I would like to open with an apology to all for the question I am about to present. I am sure the information I am looking for already exists on this forum but I have not come across it.
Some background info: I played FFXI for almost 4 years. My favorite job, without a doubt, was Beastmaster. I was very sad when they modified monster mechanics to nerf MPK (only because it screwed up the traditional leveling process of beastmasters). I eventually migrated to WoW where I was first a hunter then, thanks to a brief medical issue, found time to level a druid which would become my main and my undeniable most favorite class in the game. Druid, of course, is not a pet class like beastmaster but a shapeshifting hybrid melee/caster/tank/healer (whatever you wanted it to be). I ultimately took it in the direction of close range melee DPS.
And my question is this: To those familiar with FFXI and/or WoW, is there any class which resembles the awesomeness that was Beastmaster and still is Druid? Either an effective pet class or some sort of hybrid intended to be able to fulfill multiple roles depending on how you build it?