Final Fantasy XIV developers have posted a proposed list of class reforms for the upcoming v1.20 release patch. The information gives players an inside look at what is happening with planned changes and why they’re taking place.
The team’s goals are to:
The goal of the developers is to offer high levels of freedom to players so that they can more easily switch classes by merely swapping their equipped weapon. Right now, player feedback is that the system is too complex in regards to gear restrictions and settings with a cumbersome user interface, so the team’s primary goal with these changes is to make it more streamlined and easier to use.
The team also notes that the current system makes the lines between classes blur since many abilities are cross-class and not uniquely identified with an individual class.
So they have laid out how they will be revamping the class-based systems to better meet player expectations. Highlights of those changes include:
More can be learned at the Square Enix forums for FFXIV.