Player Housing will be introduced with Warlords of Draenor.
Blizzard surprised World of Warcraft players this BlizzCon with an announcement that Garrisons would be coming to the game in Warlords of Draenor. Player housing is something WoW players have been asking for, for almost as long as we've been begging for improvements to the inventory system, and I am pleased to announce that this is also something Blizzard came through with.
These two features alone make for a very promising expansion, without the added premise of returning through the Dark Portal to Draenor, the continent known as Outland after the Burning Legion laid waste to it, but Garissons has to be the most interesting new feature to date.
Garrisons will be built and can be upgraded three times by players in pre-determined areas of each of the seven new zones in Draenor. These areas will be phased but friends can be invited inside so long as they are in a group. Followers may be recruited and sent out on missions to gather resources for building your garrison and can even provide your character with ‘powerful loot.’
Followers gain experience with each mission and get to progress from level 90-100. These NPCs also come in different rarities, such as common, rare and epic, which then dictates how many ‘traits’ they have. Traits determine specific skills those followers have; for example, mining. A follower with the mining trait can be sent out to mine for you, and this in turn provides you with temporary access to professions your character may not have.
While the promise to implement such a feature as Garrisons sounds wonderful, it feels very ambitious. I truly hope it doesn’t go the way of the Dance Studio and aerial combat. Watch this space!
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