The penalty did not go away when the vampire job was finally unlocked.
That means it's intended that if you want bartz or lenna to gain a job level in the vampire job they get perma aging status and should be with the sage stone equipped forever?
For the record, the sage stone was only unequipped after gaining the job levels.
Bartz and Lenna never get natural access to vampire job so they have to use the sage stone.
That item is meant for those that
a) have a plan what they want to do with their characters and don't want to waste job levels on early game jobs
b) are willing to sacrifice a relic slot for access to an otherwise unobtainable job for whatever strange powergamer scheme they have come up with.
I'm Interested in the extra jobs more than anything.
How did you go about adding them?
Did you need to expand the ROM and move the job data to a new bank?
You said that not every class gets every job because of menu space.
Did you also do it in order to have space for new sprites?
Also how are the new jobs obtained?
What I'd like to do is simply add a few new jobs including the ones from the GBA version.
This would require the addition of new spells, commands, graphics, and somehow expand the Jobs menu.
Do you have any tips or resources you could share that might help me do this?
I tell you one thing, it won't be simple at all.
I had to move a ton of stuff around,
the job menu can't scroll past the original end (freelancer +1 opens the controller config).
Ability slots are also limited (I mean the ids taken for Black1-6, etc.) and I had to compress the 5-6 tier magics into one ability just so I had more space for new abilities and even that was a bit short on what I wanted to have...
Then there's the usual issue with limited RAM to save ABP/job level of the new stuff.
Also the spell table is full - I have to cheat in a lot of places to load a different spell for the same id.
The new jobs here are obtained along with the old jobs,
in fact I've tied them to the exact bit used by some of them; e.g. Sage is tied to having Ninja.