Probably be burnt alive for this one….
I think it would be a healthy change to make encumbrance only affect initiative and not the amount of attacks and dodges per round.
Wizards are only really penalized in this manner, yes dodges, sure. But…
I carry all my treasure on my Adv and he's typically well over 50% encumbered. Because of this, I never melee and just play him like a wizard. Also, I turned PvP off because I'm at an immediate serious disadvantage.
Alternatively, I could let me wizard carry the treasure but that's bad logic.
Or alternatively, you could nerf spell damage based on encumbrance to make it an equal penalty for casters and hitters. But I don't like nerfs, I like QoL improvements.
Thank you for your time.