...and they did it with silly little things. Let me ask all of you here a question, would any of you not have played the game if the classes were your typical "FF" classes by name? I mean Gladiator is Paladin, Marauder is Warrior, Pugilist is Monk, Conjurer is Blackmage (more or less), Archer is ok and Thaumaturge is probably a debilitating class maybe call it Redmage oh and of course Lancer is a Dragoon.
This stuff doesn't annoy me too much but when I think back to most FF games I've played and FFXI they had a more "Final Fantasy" feel to them, this game seems to strip that away a little. Maybe when they have functional airships and Chocobos, that feeling will come back but why did they have to go and change the class names? I read somewhere long ago about them doing this to make it more appealing to the American market. Now I dunno about you guys but I think the game has bigger problems than some class names....if they thought this game would only be held back because of its class names, boy where they in for a big surprise lol.
So anyway, would any of you seriously not have considered playing the game because of the class names? would you guys have loved the older class names instead? I'm asking this because the Japanese version of the game (I believe) uses the usual class names that were used in FFXI, which I found a little odd (and someone correct me if i'm wrong on this please).
Do you prefer the "vintage" class names or the new ones?
|Vintage baby! give me my Dragoons, Dark Knights and Paladins! :||137 (57.3%)|
|Out with the old, in with the new! my Pugiilist is better than any Monk I know! :||14 (5.9%)|
|I don't care... :||41 (17.2%)|
|**** you for wasting my time with this topic! :||47 (19.7%)|
First off Gladiator is Not Paladin. Paladins come with heals and mana by default, Gladiators do not. What made drg's drg's was their wyvern pet, take that away and they're just a lancer. The original game only had the basic types to start off with. war mnk whm blm rdm. Then later came Advanced Classes, such as pld drk drg etc.
For now, as far as we can see there is no room for advanced types such as "Paladins" simply because the way armoury system works you take spells and abilities from other classes to make your'e Gladiator a "Paladin."
Farther down the road maybe they will add a more specialized, actual paladin class, and the prerequisite may be "having gladiator at rank 20 AND conjurer at 20 before you are granted access to 'paladin.'" Another example, to gain access to White Mage, you must have Conjurer at rank 30." To gain access to Red mage you must have Conjurer at rank 20 and Thm at rank 20. etc etc.
Edit: The proper term would probably be "westernized." As America didn't exist when pretty much all these class names came into existence sometime before Jesus was born irl. Edited, Dec 10th 2010 9:58pm by Pyroromancer