So as many players have realized, there is a discrepancy between functionality of the new bard class between pc and console players.
Keep in mind, this isn't directed towards an individual nor is it ment to be a smear campaign against pc. It is simply my view on how there are fundamental differences in how a class can operate between platforms and in some cases, such as this class, where it's defining feature has been bypassed in the name of "ease of use" on one platform while the others have no such thing.
I am typing about the ability to macro the bard songs into single key presses which provide their full benefits instead of actually doing the full songs worth of key presses. This happens exclusive on pc.
I have looked at arguments for and against this exclusive "ease of use" ability pc has for the bard. I actually understand where people come from on the side that uses it. It makes it simple to play and reasonably effective in content. Not to mention that those with disabilities are better able to play due to less keystrokes. I don't really begrudge them for this.
HOWEVER... where is the equality for the console player? We are the ones who have to go through a series of button presses to get maximum benefits for those songs. We have no other recourse. Yet we have multitudes of players with various ailments or physical challenges like pc. Those of which aren't necessarily acknowledged by companies and fellow gamers.
As the pc player is able to directly bypass a core feature of this class and play songs without fail and to their full benefit, I ask why have the feature at all? As far as I can tell this only limits console players who are not able to bypass said core feature. Instead we have to take the time in order to play each note of the song and hope we don't mess up and have to start all over. This ends up killing allies or the bard itself. Moving and playing songs is rather difficult in combat on console. At least in my experience.
Should a class be so simplistic that there is no real effort put into playing it, not to me. But by the same token, a class shouldn't have such a high thumbskill gap that it is only truly effective in harder content by the less than 1% of the player base.
Again its just my view on how this class is working at the moment.
What I would ask is that if you continue to allow pc to bypass the need to fully play songs with multiple keystrokes and retain full benefit of said songs, you allow consoles to do the same.
Remove the requirement to not have a song in the quickly slot to have its full benefit. Allow each song to be slotted to an individual button to be played in a single press in performance mode. Thus we now have equality between pc and consoles.
Take this as you will. Not trying to hate but to bring forth a measure of equality between players.
Edit: spelling due to auto-correct idiocy.