@azureduran: i guess i dont RP enough. I totally dont care which Class a new char is. I just want new char thats fun to play and the release of a new bowman type was long ago so i am looking foreward to this release.
i agree that making the new archer an explorer was kinda lame. considering the whole black mage storyline has finished + it's clear that we're moving forward to the gerand darmoor vs. nova/flora conflict, i feel like it would've been a lot more meaningful if the new class had some kind of connection to all of that
not that it's rare for them to write completely irrelevant characters (looking @ u cannoneer/dual blade), but it's still kind of a disappointment. my only hope is that they have several new classes planned for the future who'll at least be somewhat relevant to the story
+1@audio: There will be new Nova & Flora classes for sure. The thing is, Explorer Bowmen have been missing their third class for years, and now is the perfect time to address that while the story is in downtime mode, since it would've been hard to revisit Explorers once the Grandis plot kicks into full gear. Ark, Illium & Cadena have done a sufficient job at laying the groundwork for the next story (there's even a theory that Cadena was supposed to be the Resistance Thief but got changed to Nova for the plot), so I don't mind this minor deviation too much, especially knowing that the next few years are most likely going to focus heavily on Grandis, and this may be the last time we see the Explorers get any sort of spotlight.