I'm so sick of this "close the gap" argument. As an experiment, a friend of mine recently made a new character. In one week, doing upper tears xp bonanza, got it to adventure level 89. And it can solo dragons. (With melee, of course). IN A WEEK. A week of hard grind yes, with gear handed to it, but a week. There's plenty of folks been playing nearly two years who can't accomplish that. Hell, I'm a mage playing since day 1 of persistence and the dragon is simply not worth my time - takes far too long to kill by comparison vs. using a weapon. So, kinda two points here: 1. The GAP is imminently breachable. You can, very quickly, catch up to the point where you can comfortably do most content in the game, assuming you're using a weapon-based build. Especially with all the double-time-XP-bonanza going on now, its easier than ever to level if levelling is your goal. 2. Magic did NOT need a nerf, its already far more expensive both in terms of gold and XP to level/use, far more limited due to mob resistances (or downright immunity), and there are far, far more ways to boost weapon damage than spell damage, or to boost strength vs. int. Both in terms of active skills, passive skills, material bonuses in crafting - magic gets the short end of the stick in every category despite having to dump hundreds of millions into attunement to reach a similar level of damage output as a weapon user can achieve with 1/10th the experience. And that's assuming they've trashed 500 wands trying to get that magical attune-int-(arrow) combo - without which magic damage is a bit embarrassing. The main problem at the moment (in my opinion of course) is and has always been that balance changes are made based on what a small % of extreme min-maxers can achieve, rather than what 'most' players can do. If you nerf the high end too much, you take away the goal (ie, why level up further?) and without that goal of someday being able to _whatever__....then you essentially win the game, your character is done, now go dance party or pvp until bored. Not a good long term strategy.