Also about MNKs. My first 75 job was MNK and so with PUP getting an "A" rating in H2H also, I dont think MNKs are really worried. To me, MNK and PUP are different. It's easy to compare them because both of their main weapons are H2H but the comparison stops there. Most MNKs won't really care about PUPs update. And they shouldn't, it's really no big deal. I don't know about these Job rivalry things, it's strange. People are still going to invite and see MNKs as primary DDs. That's not going to change. I don't think PUP threatens MNKs in anyway either. MNK and PUP comparison is easy to be made but they're apples and oranges, they are both too different.
My first 75 was also MNK, a while later I discovered the fun that is PUP and took that to 75 (And then became my main). I haven't been on the game in some.. 14 months? but as a MNK, I can say that I'd be pretty f**king worried with the PUPdate. Sure, a 75 MNK has 60 less delay, access to more haste gear, subtle blow, focus and generally better damage than that of a PUP (Just the master here), but at the end of the day that's not gonna be enough to compete with an A rank PUP and
an Automaton. Another thing - MNK lacks spike damage which is all most end gamers seem to care about.
Basically unless they do some changes to MNK (And I'm not talking about that ****** ability they were talking about), MNK is gonna lose ground fast and lets face it - outside of salvage, what niche does MNK have at end game? Hardly any.
As far as the 'Bandwagon' prospect, I'd say you may as well try and make the most of it. As has been stated earlier at least the new bandwagoners will be trying ot play the job as a DD, not some kind of evasion-mage-semiDD halfbreed that we've all seen. Also with an influx of PUPs, I'm sure the prices of attachments are bound to rise somewhat, so you may as well capatilise on that. And we are losing that lo
lpup stigma by the day, so thats a bonus.
Seriously though, I think everyone would have been just as happy with a B rating. God I really hope I don't start playing again >_<