Has anyone figured out what jobs will be for a tank? In FFXI I was a 75 Galka Paladin. Also, I don't get the jobs, Like if you pick archer, you cant craft? It looks very confusing. Can anyone help me out with these 2 questions? Thanks!!
From the information we have now, Gladiator seems like the closest tank job we have, since they're holding a 1h weapon and a shield, I would imagine they can wear plate for armor.
As for as how the "jobs" work in FFXIV, they don't have a specific "jobs" anymore, they have names in general, and it despends on what kind of weapons you're using. If you're using a 1h sword and a sword, you're Gladiator automatically, when you level up your "class rank", you'll learn Gladiator's abilities and weapon skills. If then you loot a bow and some arrows from a monster, and you decided to equip them, then you will become an Archer instantly, when you level up your "class rank", you'll learn Archer's ability and weapon skill. So if walked by a mining spot right after you killed the next mob with your bow and arrow and you would like to mine, you can simply equip a mining tool, and now you're a miner. In terms of armor, I'm not sure how exactly it'll be, like if you're wearing plate as a Gladiator, then when you switched your weapon to bow and arrows, then what would happen to your plate armors? Chances are, the armors would taken down and put in your bag as soon as you switch your weapon, so if you don't have a set of armor that suitable for Archer in your bag, you'll probably be running around naked?!