So of course this game will have a Job System. In fact, the job system will be an integral part of the story.
A lot of this is from ideas I work-shopped back in 2011. At one point this project was even called Hundred Tactics because I wanted 100 jobs...
This never made it beyond reality checks: Quality over quantity, the realization that 100 jobs would require 200 different sprites (male and female), the time it would take, and the most important in my opinion: what's the point of 100 jobs if most of them are essentially clones of the basic three Warrior/Rogue/Wizard.
All of that being said, there will be a ton of jobs in the game, just not all at once. Currently I have a chart that sort of looks like half of a tournament bracket, that starts with 4 basic concepts and turns that into 12 basic jobs with 24 job tiers beyond the basic ones. It's a work in progress and the number of jobs makes more sense when you realize each Job will only have a small number of abilities/passives.
How the Job system currently works, and how I want it to work:
This is a big part of the game, for the first few months this was all I worked on. I kept hitting my head against the same problem:
If that makes any sense to you then you are the chosen one. Basically I want the familiarity that we've all experienced and loved, with a chance to expand upon it using my own ideas and lore. This game is not a clone of Tactics Ogre or Final Fantasy Tactics, however I want people who enjoyed those games to feel right at home, able to pick up where they left off years ago.I don't want a generic class system, but I don't not want it.