(Didn't mean to post here initially but the subreddit mods think this is "hurtful" smh) Anyways, I've come and gone from this game plenty of times. Stopped gear progression back when guardian first came out and sort of just been casual for the most part but I've noticed that BDO just seems WAY more imbalanced than before in the past and there is less motivation to be competitive. Aside from my own class being disgusting at a high gear score you have classes like Succ wiz that can do it all. Since I went casual I have not done any node wars but I hear extremely negative things in NA. stuff like "T2's are dead", T3s are just the same OP siege guilds, and most would rather T1 if at all which was surprising to hear. Totally different vibe from when I was playing actively in wars which just tells me there is something that the players don't like. My best guess is that with the softcap rising, it is getting extremely hard to keep up? Even my 600GS feels like a wet noodle at times which is pretty demotivating. Although things have been made "easier" by PA, it might not be enough still. Also could just be people upset with the massive class imbalance too. Just my guess. Either way, people that I knew who loved doing NW no longer really care to participate which is telling on it's own. Am I crazy or have you guys noticed this too? edit: Now I am hearing how they reduced the amount of Nodes you can place on since the fights were thinning out. Please try not to be too toxic. I understand that I could be completely wrong and that's okay. Just something I've thought about.