In my experience the defense ALWAYS has an advantage unless they are outnumbered or outclassed by better players. For one, the battle is usually taking place closer to the defense’s spawn. For two, offense usually has an objective to accomplish whether it be pushing something or destroying/burning something. Defense only has to focus on killing them. Thats much easier.
Also of course in reality defense usually has an advantage too when it comes to combat or even combat sports. Its easy to wait for your opponent to come to you, make a mistake, and then you capitalize on it.
That being said, I think the offense in this game isn’t that underpowered. It is that way so it can be competitive. If it was more realistic, defense would probably win a LOT more. The maps are made so that there really isn’t any defensive structures that can be used very strategically to hold off the attacking forces. Almost any wall or vantage point that defensive archers can take are reachable by melee classes.
So I somewhat agree. They have to make offense easier so that it is competitive.
Just re-read the OP. I thought this was about TO. lol……