Hunters are proportionally too powerful. The DPS of Hunters is insane compared to even Berserkers (who are supposed to be the ones who rush into battle and do insane damage). This is a huge problem for the players as now the whole Meta is Ranger and being any other class feels weak.
I don’t think Ranger should be nerfed per se, but Warriors and Mages need to definitely be buffed or at least made more equal to Hunters.
One of the arguments against buffing Berserker is that it has the best burst damage with assault. This may be true, but it would be by so little that I couldn’t imagine it beating the insane DPS of a bow-user. Especially taking into consideration that assault misses frequently and uses up MP, plus I’m pretty sure you can take damage while using it. Bows have insane DPS, especially with the introduction of Three Arrows being shot at once (I have seen each arrow do more than 600 damage if my memory serves me right). Berserker is supposed to be the one dishing out insane damage (especially considering that it takes insane amounts of hits) and having a subclass that can not only do higher DPS but has range, does not seem fair in the slightest.
Currently, Knights seem to be in a good enough place where it is able to tank damage, which is the main purpose of the subclass. I can’t speak much for Paladins, but it seems like a huge problem for them is a lack of weapons.
Mages scaling with magic bombs and such brought its downfall for the most part. Coupled with that and bows having better ranged DPS than it, I barely see mages roaming around anymore. Having an INT buff and lowering the threshold of DEX needed for multiple magic bombs could potentially solve this issue.
A huge argument against balancing, in general, is that it shouldn’t matter how strong the subclasses/classes are and people should just enjoy their preferred playstyle. This does not make any sense and is not happening at all. Nobody wants to be playing something that is so much weaker compared to Ranger/Hunter, and that makes sense. So now, there is a huge influx of Hunters, creating an RPG that is non-diverse, therefore making Vesteria staler.