Thinking about it, it’s not that FATES don’t show you how to do your job. It’s that they don’t teach you how to do your role. In FATES, it’s basically even man for themselves. In dungeons, your actions affect the safety of the team. This does explain however, the penchant of (usually) DPS to go charging off, tanks not using all their aggro abilities, and heals to spam Medica.
Same thing, basically.
You are using the correct terms here, but in general when people saying that FATES ”don’t show you how to do your job” I think they mean this.
It is a little bit of both though, you could get gold in a FATE by tagging all the mobs with a basic attack, but then you would still not learn to play your Job. You wont learn anything about rotations etc that way.
So in a sense, they don’t teach you to do your Job OR your Role. Worst combination ever.
But it is still a good way to level up, there is no denying that it is fast. You just need to put in some effort and do some dungeons as well. As well as testing things on your own. See which skills combine, what rotations are possible, and what works for you.
If you are not going to put in any effort you will not learn how to master your Job -or Role- even if you level up through dungeons all the way. There are plenty of DPS out there who have a fantastic rotation, but don’t know how to hold back when needed to avoid grabbing aggro for example. They have clearly mastered their Job, but I don’t think you can say the same about mastering their Role.
Likewise there are healers who can keep everyone healed all the time, but just stand there doing nothing when there is nothing to heal. You could say that they have performed their healer Role splendidly, but a healer can do so much more. Repose to sleep things and minimize damage, or a well placed Holy/Shadow Flare can make a battle so much easier.
Some Tanks never lose aggro, ever, but neglect to number enemies.While numbering them so that the DPS can focus on a single one makes them bite the dust a lot faster.
In the end, you will have to sit down with your skill list and descriptions as well as your hotbars and think on how to best use and arrange them. Think on how you can make yourself useful, what the best way to tackle certain situations is, how you can make the most of your skills. Otherwise you will never really master you Job, or Role.
Just…. don’t forget to have fun either :)
When all is said and done it is still a game. We are here to enjoy ourselves.