I freely admit that my eyes glaze over at the word Garrisons. I see a post or article and I click on it but don't really read it even though I know I should. I skim through and pick out a couple of words and then think "too hard" and move on. My whole blogroll is full of garrison talk and I don't know why I have my head in the sand about this subject, but I do. And the more I hear about it the more I don't want to know about it. Which seems a bit stupid considering expansion is just around the corner.
|Remember the Golden Lotus? When the Vale used to be pretty? As in Pretty FULL of dailies!|
I remember when I was excited about having my farm and my own place, and I thought garrisons would be like that. I actually watned my garrison to be an unlimited storage place, where I could put things like... my mail, since mailbox is always full and stuff is always being returned. Or perhaps it would store all my transmog items but an extra tab is being made in Void storage for that. And now we have toybox so I don't need to store all my toys there anymore. And I also collect those trinkets that summon minions for you. What the hell do I do with those? Toybox is all well and good but I need a trinket box too. And a tabard closet.
Garrisons also seem to make your game a little self sufficient. It's like your own little convenience store right in your own home. Think of it, if you could sit in your chair in front of your computer and never go out and interact with people or the outside world because you grew all your own food and generated all your own electricity and drank your own rainwater. Actually that sounds rather environmentally friendly, so maybe I should choose a different tack. If you didn't like interacting with people in the game before, I guess you have even less reason to do so now. Even your followers can go out and do dungeons so you don't have to get off your butt and do it. Cory Stockton said that follower missions can bring you gear and that gear levels with you as you get to 100. And at max level you can get gear which can bring you LFR level gear. I suppose that's not so bad - especially since people don't want to do LFR.
But as usual, I'm being obtuse. Just because I don't know if I like garrisons doesn't mean other people shouldn't. There are heaps of people who like doing stuff on their own in WoW, and also those who don't have time to group up and do raids, dungeons etc. All those people who love being self sufficient with their billion alts with all professions would probably love garrisons (though I can't imagine the pain of levelling a garrison on 10 max level toons). And what does all this stuff do to for gold making, I wonder? If people are self sufficient, does that mean nobody would buy anything from the Auction house? And now with joint AH, there's even LESS money to make! Lucky for me I never made money from the AH anyway, so I won't miss much. I made my money from dailies. OH WAIT, there are heaps of dailies in the garrisons, maybe I will actually MAKE money for a change!
|Inside a Horde Inn or Tavern. I want to be able to name mine the Pink Elekk.|