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Darksteffan
Mar Member 2018

Darksteffan

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Hello everyone, for those of you veteran RS players will know, the game has been able to provide different skills to further enhance our experience.

At one point Lunar Magic was involved as a way to help players become "support" when challenging difficult bosses but it wasn't used to it's whole extent.

My suggestion right now is to create a support skill which will enhance the combat experience and also other skills in general, let me expand on this:

A bard has been known for using musical instruments, music has always been something that inspires people and often use it when working.

By implementing this skill it would be possible to enhance inspire players in combat to receive effects such as:
-Improved Defense
-Improved Offense
-Additional HP
-Slowly recover prayer points
-Increase attack speed
-Slowly recover HP
-Increase Adrenaline

By having these effects in hand, it would be possible to introduce further boss content for team parties that would need a Bard to improve the party's stats to survive new mechanics.

As for the non-combat part of the community, being able to play different musical pieces could provide buffs such as enhanced fishing rates, mining rates, woodcutting rates.

It could also be used to recover run speed on the go.

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It is still just an idea, but I believe that it could be a skill worth considering as having a support role could really open up the game to new content or experiences.

Thank you and feel free to comment.

22-Apr-2019 04:14:52

Jaekob Caed
Apr Member 2011

Jaekob Caed

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Hmm, I really like this idea! It's a simple skill but would be very beneficial. Obviously, it needs to be fleshed out a bit more (for example, how could Jagex design training of the skill so that it's fun and not too grindy?), but the principle is great! I'm sure there's even cool potential for Jagex to implement a sort of in-game music creation tool where you can play an in-game keyboard for different sounds where certain melodies/notes have different effects.. that'd be pretty sick! ~ Jacob, Prince of the Kingdom of Heaven ~
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22-Apr-2019 09:08:45

Darksteffan
Mar Member 2018

Darksteffan

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Yeah the leveling part is tricky, have thought of a training similar to magic where you cast songs instead of spells.

But it could also be similar to a creation skill like developing music with papyrus and different items that need to be collected (perhaps like in a crafting/invention style)

23-Apr-2019 05:39:45

Jaekob Caed
Apr Member 2011

Jaekob Caed

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Darksteffan said:
Yeah the leveling part is tricky, have thought of a training similar to magic where you cast songs instead of spells.

But it could also be similar to a creation skill like developing music with papyrus and different items that need to be collected (perhaps like in a crafting/invention style)


No matter, I'm sure Jagex would be able to come up with ideas if those didn't work. Either way, you have my support for this!
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24-Apr-2019 09:25:13

Deltaslug

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Could have XP gain over time.
AS you apply the buffs from the Bard Skill, you gradually gain low amounts of XP (relatively speaking) based on the tier of music you play.
It's not the only way you'd gain XP, but it would be one way.

In addition, players could only have the effects of 1-2 bards at anytime to avoid having situations of having like 10 'bards' in one spot, all playing the same types of songs, giving people a +10 Bard Effect (or 2 +5 effects) stacking all at the same time.
(ie: having 5 bards all playing an accuracy boost would give you 5x the effect of the accuracy bonus)

10-May-2019 04:28:33

Darksteffan
Mar Member 2018

Darksteffan

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That actually sounds very nice, it could have a mechanic similar to adrenaline (to play songs) but instead of filling up it is at 100% and drains as you play songs. (similar to the run energy as it recovers over time and the higher the skill the faster it recovers)

The buff restriction seems necessary as I can already see people hiring bards for x5 accuracy haha.

This is actually coming together nicely, hope more people get to put their ideas here as I feel it would be a worthwhile idea!

12-May-2019 23:18:10 - Last edited on 12-May-2019 23:23:25 by Darksteffan

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