Goa have said that ToA will arrive in at end of feb, which is much faster than I had expected. And I was wondering what your general thoughts about this add is. I look forward to it, even if ToA will make the life for stealthers much harder. A new world to explore, more abilities, more items, a brand new challenge, both in PvE and RvR. But I get the feeling that its a massive time sink to tweak your char with ToA, in other words; you will prolly only have time to focus on one char if you want to max him out(especially if you not are a powergamer). So what will you do? abandon your stealther for another char, stick to your assassin or perhaps even quit? I will prolly keep on playing Jox. So what can we expect when ToA have started to sink in a bit? Prescience Nodes Stealth Lore, which means that we need 1, or prolly 2 Stealth Lore items to counter. Mages will be harder to kill with MA's like Bodyguard, Brittle Guard, Grapple, and then add all traps and storms that will infect all mgs when the hibs get bored :> If you are going to keep on playing your stealther, have you decided what path you will take? Battlemaster(Stormlord for nightshades) or Spymaster? and why? And both casters and archers will cast/shot faster, there have been reports of cast times below one sec. So if a archer/caster makes a drop on you, you will go down faster. No question about it, but yes, you could perhaps counter with Cermonial Bracers(demezz/destun) or Throw Weapon(a MA) but dont count on it. Another thing to consider; it will be very hard for assassins to make good templates, at least comparing to other classes. We have 5 spec lines, tanks 2-3 spec lines and mages 1-2. Have you started to glare at the artifacts in ToA yet? I have :> Belt of Sun/Sun Axes(feels overestimated) Bane of Battler + Malice's Axe(almost feels like a better option) Goddess' Necklare/Shades of Mist(Stealth Lore items) Golden Scarab Vest(procs Nearsight!) Cermonial Bracer(demezz, destun) Band of Stars(dd) But many of these items are still bugged and take ages to level up, but one can always hope that Mythic will fix it.