Yesterday they announced that certain Bard buff songs, namely the Etude line, the Prelude line, and both Foe Sirvente and Adventurer's Dirge, will now behave like normal songs in that they're Area of Effect normally and Pianissimo will make them single target. How do you guys feel about the change? I rarely go Bard to things anymore and I'm not a Daurdabla Bard so I'm limited to only casting two songs, but I think nowadays, given how most Bards that do "end game" sorts of events have at least the level 90 Daurdabla and that, at least for right now with Embrava still on the table for Scholars, that since Marches aren't near as necessary as they were before, being able to cast Etudes on a party of Melee would be quite good.
The Prelude line would also be good if it was common for there to be a large number of Rangers in a party nowadays, but, at least for what I do event wise, having more than one Ranger in a party is pretty rare, so at least for right now that's not really all that useful.
As for Adventurer's Dirge and Foe Sirvente...all I can say is why would a Bard even have these merited? Even though Nightingale and Troubadour's recast timers are now a static value rather than based on merits, the effects they have now with merits are just too beneficial to not want. Not to mention that, given how the Enmity system works, a traditional "tank" is pretty much a thing of the past and the party(ies) you'd be in would benefit far more from some of your other songs.