Istaria was not played at atll - maintenance, after all.
An unsuccesfull day, I have to admit. Tried to do Great Barrow quest, asked in chat for a group. Soon group was formed with lvl.30s players. It promised to be a bright future...untill I approached gates and could not enter ("You are not the group leader").
I was dismissed (i.e. kicked) from group, was offered help by one player, but rejected. If I can't enter that barrow - there is no use in group ("fellowship").
Asked in chats for some help, but help always was one and the same - some level 9-10 players who could not make it to the barrows.
Then I travelled to the barrow of Ringdor to kill one named monster. Once again - failure. Met one Spanish player who ran all over the barrow, killing anything and his level was too high to advance. I was left without my monster, searched every corridor, every hall - nothing, no sign that monster ever was there. Asked in chat for help, but almost no one responded (or responded in a very "helpfull" way like - yeah, I know it's hard). Some time later I saw same player, ran through him, only to be followed by a horde of mobs...and ran into my named monster.
I hardly ran away from this horde. Left dissatisfied with this day: almost no help from players, I am left absolutely alone. It was just sad, I turned off most chats and exited game. Immersion? Thanks, it is almost gone.
And so the day ended with no achievements, except new relationships with the men of Motom. I left my Kinship and so am absolutely alone in this nicely looking world.