I love the playstyle, and the prospect of being able to solo (cheese stealth your way through) everything looks good to me, SIN is also quite reasonable to PvP in higher ping (I have ~190ms in NA, ~60ms in TW), so it’s definitely my first pick.
However, I do am quite worried about the viability or more of ‘effectiveness’ of the class for group PvE. I have friends that I’m going to play with later in NA release (which is why I’m swallowing the big latency hurdle BNS Gold), they’re mostly going to play KFM or BM. From my experience, SIN doesn’t really do ‘well’ in group play, especially 2 man, even in low level content, due to how we deal DPS in PvE. I found it actually easier to solo the content rather than playing with others, which annoys me quite a lot. I can stealth through and cheese my way out of most dungeons in NA, and almost every vid about SIN I’ve seen in youtube for PvE were mostly solo stealth kills, and while those Mushin kills in seconds without taking any damage impresses me a bit. It adds to my worry.
So, back to the question? and yes, I’ve read several topics about PvE content with SIN in this subforum, but none answer this question directly (I do apologize if I missed some), how do you deal with R4PG BNS Gold? how viable it is and how much does SIN actually contributes to a party PvE? and can 2 man with SIN be done for 4 man dungeons later on? or should I just drop SIN and go with a Destroyer instead?
Assassin is a good DPS class. You don’t need to worry about people kicking you out just because of your class, unless it is a dungeon that requires certain party support skills like lift, Soulblade protection, Ice Flower, etc.
As for 2 man or even soloing dungeons, any class can do it if they are geared and skilled enough. Exceptions are certain dungeons with party-specific mechanics.