Quoting from the UO Herald Producer's Letter from April 2, 2010 (today): "In addition, we’re turning our attention to Bards. I’m not mentioning WHY we are, but let’s just say there are some tales will need to be told with a bit of style, and the there will be some things done best with a “well encouraged” group." Could it be true? Someone is actually thinking of us? I can hardly contain the excitement. New gear, new skills, new usefulness in the game? I'm a little afraid that they are going to implement a way for bards to tell stories in game (well, I know some people want this so it's cool too I guess), but the fact that they mention they are working on this in their main update letter has me all giddy. We can only hope.