Am I a singer? - - - Nah.. I am a Bard! :)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a MMORPG(Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) developed by Square Enix and Naoki Yoshida as producer and director. I started to play it with friends just a couple months ago and Bard is the first job class I took. Bard is one of the classes in Disciples of War which specializes in buffing their allies with songs and other enchantments, even during battles! so when you ran out of MP or TP I will sing for you! :) Why use mana potions when you have me around! Can you guess what is the main class for unlocking Bard? - - - The answer is “Archer”! So as you can imagine Bards have all the abilities of Archers and bow is the main weapon they use. Bard’s weapon is kinda cool and special, it’s a combination of a bow and a harp, that's why a Bard can attack and sing at the same time. The only disadvantage is their DPS(Damage per second) is lower while singing and sometimes little sacrifice can make a difference!
(Bard concept art; Race: Miqo'te)
“The word "bard" ordinarily puts folk in mind of those itinerant minstrels, fair of voice and nimble of finger, who earn their coin performing in taverns and the halls of great lords. Few know, however, that bards in fact trace their origins back to the bowmen of eld, who sang in the heat of battle to fortify the spirits of their companions.
In time, their impassioned songs came to hold sway over the hearts of men, inspiring their comrades to great feats and granting peace unto those who lay upon the precipice of death.” —Game Description, source.
Requirements for unlocking Bard:
What I like most about Bards? The dresses and the colour! I love Bi-colour :) I am going to share with you some of my favourite outfits for Bard.
This is Bard’s Weathered Armor set:
(Bard’s Weathered Armor and my shiny bow!)
This is Bard’s Artifact Armor set:
"Artifact Armor or AF are the iconic armor sets for each job. Players will acquire the Artifact Armor for his or her job upon reaching level 50 and following through Main Story Quests. It is the first set of blue gear players will acquire." (source)
(Bard’s Artifact Armor)
If you are interested in and want know more about Bard, please see this page: http://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Bard
If you want to know the specific requirements for unlocking other jobs such as Paladin, Monk, Warrior, Dragoon, White Mage, Black Mage, Summoner and Scholar, please refer to this page: http://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Jobs