance go from 30+ to just barely over 10. I take you guys out get ya massacred and before the first hour is up half of you are gone. I just don't feel that I am as effective of a leader as I need to be to make this a pleasant experience for you.
In the early days of ESO, AvA pretty much died at the hands of Dragonkight Former Emperor Vampires. A group of these could wipe out hundreds and essentially played god. This is the way i feel things are going with GW2's Guardian / Scourge groups. Can't kill em, can't survive past a few seconds, can't run, can't cast any conditions (Which is bloody impossible as a mesmer) otherwise they convert to boons. I tried rolling one to figure out how they work and found that they literally are built to be the rock to the mesmers scissor. All my strengths help them, all my weaknesses amplify them.
I loved the WvW of old where fights lasted longer that a few seconds and you had a chance to fight back. Guardian Walls, Shield Generators, and impassable walls are all passable with stability which negates their usefulness entirely. The only way to win a fight is to have a premade playing the meta game or outnumber your foe 2 to 1. If Guild Wars 2 can't fix this soon I suspect we'll see the same thing that happened in ESO and the WvW side of the family will fade away. This greatly saddens me and I know I had my part in it. I just don't know what to do at this point. How can I be effective with a random deck of players with little to no composition playing a class that is the food for the current meta. Any thing I do as a mesmer helps the scourge be more powerful. I just don't have a place in this war right now.
Sorry to be a bit woe is me and all but this has been bugging me a while and seeing my numbers drop below 10 makes me worry. I just feel like I need to change things up to keep people interested or risk losing the little audience I do have that still has faith in my leadership ability. Hell even i'm questioning my ability to lead now. I just don't feel I contribute to this fight anymore.
Thanks for listening to my rambling. I'm thinking really seriously about stepping away from WvW for a while and try to get my grove back in other places in the game. I love GW2 and it will always have a place in my heart, I'm just not loving where WvW is going these days.