Bards appeal to the contrarian in us, with the attitude of "it's OK to be a jack of all trades, as long as you're rocking a sweet axe." In some MMOs their music is used to conjure up buffs, while in others their notes cause aural damage on the level of Ke$ha to monsters. Have family members who keep telling you to turn that racket down? Bards in games are constantly told to crank it up -- and play multiple songs simultaneously, if at all possible. Plus, Bards are not unknown to the ways of the sword, which always amuses group leaders who now have a squishy character charging into combat shouting, "Stab! Stabby stab!"
Today is a first, as we're giving you more than one choice for Leaderboard voting. Please don't pass out. It's a Battle of the Bards, with most of the major MMOs reporting in for duty! Which Bard tops them all? Cast your vote after the jump!
|EverQuest: Bard||232 (21.8%)|
|Lord of the Rings Online: Minstrel||189 (17.7%)|
|EverQuest II: Dirge||30 (2.8%)|
|EverQuest II: Troubadour||18 (1.7%)|
|Vanguard: Bard||58 (5.4%)|
|RIFT: Bard soul||179 (16.8%)|
|Dungeons and Dragons Online: Bard||51 (4.8%)|
|Dark Age of Camelot: Minstrel||29 (2.7%)|
|Ultima Online: Bard||25 (2.3%)|
|Final Fantasy XI: Bard||117 (11.0%)|
|Dark Age of Camelot: Skald||50 (4.7%)|
|Star Wars Galaxies: Entertainer||87 (8.2%)|
Ever wish that you could put to rest a long-standing MMO debate once and for all? Then welcome to the battle royal of Massively's Leaderboard, where two sides enter the pit o' judgment -- and only one leaves. Vote to make your opinion known, and see whether your choice tops the Leaderboard!