Weekend in istaria - full of impressions.
First of all - fighting. Since I am multiclassed Human, I should be able to start one of the end-game quests, "Dralnok's Doom" quest line. Yes, it's meant for level 100 only, but I am multiclassed, I have good armor, good jewellery, strong heals and highest tier buffs.
First mission was simple: go speak to NPC, he sents to another NPC, then I am sent to scout out of the town, speak to new NPC and return. No reward for this, but that doesn't matter (at level 100 you gain no xp for anything).
Second mission: go to some valley, scout it. Piece of cake: roads are clear, the only monster was some enraged level 71 wisp, but she is no match for my multiclassed biped. Ok, trigger point reached, quest updated: kill 5 Risen skeleton sergeants and 10 Risen skeletons. And there agony began.
I was almost ripped to pieces by the very first level 107 skeleton. Hardly managed to escape from it. But it was clear my light crafting armor was no match for skeleton: took the best armor, best shield, best weapon, best jewellery. Found that skeleton again, entered battle. Skeleton's was suffering from my hits...when I looked at my own health. Oh my, I was on my way to be defeated. Recalled.
Then, as per advice of the most experienced player, changed some spells and returned. Casted some curses on skeletons, stunned him...only to found myself having 15% of health remaining. Recalled immediately, to spent some of the day in despair.
I am lvl.100 Warrior, lvl.100 Cleric, lvl.63 Shaman, I have the best armor and weapons, jewellery, buffs...and still I am no match for single skeleton. My friends in chat went to comfort me, but to no results. It's just about feeling useless. If Istaria has such over-powered monsters, it discorages from multiclassing: anyway, it's just a matter of time when you will be killed, be it 1 hit or 6 hits.
Yet another surprise: I stored some Fire Opal in silo. When I came, there was no fire opal at all. Looks like we have some thief going and stealing anything, which is very uncommon on Order.
Then player's D. alt told he finally bought one plot: I would be able to aid him. It was ok, untill I went for Granite to Drift point. In previous (pre-updates...) time there was plenty of granite, storage silos nearby...and now it's no more. 6 nodes, giving maximum 600 granite slabs, all overguarded by golems. It was just nice. Went to Aughundell mines, where there are no silos. However, I found motherload there, so was able to add some 300 granite construction blocks within one day (and, as I over-estimated, there were some 50 left).
Thus the weekend ended. Now, I have things to do - to help Player's D. plot as much as I can. Overall - weekend was good. I understood that I will not take any quest above lvl.100 and my future is pure crafting OR levelling up existing schools up to level 100. And - being usefull to others.