The developers behind the very reliably updated Final Fantasy XI talked a great deal about how this month’s version update would bring balance changes for Dancer and Dragoon. And now the update notes are here, and players can see that the balance changes are… de-linking the recast timers for a handful of abilities! Although the actual recast times remain unchanged. We’re sure that all of the Dragoons are thrilled by this. Dancers at least get a little buff in the form of a Presto improvement, so it’s something.
While that bit of the update is a bit of a non-starter, there is also a buff to rewards earned in Ambuscade and a new set of objectives, as well as easier conditions for earning completion on some Records of Eminence objectives. So there’s still stuff to like in the patch! Dragoons and Dancers just won’t get the balance improvements they were likely hoping for.