Hi all, I’m a new player just ticking into my second month of playtime. Yes I know bards are gimped and all but I enjoy a challenge so my first life character is a bard warchanter build who has just hit level 28, has pretty minimal gear and is pretty obviously sub-optimal compared to the million past life robot splash monk builds I usually find myself running round with (thanks for the resses if any of you are reading).
Anyway, since the update I’ve been poking around in Thunderholme trying to scrounge together enough ingots to get a greataxe upgraded to tier 2. I was there last night grinding my way through seemingly endless mobs of undead when it dawned on me that one of the enhancements I had previously passed over in the Spellsinger tree supposedly allows bards to fascinate undead. Even though I’m mainly warchanter (yeah, I know, another gimp choice), I still have a perform of around 80 which I figured should be just enough to hit mobs in the wilderness area making my life hopefully much easier down there. I was feeling quite excited as I respecced into this ability and rushed back down to Moria...um, I mean Thunderholme...to try it out.
Anyway, long story short it appears that the undead down there just laughed at my stupid song not only saving every single time but also apparently immune as well (and here was me thinking that SR doesn’t apply to songs). I thought at first maybe they are deaf undead dwarfs but they seem to hear me all right when I try to run past them invis (not recommended really given the lag this seems to build up over time).
Further research today (which has brought me for the first time to these forums!) suggests that this is in fact a bug and, promisingly, is slated for a fix in the next patch. Given I have now discovered the forums, I have just a few questions which it would be great if anyone could answer:
1. Will a perform of 80 be around enough to hit undead mobs in Thunderholme (assuming the song is fixed in the next patch)?
2. Would this be of any use in a party, or probably only just solo?
3. Is there any potential for song to be useful in the actual raid content, particularly given the masses of undead. Is there any need for CC that a bard could fill? (I admit I’ve only done the raid once - there was no CC there and I spent the whole time unable to move through crippling lag and multiple deaths)
4. Any feel for when the patch will come up (and whats the odds on it actually being fixed)?
Basically Im trying to decide whether I should hang on a few more weeks with this character, run some more epic content, or maybe just bite the bullet and work out what this whole TR thing is about with some other (non bard but likely still gimp) second life build?