yep, they broke as artificers and update 10 was put in. they are still broken. for all kinds of crossbows, repeaters, normal, great. light and heavy.
here are speeds on lammania, now.
Feats include weapon proficiency as needed, point blank shot and rapidshot.
for the record, there is no visible speed difference between heavy and light repeaters
there is also no speed difference between normal light and heavy crossbow
there is also no difference if character class is rogue or fighter. (i would suppose BAB should increase attack speed somehow?)
well, anyway. we have attacks/minute. based on bolts spent during that 60 seconds. first number is for holding attack button down and second is by timing it yourself.
without rapid reload, speed for crossbow is:
with rapid reload:
repeater 34/43 (yes, repeater bolt count used was divided by 3)
in all cases, error margin between holding attack pressed and clicking it with better timing is around 25%
the relative difference between them isn't seemingly affected by Rapid reload feat or character class or crossbow type.
the errors also are visible and attainable in live since that update 10 but for some weird reason, they are pretty much half of what they are here on lammania.
amount of people affected by this: anyone who uses anything crossbow based. you are missing 13 (live) to 28% (lammania) of your attacks, each minute!! they are not happening.