Promised "Spring content" has taken more time than I expected. It was only some 22:30 Lithuanian time when Istaria went online. I even start visiting Istarian forums (the things I avoid doing: do not want to be upset).
Lucky for me, started chat with Player's D. alt about his plot. He is learning to be biped after being powerfull Ancient Dragon. He asked about crafting schools (there are 5 of these and all are to be levelled to lvl.100). But in order to do them, one has to take at least 2 other schools like Blacksmith and Gatherer. For the begining, I adviced him to take Mason. He could gain experience by adding hundreds of sandstone (later - slater) keystones and blocks to his structures. And this will free my time to concentrate more on metal-based fitting.
Was in search of motherload of Iron and hardly found one. But when found - made some Iron jointings, gaining xp...and will gain xp for adding them.
The end of the day was summarized by discussion between one player and me about recent downgrades. She told like "how wonderfull that they reformed mithril". My response was like "Yes, I do agree, metal based schools had to be ruined". She went to explain, but I told I did not want to provoke disorder in the chat. I may be right and may be wrong - just now I do think that recent downgrades are downgrades and will/may ruin metal-based school.
However, most players supported her. Which can mean only one: they are very experienced players wanting more hardcore. I do want softcore game where I could just relax. I do not need to calculate each step, guessing if I could run from horde of Golems before I get 10 mithril ore or how many seconds would I survive fighting that horde.
The day ended. Good news: Player D. opened tier 2 silo for me and now I could store iron sheetings or jointings there; I started producing iron jointigs once again. Maybe life is not as bad as it seems after Spring downgrade.