So, Bards have to 'specialise' in one of the five Bardic instruments, that is, choose which of the five they will use to play their Harmonics. 200 years ago I chose to play the lyre and have never regretted the decision.
I'm just curious as to whether anybody knows why there is Specialisation in Harmonics? As far as I can tell it makes no difference to anything at all; the instrument is not even mentioned when using Harmonics; no effect on the effects of Harmonics. It costs 100 lessons to unspecialise, yet I can't see any reason why anybody would; if I wanted to RP being a harpist, I'd just by a harp for 5k (6 lessons) and then RP it. In short, it seems like it should be a big decision, yet doesn't at all feel like one.
Also, does any other class have anything similar to this? Might throw some light on the subject.