Hello, I am hoping for some advice on my merits. I do not get to play much, usually only 2 hrs a day, except for my day off which I play probably 12+ hours then. I have a 75 Bard and I always sub White Mage since my Ninja is too low. The only time I use my Bard is for the few endgame events I do, which are the occasional Dynamis with pickup groups and Nyzul with LS members. I do not own any haste gear or a minstrel's ring. The problem I am having is that my songs seem to wear so fast, I might be wrong about this but I feel I have to recast constantly. I have the correct horns, my CHR is at 110 and I use a light and earth staff. I plan on leveling melee jobs next,whenever I get the chance but have five merits just sitting there. What I am wondering is if the job abilities Troubador and Nightinggale (sp?) are really that good. If they are worth it I will use my merits on them since I do plan on at least getting a Walhara Turban soon. Can anyone offer advice on this issue? Or is there anything else I can do to make my songs last longer besides these abilities? Thanks for any feedback given.