Hope the day is progressing well for you! The last couple days I have been putting in a ton of time on Emprius. Yesterday, while I spent a lot of time in game, really did not see me getting much accomplished. Yes, I did some quests and yes, I managed to get a few things done, but the majority of my time was spent working on getting the garrison up and running at level two.
Now I know I can cheat and look up some of the guides that are out and about, but honestly where is the fun in that? I have been enjoying playing at a slower speed since returning and have taken pride in avoiding any guides to date. Instead, it is fun, to me, just to go about and make choices based off of what I think will work best.
One of the really fun aspects of doing things on my own, has actually been in finding new followers. The other day, for example, I was completely lost in one of the zones and I came across this Ogre who was in a pretty bad situation. I stopped and flamed a whole bunch of baddies and low and behold gained a new follower. I was really excited and it brought back that feeling of discovery that I have mentioned was missing.