It has probably been talked about quite often. But it seems just odd that the only passive ability Bard has is Resist Silence. I have always noticed this from knowledge... but..
When I viewed this page, http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Category:Job_Traits, it is slightly disappointing. At least all of those Job Traits help utilize a job, not defensively always but in many cases, offensively or in some ways where you will always be using it in a case.
I am sure there is amazing stories of bards saying "Resist Silence saved my life" or something similar. That's awesome.. not really. Compared to other jobs it seems just easier to use an echo drop.
Is there a specific reason why bard's got Jipped on even getting one extra trait? Hell not even a Merit passive trait? Is it because bards have so many song abilities? Its hard to find a specific reason why.. any thoughts?