And the GameGeex Podcast is back! We've decided to debut are usual nerd talk to coinside with the upcoming World of Warcraft patch that's hitting the game on October 17th. We talk about Warlords of Draenor, raiding, garrisons, story, and inserted random banter somewhere in-between all that. Forgive the audio, we did an in-game recording and had to switch software for reasons but you know what? It's audible. That's all that matters, right...? Right...?
Click the jump below to listen to our shenanigans! We'll have a audio version available for you right now and the Youtube version available later just incase you have a preference.
Hosts: Ken "Chaobo" Serra, Amanda "Mandifesto" Orneck, Arthur "Arturis" Orneck, Matt "Kardon" Palovik
With Garrisons they do want OTHER people who are in your party to be able to enter your garrison and par take in the Garrison invasions, Because as it stands right now on the beta its super hard to do the garrison invasions solo. Even with 625 ilvl gear(heroic dungeon lvl gear) I cant solo it as a ret pally with 5 lvl 100 followers and what not. I have a hard time just getting enough points to get Bronze never mind silver or gold. Something that I am wondering is if you bring friends into your Garrison can they use your buildings and if they can talk to the NPC's that give you the 4hr buff towards some sort of non raiding buff.
Right now the blacksmith follower gives you a 4hr buff where your armor takes no damage lose and you have a chance to spawn a fire elemental to help you fight. If you die you lose this buff by the way!
For the whole Garrison follower system as it sits right now their are MANY levels of follower systems in play right now. Their are short quests long quest quests that takes then a day or 2 to do. Boss quests item quest and all sorts of stuff like that. They just talked a bit about how you can send a group of followers (IF you get the quest in the follower mission page to show up) to go to a raid lvl boss/monster, If they kill it they have a chance to come back with loot EQUAL to the lvl of raiding you have done. So if you clear x amount of mythic raiding boss's it has a chance to give you mythic ilvl loot. Like I said above you followers can help you with garrison invasions and what not. So if your follower is out doing a mission they wont show up and be able to help you out. Also if you set a follower to a building you cant send them out on missions. Also one of your building at max level lets you pick ONE of your followers to follow you around while you quest and I do think they help you kill stuff. No idea if they get exp for helping you or what not.
For me I am a big fan of the Draenei but sadly I do not play Alliance so I dont get to see all their back story and what not. This expansion brings in ALOT of major faces from the Draenei that people dont know about that are very MAJOR in the lore of Wow. I also look forward to seeing Nerzhul b4 he became the Lich King.