So, you're one of those Scholars that, despite having a job capable in both healing/support and nuking/enfeebling prefer to ignore the healing/support side to only nuke? Good for you. But for those of us that actually leveled SCH for its selling point, that is, being capable of perform several jobs competently, the boost to our healing/support side is more than welcome. And, mind you, we're getting a skillchain with magic stratagem plus Aero IV and Break to our "blow things up" side ;)
I guess you can tell which Scholars are disgrunted ex-BLMs and which ones actually love the whole job :P
If I wanted to heal, I would offer to come on my whm, which btw, main heals much easier.
Hybrid jobs don't work too well. SE's idea of a hybrid is to make all the aspects of the job relatively weak (or weak compared to other classes) and what we get is like rdm, nin(from before), pup(from before), dnc(from before), and sch when it was first released. If they buff blm enough, give us regain and its potent enough, we're going on healing/regain duty (just look at rdms, they have access to t4 nukes but I have yet to see a single rdm in an abyssea party help nuke kill). That is the mind set of the ffxi player base. sch is one of the least played jobs. It is one of the newest and it didn't get a huge surge of players like dnc did when dnc got buffed. A lot of players don't know our class very well and don't understand it. A few years ago, players didn't really know how powerful of nukers sch were. It took a while for us to be considered a nuker as well(albeit a slightly weaker version of blm and one that can't aoe nuke). With enough changes, I don't think it would take much for the general playerbase to not consider us nukers anymore, but rather support.
I never get asked to heal a party and haven't since the level cap was 75. I have healed parties when the whm had low mp, disconnected, or died(and my god, if we're talking about abyssea NMs, sch can't really pull that off with cure 4). But our main role right now is to nuke and I'm content with that. What I'm not content with is changing this class to get a regain cycle going, thats why I retired my rdm. Edited, Dec 3rd 2010 9:43pm by palomaru