I mostly agree with you, but actually balance has been changed a lot by RF rings.
As many pointed out, that’s the true problem, and I guess we learned a lot about this in all the premades that were ran recently on Fury following the enthusiasm of the tournament.
I have the feeling on all my toons that my DPS is significantly lower.
That’s not completely exact: it’s the mitigation of toons with RF rings that is significantly, crazy higher.
This penalizes a lot squisher classes and benefits even more classes that are already more sturdish, like Barb, Conq, BS, etc.
So the extra-DPS a Sin gets from T6 Gear makes some sense actually… you feel it.
But I agree with you that Sin gets both much higher DPS but also much more Squishy.
More kills and more deaths.
True problem are Raid Finder rings.
But we are currently talking about something obvious: it was clear from the first moment we saw those rings and gems that they would have f****d up everything.
Funcom made them to appeal players in a dead game to continue to log every week, and was successful in this plan.
That’s it… AoC is gone.
Keep farming RF rings if you still care about be fully competitive in this - almost - dead game