I posted this in the MNK forums (Copy pasta but with changed names), but I thought since it pertains to NIN as well that I could post it here as well, hope that is okay. If not, I am sorry and just lock and delete it please, thank you.
So, I haven't played FFXI since a few days after the level cap was raised to 80. I've been reading a little here and there, but not really kept myself up to date on how Abyssea works etc, but I guess I know a little.
Anyway, now that I am thinking of reactivating again there are two jobs that I've been having my eye on. The first one is MNK and the second one is NIN. I know this is the NIN forums, so I suppose you might know more about NIN than MNK, but I am wondering what you guys consider to be the pros and cons comparing the two jobs, both inside and outside of Abyssea. I know most don't care about anything outside Abyssea right now, but I am thinking it might make a return sooner or later so I'd be interested to know (even though I know things might change).
Like, how do their roles differ, what are a MNKs strengths compared to the NIN etc. It would be a lot of help and I would really appreciate it, just to get a hint at what I might enjoy more.
Also, if I decide to go NIN (level 37 atm iirc) are there any items you would consider "staple" items that I really should try to get before leveling (Or maybe during leveling)? Any other tips or tricks you could give to an aspiring NIN? :)
I will mostly be hanging around in a trio with a WAR(or thf) and probably a WHM (maybe BLU) what do you think about NIN vs MNK in a situation like that?
Anyway, thank you in advance everyone, hopefully if I decide to go NIN I can do a good job and I am sure your advice will be of great help!