Whether it be as a joke or a raging screech, I'm sure you've heard the phrase "Remove Assassin". While this may seem extreme, it could be a concept worth exploring. Assassin has more or less dominated the meta since season one, where the invisibility glitch allowed the kit to have an unprecedented advantage over other players. This idea of an unfair advantage has been associated with the kit ever since, with abuse of its overpowered abilities leading to a less skill-based meta. Assassin, by nature, has an incredible advantage over other kits. Assassin's mobility, along with smoke bomb/recall, allow it to control engagement. This means that in any given situation, an assassin can completely avoid a fight. In the situation of an assassin fighting a knight, or even four knights, the assassin has complete control over the situation, making knight effectively useless in most engagements. This advantage becomes more apparent when you take into account situations of third-partying. If a knight gets a kill, they're left out in the open, a sitting duck for an assassin to come and clean. The cleaning assassin in this situation would be able to quickly and safely leave, even if being chased. With the reintroduction of smoke bomb and illusion, Mineplex made the mistake of giving a ~.5 second window of time where the assassin is completely invincible, but also capable of dealing damage. This, combined with rampant cheating, and the issues mentioned before, create what could be considered an unenjoyable meta. I propose the harmless idea of having one clans server without assassin. This, as an experiment, would give insight into how people view the current meta, and show what an alternative one would look like. Even in the worst-case scenario of players abandoning the server, the game would be fine. I'm sure you've wondered what clans would be like without assassin, and I believe that this question could be answered. Personally, I think that clans would revert to the meta of alpha and early beta, with massive team fights composed of a variety of kits each serving a purpose, instead of just a dogpile of cheating assassins.