When it comes to MMORPGs, there are certain inherent things that many expect to happen. There’s going to be a lot to do in the game, there’s going to be solo and multiplayer content, and when it comes to classes/jobs, there will be many to choose from. And all of that is true in Final Fantasy XIV. However, as some players are discovering right now, just because there are a lot of class/job options doesn’t mean that players will pick the ones they need.
This comes from Final Fantasy XIV player and forum user Nabian. He notes that recently he’s had a very hard time finding a healer for his static raid group. And in fact, he’s been looking for a replacement ever since the beginning of Omega. Now, to be clear, he has gone through the proper channels of trying to find a good healer for his group, including going to the Group Finder. However, no matter where he looks, all the healers he finds are either spoken for, or aren’t up to the level he needs. He can find plenty of other classes, like tanks, but not healers. Which has led him to wonder:
“Is the issue that many of the good healers are already spoken for, or is there truly a shortage of healers?”
It’s an interesting question, and one that others on the Final Fantasy XIV forum were happy to answer. Many noted that it is indeed hard to find a healer, let alone a replacement healer, in the game nowadays. Ironically, this wasn’t an issue early on in the games run, but recently has become a serious problem.
A few noted that it may have been the recent Stormblood expansion that led to this scarcity, as new jobs made it better to switch over to something else rather than be a pure healer. What do you think? Is there a healer problem in Final Fantasy XIV? Let us know in the comments below.