exactly.. Bard can defintely main heal any expert 5m's.. if he's geared to the hilt.. and hopefully knows how to heal the best as a bard (yes.. some cant, and others just don't even use the best healing builds).
Thats the extreme case though.. and with geared other players.. and being upset that the healer was afk.... but it truely is not suited for 5m content..
Last edited by Mirimon; 07-17-2012 at 09:01 PM.
I was making all the same noise a year ago when I left. I somehow managed to get 3 free days on my account so am looking to see if anything has progressed with bard. (was my main role and what I played rogue for as I HATE dps roles)
I'm hoping still that there will be some changes, I have heard there is a lot of changes coming for the expansion.
If it weren't for Rogue DPS requiring Fervor, Bards might have already gone extinct. I definitely understand the raid-wide benefit of Resonance, but if you replaced that Bard with another full DPS, you wouldn't see too much of a difference in either DPS or healing, and of course that player would be having a lot more fun DPSing than playing Bard.
I definitely have to agree that Bard needs some major tweaks in Storm Legion, and hopefully we can see a sexier cooldown than Verse of Joy.
Actually I guess I'm one of the rare few that enjoy playing a bard, even in raids. (Am I really weird then? Come try convince me that Ranger is more fun...) But that might be cause I put my effort into the role, trying to find every little thing I can do different to improve in different fights. But indeed there are changes in this thread that I'd welcome a lot.
Range - oh please make it longer
Motifs - just do something (I like both the idea of different order give different extra buffs and also hit one key to refresh all)
VoJ - more or less useless atm
Fanfares - hate the casttime when I need to rebuff dead people, sucks even more in fight where you need to move a lot
Scaling - I'd so much love to see my gear do something to my role apart from making me able to survive longer cause of more endurance on gear... Make my weapons mean something! And my stats! Anything... Something...
Now we are well over a year in and as time has gone on the bard issues have just continued to degrade the view of the role. I think it will take something pretty spicy (read: something that will make some people scream "OP") to get the tarnish off the role.
Sacred Fire: Faeblight
Casual does not mean Lazy
OP: Overall, a great post and I agree with almost all of it except the following-
1) Cadence on the move. I know at least one other person mentioned this earlier in the thread, but I would like to second the motion.
2) Increase run speed. Significantly. It's hard to not enjoy playing your Bard when he runs at the speed of sound.
No matter how you slice it, the soul definitely needs a lot of attention and I hope this thread helps in generating it.
Last edited by Kithiel; 07-21-2012 at 12:58 AM.
Indeed.. I would prefer a more firm position on the support roles, gear for them or not.. sitting on the fence as it is being a support, please don't have us sitting with the post up our backside being given meager options for gear.. either set us up to be phenom with the right gear or without it (which is solved by adjusting the soul itself.., which is far past it's expiration date..)
Last edited by Mirimon; 07-22-2012 at 09:23 PM.