What do you guys want from summoner, huge 45 second animations with cg quality?
If it's not Knights of the Round from FFVII, it's just not dramatic enough! Nah, j/k
Rather than mischaracterize those who disagree with me, as Killua wants to do, I'll take a guess:
Part of the appeal of being a summoner is the idea that you are mastering these very powerful entities which would otherwise be free to destroy everything. People want to summon Ifrit or Shiva or whoever because the history of these beings in the FF universe is that they are seriously badass. They show up, sneeze once, and everything dies. Why wouldn't you want to feel like the badass that holds these beings in the palm of your hand?
FF14 summons are more like a buff that hangs around dealing damage or healing or whatever. Useful, but not more powerful than the players themselves, which their form reflects. They're more like the traditional MMO pet and less like the Final Fantasy concept of a temporary summon that causes havok and then departs for awhile. Which is why their small size makes perfect sense, but also offends many people. Edited, Jul 4th 2013 7:26pm by KarlHungis
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