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Idea for addition to Bards

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Xalan Dementia, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Xalan Dementia

    Xalan Dementia Slightly Crazed
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    I was thinking maybe we could add to bard abilities alil. Maybe make Lesson Books (like the sand and stone ones) these would grant the user the ability to Sing buff and debuff songs. perhaps a song that would grant bless to friendlys in a radius around bard. another song that could act as remove curse on a target. perhaps have it so if you sing too much in a short period that your voice goes out and you have to drink a special beverage (like honey tea). Just an Idea, your thoughts?:scholar:
     
  2. I've always liked the idea of buff/debuff abilities for bards.

    I'd also like to see craftable slayer instruments via the carpentry runics.

    Something along the lines of:

    Oak- 5% chance of Super Slayer, 1% chance of double slayer
    Ash- 10% chance of Super Slayer, 2% chance of double slayer
    Yew- 15% chance of Super Slayer, 5% chance of double slayer
    Heartwood- 20% chance of Super Slayer, 10% chance of double slayer
     

  3. Bards are long over due most anything new
    But these threads tend to bring out the flamers
    So while I get what you mean it pretty much seems
    The devs only have love for the tamers​
     
  4. DevilsOwn

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  5. I posted something like this in the bard forum.

    I'd love to see us have more songs. Some ideas are:

    - Buff/debuff songs
    - Direct damage song
    - Paralyze song
    - Cure poison or healing songs

    I'd like to see bards become more like mages or warriors, which have many different abilities available to them either through spells or special moves.
     
  6. Borric

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    Sorta of the main line here but...

    I've always thought that peace, should have some passive effects.
     
  7. CKTC

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    Theres always been loads of player ideas floating around for bards but devs never comment or show any interest and they never come up with anything else
    Sad to say i deleted my bard a year and a half ago its stale like a dexxer being limited to one wep.... different instruemnts.... who cares if the effects the same
     
  8. Xalan Dementia

    Xalan Dementia Slightly Crazed
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    i think if they would do healing/cure and damage type music stuff, theyd have to make another bard skill so that it wouldnt overpower a bard. if you could heal/cure and damage then mage wouldnt need magery/chiv/or whatever dmg/heal skill theyd normally use. but any addition to the bards would be great.
     
  9. Lia

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    I'm so stealing this....:love:

    Sorry, as to the OP's original suggestions.../signed! I'm always up for new bard stuff. I'm still holding out for the day we can actually equip our instruments.
     
  10. phantus

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    People would cry EQ. I'm surprised they haven't already.

    Bards rule. That will be all. :)
     
  11. Luc of Legends

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    Thats cool idea. i like to build on your idea a little. (not how much coding would be involved though) Song Books like a spellbook. You could pick the song you want your bard to play. (okay putting down Bard's Tale). You have to be certain level to play certain songs. Since we have peacers, discoers, and Vokers. Not sure if should be different books or one book but certain song require certain skill. Definately take some coding, and brainstorming.
     
  12. ColterDC

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    Bards are the strongest PvM chars in the game...... no more buffs are needed.

    Although I think Connor's suggestion is good.
     
  13. It is officially winter in Hell now. :hahaha:
     
  14. Doesn't matter, they're wanted.
     
  15. ColterDC

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    So when we going to hang out Connor.....

    :grouphug:
     
  16. ColterDC

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    I was thinking about this last night....about bards being one of, if not the strongest PvM chars.

    Name another char who can solo 4 hydras and the Absyess while looting corpses all at the same time.
     
  17. kaio

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    I think bards should be able to charm greater dragons, and be able to use them in pvm/pvp :)

    I also think that bards should be able to upload songs to EA's servers, so bards could play the song they want.

    Tbh, the only thing i don't like atm regarding bards, is that stupid timer, on provo/disco/peace.
     
  18. Exactly, the bard is too uninvolved in the fight. Once you've played the tune your done. That alone is reason for more depth to be added to it. Its been like this for years because they never add anything that isn't just an extension of what they could already do.
     
  19. Warpig Inc

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    The thing that amazes me the most is all the bards running about and have no clue what the firehorn is or does. A line of items like theese with other abilities could work. The reg use is a real balance. Only heartache about firehorns is how dependent of stammina they are. Being a bard with 120 dex vs one with 10 dex. The higher dex fighter character suffers more on catching their breath over fatassed lazy mage does. Warning if your just getting into the firehorn watch the breaking. They do break on occation and there are times they start popping like soap bubbles. I've learn once the third breaks just better to log on with another character.

    The way the elf city quest have been abused for the runics and still are with no GM care. Nothing new should be added to those runics. The coming Imbueding is just going to triple reward the scripters and dupers of runic. Now that 30% junk can be unravelled. And Imbueding will make the mid 30% worth unravelling instead of vendor bait or giving to a friend.
     
  20. With 360 points in bard skills I find the firehorn weak.
     
  21. Warpig Inc

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    I use a template based on the firehorn with 4x120 bard/sword/chiv/resist. This gives him the use of the slayer weapon with EoO. Take the first two levels of a champ and a guy with area effect weapon+holylight+firehorn. The tactics nerfed really hurt without the spinn attack. He does 110 damage to a white wyrm with the firehorn. Untill imbueding comes out with custom jewel set to free points for tactics I recomend sword replaced by archery. This guy is my strongest on the hunt because he can solo the Bedlam Named Undead. That's 2k+ gold/chance at ML Marty/chance at Armor set part/max loot pickings. The bank is short walk from Bedlam, BONUS.

    Just to have horns that cover the other elemental damage would be a start.

    +10 bard skills from Library Tally
    +20 bards skills from Travesty Mask or +20 Archery for the Hunters or weapon Travesty Mask
    +10 Music from the Song Woven Mantle
    +5 Music from the Singing Axe if you put the Mule to work and bang out a load of axes. Future Imbueding for the Singing Axe.
    +150 max template skills with custom imbued jewel set if Ibueding works that way.
     
  22. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    custom tunes it all UO needs.
     
  23. Cybrdragon

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    If there's anything I miss from UO, it's my bard. My favorite character that I ever played. I never played EQ much so don't know the differences. I know that I played my bard more than any other character. I wish the games I play now had the bard class. Oh well, sweet old memories. :)