I played when I was fit enough through all of the expansions and gradually both my internet connection and my ability to play the game improved. The more difficult parts of the game became more accessible for me as 'heroes' were added to the game, giving me the ability to create a balanced group and do even hard mode content - and I did. I finished the entire game in hard mode, cleared every zone on the map in hard mode, bit by bit. Chunk by chunk. Leaving my character in an instance while I slept for 12 hours, threw up, took meds and generally was unable to do anything, and there she'd be with the patient heroes, waiting for me when I got back. There also would be my guildies, on the chat bar, offering me virtual coffee and hugs. Guild Wars 2 had been out for at least two years when I finally got my GWAMM title for maxing thirty achievements in the original game.
I accepted then that certain content in GW2 was beyond my limits. The majority of the dungeons, the Fractals, the Mad King's Tower. the raids. But I could still do my characters personal story and the Living World content. I may never manage to get the items I need from Fractals for any of the second generation legendary weapons, but I can map areas, and fight world bosses. I'll never be at the new max level - because I'm unable to get all of the mastery points. But I can... die horribly and fail to a stupid mechanic in the latest Living World storyline.
I think this is the end of my Guild Wars story. Every aspect of the game is now gated to group play only. Where the original game gave me the ability to choose by offering henchmen and heroes and keep the social aspect of an MMO, making it one of the most disability friendly games ever, two has thrown all of that in the trash. I can't even post this on official channels because of the storm of abuse I'll get for wanting an 'EZ' mode. Trust me; playing with heroes was not easy mode. A good group is easy mode. I don't want hundreds of offers of a run through this content either; the whole point is that it shouldn't be necessary. It never was in the original game. I don't want to be helped through the difficult bit, and then still not be able to access the next one, and the next one, and the next one because the developers are not thinking in terms of the original goals of the original game any more. Once upon a time they said we could play any way we wanted. Now it's their way or the highway. Why play an MMO at all if I can't group up? For the social aspect. I shall miss it. It was important to me.