There are classically two schools of thought regarding Puppetmaster in Final Fantasy XI. One school of thought is that the job is not actually very good at anything, incapable of holding a spot in a party, and thus wholly unsuited to basically any task. The second school of thought is the same, but with the added rider that you get to have an automaton following you around, so who cares if it’s bad? It’s cool. Fortunately for fans in the second camp, the upcoming March version update is bringing in new improvements specifically for Puppetmaster.
Fans of the job will have access to new attachments to slap on their automatons, as well as adjustments to the existing attachments (presumably to make them more potent). This coincides with a new set of challenges of Ambuscade, along with new items and new crafting recipes. You know, recipes that could be creating new attachments for your Puppetmaster. Everything links together.