I was able to play a bunch earlier today and I am happy to say I absolutely loved it. The morning started out rough with me losing several times to the level 15 storyline quest in Uldah. That is a tough little quest if you don't pay really close attention to your status (and get a little bit lucky). I decided to get pug to 16 and try again and was able to one shot it. I felt that sense of accomplishment I've been waiting for in an memo, and it happened at 15! Pretty great!
After I was finally able to ride an airship for the first time. While the ship itself was nothing special, I was treated to one of the coolest cutscenes I've ever seen in an mmo. I won't give anything away, all ill say is that it was epic and made me drool in anticipation for the story.
So I continued doing the storyline and soon enough had unlocked my first dungeon, sastasha(sp) near LL. I was able to join a group with 3 fellow zam members to try it out. Unfortunately we had no healer but we figured what the ****, let's give it a shot. Just for reference, I'd recommend not doing this. We had a gla with cure as our heals and it was very challenging. However, the dungeon itself was fantastic. It's the first I've done in arr and I enjoyed it. It was a tad linear, but had some really fun battles.
We made it to the last boss, and that's where it got real tough. Without a healer it seemed hopeless. But after about 5 full wipes we developed a kiting strategy and with excellent teamwork were able to beat the boss! It felt great, and even better to do it with zam ls mates. I didn't get any gear for my pug, but I don't care. I had more fun than I've had in an mmo since ffxi.
That's my day so far. I can't wait to play more and tell my next story.