The original stk guardian, and the chain as it was, with rogue much more integral, good caster, tactical play required etc is one of the reasons I stayed here. Ooh, an mmo with a brain. Since then the guardian has been made to look like he felt when he was a fire giant lookalike, but it's such a shame that he hits like a wet fish. Without early challenges and failures nobody learns, as evidenced by the increasing dependency on private channels over pugs at high level. Still, for my memories of how he was, he wins.
Considering how much brain they eat, illithids are depressingly devoid of personality. Like those skinny people that eat fat food. No idea how they do it. Maybe they should stick to yogurt. I like to eat squid too, so I'd feel a hypocrite if I supported them.