My apologies Kratore if this comes off sounding rude or flippant, I mean it in as an honest question: Have you read the discipline abilities and spells listed as a sample on the main FFXIV website
? The disciplines have really broken the mold an a lot of weapon to ability stereotypes. Your example of monk=pugilist, for example, was a hotly debated topic when those ability sheets were first published. The pugilist, or hand-to-hand user to be precise, has a hodge-podge of abilities ranging from FFXI Thief's Sneak Attack like abilities, to tanking provoke abilities, to buffing and debuffing abilities via Weapon Skills similar to a FFXI Dancer. It's kind of robbing the system of its uniqueness to attempt to boil each discipline down to a single job like saying monk=pugilist.
Another interesting tidbit, for those of you who do not follow the rumor mill as closely as the average forum lurker, it has been spread about that puppetmaster in FFXI is actually the result of an attempt by SE to build a necromancer in FFXI. Apparently the game did not have the underlying code to be able to handle necromancers easily, so in the end they gave up and used some of the concepts they had developed to make puppetmaster instead. So it isn't like there is no precedent for necromancers, if you believe everything you read. Edited, Jul 6th 2010 6:42pm by Hulan