A day in Istaria was relatively short: used more time to skype and chat than to play (due to some real-life things).
Started with my Fire opal golems. Once again, same tactic: pick one, invite by casting some curse on him, go a bit away, cast another curses, finally start melee fighting. Did so many times, fighting my favourite Granduus (lvl.97 named golem) several time. Drops were good, loot - too.
Another player came to that field slaying poor Golems too. He is more experienced than me and therefore could easily fight some 5-6 golems at one time. I was attacked by 2 or 3...and well, killed. Lucky for me, it was little xp left for next level so I returned to my all-time favourite Sand Scarabs. They gave me about 3000 (simple one) or 6000 (harvester) xp points, so soon I reached long-awaited Shaman level 80. This lvl. allows me to use tier 5 gifts and healing spells - the strongest I have.
Which left me to relax for the rest of the day. I talked with one very friendly Dragon about future hunts. Talked in chat about epic hunt and how I am still afraid of them (don't want to be killed). People encourage me to take part in hunts, but I am still afraid. As a lvl.100 Cleric I could come: not as Warrior or Shaman.
I also negotiated a hunt, possibly - today. All I may need is a big and long hunt in Eastern Desert. There are lvl.120 Fiyakis that should give me decent xp. And I will need lots of xp: have little trophies, not enough for half a level. So - I should make some big hunt from lvl. 80 to lvl. 85, then exchange trophies, return and fight untill lvl. 90. At lvl. 91 - I do have some trophies and could fight for them.
Also had some time to visit New Trismus and just hunt some mobs or relax in a well-hidden ruined temple in local deadlands.
Well, after Shaman lvl.91 I could take a break and just resume crafting. There is so much to do from finishing Carpenter (lvl.95) to advancing Armorer and Enchanter. There are plots to finish (Player's D vault and Player's T. plot).
Overall, I enjoyed my day and my plans for future. Istaria is a great game.