Ahh, Ranger. This one was one of my favorites back in the day. Luckily, I had a chance to play it while the game was still in broken pre-9.0 form, and I could have a ton of stat points in DEX without giving anything up. Flurry and Purge+Dual Wield could wipe the floor with anything. :p I will admit that this class doesn't have the power to compete with more recent ones like SW, but if you compare it to its contemporaries (Necropolis classes, Pirate/Ninja) it's pretty sweet. Necromancer's the only one that soundly beats it, IMO. As for the revamp and where that might go, I would like to see it become a tactical/defensive class with a focus on multis, since the original ranger is the only class I know of with two fairly reliable multiattacks (Flurry and Multishot).
shooting arrows VS shooting all kinds of magical things.
for me magix winz every time.
How about shooting magical arrows? :o You can fit a lot of weird stuff into a trick arrow. Exploding Magical Rubber ChickenCow Shot - Make it happen, staff! :D
Also, for anyone who doesn't want to trawl through all those DNs, here's our first (and only) look at the Ranger Revamp art. I think it looks fantastic. The only thing I'd change is the angle of the arrows in the quiver. They still look like they're lodged in our character's back. 0.o Even more so on the female version.