When i first started playing FFXI as a "back-line job" I felt really gimp (even though my level was high) when i went to farm because my weapon skill was so low. Sure I could Firaga my mobs to death but it made me regret leveling a mage job first instead of a melee.
If the Armoury System does promote "levels" through weapon skill, how does a mage advance? How does Leeroy have a "well worn staff" if he's casting spells? I know the rumor is "four person partys" so are we to expect mages to melee or to somehow attack to advance a mage weapon?
Wondering if anyone has any thoughts about this.