Just thought I'd run this by you guys:
In the translated interview, SE said this:
Battle system will be focusing more on real time. Timing will be a very important factor.
Then in the auxiliary interview located on allakhazam's main page, they say this:
"It will not be realtime, action style encounters, but rather a number of more cerebral aspects."
And finally in the video interview posted a few threads below (or above) mine the guy clearly states:
"The combat system in FFIV will be very different from the one in FFXI, and closer to real-time battle that you see in other MMO's"
Is it just me, or does the middle statement sound like it's going to be more of a turn-based, slow paced "battle of wits" (trying to interpret "cerebral"), and the other two make it seem more fast paced?