I'm not here to fight with you guys about the class. I agree it is subpar compared to the other AC's. Still tho, I have beaten some of the best on my server 1v1. And they respect me enough to focus me down whenever they see me in WZ's.
this right here is part of the problem with merc which cannot be fixed.
the mercs that are still playing are pretty darn good, and most of them have been around long enough for people to know that. which means they are considered a high level threat, and get focused fired accordingly. its the same problem that other good players have, but merc has significantly less to work with in those kinds of situations