While we were leveling, BTH and I took turns choosing which outpost we’d build in each zone. We ended up with the Sparring Arena, Arcane Sanctum, Tavern, and Corral. I was pleased with the Arcane Sanctum, Tavern, and Corral and plan to build those outposts with most of my alts (I will build the Arsenal, Smuggling Run, and Tankworks with at least one alt, just to see what they do), but I wasn’t really happy with the Sparring Arena — especially after I discovered that the followers I really wanted from Gorgrond came from having chosen the Lumber Yard instead. I didn’t switch my outpost choice, though, because a) I couldn’t afford it (I’ve never been good at the gold-making minigame) and b) doing so wouldn’t let me get the other followers anyway.
Thus, it is very welcome news indeed that, after the next server maintenance, the cost to switch outpost buildings will be halved and — much more importantly, to my mind — the building-specific follower questlines will also unlock.
Assuming that there will be maintenance next Tuesday instead of just rolling restarts, I will be out there in Gorgrond on Tuesday swapping out my Sparring Arena for a Lumber Yard and doing the quests to recruit Penny Clobberbottom and Kaz the Shrieker into my garrison team.