Really you wanna buy a $20 guide to help you decide what job you want to level... I would think you allready know what each job does, and if your looking for the "overpowered job" thats just silly too, "nerf". Not to mention you can switch to any job in FF XIV.... sooo ya a guide would be more useless then ever. Now if it came out before the 22nd I would probably buy it, but if it comes out on the 22nd or later then its complete garbage because I would certainly rather play the game then spend hours looking for a bit of usefull info in the guide.
You missed my point. I said that it was handy for me, back in the day [when i was young, and the game specific internet forums were still in their relative infancy]. My copy holds a reasonable amount of sentimental value, and I can MAYBE see picking up a strat guide for XIV if I have an extra $20 and I'm feeling whimsical.
See, the great thing about a strategy guide is, it doesn't whine about how every job is Overpowered, or how the new patches are nerfing it. It doesn't complain constantly about how this job or that class should be played. it doesn't sit there and insult anyone for being creative, thinking outside the box, or trying to develop strategies or plans of actions for the coming days/weeks/months. It doesn't require you to log off [or download unauthorized windowers] in order to reference it, and you can even look at it when your internet inevitably goes down for service/power goes out. . w/e.
Will it end up becoming outdated? Sure ^^. Will it hold sentimental value after it's usefulness has passed? ABSOLUTELY. Will I rely solely on it, even as it becomes obsolete? Of course not. But that doesn't mean I can't appreciate it anyway :) Edited, Aug 1st 2010 10:32pm by seneleron