Yesterday, at the hot sand of the crab island, my dream came true: finally reached level 100 in Warrior school. Theoretically I can advance to level 101, but it takes so many xp points I doubt it's doable.
I feel strong to take out almost any enemies up to level 99 (except 4 or 5 especially nasty ones). Now I know I have all the time to help other players should they need some support against that evil monster.
Yesterday hunted for trophies: looks like trophy drop has been lowered, which is not good. On the other hand, some monsters (Dire Wolves, Sapling Yew treants) seems to have very good drop. What I need is some 100 trophies for each 5 levels.
Helped few players yesterday. Nothing serious, just killing some spiders (they could not hurt me) and helping one mighty player with Guardian golems to collect golem chips. It's good to help others: I remember when I first came to Istaria knowing nothing and trying to solo. Everyone helped me with advice or guidance or fire support - and some just donated armor ("how much coins do u need?" - "Have fun."). It is natural I have to make the world as hospitable to others as it always was to me. So if you walk/fly in Istaria and need some help - you may call me (Order shard only).
If everything goes ok, I may reach another level 100, this time in Cleric school. Only 29 levels to go, and with hundreds of trophies it won't be hard (a pity my question to comment about power-levelling was left unanswered).
As for me - fun in Istaria is just begining.