Had an interesting day in Istarian world.
First of all: my feelings. I felt I got tired from instant levelling up. To chop yew tree, fill 5 silos with logs, then make boards, finally make tools from boards, then deconstruct tools, get logs...and repeat many many times untill I reach new level...after I reach, repeat once again.
I took up a simple works that gives almost no reward in experience or money. Went to Dalimond sandstone quarry, crafted several hundreds of sandstone keystones. Deposited part of them in my vault - and went to help with one plot. I went satisfied when I added last resource and one wall emerged. I continued to do these runs: first sandstone (no xp), then slate (very little xp). At the end of the day I helped to finish some walls, since they required only sandstome and slate. There were other structures left, but they require skills I do not have yet.
I shared my feelings with folks in Universal Soldiers chat. Earlier it was great for me to advance by some levels...and now I am just tired. They understood me and promised to take to one dangerous (yet rewarding in terms of xp) dungeon, the ill-famous Doom, full of the most deadly monsters in Istaria.
Then went to relax to New Trismus, but found no one I could help, so retreated to scout Island of Fire.
This proved to be very challenging. I was running, surrounded by agressive monsters instantly attacking me. Finally reached relatively safe cave with several resources. For some reason, harvested Fire Opal motherload only to realise I could not craft this resource efficiently. I needed normal (not Fire) opal. Overall there were fields full of resources...and guarded heavily. But that's what I understand: if you wanna such lucrative resources, prepare to fight or even die for them.
And thus the day ended. I found myself thinking about new plots I could help with, be it Mason or Carpenter. One day I will gather a lot of crystals and possibly switch to Armorer only to free my vault from some tier 1 armor formulas.
Well, things are going rather good, I'm satisfied with it.