I hear what your saying, but /nin doesn't help as much as you think thar.
I'm not saying it is incredibly helpful, I'm saying it is a broken mechanic.
If all is what you say it is in FFXI, EVERYONE would sub ninja regardless of job and paladin tanks would be obsolete.
No. I never said utsusemi was the end all be all. I said it was a broken mechanic because it doesn't mesh well with other game play mechanics.
The ONLY situation with many /nins is a merit party
I was never arguing that /nin replaces all otehr subjobs, but don't you think it is even the least bit ridiculous that there is even one section of the game where it is preferable for everyone to sub it?
Sorry for the long as **** post, but if /nin was broken you wouldn't be allowed to go to events without it, and I never attend an event subbing ninja except on Ranger.
Again, broken doesn't necessarily mean that something is the most powerful. Being the most powerful is an indication of being broken. Being extremely underpowered is also indication of being broken.
The argument isn't specific to FFXI. A utsusemi mechanic would be just as broken in WoW, Lotro, or WAR. These games are not designed to accommodate it. Regularly blocking all incoming damage doesn't work well with how other classes are designed to take damage.