this happens when equipped with a main-hand pistol, it will shoot "Vital Shot" shot after steal instead of "Sneak Attack" and quickly unstealth the thief, rendering the stealth and stealth-skill of the trait "Hidden Thief" useless in this situation.
now an easy fix will be turning off auto-attack, however auto-attack out of stealth is great for spamming Vital Shot, so i'm kinda debating whether to keep auto-attack on or off or ditch the trait.
however if aranet developers would be so kind to make auto-attack on stealth-skills work independently from the out-of-stealth auto-attack, that would be great.
....and have the stealth-skills auto-attack when in stealth when it auto-attack is set on.
any other thief that play with main-hand pistol with the "Hidden Thief" in PvP, do you just turn auto-attack off?
edit: strangely enough, main-hand dagger doesn't face this problem, but every other weapon does.
Edited by Symbiont, 08 November 2012 - 02:30 PM.