First Impressions-Bard

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    (by Mingo, an old bard from UO 20+years ag0)--I have climbed most of the bard tree. It is good that NPCs do not interrupt "casting" (actually playing I guess). Also it is good that you can train skills without "combat" or a training dummy/target (except for Concussive Canticle.....kind of odd to have this one skill that trains differently).
    --It is confusing to see "2 sec duration" listed by the skill but then an effect actually repeats in 2 sec cycles for a duration of 30 seconds....why don't you say "30 sec duration"?
    --The healing skill line seems woefully weak as opposed to Life Magic healing, but I don't have a group in the QA to practice with.
    --I might want to cancel a "cast" some time, there seems to be no way to cancel once you have begun.
    --Now my most important observation: NO MUSIC PLAYS !! my fellow group members will not know that I am doing anything.

    --All in all the bard tree meets my expectations, but then when I watched "Star Wars: The Last Disappointment" that met my expectations also.
    --Crafting of songs would be a plus for bards. People could buy one time use songs (similar to potions or scrolls) to get a buff. Perhaps a weak version of an Obsidian Potion buff that only acts for an hour instead of 7 days.
     
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    I like your ideas. Perhaps we should separate bard songs from our abc file songs some of us have. This causes problems imo because more than one bard in a party could be playing different songs and get crazy. If skills had a particular song then it could help and if it was short like most games that would be a plus.

    We still have syncing songs outside of combat being a special thing to do so addressing how bard music is handled imo is important. Well and the dynamics and details of being a part and how fun it could be as well.
     
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    Can someone on the QA server test the bard healing song vs soothing rain? How weak is it really?
     
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    Maybe we're MIME BARDS!! :p
     
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    A thought on Syncing songs--If multiple Bards in a group COULD sync a song, the different Bards should give different buffs. Perhaps "syncable" songs should be a crafted item, where you have parts not only for different instruments, but for different buffs. Example: Lute part could give healing buff, Harp part could give fighting buff etc.
     
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    You play whole songs, right? And switch between effects?

    If that's how it works, then they should be able to /sync and keep launching their effects individually anyway.

    If that's not the case, and you have to start a new song with each effect, how do you not lose your mind?
     
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    I did not get very far in terms of training it, but at around lvl 40, it was doing a 1 time heal of around 40-50 (I think), If this is AoE, it could be fine, but if it isn't, it is gonna be weak. I also did not have a group to test this!
     
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    Let's do some tests when the bards drop :) Got a pet so I'll see what numbers I get for soothing rain at my level. We can start a new thread.
     
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