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I have had a hankering to play a BARD lately.

SNAFUdamusSNAFUdamus Ballston Spa, NYPosts: 56Member

Hankering to play a BARD, Does any one have any suggestions?

 

I have played D&D online extensively and loved my BARD there but I am looking for something new. FFXIV looks ok but it just launched and is having issues, so I want to skip that I think. I played RIFT and was not impressed either.

 

Utility BARD would be nice.

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member Uncommon
    Vanguard and Aion. Oh, and Lord of the Rings Online.
  • XssivXssiv Haskell, NJPosts: 359Member
    LOTRO has the Minstrel class which is very Bard-like. 
  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon
    Lotro has the Minstrel with it's s$%t kicking ability to have a jam in really badly coded ABC music and rock Middle Earth like you where the halfling Hendrix. Best bard type class I have played, may want to have a look at Everquest and Everquest 2 also. As Sov mentions above isn't Aion ment  to have a new Bard class now? 

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  • SNAFUdamusSNAFUdamus Ballston Spa, NYPosts: 56Member

    Thanks for the suggestions so far folks.

     

    I don't see BARD or anything like is listed at Aions site.

    http://na.aiononline.com/en/about-aion/classes/

  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SNAFUdamus

    Thanks for the suggestions so far folks.

     

    I don't see BARD or anything like is listed at Aions site.

    http://na.aiononline.com/en/about-aion/classes/

    http://na.aiononline.com/en/news/4.0/aion_40_bard_class_preview.php   Check that, just gone live in the EU and has been everywhere else for a while now I believe.

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  • DirkinDirkin Manassas, VAPosts: 78Member

    Isn't the Minstrel more of a healer than the "traditional" bard? I have never played lotro, but I seem to remember that. Not that it's bad, of course, but someone looking for a traditional bard, even full utility, might not want to really fill the primary healer role.

     

    For me, the best bards are the old EQ bard and the Vanguard bard. In EQ you have to activate your songs, while VG lets you compose your own ahead of time (or on the fly) using different combinations of song components (melody,verses,bridge,coda, etc.) and then just play them. VG bards are also pretty strong melee fighters in addition to all the utility they provide.

  • twitch242twitch242 copenhagenPosts: 136Member Uncommon
    Best bard ever i EQ bard ! You need at brain to be a good one though, atleast before /song was added :)
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SNAFUdamus

    Thanks for the suggestions so far folks.

     

    I don't see BARD or anything like is listed at Aions site.

    http://na.aiononline.com/en/about-aion/classes/

    Yeah it's there, it just came out. They just didn't update their website.

     

    http://na.aiononline.com/en/news/4.0/aion_40_bard_class_preview.php

     

    edit: spooky beat me to it.

  • SNAFUdamusSNAFUdamus Ballston Spa, NYPosts: 56Member
    I actually played Aion when it came out.  Now if I could remember my account info lol I will try that bard.
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SNAFUdamus
    I actually played Aion when it came out.  Now if I could remember my account info lol I will try that bard.

    You can also just make a new account easily as it's free to play.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,905Member Uncommon
    I'd suggest LOTRO, not only is there a minstrel class but you can really play music as well.

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  • SacriaSacria naPosts: 53Member
    rift has a bard subclass under rogue.
  • AnslemAnslem Ft. Lauderdale, FLPosts: 215Member

    The best bard I ever played was in Ultima Online.  

    Was much fun.  I remember how pissed I'd be when I was killed and my GM tambourines were looted. :(

    Played: Ultima Online - DaoC - WoW -

  • David_LopanDavid_Lopan Madison, WIPosts: 808Member Uncommon
    Rift, DDO, EQ, Vanguard. I thought Vanguard's Bard was the coolest though.
  • STYNKFYSTSTYNKFYST Sacramento, CAPosts: 290Member

    Not part of the Trinity....never see the class again

     

    :P

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