I now have 3 of my 5 characters beyond level 90 and in their garrisons. My next goal is to have all of their garrisons with their profession buildings unlocked, Store house and barn. The store house is to ease the burden of sharing resources across the characters and the barn is to support the tailor. The other two character’s harvesting needs are supported without me having to place a specific building myself, as they need mining and herbs plots that come free as you level the garrison. Getting the free resources supplied by the garrison to the appropriate character, is one of the main reasons I’ve prioritized the Store before other beneficial buildings. Shuffling via game mail is already getting old.
Not You Again!
One of the reasons I rarely do alts unless I’ve played a game for a LONG TIME, is that the content feels stale in the 2nd and 3rd go around. There have been few exceptions to this rule. The two games where I did alts relatively close together but enjoyed the ride again were Rift and GW2, both of which had considerably more content than you needed to level. Hence on my alt, I only redid a small portion of the quests I’d experienced the first time around.
For the early 90s in WOW that’s not going to be the case. The road to your garrison is a handcrafted experience that requires you to complete certain quests. This is unfortunate. As I’m doing it on my third character in such close proximity, I can feel quest fatigue settling over me. I’m not knocking WOW for this. The experience they’ve crafted is very well done and some of the best quests I’ve seen from Blizzard. I wish this style of PVE content and phasing technology had been in place for Burning Crusade, which played out the events of Illidan, my favorite lore character.
I doubt their intent is for you to parallel rush characters into their garrisons. However, the benefits of having a garrison on each character, quickly leads you down that road. If for nothing more than having XP generated from Follower Missions. Still, I’m taking responsibility for the fact that I’m deciding to rush them forward all at once.
On the upside of doing so, I’ve zoned in on the class that will become my main. They’ve done some really nice things to the Warlock and after a 7+ year absence, I will be returning to where it all began. Saylah, the first character I created in WOW, did hardcore raiding with and played for 3 years straight without ever creating an alt, will once again take center stage as my main in WOW.