shields are still dropping with certain defenses, and also there are upgradeable chitin armors with all kind of defenses.
back on the topic, think nobody will be able to learn if the picture is fake or real, if lesath would have started to drop cs oftenly again, we should have seen many ppl got it. but i remember an ex-gm wrote in this forums that he spawned around 100 lesath and only one of them dropped cs, so it was reduced, not completely removed. for that cs, still there is a big chance for gm-made or dbhacked but cant say whats that exactly[/b]
+1 i think same