Altana Festival in Osaka - New Job is Scholar!

At the Altana Festival in Osaka, which took place Saturday November 3rd in Japan, the stage was set for an exciting day of festivities for Final Fantasy XI fans eager to learn any new information about the upcoming fourth expansion pack, Wings of the Goddess. With so little information released about the new title and two fan festivals taking place in the remaining three weeks before release, expectations of a new job announcement at the festival have been running through many adventurers' thoughts all week. Bets have been placed and the Moogles at the M.H.M.U. have been briefed on emergency procedures should the worst happen while citizens of Vana'diel all over the world wait anxiously for the highly anticipated announcement.

Luckily, those thirsting for new teasers will not be disappointed.

The FFXI Creator's Voice Z Blog has reported that the new job announced at the conclusion of the festival is Scholar!

Discuss this new job on our main forum.


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new jorbs
# Nov 04 2007 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
SE has erred. dancer and scholar are just excuses to make money. need one of a kind jobs that havent bin thought of before. but one thing is they shouldnt have geomancers. lots of people going around saying they should but they shouldnt. all it will be is another mage job that we dont need.pretty much a blm that can throw a stone or two mabe even enfeeble a bit woo exciting! -_-

*p.s to those who want the jobs no beef against you everyone has their own opinion
# Nov 04 2007 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
220 posts
I still say scrap Scholar AND Dancer, and just give us Geomancer already! ^^

With the ideas SE is pulling out for jobs lately...I'm wondering if the next expansion will have -McDonald's cashier- as a job. Of course the manager will have to go /Pup. =P
# Nov 04 2007 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
With the hundreds of good ideas we regular joes had for jobs, its only natural for SE to ignore them all and go for the most r-tarded job they can think of.

Am i the only one that feels like this is a bad after school special?
oh yeah
# Nov 03 2007 at 10:59 PM Rating: Good
61 posts
Speaking of stuff being wrong... went to that blog site listed and i saw a male char in dancer af.. i can't read *** so i dunno what it said.. if it was just a skin someone did or if dancer will have male chars too(which scares me)
but i dunno.. if anyone can translate the site and fill me in il love it.
oh yeah
# Nov 03 2007 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts

there's a very poorly translated version of it on the ffxiclopedia wiki page but it doesn't mention the male/female subject.
WTF is SE smokin?
# Nov 03 2007 at 9:12 PM Rating: Default
Dancer and Scholar? WTF SE?

How about something cool like Necromancer or Shapeshifter.

WTF is SE smokin?
# Nov 04 2007 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
194 posts
Dancer and Scholar? WTF SE?

Shades of Beauty and the Geek SE copies everything.. groan
WTF is SE smokin?
# Nov 04 2007 at 12:34 AM Rating: Good
eagledude wrote:
Dancer and Scholar? WTF SE?

How about something cool like Necromancer or Shapeshifter.

WTF is right! Coming out with jobs already applied in other FF's! We need to see jobs that we've never seen before & that only belong in ****** games like WoW!


Dancer & Scholar have been applied in various other FF's. It's only natural for them NOT to put in Necromancers, and Shapeshifters. Hell, we already have those jobs. They're called Puppetmasters & Blue Mages. Consider yourself lucky you even GOT Puppetmaster when it wasn't ever a job in the previous games.

Go play WoW.

WTF is SE smokin?
# Nov 08 2007 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
play FFT dancer was it that scholar is another form of Calculator from FFT.../sigh Rune Knight FTW thats what we need
Scholar Job
# Nov 03 2007 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
The PlayOnline website notes the following for the new Scholar job.

During the Crystal War, these military tacticians often served as high-ranking officers in allied forces across Vana'Diel. Extensive knowledge of ancient martial heory granted them the ability to wield schools of magic, between which they would alternate depending on the situation at hand.

# Nov 03 2007 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
125 posts
Hey, cool! A scholar job. One of the really old old old jobs! I wonder what kind of mage it'll be?

Or maybe it'll be the answer to all our prayers...TANK MAGE!

(Yeah, I know...dumb idea. We would always welcome a new tank job though :D)
Didn't see this coming
# Nov 03 2007 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
190 posts
I'm am so leveling scholar
please not again...
# Nov 03 2007 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Oh please don't start that again >.>,, someone might actually take you seriously
Gender specific
# Nov 03 2007 at 4:44 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
Look there's not male scholars, it's going to be female only.
Gender specific
# Nov 03 2007 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
You didn't visit the WoTG site did you. Naughty naughty! There's pics of males alright!
Gender specific
# Nov 03 2007 at 6:31 AM Rating: Decent
Prettier Than You
12,975 posts
Synnre wrote:
Look there's not male scholars, it's going to be female only.
Or maybe it's because the Japanese love looking at female characters more?

I know I do.
Did you lose faith?
Yes, I lost faith in the powers that be.
But in doing so I came across the will to disagree.
And I gave up. Yes, I gave up, and then I gave in.
But I take responsibility for every single sin. ♪ ♫

Thank god I stopped playing MMOs.
Job Forum
# Nov 03 2007 at 2:33 AM Rating: Decent
1,088 posts
Better get a new forum up for the job.
# Nov 03 2007 at 1:56 AM Rating: Default
314 posts
In before drama.
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