I always hated that concept, as it rarely made any sense.
Why should rogues be DPS?
Why do they get backstab and extra damage, and others don't? There never was any sensible reason or explanation for it.
The first thing I'd do is remove the rouges backstabbing special power.
Anyone coming from behind would get a bonus to hit and increased chance of critical.
Fighter, mage, cleric - doesn't matter.
The rogues role isn't DPS. It's skills. And also support. Even without a special backstabing power, the rogues flexiblity and reflexes allow him to flank opponents and move around the battlefield (tumble, evasion) - being at the right place at the right time.
He's a pebble stat starts the avalanche (of enemy defeat) so to speak....he tips the scales in your favor.
Thats without taking into acount all the other thing a rogue provides to the party.
A rouge needs no backstabbing.
Edited by TrashMan, 04 October 2012 - 02:22 AM.