Back on the topic~
If you want a balanced PvP, you have to start with a balanced framework. The current iteration of Conclave is literally "bring whatever you want" and basically a meme. It IS super fun, and I feel like that game mode should always stick around, however there needs to be additional game modes. If you take the framework of other popular shooters, what people are familiar with, and what is generally acceptable:
Everyone has the same stats
200 hp, 200 shields, or something to that effect.
Sprint speed, movement in general, are all the same across the board.
Any other arbitrary stats are the same as everyone else.
Frames are now just cosmetic. Abilities further down
Weapons, load outs, damage
There is a vast amount of weapons in warframe, not all of them should be starting weapons in competitive pvp
No one needs a staticor or arca plasmor as a starting weapon
A list of balanced weapons you can select from as a loadout. Pick a primary, secondary, melee from a list.
Braton/burston/tiberon for primary, lato/lex/kunai for secondary, etc etc
These are starting weapons.
Some weapons shouldn't make the cut into PvP.
IPS probably needs to go, as well as most status effects
Weapons do true damage now, which can be balanced more effectively as everyone has the same hp/shields.
If a weapon is under performing or over performing, you can buff/nerf accordingly. (EG Time to kill is too slow or too fast)
Weapons on the map
Warframe was based off UT, hence the pickups and such. They could add power weapons to the map, or other weapons to the map.
Remember when your first mission in warframe, where you had to pick your weapons? You went up and pressed the button to swap between the braton/paris or lato/kunai or bo/skana. You were in a mission, and able to swap your weapons. They can easily implement something similar for PvP. Walk up to a Vectis on the map, hit a button and it replaces your current primary.
Power weapons should be brought in line with other games. Rockets should be a one shot. Snipers are 2 body shots to kill, or 1 headshot. Opticor should one shot. Etc.
Other weapons can be on the map as an alternative to starting weapons that aren't power weapons. This really depends on the list of weapons that are allowed in.
Abilities should either be disabled or enabled for different game modes
3v3/4v4 with no abilities, with the above load out, would be a better start at balanced PvP
If abilities are off, warframes are cosmetic. Rep your main with no penalty.
You can have game modes with abilities on. We want multiple game modes, not just one or two. This isn't "abilities have to go period."
Conclave only frame? Abilities suited to pvp? Nade ability, Shield ability, etc etc?
Movement might have to be toned down
Remember, console is a thing. Warframe has insane acrobatics, and using control sticks is going to suck.
I can feel my fellow PC players die inside a little, I'm sorry
Nothing too crazy. Small changes would make a huge impact. Remove the ability to roll in the air, remove a double jump, etc.
Personally I don't think its needed, but this is something that would have to be looked at based upon feedback and such. Just throwing it out there because it might be something that needs addressed at some point.
Don't take everything there as gospel. If you used something like what I said above, you can mold that into a lot of great PvP modes. We can totally keep what we have now, but add other things too. This isn't 'replace' this is 'add'. Just some ideas to balance. I know people aren't going to like everything there, as to be expected, but we can always add/change/remove things. Like I said earlier you need a framework to build upon. This would level the playing field and maybe encourage others to get into pvp as well. Right now pvp is just a clusterf*** honestly.. It should be played for fun but that is about all. Anyways its early so I'm end it here.
We all want better pvp, we gotta work together and not fight each other over petty disagreements. Let me know if you have ideas, or if I was wrong, just please be pleasant about it. We could make something beautiful if we all put our heads together.