i did mention atk spd and violence o3o
Must've missed it swimming through. Grats, you get a medal.
But I literally mentioned Violence and insane stacking on glad skills a couple pages back, lol.
Talking about stacking (a broken mechanic) isn't the equivalent of speaking of attack speed, which was broken even before stacking. I was looking for straight up suggestions.
You're right about all you said though; while axe-wielding class traditionally has most single hit dmg, it shouldn't over-DPS archers, sin types, spellcasting DDs nor should it out-endure tanker and tanky healer/support heal types. Then again it's been somewhat broken in official version for a decade, so getting hopes up now would qualify as masochism. And to add to what you said, Joshua, while they didn't fix it, they didn't really do much to bring other classes up to par either. What makes it particularly sad is that in certain unmentioned places class balance used to be better than here as it was considered a priority, core mechanic.
And jaewaie , I wouldn't flat out say they don't care, but it's rather complicated. I do think they've tunnel visioned hard on this and several other issues. When you work on some project for a long time there's an ever-accumulating pile of potential trip-ups. Underestimating your customer base, doing something you kinda know is not giving you good results, but you've done it for so long you're afraid to make a change, not keeping an eye on evolution direction of your field ie. competitors, organizational glitches, downplaying the importance of marketing skills, customer service, or professional project management, or blindly taking bad advice because it supports your gut feel, even if you should know your gut can be wrong.
This thread and others like it are just pointless because they're not dialogue. You can (and have) said the same thing 20 times here before any staff member even emptily reacts to it. Yes they can say that they're still thinking of it and reading everything and+and+and, but that's not dialogue. That's talking to a god which sometimes replies in riddles. Since their idea of transparency, or lack of (it's not their fault, no finger-pointing), is to tell you they're doing something but can't tell you what, and that there may or may not be issues with your suggestions, but they can't tell you what they are, if they exist.
Does nobody else feel like that seems like a really frustrating conversation to have? One where YOU try to find solutions because you care, but the side in charge of executing them doesn't even give you all the parameters of the issue, just keeps saying "yeah but, no"?