I'm going with archer/bard because I think it is the one class that offers somewhat of a different role when it comes to the class and job. Bard is more of a support, boost your party kinda role, while Archer is a pure ranged DPS class. I dunno if its possible, but I would like to see if its possible to have my archer be a competent enough DPS class to bring to raids, while also having the support role of Bard as an option.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Ranger patched in at some point in the future. Sounds like leveling archer is definitely the way to go for you.
Hopefully they do. I would definitely consider leveling ARC if RNG were available.
As would I. I've thought about trying out archer, but bard doesn't really appeal to me. I'd much rather level a class whose job is also appealing to me.