A friend of mine is unable to get the Assault armband to sponsor assault runs. The NPC just tells him some gibberish about "a harsh road lies before you" and "do your duty", but he never receives the option to get the armband. He has talked to the NPC several times in a row with the same results. This also happens at every assault NPC.
He is a blue mage and thinks it may have something to do with that. He has finished all of his Blu AF quests. He also has enough Imperial Standing.
Anyone have any idea what the problem is?