Maintenance in Istaria took some time, so I had only one hour to play. Not too much - and that hour was spent once again in Marble Quarry. Player D. helped me, killing Marble Golems while I harvested. He also transported bricks I have made so that I could harvest again.
He lacked 89.000 bricks (out of 100.000 needed). We made some 1500 yesterday and I told we needed one more Dragon to harvest Marble motherlode.
The day ended with me reaching lvl.72 in mason school and promise to meet Player D. next day at the same marble quarry.
Now some off-Istaria topics.
I decided to try LOTRO one day. I do remember how I tried it once. Experience was mixed: land was beautifull, character creation was easy (and looks like I became an elf). First training mission ended in disaster: I wasn't able to kill some low level creatures and was killed by them instead. I kissed good-bye to LOTRO and left. Now, that I read one blog about LOTRO being re-polished, I re-looked at their website and maybe will try them once again.
Will I write my experience in LOTRO? Not sure. I can't have two blogs at one time in mmorpg.com and if I need to write, I'd rather write about Istaria.