With all the suspension of disbelief required to play any fantasy game, the phrase "gameplay > realism" seems pertinent to that problem. I don't care if they provide no explanation whatsoever and leave it to your imagination. Exclusive content, especially in a game which struggles with sufficient content, is inexcusably poor design.
Which is why it was announced (Possible implemented in 1.xx at some point, I forget) that you can change your grand company at the expense of all your rank. Also, you can only wear company gear from your active company (to prevent metagaming the GC Gear.)
As far as concerns of looting outside your specific setup, that's a management problem from your Group, though usually I settle in on some of my other classes not being as well geared as my favored ones.
Luckily, "Treasure Hunter" does not exist in this game. Hopefully it stays that way.
umm what was wrong with treasure hunter? i hope it comes back.. besides not like it "worked" 90% of the time... but every thief like class in MMOs has some kinda drop increasing ability.. so if/when FFXIV finally adds a thief (theyd better) I dont see why such an ability wouldnt exist
It's a cheap mechanic used to pull in an ineffective party member for the sake of 'teh lootz'. It appeals solely to greed and has an unjust influence on party design, balance, and decision making.
No one class should have an automatic, incontestable leg-up over another and that's exactly what Treasure Hunter is.
yeah thats right because with all the job favoritism that goes on in XI.. thf is the ONLY job that falls under "No one class should have an automatic, incontestable leg-up over another"
I mean because lasted I checked
We ALL know blu, nin and rdm are the ONLY jobs that can do the peacock charm bcnm
and we ALL know that smn and nins or /ni are the ONLY jobs who can win CoP fights pre nerf.
lets not forget how thief got/gets discriminated for merit parties pre abyssea and how they were never the job shouted for for BCNM, KSNM or just about everything else... so yeah Id say they needed SOMETHING to make them "needed" (even though they had plenty without that if individuals were open minded).
Also Wint thats my point exactly TH was lucky to be 1% it was so insignificant but Hyrist makes it sound as if it was game breaking or so unbalanced it shouldnt exist.