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Monday, April 07, 2014

ALPHA :: Little Things


ALL OF THE THINGS :D

There's some more details today from the lovely people at Wowhead on Garrisons: the first, let's face it, is purely cosmetic:

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Now, normally Icons wouldn't be of interest to me but we know from what we have learnt so far that these wee pictures accompany both spells, achievements and (most importantly in this case) PATTERNS. There's a possibility, as a result, that these are the Buildings are going to be the ones you can only upgrade by locating BLUEPRINTS. However, if we examine the raw data from the initial data parse at the weekend, you'll see that there are already Blueprint files in the client:

Garrison Blueprint: Mine - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Herb Garden - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Fishing Shack - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Lumber Mill, Level 2 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Lumber Mill, Level 3 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 2 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 3 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 1 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Lumber Mill, Level 2 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Lumber Mill, Level 3 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 2 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 3 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Siege Weapon Schematics - The weapon detailed in these blueprints is both savage and brutal.
Garrison Blueprint: Mage Tower, Level 2 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Mage Tower, Level 3 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Garrison Blueprint: Inn, Level 3 - Teaches you how to build or upgrade a garrison building.
Recall Stone - Teaches you a garrison building specialization.

Most significantly in that list, of course, is the last item, which could be a mistake or could be a secondary Hearthstone back to your Garrison... ^^

There's one other piece of datamined goodness to look at from Wowhead too, which could well be wrapped up in the functionality of your Mage Tower. The description of this building in the Client is as follows: The Mage Tower's arcane researchers search across Draenor for new useful magic for the Garrison.' Bearing this in mind, this list of items that appeared yesterday is quite interesting:

Orcbane: Irks orcs named Bane.
Explosions!: Shrapnel everywhere!
Human Shield: Such blocking. Very WoW.
Mountain Goat: Combat bonus when fighting near precipices.
Yeti: Combat bonus in snow.
Dragonbane: Irritates dragons.
Leap of Faith: Move faster than the holy ghost.
Health Grenade: Bombs party with bandages.

Comedy flavour text aside (that dog gets bloody everywhere) this would seem to suggest that this could be specific buffs for your entire Garrison, or what might be more likely is that your Garrison will 'grant' you these abilities as you make your journey around Draenor, not unlike the Perks your character will be given from 90-100. Gonna watch this one closely too.

The more sharp-eyed of you will notice there's a new icon on my page today, which points to a new project I'm getting up and running as the Alpha swings into being. I'll be creating a comprehensive guide to the garrison, based on these posts and what I learn over time playing Warlords.



So, as these posts are done, the data within them will get transferred to the site!

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