Bard in Rift worked fine - I would like that class. Problem: Items. Blizz would need to add tons of instruments items just for one class.
Mostly one of the last ( after tinket ) class that can/will be added to wow.
Dps-support role would fit and change a bit the style of game.
And it doesnt come from aion , but from way before .. that doesnt mean that it still wouldnt be a nice idea.
Only way I would want bards to be a part of the WoW universe is if they based it off the power of the Wishsong from the Shannara universe. Not necessarily singing songs, but more or less just controlling the pitch and volume, etc. of your voice to focus energy into what you want it to be with your mind. Maybe cross it a bit with the Dragon Shouts from Skyrim. You're welcome!! Alas, it will never happen.
nay, I hate music
also: whenever I see poll options as "yay" or "nay" I remember disgaea
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Bards don't exist on Warcraft lore and if there is a hint of them, it's pretty minor.
I do like bard classes in general, however It doesn't seem like a fit for WoW not for game play nor do I see how the lore can be squeezed in currently. Though that doesn't mean blizz wouldn't make up something new to force it, but overall to me Nay.
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ANOTHER new melee class?
I would really like a spellcaster-type necromancer. They could easily be implemented in a Northrend/Scourge revamp xpac, and start alongside DK's.
A Bard class would fit just right in wow if they allowed support specs again because it is a pure support class, with nothing more other than a dps spec workable onit. But this time make them have a real support role and then minor dps then the other way around. This is the only way I see a support spec happening, so the player has minor dps that is boosted just enough to be soloing but has mainly supportive abilities that augment the allies performance in battle. I see no real reason why this couldn't be applied in wow for support specs. The way I would implement a Bard class would be to have a musical spec to be a healer support because music is good for ur mind and spirit, an actor spec that uses acts acompannied by music to awe enemies in place and inspire allies and a dancer dps spec, because every class needs a dps right??maybe u would like to check out my idea in my signature
For the second time in as many days, nay. I don't see how this would ever fit into WoW lore and it would look absolutely absurd to have somebody over there strumming a lute or blowing a fife while I'm trying to tank a pack of orcs or something.
I'm dividing classes into three tiers.
Original. The ones from vanilla.
Tier two. Monk, DK. and the next mail class. This will balance out the 4 gear types.
Tier three. Anything added beyond the first three per gear type.
I see Demon Hunter as the last tier two class. But I do see Bard being added as a tier three cloth or leather.
Blizz has a number of musical animations already in game. And I'm sure making a bard would be like making a DK (unique resource) and Monk (New animations) plus some extra (New weapon type?)
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Exactly and not only that, people need to understand that Bards aren't in-game because of the current dps/healer/tank template, because how can music mitigate damage or fully heal an allie or even deal damage? But they would fit perfectly in a support role which is what they do best. A singing minstrel for improving healing on allies makes sense because music is capable of lifting our spirits, a thespian/actor is capable of deceiving enemies and inspiring allies working well as an all-around support spec and finally a dancing gymnastic capable of doing damage and stunning foes would also be a new and exciting way to dps. I have this all in my Bard idea thread if anyone cares 2 read more about it...f you ask me, Bard has a bit of a bad name. The idea of song/story to inspire or uninspire would fit well with WoW's dark story. I mean what would be better than fighting the Legion while hearing the legend of Turalyon, or how Agewynn defeated Sargeras.
Honestly, I would hate for the Bard Class to be added.
Here is why.
Bards Wear Leather, we have 3 Leather classes already, the class gap is only in mail.
Bards are rogues who cast spells and illusions. Adding another class with Stealth would cause all kinds of PVP grief.
Bards Buff, DeBuff, and Tank through evasions and misdirection. It would be far better to make Bards the 4th Spec for Rogues as a tanking spec, with some party utility.
So I vote for the Rogue 4th Spec being called bard based on the Subtlety evasion Tank spec with added Party utilities, like a debuff which makes it easier for party members to hit, and a party buff for damage It could even have a few seconds of party dancing for flavor.
I think Combat should be switched to a tank spec. Think of Errol Flynn in the old pirate movies or the Count of Monte Cristo, or Robin Hood or something along those lines. Those guys could take on a pack of 10 opponents and wiggle and dodge their every attack. That would make an awesome tank spec. They wouldn't use shields, they'd dual-wield swords or something and parry everything while dancing circles around their opponents. The more they dodge and parry, the more they frustrate and anger their target, thereby holding aggro.
Bards really can't have a place in WoW without them introducing a couple other support classes or at least changing specs to give multiple classes a support class role. Seeing as they've moved shamans further away from that role, I don't see them going back and reintroducing it.
-Bards do not need to wear leather.they also don't need to wear mail really. leave the mail to demon hunters and dragonsworns and let Brads become the first cloth melee dps. Anyway that's up to Blizzrd 2 decide not u.
-bards are not rogues, they are performers of the arts. they do not cast illusions, those are the mesmers from GWs.
-bards buff, debuff(they do not tank) through artistical performances that inspire allies or affect foes.
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Bards have always been used as Rogue who sparkle and preform to cause distraction while the party destroys the target. A good Bard can stand in the back of the party and tank while the warrior rips the target apart.Originally Posted by Wikipedia
In WOW we can't have the tank stand behind the party, but the simple truth is Bards could be added to Rogues, and can be used as a Tank spec.