I started playing the game at around Christmas, and I picked Desolation as my server. At that time the server was incredibly busy, group events were done in seconds as so many people joined them. Ton of dungeon groups were going on as well, even for story modes.
Then I had to take a long break from the game due to RL issues.
And when I came back in May, well, the server is now completely dead, a ghost town (despite still being labeled as High pop server). I hit 80 a week ago, now I am working on map completion, and would LOVE to do story mode dungeons. Which is absolutely impossible. There is no communication on any map except for Queensdale. People also show up for those 2 big dragon events, but thats pretty much it. No dungeon groups except for high level Fractals (not rly interested in that place) or speed runs in CoF. No guilds recruiting etc.
In WvWvW the server is dead last too, every single day (Today's score is something like 220k for the German and French server, and like 100k for us). And yes I did enter and try to help us, but there is no communication, the few ppl online are either afk at the portals or randomly running alone (probably lone wolfs like me)
Atm my personal story has led me to the Orr zones. I finished Straits of Desolation last night, and I never saw what happens when all 3 invasion campaigns successfully complete, as I just couldn't solo them, and nobody else ever shown up to join the fight. Especially the northern invasion is simply impossible to solo, the Pact NPCs die too fast. I heard that there is some cool big fight with avatar of Balthazar or something, but I was never able to see it.
Now I entered the next Orr zone, Malchor's Leap, and after half an hour I just gave up and closed the game for now. EVERY SINGLE event there is group event, and, once again, the zone is completely deserted save for poor depressed me. And no, I don't play at late night hours, it was 15:00 CET when I stopped, plenty of people should be home from school/work and playing.
I farmed enough gold to get 800 gems for server transfer. Could you please help me find a new home? I heard about Aurora Glade and Gandara, are those nice bustling servers where I will be able to do story mode dungeons and group events? And not losing in WvW every day, too.
Even though I pretty much play "singleplayer mode" right now I still enjoy it, the game has such an amazing potential, and I would have so much fun if I could find some nice people to do end game content with, and make some friends. So far, I barely spoke to anyone on my road to 80...
Sorry for this wall of text, but I am so fucking sad and depressed right now. There is ton of bad shit happening to me in RL atm, and I would like to find some fun and relaxation at least in computer games, but right now I just get even more depressed from playing GW2, thanks to being on a dead server.
Any replies will be much appreciated.