I'm back from from my trip to Tennessee. The drive took five days from San Diego to Franklin. I then flew back to SD. The weather was perfect and we made good time.
Keya had been making all the news up until the trip. However, Sista is going to get more time to get her tailoring and enchanting going. That means taking the portal in Stormwind and start the march to indoctrinate her into the Broken Isles. Sista is a druid, and her trials focused mostly on the Emerald Dream and Moonglade. The process was the most frustrating yet. A number of quests were badly flawed, which greatly increased the time to get them done. I spent as much time researching the "tricks" to get the misbehaving quests done as I did doing the quests.
The second, more serious problem, is Sista herself. She stayed with the family choice of tank roles regarding her spec, which is Guardian (bear form). Sista worked hard but is having a difficult time staying alive in a spec that specializes in staying alive. In part it's her gear level, which is i705, but that didn't stop or even slow down Tiphaine or Keya. Sista hasn't made a decision yet, but she is considering taking up Feral or even Balance. Wildshard made his living in balance/restoration, but the dangers of the Broken Isles usually come in bunches and don't stay at range to be picked off.
Most of what Sista will be doing is profession work, which does include gathering cloth, and that means killing things. Enchanting is secondary, but she'll be working that, too. Decisions decisions.
Despite her setbacks, Sista finished her apprenticeship and earned access to the Dreamwalk, the place in the Emerald Dream where she can plan missions and work on her new weapons. And by the way, the guardian artifact weapon is also a fail for me. Of course, they don't show when in bear form, but still, the "Claws of Ursoc" look like they've been declawed. Yuk. Although the claws look better in human form.
|Sista in Human Form with Claws of Ursoc|
|Claws of Ursoc up close|
|Sista in Worgen Form|