May rangers seriously get longshot/barbed shot buffs? Atm for a dps class, they’re doing pretty bad. Warriors who can be excellent tanks can also be excellent dps (better than rangers)... that’s 2 roles they can cover well. Rogues role is obviously dps, so they do more dmg than warriors and rangers. The only useful support skills rangers have at endgame are bolas and sharpen weps. With only 2 useful support skills and 4-5 dps skills (5 if using barbed shot), this puts rangers more on the dps side than hybrid. Because they are a Dps class, they should be able to compete with warriors and rogues. This can be achieved if longshot and barbed shot are buffed. Atm longshot is only a small boost in dps. It should be either an unevadable skill with higher damage or it should have its cast time buffed with higher damage. Barbed shot is a horrible skill with its slow cast time and low DOT damage. It should be buffed with a faster cast time and higher DOT damage(ventius probably wrote in earlier forums on how much it should be buffed). If these changes are implemented it would balance the ranger class to compete with other dps classes. (sorry for any gramatical errors i just wanted to put this out there, and i left the caster classes out of this because i don’t know much about them).
Impious DPS Ranger of Elementals