Major Changes to BST-
Besides everything stated above, which covers mainly the EXP portion
-BST do not use charm anymore upon reaching level 76, and probably not any any level tbh
-Instead of the multiple pet swapping throughout an entire fight, its much more static pet wise. It is not uncommon for a single pet to survive an entire solo NM fight
-Jug have had a massive massive power boost. Conservatively speaking, the new jugs strength would be about a T-VT strength charm mob. Jugs also have increased HP, with most averaging about 3k+
-Gear wise, it's possible now to gear for your pet. The new Trial of the Magians allows you to obtain axes which greatly greatly modify your pet (pet physical damage taken -20%, pet magic defense bonus +40, pet evasion +40 *when dual wielding). Also, the rewards for "A Crystaline Prophecy" "A Moogle Kupo de'tat" and "A Shantotto Ascension" are actually pretty stilted towards pet enhancements.
-Jug pets can now have "unique" attributes or quirks. For example, the Rabbit jug LuckyLulush can Curaga2 the entire party and Ladybug has Treasure Hunter
With these enhacements, the things usually left out to BST are now much more possible. Sea + Sky + Limbus + Dynamis are all more accessible, as well as Battlefields and Missions.
BST can easily duo/trio Vrtra now, if that tells you anything
Edited, Sep 18th 2011 10:58pm by ShadowsongLakshmi