That black mage outfit design looks amazing, but I don't see how they're going to work it in except to let both THM and CON wear it.
Except for job abilities that aren't in the game at all (Jump, summoning, etc.) black mage is probably the least well represented by any of the current classes. THM is more "dark" themed with the story following the patron deity of death and all, and they have the enfeebling magic that black mages often have like Poison, Drain, and Aspir. But they can't be true black mages without the elemental spells like Fire and Blizzard which CON has. Yet CON has a bunch of the typical white mage abilities - Cure, Protect, Shell, Raise.
I would be extremely disappointed if they tried to rename either class to "Black Mage" or even give one of them a black mage outfit over the other when neither fit the bill.
Oh, an interesting note though:
In the picture it labels it as ブラックメイジ装備, which says "black mage equipment," but "black mage" is transcribed from the English words. The traditional name for the black mage job in FF games is 黒魔道士 (kuromadoushi), written all in kanji that means the same thing.
Edited, Feb 28th 2011 10:10am by TheMoreYouKnow
to me this is exactly why they need to split con up into blm and whm, add a few more spells to each so they arent so lacking once split and voila.
i know its not something that can be done in a week lol but its something i think should have been done in the first place.
i get the whole mix matching abilities, but your giving the same class the strongest defensive spells and strongest spike damage spells out of any class....
anyone else notice that the evil armour looks like a cross between DRK and DRG? could that possibly mean that we will never get a true DRK and/or Scythe class? DRK and BLM are the only FF classes that could take on a "dark" role, this kinda worries me since my character was designed for such a role. no im not a sephirothxxx kinda guy at all, my guys actually kinda goofy and fun, but a scythe would make him one **** *****. Edited, Feb 28th 2011 5:46pm by pixelpop