KarlHungis the Prohpet wrote:
Sir Exodus wrote:
I'm both relieved and a bit worried. The one thing that turned me off of FFXI was how much equip swapping we do for every little action. I kind of like the idea of having a "look" for your character and sticking to it. While I hope FFXIV doesn't turn into the same thing, with the ability to swap gear I'm pretty sure it's inevitable.
At least they made it easier with the seemingly limitless line limit.
Well unlike FFXI you can't swap gear mid combat, or at least to do so you have to go into passive mode, which risks getting you killed easily (and it can't be done instantly). You may see people swapping from class to class, say, one class to buff, then back to another class for combat, etc. Edited, Aug 16th 2010 4:17pm by KarlHungis
I would think that the buffs of a previous class would erase or be nullified if you switched classes, like FFXI.
I know this is a different game and all, but I just don't see SE allowing tons of self cast buffs.
Personally I wouldn't mind either way.
I dunno, with the absolution of mid-fight gear swaps, I think the intent was to make combat simpler and need less "pre-planning". I mean, I liked gear swaps and all, but I think if they're getting rid of that, they'd probably want to nix class swaps pre-fight to self buff too. Otherwise, to use XI examples:
Everyone would have to change to RDM to refresh themselves and back.
Everyone would have to change to WHM to haste themselves.
Change to Warrior, Berserk, change to DK, Last Resort, change to SAM, Hasso, change to NIN, Utsusemi, change to WHM, haste, change to.... (5 mins later): Change to regular job and fight mob. Repeat.
If anything, that would make combat MORE complex, because expecting people to carry two to three gear sets is far less unreasonable than expecting everyone to have every class leveled for every buff.