As everybody in this forum, I also find myself unable to stop searching for daily news regarding FFXIV nor I can't stop trying to decipher clues about the future gameplay in the official logo. Luckily, I recently found this really big image to make this new hobby easier http://thelifestream.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/logo_ffxiv.jpg Thanks to the great quality of the image, I was able to notice a little Taru in the middle of the artwork wielding two weapons. On the right hand, it is almost evident that the creature is holding an axe and possibly a magic stave with the left one. There is a great contrast between those kinds of weapons and was clearly impossible to wield both of them in FFXI.
I wonder if this new installment of the series will let magic-based jobs wield close-combat weapons such as swords and axes complemented with the classical/conventional magic stave or rod. Can you Imagine if it was possible to light up your sword with fire and burn your enemies with a strike? I Think that would be awesome. Hopefully, the devs thought about this idea and will let players fight with a broader choice of commands.