Yesterday's crafting was virtually a sign to stop crafting. I made a full load of flax tapestries and bolts, arrived to Bristugo to add them...only to found they were already added by someone. And the owner was working on Elm and Slate resources. Guildhouse is at 75% completed.
That meant it was time to change armor and go level up Shaman. I went to snowy Mahagra, found trainer (for some reason Shaman trainer stands alone on the very roof of the main building) and went to fight lvl.79 Sand beetle harvesters (me being lvl.60).
Due to instant skyping with a friend, I did not advance much. The only positive things were Sand beetle trophies: these will be very handy when I will reach level 71. And so far my advancement is a bit slow: only 9000 xp for one harvester. Bearing in mind that I need some 340.000 xp for one level, it's a bit slow.
Player D. offered to guide me to some easy mobs - but things went a bit wrong since the begining. I was thinking those mobs patrol area near Eastern Deadlands (the most hard Deadlands in Istaria). To my surprise, Player D. (it's good to be Dragon!) just flew above various hordes of Blight creatures heading me to the Deadlands. I avoided monsters as much as I could, at level 60 Shaman I could offer little resistance, since my lvl.100 Cleric was killed very easily. However, soon I was surrounded, stunned...and I was lucky to recall. After that - returned to my Sand beetle harvesters once again.
My fight was interesting one: I had to remember Shaman fight, how he steals everything from enemies, then curses them and finishes already weakened enemy. The only thing I have to figure out are enemies: they should be easy to kill and give as much xp as possible. With them, I will have just to count corpses of dead monsters and use trophies when the time is right.
My days in istaria are bright once again. I will fight some 10 levels; I will craft if I am tired from fighting - and I will help those who will need my help. Life is just good once again.