Well, the SE reps disclosed that there will be an overhauled Job system for FFXIV. My question is:
Which FFXI jobs will not make the cut, and why? (I am hoping every single job does make it in, but I am trying to be realistic, 20 jobs from the start?)
I am thinking the following jobs might not make it because of design probably:
Beastmaster - If the battles will be both against groups and single foes there is a chance BST would be severely underpowered the way it works in most FF games, including FFXI. (I play BST in FFXI, but I don't know what will happen, I want to play BST from day one, SE, can it be in there, please?)
Puppetmaster - Same as BST, and the job was new for FFXI, so we don't even know how well the concept will work in FFXIV.
Scholar - Since this job works with weather effects and we don't know how weather will be implemented in FFXIV, there could be a chance this job might not be implemented from the get go.
Blue Mage - This job will depend of how SE manages to make the battle system work in FFXIV, but has better chance than the other job to work.
From my humble point of view the rest of the jobs will probably be a lot easier to implement in FFXIV and well. We can be safe SMN must be there because Summoning is a staple of almost every FF game ever made and the game would feel very not FF without them.
Edited, Jun 3rd 2009 8:04pm by OmegaTyrant