Jump is a nice feature, except when XxXCloudStrifeXxX uses it to bunnyhop thru jeuno over, and over again. Then, it's just an annoyance. Remember, Jump doesn't kill jump, people do.
first off, my best but not perfect example of why a jump feature should be added is this.
myself and an old friend mooshywooshy were in ifrits couldron farming off bombs.
now why this is relevant to a jump feature is because he was on SAM (70) and i was his healer (SMN 75), we got agro from a bomb that needed to be killed before things got hairy, so i get ready for cure bomb mode... BUT we died because there was a very small crack/crater in the ground that could not be stepped over BUT could have easily been jumped over.
the crack prevented my cures from going off because- "Target is not in the line of sight" or whatever...
i didnt expect to not be able to see over a crack in the ground so we quickly died.
if anyone needs proof, go there and test it out, cracks cannot be seen over in ifrits couldron.
adding a jump feature would have allowed for quicker action taking resulting in our survival and saved us a ton of FFXI traveling time-sink time.
i remember going from FFXI to trying other MMOs out like aion and wow with the same mentality "jump is just stupid to have in a MMO" thinking itd kill the game to see idiots spamming jump for no reason.
but honestly, in my experience and opinion, the average jumper doesnt spam jump as excessively as this community is assuming they do. sure there people who jump for the **** of it, which is technicly excessive but i was able to make my game experience my own since the jumping wasnt as bad as i thought it was gonna be.
my final thought is
Jumping is a welcomed feature, it will make foot travel a thousand times more convenient to me. plus like i said before, SE did an amazing job with how smooth the animations in this game are so i doubt their jump in particular wouldnt be an eyesore if we did see it alot.