Perhaps you can elaborate on these criticisms. The ones I have heard of tend to revolve around the following:
- Profession balance
I doubt that ArenaNet can satisfy those that want the inclusion of a trinity system in the game. There already is what people refer to as trinity lite. Even if they do implement such a system it would make a lot of players unhappy. No, they can’t please everyone.
They did say they wanted to redefine endgame but for many people, world completion, WvW, sPvP, and fractals doesn’t constitute as endgame. They are probably looking for something that makes them feel exclusive. You tend to see that with hardcore raiders that do the hardest content and expect to get rewards exclusive to this content. The problem is that this would cater only to a small percentage of the player population.
People will always complain that there is imbalance in the game. It’s going to be that way no matter how many changes are made. Certainly, you could say that the current meta discourages build variety in PvP but you can’t say that profession x is too strong or profession y is too weak. The reason is that players will have their individual biases. The profession of their choice will always seem to weak and other professions will always seem to be too strong.
I’ve already addressed the idea of releasing an expansion in my original post so I won’t go into any more detail on this. The game is a little easy in most areas while you may run into a few difficulty spikes here and there. I do think that they are trying to make gw2 gold to a larger audience. Players that constantly find themselves dying are less likely to continue playing out of sheer frustration. I’m not saying that this is necessarily the right thing to do but I can see the reasoning behind it.
I’m sure there are many other complaints, many of which ArenaNet have already addressed in their patches. They said they are aware of the WvW server population problem. I think it’s a very difficult problem to tackle so it would take some time. I don’t know if they will actually include an actual GvG mode any time soon. I’m sure many players would be happy to see it but I doubt that accounts for all players.