So you say you want game balance but do you? Really? What we have here is a evolving three faction fight. Since according to the game lore each faction develops their own weapons, we can assume that one of these three factions will develop weapons that at least for a short period of time gives them an advantage in the war. After a report of this new weapons system makes it to the other two factions commands we can assume plans are being developed to counter said advantage. That being said the game should NEVER be really balanced. If they did really balance all the weapons the game would be mediocre. The real fun of the game is getting that new weapon that gives your faction an advantage and exploiting it. Admit it, the NC had a blast when it was the Scatter Max, the same can be said about the TR and their anti-air defense and now the VS with their Zoe Max's, Relax it will be short lived the weapons designers are hard at work and soon your faction will have their OP weapon for a time. That's what makes a fun game! And SoE makes more money that way, so it's a win win.