Just be glad you did not get stuck with quests that needed you to be able to access Guild Expedition and no realistic if any Alternative route. That Ends your involvement at that point.My conclusion: Apart from the quests, boring - very boring. But hey, it's summer, it's hot, so it's okay...ish.
For newbies this is frustrating. When you just started playing FOE and are in Bronze or perhaps Iron the quests are really, really hard. Especially when, at that time, you have no experience yet on how to play the game, how to battle, how to trade goods to negotiate. So you will probably get that 1 doublone to log in and maybe a couple more.
With my experience from playing half a year, I managed to get my Pirate's Hideout to level 3. But that is only, because I knew how to trade. do ring trades and had enough friends and guild mates, that helped and traded even very small amounts multiple times. How would a newbie even know to do that?
Perhaps it would be a nice idea, if some quests would be adapted more to newbies up to Iron Age.