Due to my fairly erratic playtimes, and the fact I live in Australia, I often find myself playing solo in Vana'diel. As a Scholar, that means a lot of Sleep->Nuke->Sleep tactics, as we're fairly squishy when it comes to harder hitting enemies. As a result, I find myself sitting with a whole lot of original content sitting uncompleted (Zilart, CoP, WotG, ToAU, etc), and really want to try to do something about it.
So, I thought perhaps it's time I start looking back at some other jobs. Waaaaay back when the level cap was 75, Rdm/Nin was generally accepted to be the best soloing job combination, with a number of videos demonstrating the massive staying power the job has both through Utsusemi and defensive spells, as well as the ability to essentially bore the mob to death through the use of DoT spells and a large poker (degen, sabre, call it what you will ^^).
However, times have changed. Abyssea rules supreme for quick levelling, Voidwatch has turned up with some super hard hitting bad guys, the level cap has now hit 99, and we've got some new jobs (with some new ones still to come).
So, for someone who actually enjoys being able to do things solo and really wants to finish all the old content in the game (i.e., pre-Abyssea) without needing to get a group together, what should I be looking at? With all the new jug pets, should I be levelling Beastmaster? Is Red Mage/Ninja still the best for older content? Has Dancer taken some of the spotlight? With Abyssea and GoV providing easy ways for people to level quickly, getting the right job to the level cap won't be as difficult as it once was.
I'm not worried if the job isn't Abyssea or Voidwatch friendly at this point. I've always preferred mage jobs and I imagine I'll end up getting White Mage to 99 to participate in that content when I'm ready, but I really want to do something about completing all the old content, but not need to get some people together to do it.