Except for the GLD = PLD +/- Skills part, they play similar but are far from the same... Every level 50 GLD with the same gear can be extremely different... Every 50 PLD with the same gear can only be different based on player skill
Thats the main reason i wanna stay GLD, the AF gear is great but crafting is my favorit part of this game so i would rather craft all my own gear, work hard for those HQs and meld materia into it so i can really fine toon my stats and custamize it to the way i play. Im gonna have different sets of armour with the right elemental resitence for the primal fights, well see how well it helps.
You can wear stuff other than AF on Jobs... Actually endgame in 1.0 the AF was only good enough for the basic primal fights, unless you had a spectacular party you needed the majority kitted out in good +material gear on Jobs
Thats good to know! I just feel Gladiator will be funner to play (for me that is) since there is more options of abilities and abilities from all the other classes you can chose from,
One question, can you use abilities from any other class as long as its the right level, could i have Blood bath and Second wind on my gladiator? or is it can only use abilities from one other class?