I have a few questions concerning how the FFXIV Jobs make sense in the lore of Final Fantasy.
Starting off with the Black Mage as example:
Black Mage, requires Thaumaturge level 30 and Pugilist level 15. Can use Pugilist and Archer abilities.
So.. Pugilist is some Monk-like melee-class as I understand it. Personally I would have thought that the Black Mage is a combination of the Thaumaturge(30) and Arcanist(15). Especially after reading this:
In days long past, there existed an occult and arcane art known as black magic[...]
It just doesn't make much sense to me. Is there a lore-reason for this?
Secondly, the Black Mage can use Archer abilities. Why not make it so that the Black Mage can also be created using the Archer class instead of the Pugilist? Does that make sense?
I would also do similar things for (almost) all jobs. (like White Mage being made using Conjurer + Gladiator or Pugilist)
Then there are apparently jobs like Blue Mage and Red Mage that are maybe coming in an expansion. I don't know what exactly they are supposed to be. Could a Red Mage be a combination of Thaumaturge and Arcanist, this being the reason why Black Mage is not?
Just one last thing:
I personally would like an Archer using offensive magic. The Bard job sounds very supportive though. Do you think it would be possible lore-wise that there is something like an Arcane- or Black Archer still coming? Those being a combination of Archer(30) and Arcanist(15) or Thaumaturge(15)?
It would be awesome if some of you guys would share their wisdom to enlighten me!