So I have just bout decided to be a magic user primarily in this game, just because I fell in love with Blm at the end of my career in FFXI.
Now one of my favorite things was casting animations and I loved the fact that you could cast and not be "engaged" with the target. From what I am seeing you have to have the staff/wand out to be able to cast in FFXIV, is that accurate? Is there anyway around that?
I know we haven't seen the higher teir casting animations yet but one of the things I LOVED about FFXI was how my Elevan casted magic, with his arms in front of him like he was actually summoning MANA to cast his spells. If for some reason the animations are not to my liking is there a way to transport over the DAT files from FFXI and use them for FFXIV? I doubt it but I just figured some of you computer techs might know right off hand. I know DAT files can change the way you look in the game but can they change animations?
And I am really bummed about Thm, I really thought they were going to be the big hitters of the magic game but it looks like Con is getting all the high teir spells like Blm did in FFXI. The Thm "feel" really would have been right up my alley so to speak.
I know if you are using certain abilities from another class it weakens on your class, such as Second Wind on a Gld. Is the same true with spells from the Magic class? If I can level Con up and THm up and can use Gravity from Thm on my Con then in theory can I use spells like Flare and the other High teir spells on my Thm?
Any guidance is appreciated as always :)