Hello, I am returning to FFXI now after a year or so long break. The last time I played was a few months before the first abyssea expansion. I was a SCH/DNC/BRD/NIN with SCH main, but this time I'm going to start over as a new char and take up RDM as my main and I have a few questions.
How useful is RDM now? I haven't seen very many posts about this issue, but a lot of my friends tell me WHM is a better healer, everything is immune to debuffs, and RDM melee/nuking didn't improve that much. Plus with atma, no one cares about RDM's unlimited mp because WHM has that too, and everyone gets refresh from sub + 15/tick refresh from Atma.
Is it a bad choice for me to level RDM and main it, even though I love it? Or is this job not very good now and I'd be wasting my time? I like hybrids, and support/mage type classes, I despise specialized classes like WHM so that's a big no. What are my options if RDM isn't viable anymore?