Well, I'm back from vacation and am getting back into my 'Sin. I just can't seem to level him 'caus all I want to do is PvP.
Anyway, after reading about Ambush on the official forums, and after the announcement that they will reset re-feat costs to 0-counter (basically, no matter how many re-specs you've done, they're setting everyone back to 0) I decided to re-feat and pick up Ambush.
One of the other things I did was add hotkeys for my leeches (Vamp and Necrotic) and for health pots. Anyway, ever since I came back I've been doing dismal in PvP. At first it was partly from the lack of practice and the new keybindings. Tonight it was partly because I was trying to learn the new technique (Ambush), my new keybindings are still a little awkward, but mostly I've just been playing like crap.
AoC is all about player skill. More still, Assassin requires very close attention and near perfection. I'm off my game at the moment, but that's okay; that's what leveling is all about. I haven't been losing all my fights...but I'm not doing as good as I should.
Anyway, I think I'm gunna jump back on my laptop and respec to lotus before the patch, just because it's basically a free respec.
So, that means I'll be PvPing instead of leveling more--bad Thadias (that's my in-game name). Good news is I'll be able to give some comparisons between a lotus build and a corruption build.
And as a final note, there's been a lot of good advise and discussion on the 'Sin forums (offical) lately. Anyone that doesn't do so already should really check them out. It's a great community with fewer-than-normal trolls, and a lot of people that really care about the class.
Anyway, I'll check back in soon with some lotus notes (get it? eh? eh?! Yeah, i'm not funny).