My tour of helping Player D. with his plot and seeing what happened after "Spring update" continues.
Witnessed revamp of Trandalar:Acul. In exchange of (at least that was promised) withdrawal of iron from there - the continent has been revamped a bit. Main square with landing pad and teleporter were changed, some forest added and overall atmosphere is better than it was.
Next good news is that Last Stand plot is operational once again: all silos and structures can be used by players. It is a good sign for me, I could harvest resources and safely deposit them there.
I did some wood and slate job for Player's D. stoneworking shop. Initially - several hundred elm construction things. Of cours,e stoneworking shop needed only 100, but I added to other structures as well. Then I switched to slate blocks and keystones:added them too, it was much easier than with wood.
And finally I switched to the last building school: Enchanter. It is a very grindy school, as trainer warns. You get essence, make essence orbs (best ratio is 2:1), then make construction spheres (best ratio is 20:1) and add them to some structure (best ratio 2:1). Initially I worked very simple way: 1) used tier 1 crystals and gained 11 levels by simply using crystals; 2) took some 2 runs with full load of high level essence, made essence orbs and reached some level 17. Finally I went to construct essence spheres, but these were a bit hard. My skills are still low and I get not the very best ratio. However, managed to add some spheres.
Talked with Player S. - currently she helps hatchlings to grow and soon will be testing new stuff. She also loves to panic upon hearing something. Also talked with Player D. - of course, he is not leaving the game, just wanting to take a short break.
Overall, the day was good. "Spring update" is not very bad as I thought and I soon will be able to finish any tier1 - tier2 biped building. Entire plot...and it can be finished by me alone, a wonderfull thing.