I am currently looking for a play-by-chat Pathfinder game and am choosing a class. I am choosing between the Oracle and the Monk, both options sound cool. However, the Monk has a reputation of being very weak, capable of nothing.
MinMax boards are down, so I can't check the in-depth guides in Pathfinder tiers that were available there. Googling shows opinions saying something from "Unchained Monk is T3" to "Unchained Monk is just as weak as the original Monk", with not much proof given for any of the points.
So, which tier does Pathfinder Unchained Monk actually belong to?
I expect the answer(s) to analyze the changes from vanilla to Unchained Monk and/or perhaps stating unfixed major problems that make the vanilla Monk so weak, if any. Not just telling "nothing changed" or "T3 now".