I'm all for new ideas and innovation in FFXIV, but I really don't like the idea of the fairy pet for Scholar. In previous FF games Scholar has never been dependent on a pet to do its job, and of all things a fairy. It's about like giving a dragoon a sword and shield (or a dark knight a polearm, thanks for ******** that up Dissidia). The job doesn't even have Scan or know the two schools of magic. It's one thing to re-imagine a job class that's been in the FF lore since 11 iterations ago, it's another to have some other class just dress up as Scholar and call it that.
Well hey, I don't have to play it and it will most likely fall to the wayside in favor of white mages anyway, so this is all I have to say about it.
As far as giving them a scan-like ability, there wouldn't be much use to it in this game, as they've done away with elemental weaknesses. In FFXI, Libra told you the enemy's enmity level. It was useless.
They didn't know both schools of magic in every single FF game they were in either, and actually, their buff/debuff abilities are very much in line with previous iterations of the job.
In short, gurl you trippin' over nothin. Edited, Aug 5th 2013 10:54pm by boredenough