|James Jacobs Creative Director|
If a player or players in a campaign you are GMing is having jealousy issues with the class/es another player/s is playing, how would you try to resolve it?
Example, the rogue and wizard players calling out that the summoner/warpriest/arcanist/barb, etc character another player is playing is too "over-powered".
Would you try to get them to understand each other?
Draw up situations in the campaign that highlighting each class benefits to the party?
Facepalm yourself and remembered that you should have restrict certain classes in the first place? :P
That's a hard thing to solve. It'd depend on the situation. I've been in games before where this has happened, in large part because the underpowered player is just not into optimizing and wants to roleplay, and the optimizer super numbercrunches a badass character. I tried to skew the game to feature more roleplay to appeal to the first player, and did, but even then he remained frustrated that when combat did happen, the optimized character dominated. I talked to the optimizer and even had him change characters in one game... but in the end, the player who wasn't into the rules left the campaign and, indeed, left Pathfinder.
Which is really too bad. Sometimes, optimizers can be bad for the game in that way.
Optimizers have caused me to remove from play a fair amount of options in this way over the years.