02/07/2013 09:24 PMPosted by ZingyDNAExcept the other classes with godly gear tried to compete with barbs in speed boss kills. And they all failed. There is a difference between paper doll dps and effective dps in battle. Barbs just happen to have the greatest magnifying factor to go from the former to the latter. No to mention their survivability in high MPs, so they're getting the best from both defensive and offensive aspects. I rolled a barb for precisely that reason, and I'm not gonna be hypocritical to deny I'm enjoying those benefits of that class.
Just because there's a few Barbs having the dough and time to master speed kill, doesn't mean Barbs are OP. Paper DPS is all we got. Until someone figures out how to calculate effective DPS, and have 50K+ players sign on to that program, we have no better comparison than paper DPS. I am not saying Barbs are weak. Each class has its own strength. People know exactly what they are getting into when they create their own characters. Taking a few outliers and call the other class OP is simply seeing the grass on the other side greener. Just roll another character, and enjoy the game. You did that, I did that, OP did that.