Need a rogue more than mentoring.
My character is a pure Elf Ranger AA because I don't like the concept of multiclassing. This is something they started in Second Edition and I see it as a step towards having a boring single race and class.
It is good that so many people on Thelanis are helpful but I am doing okay except for the traps that often kill me in higher level quests.
There are many good sources of information online and this has allowed me to build a fairly self-sufficient character.
Thanks to the good information I have managed to:
Complete Church and the Cult three times at L7 on normal to obtain my Silver Longbow.
Complete most of Ataraxia at L7. [Obtained several L10 items that I could not use and sold.]
Killed my first Beholder at L8 by shooting it from behind. It took about three seconds and exaclty twelve arrows. It was a nasty creature but killing it was easier than defeating the Mulmaster Beholder Corps a few years back.
Have heavy fortification at L8 by combining Arlyn's ring with a free augment.
Obtain melee weapons are a +3 Byshyk Longsword and a +5 Adamantine Stiletto.
Find some nice Wraithskin that allows sneaking past most things if necessary.
About the only thing I have not managed to find is a Deathblock item.
My character can cast healing spells but chooses instead to rely on a healing hireling, 100 cure potions, and a healing wand.
The character has evolved into one that can do well with a hireling in most quests but cannot deal with traps. Grouping seems the only solution since I can't afford to keep buying rogue contracts from the DDO store.
My character goes slow because the fleshware component of the system is older. This means most groups go too fast for me to keep up. It is not that I am a "piker" but often just wind up wandering around lost wondering "where the heck did everybody go".
So, of the 2400, or so, guilds on Thelanis, are there any slow-playing guilds with L10-ish rogues available that would take a freeper like me?