I've decided I'd like to work some on a Bard/Bow guide - I've really enjoyed playing this class combo (plus there doesn't seem to be much of a guide for PvPers).
I will try my best to provide new information instead of repeating what's already been said in numerous guides.
I don't plan to go into great detail when it comes to basics regarding the game - this guide will be meant for experienced players as the other guides have done a nice job of covering the basics.
I've spent today putting together some things here and there, some new, and some you may have seen posted around already, to get this guide started.
I will continue to add more information overtime.
What I have planned for this guide so far:
Equipment - Both PvE and PvP.
Skills - Basics as well as effectiveness comparisons for both PvE and PvP.
Envoys/Build - Most likely multiple for different play-styles.
Tactics/Techniques/Weaknesses - Both PvE and PvP.
Eidolons - Where and how they should be used.
Technical Comparisons - HP vs DEF vs Dmg Reduction, ect.
Formulas - Calculated to exact numbers.
Videos/Other - For strategies, pulling, soloing, and anything else I can think of/is requested.
Feel free to ask questions in this thread or use it for simple discussions, just please don't PM me unless absolutely necessary - and if you do it may be a few days for a reply because I don't check them often. xD
My Bard Experience
Initially I started as Bard/Sorc - it's all I played in Closed Beta and all I played for the first month or so of AK's release.
Current Stuff in this Guide (not much atm!)
I was a huge PvP fanatic but then got extremely bored of PvP and decided to switch to Bard/Wiz around level 60+ish.
I've spent the last month or so playing as Bard/Wiz (now level 67... been sucha lazy leveler since 65).
I've spent the last week playing as Bard/Bow and it's been a blast.
All subs are good, and which sub fits you best will be based on your play-style.
I have some Sorc vs Wiz vs Bow comparisons in the post below - I hope to go into more detail with these in the future.
Sorc vs Wiz vs Bow - Very basic comparison.
CURRENTLY ON VACATION, NO FURTHER UPDATES UNTIL START OF APRIL
Skills - In-depth details and some telegraphs for fun.
Envoy - Just a few builds.
Formula - The first of many formulas to come!
Videos - A couple short videos of nothing exciting.
3/11/2014 - Added lvl 55, 66 and two 75 builds for Envoys
3/13/2014 - Started on Equipment Section