So the official had this thread a few weeks ago about how there was little motivation to take anything than assault gear while leveling through questing. The argument being that those people were left under equipped to fill the role as a tank or healer when it came time for adventures and dungeons. That's not the core argument I want to bring up. I'm more curious about how you plan to equip your character for the end game? There will be some people that will only be DPS, but it's also true that you will have more grouping opportunities if you are able to fill two roles. Some people may want to be a healer or tank, but that want to still have a little assault power for when they solo quest. So I was looking at the first two characters I'm going to make. One is going to be an Esper and the other a Spellslinger. With my Esper, I really plan to be a healer in adventures and dungeons. Or at least able to switch out between the roles. My spellslinger? Mostly DPS for a while as I'm not very confident in their support abilities yet. I need more practice. My plan for equipping my character? Hugs! Okay, not hugs. I'm going to get my spellslinger to level 10, just enough to pick up crafting. I'll take mining and weaponsmith. Then I'll take my Esper and choose tailor and mining. The esper I'll take on to level 50 while collecting mining resources on the way. I'll be able to make armor for myself in the role that I need or am lacking from quests. I can mail those mining resources to my spellslinger to make myself the weapon I need! Yays! Then after my Esper is level 50 I can turn my attention to my spellslinger. I'll already be able to make any armor that character is lacking and weapon. Then there's Plan B. That's mostly to keep a lookout for items of the role I'm under equipped for on things like dungeons and adventures. I'll just have to make it a point to keep an eye out on how I roll. If the esper healer on the team rolls a need on a psyblade, it's only polite that I pass. They need it immediately, I don't. Being on a team without an Esper healer I can easily need that psyblade.