Note: I find myself wanting to express my opinions on several topics and I think this is the place torrid. to be. My opinions are personal thoughts (and are not a critique), which I am not claiming to be right nor wrong. I am not expecting comments, otherwise I would have went to the official forum. In the event that there would be, I honor and respect everybody else’s opinion, though I’d prefer a healthy conversation over that of a heated debate.
Some Current Opinion(s):
Some FFXIV players are happy that some additional skills for Blue Mage finally allows them to finish duties as a solo player, which was the original concept
When Blue Mage was announced majority of players were happy as it has been long requested. Then the joy was dampened when it was announced that it will be a “limited job”, and meant to play solo.
Despite some grudge, players went crazy learning skills all over the known lands. Some players however didn’t continue to complete after being barred to learn some skills from duties (dungeons, trials and raids). So then, how could it be content for a solo player? If it was to be played in group content why make it limited in the first place?
Upon arrival of patch 5.45, new skills were added allowing the player to go through duties solo more manageable and achievable. I was able to get 20 skills so far. It is a welcome change and a great improvement. However, I think more skills are needed to make this truly a soloable content job. Otherwise, you’d be spamming the same set of skills over and over again. The players would get bored.
There is nothing wrong to go to duties with a group of players. It is an MMO game. The marketing and implementation should have been straightforward from the start. It would have avoided some negative reactions from players.
Just like in some of my previous posts, I still think limited jobs should not exist. The best improvement for Blue Mage is an overhaul and allow it to be played as a full time job. Blue Mage is an iconic job to Final Fantasy, and it deserves to be in equal footing with the other full time jobs.