Is it true that not even the person/creature/thing doing the initial action that starts a combat is able to use a full-round action?
According to all sources I can find, the initial attack already is part of the surprise round, so you're only entitled to a move action or standard action; but that leads to an (in my opinion) absurd scenario, so I just wanted to be sure whether there is something I'm missing:
Let's say sorcerer A is hiding in the bushes, 1HP left, waiting to finish sorcerer B (1HP left) off with magic missiles before B does the same to A. Then he suddenly spots sorcerer B - but sadly, he's some feet out of range. Now sorcerer A wants to use metamagic to double his magic missiles range and fire that on sorcerer B ... but now his magic missile takes a full-round action to cast, so sorcerer A cannot surprise sorcerer B with it anymore.
Is this interpretation right RAW-wise or am I missing something?