[quote]I'm not saying that that wasn't a problem. I'm saying it's kind of dumb to explicitly make two separate versions of Protectra just because they apparently think us getting some increased range on our spell would apparently be too broken (hint: it wouldn't be)
How exactly is it a "separate version"? They only changed one thing, the area
of effect, which means that it will reach people who are farther away when it is cast. This is specifically because you can't just drop your automaton in the perfect place to be in exactly the middle of the group, nor can you even control when
it casts the spell, which adds another dimension of uncertainty to the spell.
A "real" WHM can stand in exactly the right place and pop the spell off right away, staying in the same place to cast both. The automaton won't cast until you've first targeted it on an enemy, and then it will cast whatever spell it dámn well feels like, move around whenever the héll it wants to, and will get around to casting protectra/shellra when it's good and ready.
Seriously, quit whining about stuff being done to PUP until you've actually played it.
EDIT: Oh yeah, and that real WHM can also say "hey I'm casting protectra/shellra, STAND STILL FOR A MOMENT", while the automaton waits until the most inconvenient moment to surprise your party. Edited, Mar 6th 2015 7:18am by Elwynbelwyn