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Help with barding skills

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Cailleach, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Cailleach

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    We've one or two training bard skills - music, prov, peace, disco - just now and since the old forums have gone, I have no idea what people should be doing at which skill level, and nowhere to go to find out! Does anyone have a list, like the smith/tailor ones of what to do when? I'm doing prov myself, and haven't a clue what monsters to aim for!
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    The hunter's guide can help you, look at the creature's barding difficulty.

    I might be able to suggest something if I knew what level you were currently at.

    Picking stuff up from a 'search' for 'bard' in uo player's corner I found:
    Peace: area peace in Twisted Weald or Serpentine Passage.
     
  3. Fluffi

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    When I asked on the old Bards' Board, the following was suggested....


    Lock music at GM (if you're currently above GM, train something easy to drop music to GM)

    For Disco and Provo; target anything that the Hunters Guide says is within 25 points of your skill level.

    For Peace; either area peace in a highly monster-populated area, or do the "not an exploit, but not exactly playing the game as it was meant to be played" thing, and constantly area peace yourself as you wander around.



    The reason for locking Music at GM was that above GM you lose a skill check when trying to Disco or Provo, thus dropping your chance of a gain.
     
  4. Cailleach

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    Thanks guys :)
     
  5. Silverbird

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    Up to which skill can you train peace by area-peacing?
    Btw you area-peace these days by targetting yourself with peacemaking. It could be possible, that you can get only up to GM that way. From what I've heard, you're having 100% success chance on area peace at gm music/gm peace.
    Music over GM adds to your succes chance. That way you're having higher succes chances with the other barding skills. (It sounds good but it isnt, if you want to have many gains. Especially at higher skill levels you need to bard onto more dangerous creatures than you would have to with only gm music.)
    I dont have exact lists, when to bard which creatures, but an other trick with them. Toy around with different music instruments. Exceptional instruments give 10% more succes on any monster, slayer instruments giving 20%, if used onto the fitting creatures and -10% (or -20%? ... cant remember) if used onto monsters of the opposite slayer group, normal/npc bought instruments are not giving any bonus. Knowing that you can improve your gains on certain monsters/gain for a longer duration on them.
    I am not fully up to date with todays barding possibilities. There was a point (or at least I think so), where you could provoke something onto player controlled pets. So ... if your having a guild mate training his/a pet with a shadow elemental, you could try to join in and provoke those two onto each other.