Good things come to those who wait.
Patience, patience, patience! You'll be so very surprised how much doing doing can achieve. It really does pay to wait around in a nice dark corner overseeing things to get a perspective of how things unfold. Guards paths, locations of paths, and animals, things that may even distract the ones you wish to avoids, plan carefully and then tread.
Battering your way through can be achieved also, half of the time, but just makes the path ahead that bit more difficult, with increased awareness, chaos and rats, with less weaponry and resources to rely upon, as well as having to look out for the loot it takes to replace your lost goodies.
Bide you time!
Added by: superblobby Dec 7th 2012, ID#17598