Also I should add that with some of this untasteful changes I have not been playing so much anymore. Hard to keep interest.
It's fairly easy to tell that archers are somewhat OP from the fact that there are usually tons and tons of them in pk wars. Outcasts, Axe group and several other factions are almost 50% archer from what I've seen in pk lately. Get a few of them to assist attack a target and they will drop anything with their aps-quickshot combo. Though IMO this OPness has more to do with r8r adds than any class in general.
Well obviously a archer who didn't wanna spend 2k EC on r8 is gonna be squishy if he goes up against someone who did.......Even with the new blessing for veno, archers still hit me for 9k crits when im in human form with 10k pdef.