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#1 May 24 2013 at 4:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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Signed, Unsealed, Yet to be Delivered...Not Yours
May 24, 2013

Hello all!
Fernehalwes here.

I know a lot of you guys have already seen the new Japanese box art (on sale August 27th, pre-order yours today), but thought you might be interested in how else it is being used. First, I found this massive tapestry on display in one of the dev team meeting areas:
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Rumor has it that all of the gear shown here is actually in the game! Which would mean that bookish beauty in the mortar board on the far right is...!!!

Ahem! I also saw these sweet signed posters drying on the desk outside the director's booth:
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Now tell me those wouldn't look good in any steakhouse, rumpus room, or dental clinic waiting area.

I would have signed them as well, but they ran out of room and it was either me or Art Director Akihiko Yoshida. I let the poor guy have it....this time. ;)

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#2 May 24 2013 at 5:08 AM Rating: Good
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Bookish beauty? SCH?
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#3 May 24 2013 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Sounds like a Scholar confirmation to me.
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Hmmm wonder how it will work in XIV compaired to XI...
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#5 May 24 2013 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow, they all but confirmed that it is Scholar.
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Two classes with a book? I mean I guess more classes/jobs is always nice, but out of all the classes/jobs they could have picked... ugh. If they are a healer I really hope they are very differentt from WHM.

EDIT: I am going to have to edit this because I sounded so negative over something that is actually very cool lol... a new class/job would be freaking awesome and I really hope they have a surprise like this waiting for us even if it is Scholar.

Edited, May 24th 2013 10:26am by Belcrono
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Well... she is wearing a Mortarboard for goodness sake. What else would she possibly have been?
#8 May 24 2013 at 10:15 AM Rating: Good
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Belcrono wrote:
Two classes with a book? I mean I guess more classes/jobs is always nice, but out of all the classes/jobs they could have picked... ugh. If they are a healer I really hope they are very differentt from WHM.

EDIT: I am going to have to edit this because I sounded so negative over something that is actually very cool lol... a new class/job would be freaking awesome and I really hope they have a surprise like this waiting for us even if it is Scholar.

Edited, May 24th 2013 10:26am by Belcrono


They REALLY wanted to use the fancy awesome book auto-attack animation they made and bragged about.
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Why would they add scholar tho ? We are getting arcanist and summoner already, we dint need another caster Smiley: glare
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Why would they add scholar tho ? We are getting arcanist and summoner already, we dint need another caster Smiley: glare


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I think another caster would be OK. I do agree that there should be more Melee than Magic though.
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meh..let SE do there thing just means us melee peeps will have our day to celebrate soon enough ;)
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#12 May 24 2013 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
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No, its a confusing call for sure, adding scholar, but hopefully they give them an appropriate role, like buffing healer? That would be awesome if they made scholar a buff/debuff/heal hyrbid. Would definitely fill a niche.
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Scholar is a stupid class... Red Mage, Blue Mage, Elementalist, Geomanencer etc etc i would have no problem... But scholar ?
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Scholar is a stupid class... Red Mage, Blue Mage, Elementalist, Geomanencer etc etc i would have no problem... But scholar ?


I would have prefered RDM or BLU. But we also have to keep in mind if FFXI is anything of an example we will have more jobs than useable in a few years.
#15 May 24 2013 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Scholar is a class I'll most likely never get around to playing but it's good to see they're committed to building up the class roster.
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What was it's role in FF XI?
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#17 May 24 2013 at 11:55 AM Rating: Good
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Scholar is a stupid class... Red Mage, Blue Mage, Elementalist, Geomanencer etc etc i would have no problem... But scholar ?


I think the Potter generation really likes them. My wife is a few years younger than I am and grew up reading those books. She thought the scholar class was cool because they looked like Hogwarts students. I could get in to that I guess. Who doesn't love themselves a little (grown up version, haha) Hermoine?
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They where a red mage basically
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It's good to see people are keeping an open mind about scholar, considering we know exactly nothing about its incarnation in XIV.
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I love mage jobs! The more the merrier.

But now that we have reached our quota, let's hope they start working on those Disciples of Stealth next.
#21 May 24 2013 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I love mage jobs! The more the merrier.

But now that we have reached our quota, let's hope they start working on those Disciples of Stealth next.


Is this just something you would like to see? I can only think of thf and nin, maybe samurai who would be in this class. Especially since pugilist and monk are already in DoW. That being said I'd love for at the very least ninja to be implemented.
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It's good to see people are keeping an open mind about scholar, considering we know exactly nothing about its incarnation in XIV.


Every class so far has held true to its original concept. It's not unreasonable to think Scholar will play similar to its past incarnations.
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I like their commitment to evening out mage vs melee jobs, at least for now. Itll help not maje a few jobs so necessary that they are given political considerations in guild goings on abd such.

