So i logged on for the first time in a few days and had realized something.
Back in the early interview days SE was asked a few times if SMN would be added at some point, SE answered saying that it wouldnt be impossible in the future but as of now (at the time) they just didnt see the battle system supporting a pet class very well so they doubted it.
Ive noticed on these forums that i wasnt the only one still hoping SE would release SMN one way or another and soon.
well despite any debates on whether we should have an auto-attack feature, we know for a fact having A-A. would allow SE to more easily develop any true pet style class they want, and probably implement them quicker too since they wouldnt have to figure out how to work around accommodating pet class mechanics around such a "revolutionary" battle system.
currently, would the pet have auto attack while you still dont? if your pet didnt have auto attack, then one of you would be standing around quite a bit which would look even more rediculous than some of the slow fights ive already had. plus if the pet did have its own A-A., then you guys would be too OP as far as over all damage goes.
the only way i can see it working with the current battle system off the top of my head is if the pet had its own AI and you and your pets performance together would have to equal that of a single player. but unfortunately the SMN spirits in FFXI had horrid AIs and werent worth the time or effort. so this alone is enough for me to want to bring in an A-A. function. what do you guys think?
Edited, Feb 17th 2011 11:19pm by pixelpop