So I have played only NC for the past year or so play mostly LA with a little medic and infiltrator on the side. Anyway I recently got really tired of getting stomped by the VS (cough 40 duce, DPSO, cough) and after all fighting only TR after a time get a bit tiring as well. I decided to try out the TR (as I swear to never play VS) and found to my delight that I was doing so much better as a BR5 TR LA as opposed to a BR39 NC LA. But that got me thinking why do I seem to fail when I play my as a NC LA, is it that the NC pop on Connery are scrubs, am I just bad at it, or are the NC carbines just trash? Ether way I thought it was the guns so I decided to compare what the NC can wield vs what the other two factions can. And I think the main "problem" with the NC carbines is that there doctrine does not apply well to the carbine class of weapons. Let me explain; the faction spec of the NC is hard hitting longer ranged weapons, now to balance this they there weapons have a very slow RPM. On ARs and LMGs this is fine but on carbines we run in to problems namely that carbines are meant to be close range weapons, and I think that RPM is the most important stat in CQC, and when you compare the DPS of say the AF-19 mercenary (1,670 max) and the Trac 5 (1787.5 max) They just don't add up to be balanced. But what about head shots and accuracy you say, well in a CQC environment its not super easy (for me) to get the head shots needed, and as for acc don't get me started, the AF-19 and trac-9 both have .3 acc when moving and adsing BUT all of the NC carbines of a bloom of .6 compared to everyone's .5. I guess that I just don't see where the NC carbines are better in any specific role or place. Now please prove me wrong or tell me that I am doing something dreadfully wrong.