I took some time to go over all the classes from the previous FF games. Some characters were harder to classify. A lot of the FFVII and VIII characters were excluded because they had no real class and therefore only appeared in that game. Any class that only appeared once was removed as well. I'm not counting FFX-2, the FFT series, or FFXIII yet.
White mage 8
Red mage 5
Black mage 7
Dark Knight 4
Mystic Knight(Sorcerer) 2
Blue mage 5
Gunner 4 (I put COR in both Gambler/Gunner categories)
Gladiator(FFV GBA) I included this class because it's already announced for FFXIV.
We already know that Gladiator, Pugilist, Archer, Thaumaturge, Marauder, and Lancer are announced for FFXIV. I'm curious how many of the above classes will be making a comeback. Pugilist marks the 10th game for MNK now. Anyone care to guess based on the old classes? I omitted classes that only appeared once in case you're wondering where Onion Knight is on the list.
Edited, Jan 10th 2010 8:01pm by ShadowedgeFFXI