What I love about the game are simply the equipment design made for various jobs. Every time someone passes by me with a new jester cap or a lovely belt that's a sash reminding me of some middle eastern clothing I dream of getting the very next armor buying it within a few minutes. However... The equipment wardrobe I browsed both the dat files and on YG bazaar data disappointed me leaving me to suspect that square enix are treating Pugilist like DRGS from XI with limited selections of equipment.
I'd like to direct the feet, pants, & gloves that are offered. Yes, there are some decent ones out there with HP but at a higher (way higher and unavailable atm), but seemingly wont be able to get full stats because it is not my optimal level. However, all other melee and mage jobs have access to these phenomenal gear making them fierce and appearance that wow's the public. Take the equipment of Toadskin wrist guard for example. This item can be worn also on a PUG, however another item similar to this name (toadskin leggings) cannot be worn. Does this make any sense? I can wear one item where another of the same thing can't be worn? Why?
Plus the selection of equipment browsed are less limited than what other jobs offer. I mean, I had to sacrifice the use of Padded duck bill shoes for crying out loud despite I like having the HP from it, it looks terrible walking around with it. They literally look like dress shoes, but I guess I wouldn't be any less happier wearing the leather shoes either (bum shoes fail). In any case, I wore toadskin leggings (brown) now because they look good on me with the pants I'm wearing (velveteen kecks) that make me look like an actual fighter and not a bum.
It might be my opinion, but bear in mind this job is starting to get singled out and I'm not liking this.