Area of Effect spells
AE's in this game are really anyone's guess as to far how far they will sometimes hit, I think that the Final fantasy staples should be added to remedy this certain issue. Right now your probably wondering what I mean by that, well I'm talking about the good old glyphs.
Currently its just a guessing game on whether or not you will actually hit something with that flare your about to cast or will I hit that mage from here if I sing this song… or will I hit the tank and the melee dps with protect if I cast it from where he is standing? Well Glyphs would and could be the best solution to this issue, I know I know its not the biggest problem in the world but it would seriously increase general playability and it would be very user friendly.
They would definitely help with a lot of abilities especially some important ones like Benediction some would probably not even mind it for Rampart small additions like this would help immensely help a tank find out when would be the best time to hit the melee group with it or where to stand for optimal usage when he's in a swap phase. But I'm also not saying that this is something that has to be as elaborate as some of the glyphs in previous games it could be as small and simple as this one :
One spell that would definitely benefit from something like this would have to be Blizzara, yes it might not be the same in 2.0 but as of 1.xx it sucks butt. Its one of those spells that can hit a mob if your near it but only x distance from where you are which unless you play the class quite often then you might not know how far exactly it would be. This does not mean that you have to do it for every single ability but it could possibly help at least for the Area of effect ones you could always obviously have the option to turn it off because people should have options\.
All in all I really think this would be a great addition to the ease of play for FFXIV: ARR especially for new players from other more main stream MMOs which ever it may be! Or really even old players we don’t know exactly how many new abilities or combos will be added in FFXIVARR we could have combos that turn single target abilities into AE's for all I know.
Thank you for taking the time to read this thread, yours truly Jullias Ondore :3
Dev reply to an older topic on this subject, Lets hope this thread will reinforce the implementation of a system like this. Thanks Mr. Duude
Also please keep it civil <3