In our kinship, The Osgiliath Guard (Elendilmir), we’ve had several members express an interested in learning to play this class better.
And by “better”, they usually mean “so I can raid”.
One of the officers held a couple of workshops on playing the guardian class, and I volunteered to give people pointers on playing the minstrel. After all, the minstrel is the most important person in the fellowship, no matter what the tank says. They’ve probably brought you along to heal, and that makes you indispensable.
To avoid looking like too much of an idiot, I invited two of our other kin’s minstrels along, Alanion and Renani. We recorded our conversation with the intent to break it up into shorter segments. However, since I don’t have any mad sound editing skillz or good audio software, I thought I’d just dump it all here at CSTM until such a time that I can figure out how to edit it myself.1
In this conversation, we talk about the minstrel class in general, traits, virtues, stats, gear and the like. We tried to cover as many aspects of the class as we could before we floated away or the headphones stuck to our ears. The only major aspect of the minstrel class we intentionally skipped was taking a minstrel into the Moors for some PVP action. Neither Alanion nor Renani play in the moors much, and I haven’t been out there in a while, so we wouldn’t have much to add on this point.
The intent of this conversation was to give some help to players who are new to the minstrel class, so if you’re a hardcore raider or you’ve been playing a minstrel as your “main” since launch, this probably isn’t for you.
I’d also like to caution you all that I have never participated in a podcast, so if this seems kind of rough with lots of awkward pauses, it’s not you, it’s me.2
Thanks for Alanion and Renani for helping me out with this, and not to use this as a shameless recruiting ploy, but if you’re on the Elendilmir server, are at least 25 years old and you aren’t a jerk, The Osgiliath Guard would love to have you. Please contact me in-game for details on how to join.
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For other resources here at CSTM about playing the minstrel, I recommend:
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