Let's talk about FFTA1 for a bit. When we talk about consistency it's kinda weird in spots...
1. Why does a Fighter guard the most powerful sword in the game? A sword that Fighter can't equip?
2. Speaking of Fighters, why are they and Gladiators so much alike? Outside of Ultima Sword, the latter is a poor man's former due to the actual spellblades not being weapon hits. Outside of that they wear the exact same equipment which Defenders and Paladins do not completely share (outside of Greatswords/Broadswords, oddly Defenders can't use shields which makes Monkey Grip 100% useless on the whole race).
3. Why in the world is Grissom, a Dark Knight, a Paladin holy abilities and all? Is there some stealth commentary that I'm not getting?
4. Why are Katanas only for Ninjas and Assassins? Usually this isn't an issue, but only FFIV really did this sort of idea and it's weird. The katana's descriptions even reference things not related to them. Same kinda weirdness gets pointed to Maces, but not nearly as bad.
Rough ideas that I have, easily implemented for the most part:
-Fighters can use normal Swords, Gladiators can use Katanas. Add minor abilities for both jobs on a couple weapons. Is that an even trade due to a Fighter's range? I'm not sure (weapon animation-wise, I'm pretty sure this is fine).
-For Gladiators, Fire/Ice/Bolt Sword are marked as weapon. Just basically an attack as the element. However they also cost a good amount of MP to compensate and longer to learn (because holy heck, you can use that with Black Robe and Doublehand as a Templar!)
-Let Defenders use shields without Shieldbearer.
-Bishops get maces? I kinda feel like these guys could use something other than being the only job that gets Holy.
-Rid holy abilities from Grissom, give more Blue Magic like S-Flare or Roulette. He should be able to kill you.
Also a nominal boost in enemy difficulty would be nice. At least in equipment. These goons run around with Leather Garbs for nearly forever, and there's a point where it's just not fun to fight story missions anymore.