For what its worth heres my 2 cents.
I have been playing since release, mainly PvE with an exceptional 40+ member PvE guild whom I/we have a great time together playing the game and helping newer guildies progress through the PvE side of the game.
As a guild we have competed with success in 4v4 team arenas but dont have the members interested or on consistently to compete in Tombs as a guild.
Hence I have started playing tombs by myself because I want the experience of 8v8 and the chance to win HoH, the one thing I have not completed in game.
Take my W/Mo into tombs spam endlessly for group...nothing...finally get into group of most likely similar players and then wait around to complete the team, we do, get into tombs get pwned....FUN FUN FUN. Rinse Repeat!!!
Ok then I start a monk to hopefully get into more teams quicker. It works... GREAT. Get into tombs pwned. OK OK maybe its me. Try Bonder, Strict prot., Strict heal, combo monk, smiter.....pwned, pwned, pwned.....now this is boring.
Dam I hate this, PUG after PUG after PUG is pwned by Sacc teams, IWAY teams, Spike Teams, Corrdinated Guild Teams....this is enough to drive me to start playing a new game!!!!
Screw it Iam gonna break down and join an IWAY team......
I get into team very quickly .....GREAT...Dont need to show some stupid *** deer emote to prove to some punk that Iam a good player (which by the way I am!!!).
Friendly group...they explain the build and what I should take (although I know the basics for IWAY) we enter tombs and Win...my God that was fun!!!...Second round under 200 rank Guild and we Win....GW is getting fun again.....third round we Beat an IWAY team....took forever to do!!!...The best fun I have had in GW!!!! My God my GW Experience has been taken to new heights!!!....Holy Crap!!!! Iam in HoH!!!! we lose but I dont care that was awsome!!!
Group splits up...I get into another IWAY group in under five minutes...iam in Tombs in another 10 minutes....Amazing!!!....We Win...We Win...We Win...We Win....Iam in HoH again!!!! in same Night!!!...We lose...but I dont care because this is the most fun I have had in a long time in GW!!! And by the way this is with two Henchmen since along the way 2 of the IWAY PuG have dropped!!!
For all you IWAY hatters out there just beat the build instead of complaining about it.
If not for IWAY I would not have experienced last night and would have probably left Tombs for good. Now Iam learing the maps and the strategys and having alot of fun.
Thank you GW for not Nerfing IWAY...you have kept a player on board....Oh and by the way Now that I have played the build even a pug that knows how to counter it can beat it. But on that token good luck finding that PuG to beat it. Since not many Emote weilding snobs will allow us former PvE players or New players to join their eliteist groups. This gives me a chance to Kick their deer emoting, R3+ spamming, emote me to join our group *** into the ground.
So for everyone out there that wants IWAY dead have fun playing the same old people and teams match after match because people like me would leave Tombs because of the effort to even put together a balanced PuG team who are for the most part like me newer to PvP and get pwned time after time.
So now instead of complaing about IWAY I will be playing IWAY in Tombs, havin fun....and isnt that what GW is about anyway...and eventually killing IWAY teams.
Get over yourselves...PLAY THE GAME!!!!
I will be in Tombs playing IWAY...if you need an IWAY warrior Iam your man!
whisper me.. Meyer The Mauler