I've been playing this game a few months now, and am up to level 70. It's really fun and addictive, but its PVP is by far the worst balanced game I have ever played in 20 years of online gaming. My son already quit because of how overpowered Barbarians are, and now I'm going to join him.
I have done a bunch of reading on the forums and I get it that there is a very specific comp of rare heroes (that I don't have) that actually stand a chance against Barbarians, but I don't have Ferno, my Agnon is 2 stars, Emily is 3 stars, and their tokens are REALLY hard to come by. You shouldn't have to play this game for many years and have every character maxed out to stand a chance in PVP!
I don't expect to dominate after only playing a few months, but the discrepancy is ridiculous. My team is over 5500 rune power, and does really well against everything else, but Barbarians are just impossible unless they're under 2000 rune power. Dwarves are borderline OP but I still have a chance to win; Beasts are freakin annoying but beatable with patience; Assassins have good synergy but are pretty easy actually. The Tower is impossible to clear past about floor 5 before I meet an impossible Barbarian floor, which locks me out of gems and Pwnage points. PVP costs tons of gold because I have to dodge over half the teams because everyone uses Barbarians.
How does the Dungeon Boss team not think this is a major problem that almost everyone uses the same PVP team which is only beatable with a specific comp of heroes that are very hard to obtain? How many new players need to quit because you realize it is insanely overpowered? Or do you not care since the longtime hardcore players spend the most money and they have all Ferno/Agnon/Emily already?