Four Things I have learnt about my Garrison this week

The more time I spend in my own little oasis of Shadowmoon Valley calm, the more I’m enjoying my Garrison. Life however is very much a learning curve and thus I thought I’d share with you all the handful of facts that I’ve only just figured out despite having been level 100 since the 16th of November.

1. Getting a Follower as Green or Blue whilst obviously not as awesome as getting them as Purple is not the end of the world.

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Exhibit A

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Exhibit B

As you can see from my rather messy UI, both of these screenshots depict the robot belonging to Snowflower. The first one shows him in the state I found him in and the latter shows his condition many missions later.

2. If your minions have good enough gear, you can potentially get better items than you can get from the Raid Finder purely through missions.

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Kit a bunch of them out in item level 630 gear (the Salvage yard is great for this) and cross your fingers. So far Mr Harpy has received a 645 chest and 645 boots from letting his Followers take the strain whilst he’s been out at work. I must admit I have mixed feelings about this, should NPCs essentially go and fetch you higher item level gear than you get playing with other random people in a multi player game but it does give you options when you’re looking to gear up for raiding.

3. If you possess a Stables, favourite the Mounts you want on the Mounts collection screen and watch them turn up.

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Here are my favourites and yes, they can all be loosely classed as horses. Below you can see half of my level 3 Stables complete with said Horses wandering around.

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4. Mining is a nightmare with a level 3 Mine, however the best way to make it as pain free and quick as possible is to use the Goren Garb because it makes you roll both cuter and faster. The egg you loot this from does however take seven days to hatch so the sooner it’s picked up the better. You loot the egg from a Cracked Goren Egg in Gorgrond and instructions on the actual location can be found on the WoWhead page.

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There is definitely a world of potential out there with the Garrisons and it will be interesting to see how Blizzard keep taking it forward as we move through the patches.

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7 Responses

  1. Depending on how you have your mine staffed, the mine carts that show up have mining picks (20% increased speed on mining) and Miner’s Coffee (20% movement speed in mine). Found a fun bug where depending on some random factor you may be able to stack the Coffee/Pick buffs. Makes for ludacrious movement through the mine.

    • The only thing which would be better would be if we could send a minion to mine it all and just stick it in the bank. Fingers crossed for the next patch.

  2. Well duh, of course everyone knows that horses are the bestest! I’ve actually enjoyed being grounded and getting to ride around on them instead of flying everywhere. 🙂

  3. I can’t even imagine what a level 3 mine’s like, Cim’s level two takes quite a while. She’s more exciting about finding the little mining carts than the ore I think.

    I can’t figure out the stable though, I picked up the second heavy thing to carry around and do the next set of quests but have no idea how to call the mounts and the head stable lady’s not talking!

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