(I went there)
2. I don't care if Archer ends up exactly the same as Bard. DevCat probably made the switch after a Korean mob shot arrows through their windows. It let's us know that DevCat doesn't consider range a dead/joke form of combat.
3. Mages are the true enemy. Melée is in a similar boat. WM, WM, WM, WM, Smash!