Interesting - that summoner pet looked far too small for Ifrit. Had to be a fire spirit. Hell of a blast from a no-name spirit though!
And they're ALL packing books. Given the official site has a clear ordered link between classes & jobs (classes go GLD - PUG - MAR - LNC - ARC - CNJ - THM, jobs go PLD - MNK - WAR - DRG - BRD - WHM - BLM), all 3 of ARC, SMN & SCH have been dropped together "officially." Seems strong evidence that 2 jobs per class is the heading of the future ...
Summoners will not summon the whole avatar, only a part of it, its essence and they are called Egi. It was actually the Ifrit Egi we saw the summoner use in the video. I am sure some people will be dissapointed, but from what we know to be able to summon the real big avatars you first have to fight and then defeat them in a specific battle. When you have done that your Free Company will have the ability to summon that avatar one time (I don't know if an actual summoner has to be present) as sort of an ultimate ability before it is again released back into the world and has to be defeated again to be used. Edited, Jun 14th 2013 4:25am by Belcrono