Played for about 45 mins this morning, but I have to start working soon. Made an Arcanist. Didn't actually get to any combat.
So far, I don't quite understand Arcanist. They don't have the debuffing power I expected, have nearly no buffs, have a heal and a rez, and are otherwise unaspected damage.
I don't see them putting out the kind of damage that would really make sense to label them damage dealers. But I also don't see them having sufficient healing capability (basically one 400 potency healing spell and a 90s cd shield) to act as healers. I think the point of the class is their versatility. Unaspected damage, some solid debuffs (Disease - causes heavy and cuts healing potential; at high levels, blind), and the ability to switch their pet between a damaging caster (lower damage in general, but obviously it supplements the Summoner) or a Tank. Dunno if there's a third?
games with Support classes. I'm just not sure how that's meant to work with the Duty Finder. I assume they're just meant to replace a DD? In FFXI, Bards could replace any role, depending on your party makeup and skill levels.
Also, some fog rolled in while I was in LL. Was pretty cool.
@#%^. I forgot to download the client. Now I cant play before work!
How long until you're due in? I feel like the client is actually shockingly small. Edited, Aug 16th 2013 8:15am by idiggory