Once I hit 75 on bard, I didn't put a lot of work into bard after that since I don't enjoy playing the job. I'd pull it out to help friends, but rarely for events. It was common for me to pull out bard to help friends on Chary. However, I've had to use it in order to get abyssea wins and atmas. Periodically, I'd pick up new instruments and upgrade old ones.
First of all, I know my gear needs a lot of work, so posts pointing that out are neither helpful nor constructive.
I use HQ earth, light, and dark staves, and buggard strap.
Full relic except Minstrel's Coat. KO is available if that's better.
String and Wind torques
Singing earing and sometimes string. If not, it's melody. I could have sworn I had a wind earring. A pair of trumpet rings (I think that's the name.)
Through these pickup events, I was able to hit 77.
Edit: I didn't want to start a brand new topic for this. Which atmas should I be working towars? I have a lot of melee atmas, but not much for bard, which is about as "mage job" as I have right now.
Edited, Jan 18th 2011 5:10pm by SilentRip
Edited, Jan 18th 2011 8:12pm by SilentRip