A long weekend (due to Easter - up to Monday) in Istaria.
Crafting: was levelling up my Weaver, then turned to Fitter. First ten levels were done without crafting or questing: I just used tier 1 crystals. Each gave either +250 or +500 to crafting, so level 1 to level 10 were done easily. Some levels were done just by making cobalt bars.
Then came Iron sheetings: a special construction material for tier 2 structures. I needed Iron, preferably - Iron motherloads (from 2000 to almost 5000 ores), but it was hard to find them. There was no motherload in Trandalar's Acul (or it was hidden too good); there was no motherload in Aughundell mines...lucky enough one very friendly Dragon showed me a way to motherload of iron near Chickonis.
I made several levels by iron sheetings only. When I grew tired from iron - switched to bronze ones. And yes, everything was meant to help Player's D. buildings on his own plot.
Later I went las time to old good Mithril anvil mines that soon will become useless (since all Mithrill would be overguarded and no one below level 100 would be able to get it). This was the levelling: making bars, then making tools and finally deconstructing tools. Experience was very good, I grew up some 6 levels to some lvl.43. With my fitting 500, I could produce iron jointings which I did: with motherload harvested, I made over 100 jointings and once again added them all.
And finally, I began to concentrate on one building at Player's D. plot - tier 2 storage silo. I ran, harvested and made the stuff needed specifically for this structure. Result: after many runs, the structure is finally built and operational. I felt very satisfied and happy. However, it is only the first structure built by me: there would be entire plot that I would build alone.
Took some part in the fighting: some folks were preparing to fight Son of Gigaroth, some big and very strong monster. I was taken as a healer (Cleric). Tried my best, used all heals I had, but all our group was wiped out, even Ancient Dragons.
I am also happy to have helped others: harvested slate for one player so that he may advance faster; made some bronze tools for other player; borrowed armor to another player (just borrowed, I guess he will return it as soon as he gets to armor level 91).
There were few not so bright knews too: many plots are disappearing. Either owner quits subscription or just owner gets no interest in the plot. There were two very usefull plots at Acul and now one plot is empty and another has all silos inacessible. Last stand has all silos inaccesible for some week. Our Guildhouse is still 'locked' and the owner has last logged in at March 15. And today they will introduce "Spring update" that would kill metal-based schools.
However, so far so good. I helped others, was helped by others and really enjoyed what I did. Maybe one day I will return to fighting and level up my Druid.