I have been reading through these forums a bit but have not found anything about this. I am new to DDO (just installed last night) but I have been a long time PnP Dungeons & Dragons player.
I have made a rogue, and my question is primarily around stealth and sneak attack. I have been reading the manual and it seems to suggest that you get sneak attack when attacking from hiding or when an enemy is in melee with someone in your party, and with ranged weapons within 30' in these circumstances. However, I have only once seen "sneak attack" and extra damage appear over a kobolds head when I stabbed it from hiding. I have never gotten sneak attack to work from a flanking position, so far. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some trick or finesse to landing a sneak attack that perhaps I am missing?
Also, when it comes to hiding I notice there are between 1 and 3 little blue eyes near me when I stealth I assume these indicate bonuses or penalties I may be getting (how well hidden I am in other words) as I appear to have less eyes when Im in a good shadow.
Any advice, suggestions, clarification etc is welcome.