Final Fantasy XIV – Job Classes detailed and new screenshots
With the Final Fantasy XIV Alpha and Beta tests starting very soon, it was only a matter of time before the website updated again.
Aside from new screenshots, including one in-game shot from a battle, the new information details the roles, abilities, and weapon skills for the different job classes.
There are four Disciplines in Final Fantasy XIV. The Disciples of War specialize in combat; Disciples of Magic obviously use spells; Disciples of the Land harvest materials; and Disciples of the Hand are able to synthesize new items.
As you can see, not all Disciplines involve fighting. Here’s a breakdown of each classification:
Disciples of War
Disciples of Magic
Disciples of the Land
Disciples of the Hand
One really neat aspect of the website is the “Battle Range Diagram” that shows where each class should stand during battle.
For the descriptions of the roles, skills, and abilities of each class, go to the Gameplay tab at the top of the Final Fantasy XIV website and proceed to the Armoury System section. There’s a lot of details pertaining to each class, so expect quite a bit of reading.
The theme that plays in the background is the full version of the battle theme, Beneath Bloody Borders. A part of this song was in the TGS09 trailer and it was also played at Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy. Now you can kill bunnies while listening to epic music at the same time. Awesome.
There is currently no set release date for Final Fantasy XIV but the beta test should be starting soon. If you haven’t registered your Final Fantasy XIII code on the Square Enix Members (NA – EU) website yet, you might want to do that so that you can apply for the beta.
[Screenshots: The Magic Box]