Indeed lets take the GD-7F, it has the same functional DPS as 2 TR carbines, and has a lower amount of ammo per clip. Which means that to have a higher ROF any TR carbine would need to be seriously nerfed (as otherwise they'd have ridculous DPS). Now take NC "hard hitting" weapons, they actually have lower DPS than alternatives. Also consider that all the TR carbine have higher RoF than any NC carbine except the GD-7F (similar story with TR and NC LMGs). The NC has ONE carbine that is within the TR Carbine RoF range....... one, all of the rest are lower. Yup, you've missed the high damage per bullet infantry weapons having a lower DPS than the alternatives and the vehicle weapons basically being shotguns and pants at their roles. Indeed and they all have lower DPS than their alternatives (even the NC6 which is the best of the bunch), dispite high damage per bullet being nothing like the advantage RoF is. Now the Striker isn't like this, it simply outclasses the Annihilator in DPS, it also has better lock-on functionality. It is just plain BETTER, not a side-grade (or in fact a down-grade as most of the NC faction trait weapons are), but a direct and complete UPGRADE. So for the Striker to be balanced it would need to be similar to the Annihilator not just out and out much better, but with a higher RoF (which it already has).