Thursday, August 21, 2008

Campaigning like an Idol

Many of you have asked me to show them how to campaign as /bard.

So here’s the rundown and dirty:

According to

The maximum experience points you can acquire by singing bard buff songs is 300. Each buff song will grant you 20 exp.

Therefore singing 15 songs will net you the maximum 300 exp.

However another factor comes into play: the current medal you have.

The medal you have will determine how much exp you are allowed to get per minute.

I currently have a Brass Wings of Service § so the maximum exp I can get per minute is 84exp. I set up my script to play 4 bard songs every minute with a 15 second /wait from the initial casting of each song. There for after 4 songs have finished, 1 minute will have passed by.

4 Songs @ 20 exp/song with 4 /wait 15 = 80 exp/minute. So in order to get the maximum 300 exp I would have to wait til the 4 minute mark before turning in my tags.

***If you turn in your tags before the 4 minute mark, you will only get exp for the first 3 minutes!****

So wait until the 4 minute mark before turning in your tags. Of course the time will be different if you had Bronze Ribbon of Service § because then your exp limit will be 60 exp/minute. In this case, it would take 5 minutes to reach the max amount of exp. Therefore, you should time your macro so that your character only plays 3 bard songs per minute, and 15 songs over 5 minutes for 300 exp.

For those that use Windower, you may want to initialize the plugin that let's you see the timers on your buffs. Allied tags counts as a "buff" and so with the timer, you'll be able to see how long you've held the tags for and be able to refresh your tags at the appropriate time.

Here is the link to the macro script for windower:

This script was based off of Aikar's Advanced Skillup Script from

Of course you will have to edit this script based on what medal you have. All you really have to do

is change the waiting times and the songs if you really need to.

To execute it, you could make an FFXi macro or just simple type in "/console exec filename.txt" (without the quotes) in the party chatbox.

Then to start the macro, type "//start".

To end the macro type "//stop".

This macro is scripted to run forever so you'll have to manually stop the macro while you refresh tags.

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