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Please let us Imbue Bard Instruments

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Old Man of UO, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Maybe this belongs in the Bard forums, but it doesn't seem to get visited by the Dev's. And we are talking about the expansion in UHall after all...

    I haven't read all of the discussions on the new Imbuing, but I didn't find anything specifically about ability to Imbue bardic instruments. PLEASE let us imbue instruments! And with NEW and USEFUL abilities.

    There really hasn't been much done for the bards in UO lately, so we would really appreciate it. Since only non-artifact items will be imbued, and since instruments eventually wear out, it shouldn't be over-powering. Or even make it so the instrument needs to be equipped to use the imbued property.

    What I would most like to see are party and group buffs. Some possible suggestions:
    +5% Exceptional Bonus to instrument
    +2 mana/stamina/health regen as an area effect for party/group
    Sanctuary
    +5% HCI area effect for party
    +10% DCI area effect for party
    Random Slayer
    Confusion: similar to dispel
    Recall: so a Bard doesn't have to be a mage, too
    Sleep: slows all enemies to a walk
    Silence: stops spellcasting of an enemy
    Effect and durations would have to be balanced of course.

    OH, and while we (me) are wishing, how about new songs/music imbued into the instrument? Music specific to the spell perhaps? ANYTHING but the same music that's been played since the beginning of time!

    Give us Bards and Bardettes a little game love.
     
  2. Silly Seadog

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    Arrrr, imbue 'em with the essence o' music gears!
     
  3. I agree 100% with that... gives us a reason to hunt golems for our instruments and new music at the same time!
     
  4. Silly Seadog

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    Arrr, now we just be a-needin' more golem spawns!
     
  5. AirmidCecht

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    OH I love this idea! And Leurocian is a bard at heart right?
    The not overpowering since they eventually wear out is even more incentive
    *begs*
     
  6. drinkbeerallday

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    the ability to make custom music in UO would be a great thing.
     
  7. kinney42

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    AWESOME IDEA!!!
     
  8. jelinidas

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    I LOVE your thinking!
    /signed
     
  9. Norrar

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    i want to see a lute be able to be wielded as a weapon...
    *imagines scene*

    Bard: *ping ping*
    Random Hater : Hey Bard, You Suk at that!
    Bard: *thinks*...*smirks*
    Random Hater : *thinks* i got him gooood...*high fives random mass fel guild*
    Bard: You are attacking Random Hater!!!
    Random Hater : *looks around* huh?
    Bard : Eat Greater Lute of Barding!
    WHACK!!!
    3600 Gold has been deposited in your bank box

    Random Hater : OoOOOOooO
    Bard : Hehehe
     
  10. Maplestone

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    I like your ideas too.

    while we're on the topic ... here's a bit more boring enhancing suggestion:
    heartwood: +5% peace chance
    bloodwood: +5% provoke chance
    frostwood: +5% discord chance
     
  11. jelinidas

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    Nice! Bards do need a lil love. :love:
     
  12. Snakeman

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    Nice Ideas & not overpowering either. And since the normal made instrument wears out they won't be unbalancing a thing.
     
  13. Seismic

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    These are great ideas - I concur!
     
  14. The_Letter_E

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    Random Slayer? I think not!

    You should make exactly the slayer you WANT to make. That's the whole point of imbuing. No more random crap.

    I think the rest id pretty cool.


    Ohh, and give us the abilityto make Fey Slayers.

    E
     
  15. Pied Piper

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    Yes yes yes yes! Stop nerfing bard an show us sum love for god sakes! Heck a full bard in siege although can be fun to play is pure PK bait...

    Area peace has absouleutley no chance of working ever. Your only hope is Provo and a prayer man. At least a 1 in 50 chance an I'm good! And make it only work on ppl that have you flagged..


    And maybe instead of making it a pure skill. Maybe make Just bard instruments with a slayer type effect so my music actually does more than amuse PKs.

    I think herding could have sum love too. Maybe like a herding imbued staff....Shoot you can herd up 100's of Drags if you wanted using stealth.

    Then maybe more ppl would get into herding cuz its kinda kool too...I seen ppl do it b4

    Kool Ideas lets keep this thread hot guys! And the ideas coming!
     
  16. That's it. No more sugar coated cereals in the morning for you young man. :coco:

    :hahaha:
     
  17. I'm not sure if it is a good idea to add more skill-bonus items to UO. I lke the idea, but we already have skill-bonuses with jewelry.

    More ideas anyone?

    I wish o' wish some Dev would say, "We're adding this to our wish list!" Hmmm?
     
  18. PixelPusher

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    It's [skill] chance increase, not actual skill increase. So if you're at 120 music and 120 peace, but only have a 25% chance to peace something, this would increase it to 30% chance. The peaced target would still recieve the same effect, you would just have a slightly higher chance to do it.

    So far, I'm loving all these idea's!
     
  19. I like these ideas too, great thread.
     
  20. zeroshade

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    I love playing my full bard, but i really hate the idea of having magery just to survive. We really some mage type barding abilities such as recalling and healing and something offensive would be nice too.
     
  21. Stormkiss

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    I would like to see people have the ability to create sheet music with inscription and music skill. The sheet music would essentially be spells in a sense that they would be music you could play with the appropriate skills in music. The song/spells would have different purposes all of which would be useful but not devalue the existing provoke/discord abilities. My personal favorites include a song that allows you and your party to run faster, a song that is rapid HP and Mana Regen for you and your party, a song that increases party attack power, a song that allows you to temporarily control a targeted monster like a pet, a song that allows you to call down lightning or cause fire or ice type attacks. The point is there is alot of things they could do to make bards more fun and more in depth then 3 abilities that get old fast. Not only that but with the group buff type songs they could really promote grouping and partying in this game which typically is played Solo by tamers and pallys that can kill anythin in the game easily. It also opens up new crafting and item possibilities such as song books, song scrolls, etc. etc. etc.
     
  22. Maplestone

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    I've been impressed with the music-creation system in Spore (er, ah, not that I've been playing other games *ducks*) - it essentially lets you create sheet music. Something like that could potentially be imported into UO.
     
  23. jelinidas

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    As long as we are on the Bard subject in uhall where perhaps Jeremy or a dev may wonder in, lets talk discord.

    Setting: Doom.
    Five people there. Some with pets and some just tanks, Does not matter. Me, A Bard. I disco the Boss and they kill it quicker. Sometimes I get no looting rights although that is quite rare.

    I wish a BUFF on disco just for the bard that started the disco. I have invested 120 in music, 120 in disco to make their jobs easier? Im not asking for the world, lets just say a percentage of the kill. A SMALL percentage, yet something.

    BTW, Disco skill remains at 120 for the entire battle and I stay close to the boss the entire time to keep disco in effect.

    Discuss?
     
  24. Uhhh just wondering if any of you bards are willing to be required to actually hold your instruments to play them and get property bonus's...

    Cuz you know they are going to make us hold them if we can imbue them.

    My 120 fencing bard will be dissapointed to say the least! :sad4:
     
  25. Masuri

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    If the instruments had stats or whatever, equivalent to what you can get from a spellbook, I'd totally be willing to equip them. Would be nice to have a choice though (can still use the instrument from a pack, and with hands full, but no bonuses from the instrument.) Hell I'd be willing to put up with a lot of garbage just to get some enhancements to bards. Almost all my toons are bards to some extent, and barding in UO took a sharp nosedive with Tokuno. Inject some love!
     
  26. This is really a great idea. It encourages group hunting too. No beating that!

    /signed.

    Id love to make my tamer a bard tamer again but its useless benefits except when taming lead me to remove the skills altogether. Bards need some loven'
     
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