There have been posts now for over 12 months from many players including myself about the population imbalances seen on the servers and specifically how the VS is under popped at peak game times. Never winning alerts is becoming tiresome and even the vets are leaving or jumping empire. Players do not pick an empire which is harder or less fun to play in FPS games, its pure logic, its more fun being the killer than the victim. This problem was always coming since SOE didn't get VS right at Beta, from what they dragged over from PS1. Its got worse with the game changes and balances over the years, the nerf to C4 has affected our ability to deal with NC shielded MAX's for example. I would say that all the empires lack identity with too many NS vehicles and weapons compared to PS1 but that is a different story. However VS were technology, speed and agility; where has that gone. The ZOE on the MAX is never used by anyone, ever in 6 years, why because all it does is kill you faster, however you will always see all NC MAX's using shield. In PS1 VS MAX's had jump jets, give them that ability back. Putting the main gun on the front of the Magrider fixed would have worked better if the Mag didnt drive like a Saturday night drunk compared to the PS1 version, its very situational, useless in confined space fights and seems to be made of paper. If you cant change the tank to something like the PS1 version, then fix the tanks driving mechanics so it floats and maneuvers better. Lancer, I dont think its now on balance with either the striker or the phoenix, I know I hardly use it now from using it all the time. Its OK for sniping MAX's at range but with no scope your reliant on your 4K monitor to assist. Give it a 4x scope please. DBG you have better access to the stats, one question, are the VS the biggest NS users of all 3 empires, I know I am when I am on my VS character.