Meleers always tend to be "the masses." Love em.
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Outside of having more classes, no reason to have a scholar, or redmage, you can already cast black and white magic at the same time so......
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Outside of having more classes, no reason to have a scholar, or redmage, you can already cast black and white magic at the same time so......


So here's a question... is Scholar the job? You'd get it from putting like Arcanist and Thaumaturge together or something, right? Maybe it will be more of a DoT, buff/debuff job or something?

Or, is Scholar the class, and you'd put it together with something to get to new jobs?
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Outside of having more classes, no reason to have a scholar, or redmage, you can already cast black and white magic at the same time so......


If you're a Thaumaturge casting gimped Conjurer magic or vice-versa, sure. They could go down FFXI's route of being a mage with identity problems.

Or they could go down FF3's route of being able to scan and understand the enemy. How much health it has, what is it weak against, have abilities that push up the limit break bar? Who knows.
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Outside of having more classes, no reason to have a scholar, or redmage, you can already cast black and white magic at the same time so......


If you're a Thaumaturge casting gimped Conjurer magic or vice-versa, sure. They could go down FFXI's route of being a mage with identity problems.

Or they could go down FF3's route of being able to scan and understand the enemy. How much health it has, what is it weak against, have abilities that push up the limit break bar? Who knows.


Man! I just think about how awesome an offline FF style scanner would be. When in a party everyone sees the splash page? That would rock
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It could be that Arcanist and summoner are new so they added both to the artwork?!? I thought Arcanist "weapon" is a book or grimoire . Link to Arcanist/summoner artwork here >>http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/53190-Arcanist-and-Summoner-artwork Doesn't have the hat on though
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Ostia wrote:
Outside of having more classes, no reason to have a scholar, or redmage, you can already cast black and white magic at the same time so......


So here's a question... is Scholar the job? You'd get it from putting like Arcanist and Thaumaturge together or something, right? Maybe it will be more of a DoT, buff/debuff job or something?

Or, is Scholar the class, and you'd put it together with something to get to new jobs?


If it is the class or the job, is irrelevant, is a redundant class/job, with the job system in place, you can already have a black mage that can cast white magic, or vice versa, you cannot make scholar equal to Black Mage in DPS, because if you can be a scholar who does Black and white magic to full efficiency, then why bring a black mage ?

I am guessing scholar will be the class, and Red Mage will be the Job. Tho Arcanist could be Red mage too.
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You may end up having to give up the idea that you invite X mage for Y as the game goes forward. Same as meleers, there are only so many roles you can fill, and one mage class shouldn't necessarily get sweeping duties or utility to guilds, over those of any other job.
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Hello, which class will be the summoner class in the game, will it be the summoner that has all the summons and arcanist is just a mage or can it summon as well? ^_^
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Hello, which class will be the summoner class in the game, will it be the summoner that has all the summons and arcanist is just a mage or can it summon as well? ^_^


Arcanist will be the class for the job Summoner. We don't really know how exactly avatars will work (unless I've missed something), but as far as I understand it Arcanist will be able to summon Carbuncle and Summoner will be able to summon the essence or a part of other avatars.

Edited, May 24th 2013 8:02pm by Belcrono
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ah i gotcha, thx for the reply :>
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Well I like what someone posted in the beta forums.. Maybe Arcanist is the class and this is where they introduce job branching. Arcanist class branches to either be summoner or scholar. Do I think this will be a reality? Nah probably not. But I wouldn't mind it.

Edit: They also mentioned maybe Marauder branch to either warrior or dark knight lol. jus some ideas to throw around

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Well i personally dislike the non FF classes/jobs, marauder was never one, i have no idea why they added it, we all wanted Dark Knights! I am still waiting on a D W class and a 2 hander class or was marauder a 2 handed warrior '?
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Careful about discussing what's going on in the beta forums folks, there's still an NDA.

That being said I'd love to see some kind of THF->Assassin or Something->Ninja class added. I can't imagine they wouldn't add it down the line at some point, if the game launches well.
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#37 May 25 2013 at 6:43 AM Rating: Good
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So what is the job in between DRG and BRD on the left side of the image? It doesn't look like any SMN I've seen in previous titles if as was hinted the one on the right is SCH.

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So what is the job in between DRG and BRD on the left side of the image? It doesn't look like any SMN I've seen in previous titles if as was hinted the one on the right is SCH.

Edited, May 25th 2013 8:46am by kainsilv


That looks like SMN with the horn and everything. Looking at the official page under "Jobs" it looks like that too.
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Careful about discussing what's going on in the beta forums folks, there's still an NDA.

That being said I'd love to see some kind of THF->Assassin or Something->Ninja class added. I can't imagine they wouldn't add it down the line at some point, if the game launches well.



This is really the only thing that's missing at this point for me.

THF/NIN or "stealthy" classes are ones that I usually play first, and although MNK is a evasion class it is kinda strange that there isn't a THF class as it is one of the core classes in the FF series.
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