Werit posted some of the questions to the Combats&Careers-team he asked on his trip to the Mythic HQ.
One thing stood out to me..
Q: What are your feelings on the current Time to Kill (TTK)?
A: The developers feel that it is too quick at this time.
This is my impression too. The TTK is way too fast. I don’t even talk about assist-trains or something like that, but a good equipped melee-dps in T4 can kill in less than 3s. Some fights are just ridiculous fast.
Yes, you could farm pocket items and get some absorb shields and live longer, but overall the timing of the fights is just not right. (I would say that Mythic has atm some other ..timing-issues *waves at the billing-dept.*, but as I don’t want to comment on this and as they most likely know what terrible mistake they did, I will not say anything ;) )
Though I have to admit that it’s really hard to balance 1vs1, small groups and zerg fights in terms of duration.