My job is keeping me pretty busy and I haven’t had nearly as much time to play as when I was un- or part-time employed. I love my job, though — it really is the “dream job” that I told everyone I wanted while I was in graduate school — so I don’t mind the reduction in my playtime too badly. Even with my limited playtime, the Garrison has kept the little rewards and accomplishments coming in.
Tuesday last week — the 13th — my eighth follower recruit from the Inn came with an extra special surprise!
Too bad the acheivement didn’t come with the eponymous title as a reward, though.
Kaprikka hit the resource cap —
— but I’ve continued to log in with her because her handful of followers are not all purple yet (a combination of not prioritizing high XP missions enough and failing high XP missions that were over 90% success chance). I’ll also probably keep checking her Mission Table for things like the “Relic of Rukhmar” and “Errand for the SPS” missions to help rep grinding for my other characters.
I’ve completed all the inland catches for Draenor Angler. I guess it’s time for me to take a trip to the coast to fish up a heap of Enormous Sea Scorpions. Then I’ll be able to do the quest chain to bring Nat Pagle to my Garrison — though I’ve heard that he’s kind of obnoxious and a little bit creepy. It might be worth having him around just so that Rak’jin will stop trying to tell me all about this dude who’s already my Best Friend, though…
After having a couple of weeks (not consecutive) where I got two Garrison Campaign missions, this week brought the final episode a little earlier than I might otherwise have expected.
This mission also awarded a follower upgrade item:
I’d use it on Choluna, but my Choluna came with “Fast Learner” as her trait, and it seems a shame to “waste” that by insta-purpleing her. I think I’ll save it for Penny Clobberbottom or Kaz the Shrieker — I have yet to swap my outpost in Gorgrond and obtain the service of those two ladies — or perhaps for a future Inn recruit.
I’m also not sure which follower should get Azuka’s polearm. It would be highly appropriate for Lantresor, except that he’d think he ought to have earned it for himself, rather than have it gifted to him. It would be great for Na’shra, except that she’d think she ought to have forged it herself. Olin, maybe? No, his default totem-log is too cool a weapon to change. Perhaps one of my belfadins from the Inn, then? I’ll have to think on this for awhile more.
I have really enjoyed the Garrison Campaign weekly missions. They’ve been great for my low time-availability and single player content preference. I’ve liked being part of a continually unfolding story; it’s kept me engaged in the world of Draenor and the game as a whole. I am very grateful that I’ve experienced almost none of the bugginess with the Garrison Campaign that’s been reported!
Now, looking forward to Patch 6.1, I’m sure I’ll be requesting your help with some of those Bounty missions so that I can collect all the pieces for my Garrison Jukebox…