Among the many reasons I decided to finally leave FFXI was the same old boring content and level/merit set up. After leveling my Monk to 75 and doing some merits/missions/endgame, I realized I wanted to do something more pivotal in the game. I leveled WHM up to around 60 or so and tired of healing quickly. Tanking was sounding more and more interesting but merit parties didn't even use tanks anymore. I always thought it would be fun to tank with war using axe/shield or sword/shield but they paled in comparison to paladin. Paladin's however used /nin and DD gear too. The only time they got to be a real tank was in a boss fight :( Instead of turning this into a /nin ruined the game ffxi sucks thread, I'll just move on. With all the mistakes SE has apparently comprehended from FFXI, do you think we'll see some real tank action in FFXIV? Not just tank and spank but having 2 or 3 tanks in endgame fights taunting off of eachother using strategy to take down the boss. Perhaps even something along the lines of being able to level up through instanced dungeons/guildleaves that actually require a damage mitigating tank?
Without mentioning and names, I play this other game in which I leveled up my protection warrior almost solely through 5man dungeon runs. Beats the **** out of pulling one rabbit to a camp and hitting it for 2-3 minutes for 1/1000 of a level.
If tanks are actually necessary and useful in almost everything I'm highly considering rolling a gladiator. Any thoughts?