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    Player Numquam's Avatar
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    BLU hasn't really seen any adjustments in this last year...any plans?

    Hello! Dev team!

    I'm just wondering if there will be any updates for BLU.
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    Player Alhanelem's Avatar
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    They've been gradually touching on all the jobs in the last year, so they'll probably get there eventually. But I'm not sure what BLU really needs, it's already a strong job, particularly for various utility purposes.
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    Yeah, blue mage has been a very powerful job for the longest time and I think as a result, has been excluded in many gear sets (until Pinga and Malignance sets were released).

    I personally would like to see BLU magic increased to more than 20 spells and maybe 5-10 more blue magic points. I can't think of anything else I would change. It's in a good place, but I think my suggestions would increase the variety of ways we play blue mage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alhanelem View Post
    They've been gradually touching on all the jobs in the last year, so they'll probably get there eventually. But I'm not sure what BLU really needs, it's already a strong job, particularly for various utility purposes.
    Really, I would like Winds of Promy. to remove spells like WHM -na would normally remove, would like better killer traits, and something should be done with diffusion. That 10 minute timer is should be reduced down to 5 minutes.
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    Though unlikely to actually occur, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a pruning of BLU's spellbook. There are just far too many totally useless spells that were included solely for the sake of having something from each and every monster type in the early days. There is no reason that we need multiple single target Drain effects which are all amazingly weak, have no/bad traits attached to them, and aren't affected by "Enhances Drain/Aspir" gear for instance.. Most of them should be purged to make room in the dats for new spells which actually might see play (even if said spells are not Blue Magic... I wouldn't exactly be upset if our 196 spell list got reduced a bit.)

    Other than that, and equally unlikely to be implemented, I'd love to see some form of Occult Acumen get applied to Blue Magic. As is, outside of a small handful of spells used for their additional effects, it's always a bad idea to use physical Blue Magic due to the loss of TP generation while casting and the frequently lower damage output compared to what you'd get from simply swinging your swords. If it were possible to generate a reasonable amount of TP from casting physical magic, then the loss of TP generated and WS frequency would be lowered, making it less punishing to actually use the spells that we have set.
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    Player Alhanelem's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyarlko View Post
    Though unlikely to actually occur, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a pruning of BLU's spellbook. There are just far too many totally useless spells that were included solely for the sake of having something from each and every monster type in the early days. There is no reason that we need multiple single target Drain effects which are all amazingly weak, have no/bad traits attached to them, and aren't affected by "Enhances Drain/Aspir" gear for instance.. Most of them should be purged to make room in the dats for new spells which actually might see play (even if said spells are not Blue Magic... I wouldn't exactly be upset if our 196 spell list got reduced a bit.)

    Other than that, and equally unlikely to be implemented, I'd love to see some form of Occult Acumen get applied to Blue Magic. As is, outside of a small handful of spells used for their additional effects, it's always a bad idea to use physical Blue Magic due to the loss of TP generation while casting and the frequently lower damage output compared to what you'd get from simply swinging your swords. If it were possible to generate a reasonable amount of TP from casting physical magic, then the loss of TP generated and WS frequency would be lowered, making it less punishing to actually use the spells that we have set.
    I mean, if you don't want them you don't have to go learn them. Some people like collecting these things, and others only want what's necessary. You can sort the spell list so the stuff you don't care about is buried.

    They would only actually need to do this if they intend to add other new spells, as there can only be so many spells in the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alhanelem View Post
    I mean, if you don't want them you don't have to go learn them. Some people like collecting these things, and others only want what's necessary. You can sort the spell list so the stuff you don't care about is buried.

    They would only actually need to do this if they intend to add other new spells, as there can only be so many spells in the game.
    That is the point of hoping that there is a pruning. ^^;; Removing effectively useless and pointless spells to make room for new stuff (even if it's not BLU stuff) would be a positive in my opinion. I say this with 4x BLUs, 2x mastered with full spellbooks.
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    Not just for BLU but removing pointless spells in general would be great. You learned protect 1 20 years ago and haven't cast it in 20 years? too bad it's in your spell list forever.
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    If the delivery box is loaded with 8x gil can we PLEASE get a take all button. it's just an unnecessary step to click 8 times.

    Not concerned about SPEED, but BUTTON PRESSES. Confirming. every. single. time. is. excessive. yes, I want my money, yes, I want my money, yes, I want my money, yes, I want my money, yes, I want my money, yes, I want my money, yes, I want my money.