Wow, I read this, and I say wow. Summoner's get an all around pt buff. Wow! Lol.
Now, while an entire-pt buff sounds really great, I have to definately agree with Mellowy. Yea, SMNs will become a bit more popular, but ONLY because of the buff. And let's face it, invites to anything but SMN burns at 70+, non-existant, unless, as Mellowy had already covered, it will be the "you give us that buff or gtfo" thing.
But on the lighter side, not every party will be like that, and for everything else, SMNs will still end up being third rate healers. As for endgame, SMNs will quite possibly shine, unless the "supressed power" simply turns out to be an aweful effect.
As for the reduced perpetuation, it will not be more than 1mp/tick. I am willing to bet an entire month's worth of paychecks on that. The buffs will not affect the avatar's themselves, and I am nearly willing to make a monstrous bet on that as well.
So, depending on exactly how "supressed" the avatar's power becomes, this ability might do nothing more than turn the SMNs even more into peoples' butt monkeys. On THAT upside, it will get SMNs a slightly larger PT invite rate, as I have said earlier.
*** rephrasing my first statement.
Wow, SMNs get an entire-pt 'aura' with summoned avatars! The fact alone that SMNs will have to keep their avatars summoned makes this incredible. While most SMNs most likely not get a choice, at least now they get to actually summon and KEEP OUT an avatar! (In PTs that is.)
Edited, Oct 27th 2009 12:10pm by FinalPlay
Edited, Oct 27th 2009 12:12pm by FinalPlay