My character has a Cloak of Elvenkind (along with a few other items) that make him harder to see by camouflaging him with his surroundings. When he's focused on being stealthy, he blends in as well or better than an invisible character (his +36 beats the heck out of the +20 you get from Invis... In PnP, anyway).This, of course, is physically being hard to see. For Phinn, that's the pinnacle of stealth - not subterfuge, but almost not even being there at all.
For the rest of your [strike]article[/strike] post... I think you're really just overthinking it a little.
I think using stealth skills is an excellent application of misdirection to get by obstacles. If you want to avoid or get the drop on something on any of my quests, by all means send me a tell and I'll work with it. Something like throwing a coin down the hallway to make a guard chase it to investigate, disguising yourself like a commoner in a crowd, swaddling a shortsword to make it look like a baby, hiding objects real well on your person to avoid them being confiscated, all applicable. Many skills like tumble, pickpocket/sleight of hand, bluff, diplomacy, use magic device and spellcraft have a multitude of uses outside the Neverwinter code-box with the right imagination.
So, no real interesting roleplay involved? Slip on gear, done?
Thanks. That means I am doing it right.
True Seeing. Able to spot Hidden opponents. Yes.But please, anyone with TrueSight, please put limitations on it when you are RPing.