04-18-2014, 06:16 AM
Not exactly. The game is free to play, but of course SOE needs to make money on the game. Therefore introducing new weapons that are OP, nerfing items, etc. is they way they do this--this is normal I think for F2P. It has nothing to do with balance. That being said, everybody has to use what is available in game, so yes, tactics really do come into play.
So, don't take it personally, we all have to use the same items and mechanics everybody else does.