You beat Allum cause she didn't spam Chord of Salvation. Right now it's extremely difficult for even the best reavers to kill the minstrels, unless the minstrels cut the reavers some slack, in the form of not spamming heals so much. Same goes for WL spamming LMs, and cd using burgs.
Originally Posted by Intharth
To the topic at hand - If you don't wanna get camped, get a mic and lead a group (small-big) - many times it doesn't take a full raid to break the camp, and you have dozens of tactics available - you can flank from the right/left/backside, you can map out and take an op to extend the fighting, you can take the safe path and control the frequently used freep routes, you can do us all a favor and take the Tree/Drake buff, you can ninja take the keep on the other side of the map, enabling creeps a fort (if other side wants to push in that fort is another matter) etc.. Imagination is the limit, it always was.
A couple of people on Vilya creepside lead groups frequently, small and big, if necessery, but you can't expect one "main raid leader" - that's a flawed concept because any overdependance on 1 person is uneffecient. We need new people to step up, show some balls, and lead - first, they might encounter a problem of not too many people sending them a tell, but in the long run, the players will recognise the effort, and join his/her groups, especially if they're successful. And to be successful, you must practice, there's no other way. On the bright note, im glad some old leaders are starting to lead groups again, like Sword and Polarbash - every time zone should have at least a few players capable of leading a decent raid. Same on freepside.
Overall, this pointing fingers is ########, because both sides do stupid stuff sometimes. The system is as it is, and it's unlikely it will radically change in the future, so deal with it, and adapt.
PS. I totally agree with some sort of a indicator of players in the area.
Vilya: Healadder (defiler, R10), Kommisar (stalker, R7).
Snowbourn: Superserial (warleader, R8), Steelstack (reaver, R6).
Brandywine: Manvet (champion, R10 - Retired); Stargash-1 (reaver, R12)