OK, so I returned a week ago and in AvA I've noticed a trend. On Thornblade as the low-pop faction, as soon as we provoke the attention of DC or AD, a group of them will show up and travel in a cluster, mowing through everyone. They stay in a tight group spamming Fire Ring, Swarm, etc. As side from looking ridiculous, it seems that they are exploiting the AoE target cap while slaughtering small groups that can do nothing.
So is there a counter to this? Obviously not spamming AoE on them... I've been part if a lot of pugs that end up getting wiped with this tactic that really should have some sort of counter.
I really hate game mechanic exploitsexploits when they aren't fixed quickly... (The whole anomoly farming thing is what made me leave in the first place) :/