Looks like we'll have geomancer as a job in the future, cause if it's mentioned ingame sooner or later you'll be able to become it.
I would not hold my breath..
This guy is talking about Chocobo Knight in my thread... Epic troll? Or hopeless dreamer?
Regardless: the fact that it's mentioned in the lore of the game is so very, very far from being a guarantee that it will be playable.
On materia: This system always makes me chuckle, because if they had implemented something like this during development and mashed together FF7 and FF9's ability system (Every unique weapon has a skill that it gives, once crystallized it can be equipped as materia (via set points) you would have permanent access to it for as long as it was equipped) that's one way I could have imagined a tremendous boost to the economy, and them actually figuring out how to make the armory system work... But they half committed to the idea of classes so...
I would prefer this not make our weapons glow, if there's one thing I appreciate about FF, it's the sense of realistic armor and weapon design (or at least believable) and while I support things like enspells (whenever we get them) making our weapons have an effect, having them constantly glowing would annoy the crap out of me. I wouldn't mind seeing the actual materia item embedded into the weapon though.