|My trusty bird Sirdidymus|
My first max level class/job, after a few weeks of super exciting Fate grinds, is of course my badass Warrior. I have a serious love/hate relationship with this job. On one hand, I’ve always enjoyed the heavy armor classes with big 2-handed weapons. On the other hand, i retired from tanking four years ago when i left FFXI. I just don’t enjoy tanking any longer, especially in pugs.
|Mid level purple warrior!|
I was fully aware what the class was before i started leveling it though, so it’s not like i didn’t know what i was getting into. I guess nostalgia bit me in the ass since i loved my warrior from XI. I had so many options with that class not only role wise but also weapon wise. I feel like i have zero room for options in XIV, yet it’s the only class that i enjoy. Warrior just fits my play style i suppose. Run into a pack of mobs and go crazy while someone else keeps my butt alive. What’s not to love?!
I just wish i had the option to queue as a DPS in dungeons. This is an issue that a friend and i ran into over the weekend. We were unable to play together in a dungeon because i was a warrior and he was a paladin. The Duty Finder would not allow us to enter with 2 supposed tanks. Obviously this won’t be an issue later on when we have more classes/jobs leveled, but what about new players starting out that only have one? The Duty Finder needs an overhaul to accommodate more play styles and class diversity.
|Full AF warrior|
In reality, the game just needs more classes and jobs. I cannot wait for my beloved Dark Knight, Samurai, and Thief. Those have always been my favorite classes and what i feel are largely missing from XIV. I’m also a huge Bard fan but that current iteration leaves a lot to be desired as well. I’d love to see more full support classes, like an actual Bard! This would need a revamp of the party system though, which I’ll get into in another post. For now, warriors…come out to play…