Why all the insults in your replies ?
Cry less, think more.
Anyway, if said player wanted to "tank for us" as you put it, why would he switch to melee ? Simply because we had a tank already "the day before" as you put it. Are you implying there will only be one group avaliable in the entirety of the game ?
You've never had friends in an MMO? You've never been part of an endgame group? ****, have you even played FFXI? What part about the benefits of versatility are you not grasping that you'd be so eager to suggest severely restricting that diversity? When SE puts so much emphasis on being able to change jobs on the fly anywhere you want, how does it make sense to you in any way, shape, or form that pigeonholing players based on stats is a good idea. "Teehee...I'm Tanaka. You can change jobs anywhere you want, but if you're changing between disciplines you're gonna suck! AAAAAAHAHAHAHA!! Take THAT summoner ********* Whine at me some more!!"
You call it a "do as you want concept", and thats fine.
Actually, it's SE that has said that want FFXIV to be more about, "do what you want."
That would imply that you build your character how you like, a mix and match of abilities if you chose.
No, it would imply that you have the freedom to take advantage of the full scope of the class system just like FFXI allowed you to take advantage of the full scope of the job system. You're trying to re-invent one of the few wheels on the enormous machine of FFXI that wasn't actually broken.
I have yet to se SE say the ability to change your stats freely and as often as you like as there plan.
I would expect to see it involve something like a trip to an NPC in a hub of some sorts. But repeatable quests? Multiple day cooldowns? You're simply not thinking. Again...opinion, good. Opinion built on mental diarrhea, not good. You want tanks and healers in FFXIV so you can actually get groups going in a timely fashion? Don't force them to be tanks and healers all the time or a lot of them are going to say, ********** it" and stay damage for solo and farming.
If it is, I will disagre with it reguardless how many insults you hurl.
That's great...so I guess that means you won't be playing FFXIV. Sorry 'bout that. That's why I was inquiring as to whether or not you yokels are going to simmer down and start paying attention to what SE is saying and base your ideas and opinions around that instead of yoinking them out of left field and holding them up like they're something to be proud of. This isn't the "speculate about MMOs in general" forum...this is the FFXIV forum and if you're not happy with what SE has announced for the game, ****** off. Read. Pay attention. Learn. Show the intellectual maturity to gather information and build your "opinions" around sense and reason, not "O HAI THAT SOUNDZ TEH NEET!!!!1"
If you desire to be a tank, build a tank, if you desire to build a melee DD then do so.
No, actually I desire to tank for groups and have a more damage focused build for solo and farming. Not sure where you got that idea that SE would have it any other way what with everything they've told us since ohhhh...JUNE OF LAST YEAR, but whatever.
Use the games diversability
of build to expand on that basis of build. By no means do I wish to see every player change there character from one complete build concept to another freely, and with no consequence, on a minute to minute, or hour to hour basis. Insult me, and twist my point, thoughts, and words all you like, but it does not make me right or wrong, it just makes me a man with an opinion.
By no means would I like to see people putting green relish in their tuna salad, but when I'm in a forum dedicated to discussing sandwiches, I'll bring it up. We're here to discuss FFXIV. Get with the program. We're too far into the process now for people to be ignoring/arguing against the FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF THE GAME that were made known to us ALMOST A YEAR AGO. At this point, arguing like your 'opinion' serves any purpose beyond making you look uninformed is like arguing about it after the game goes live. It's not going to change. It's a central concept of the game. Get used to it or get lost.
I had myself convinced for years and years that SE didn't care, didn't listen, didn't know wtf they were doing. Look at all of these people giving you feedback SE, how can you remain so clueless?
And the longer I observe, the longer I spend comparing what I thought I know as an FFXI player compared to what I've learned since then, the more I realize the the community is as much to blame as SE. SE offers inches...players scream for miles. SE is a very moderate company in its policies towards MMO management. The playerbase are a bunch of pie in the sky dreamers that, if that's all it was, would be fine. But then they take this stream of vitriolic dunce spew and aim it at SE and then stand back and wonder why nobody takes them seriously.
Uhh...cuz they're stupid. No clue, no concept, and you're **** straight I'm going to poke a little fun at people who seem to forget that an idea on its own has no value or merit and if you can't form a cogent idea that's both reasonable and makes sense in context
like any semi-intelligent grown up, you might as well get used to having people bug you for it.