So this thread is about how red mages (if they are implemented) will/should be added this time around. I know most of the ffxiers have no problem with the current implementation. I was a little dissapointed tho. I always remember the red mages from ff being jacks of all trades. They can nuke, heal, or stand up and fight with a sword.
In FFXI tho they were pretty much just another caster. Run around with a sword and mail on as a red mage and people would look at you funny. I wished I could have played a rdm that stodd up with the meleers skill chaining then bursting off those chains with my nuke spells and occasionally heal if needed.
For whatever reason tho rdm were pretty much jujst more casters. I think the problem was itemization. YThere was alack of good melee gear for red mages. Do you guys think it was the players? Or the items that kept Rdm from being a viable front line damage dealer