Garrison – First Impressions

Over the last couple of days, I’ve spent some time setting up my Garrison. As you’d expect there’s a real Orcish feel which looks pretty bland but I’m hoping some sort of customisation (albeit minor) will come later on. Personally, I’d love to have some sort of racial or class feel but that may just be wishful thinking.

Garrison overview

So far I’ve set up the initial stage of my barracks and gained one follower but it appears further blueprints may be purchased after the relevant level is achieved. The only exception is the Alchemy Lab at level 90.

It’s important to note the garrison doesn’t just end at the barricade wall so you’ll have to travel a fair way past the gate before you unphase.

Garrison Quartermasters

At the moment you have your own personal mailbox, innkeeper, training dummies and two primary quartermasters located inside the main garrison. The fishing trainer, farmer and several other npcs may be found out back.

Libby Wrench

Yesterday I came across a friendly ogre while questing in the Burning Glacier (just west of the Garrison). He offers you three chat options to trade, visit your garrison, or fight. The second option will cost you 10c before he appears as a regular npc during subsequent visits, located to the left of your Town Hall.

I expected him to sell some sort of random blueprint but was disappointed to see an ordinary looking hat. Curious to see if there was anything unusual, I tried it on:

This is better an any congo line I’ve seen in Org and by the end, I felt like I was playing Snake.

After two days, I’ve sent my only follower on several short missions and will be getting a second one very soon.

Meanwhile, it’s been a very expensive and life-threatening task collecting all the rares and artifacts around the place, particularly this one that burrows.

bone worm death

My Frostfire Ridge collection of rares promises to be the most ambitious one yet and that’s due to the sheer number of them. All I can say is happy shooting, the killing will come later.

Toy Box – My Wish List

A couple of days ago, I logged in to try one of the features I’m most looking forward to – the Toy Box. You can easily find it under the new ‘Collections’ interface along with your pets and mounts. To add a toy, just right-click on any eligible item. It will no doubt be one of the first things I do on live so between that and filling up my second void storage tab, I should have a lot of room back.

So after copying a few of my toons over, there are several items I’d like to see included:

X-52 Rocket Helmet – even though it’s a cloth item
Orb of Sin’dorei – just click and go
Whole-Body Shrinka’
Foam Sword Rack
Leyara’s Locket
Frenzyheart Brew
Vrykul Drinking Horn
Gokk’lok’s Shell
Gnomish Army Knife – saves making one for many of my toons
Monster Slayer Kit – and any other novelty item collected during those world events.

Steins
Blue Brewfest Stein
Yellow Brewfest Stein
Green Brewfest Stein
Overflowing Purple Brewfest Stein

Fishing Rewards
Jeweled Fishing Pole
Bone Fishing Pole
Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat

Costumes
Some sort of shared virtual stash for all those world events.

Not to mention all those tabards and shirts we’ve collected through the years.

Oh and there was something quite surprising when Cool and I played through the starting zone earlier.

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