You don't need one, but it doesn't hurt either. These days, some VW alliances have wised up and if you say "no Empy but capped scythe skills" they'll take you over the Empy guy anyway since you probably know wtf you're doing.
____________________________FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck. Once again a top bard on the server: Dardaubla 90 on 1/6/2014
FFXIV: Katarh Mest on Lamia - Member of The Swarm and leader of Grammarian Tea House chat LS
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.