One of the toughest things to do in video games that have different character classes or unique characters of their own is to balance them. For balance means making sure that one class/character doesn’t have an advantage over another, or, is not too powerful or too weak, as that could influence player decisions for the choices they make in the game. For MMORPGs like FInal Fantasy XIV, these changes and balances are a constant way of life for the dev team. But, the players themselves also have ideas on who should get improved.
Take, for example, Redditor AJewishPlumber, who has strong feelings about the Dark Knight in Final Fantasy XIV getting some buffs. They have this notion because of multiple things. First off, the game recently gave buffs to both Warriors and Paladins. And in their minds, the Paladins were already “the best tank in the game” so why make it even more powerful? What’s more, the Dark Knights pale in comparison to their offensive counterparts:
“Because even now drk is the worst on both damage, utility, and mitigation, and i feel like the gap is just going to widen with war getting their shake it off change.”
For the record, they aren’t “mad” that the Warriors and Paladins have gotten buffs, however, all things being equal, they want the Dark Knights to at least be close to their level. Especially with a new patch coming up in 4.1.
Other Redditors weighed in on this, several of whom play as Dark Knights, and many agree that the class could use a bit of boosting. Some want to focus on the skills themselves, others want a bit better stats like DPS. A few feel the class is fine, but that’s natural with how balances goes.
What do you think? Should Square Enix improve the Dark Knights?