That Barnaby guy, that one mage. He could easily give you an item "attuned" to your farm, and thus allowing you, say, a 1 hour CD teleport to your farm. Farm could get some expanding next expansion, plant the new things, ect.
After all, you still see ppl returning to the Argent Tourny to do dailies. A small item that allows for teleportation to the farm will keep the ranch relevant.
I severely doubt Sunsong Ranch will be used next expansion.
What I think will end up happening is we'll get a new farm somewhere else that can only grow things from the new expansion, while Sunsong Ranch can only grow things from MoP.
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It opens the door to player housing. In the next patch it will be expanded. Who knows..we might be head of the Tillers and be able to build farms anywhere....to settle down.
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After we've dealt with the filth that is Garrosh, and the druids of thunderbluff help clean up durotar, put a new farm area there to grow stuff.
I hope it does, do like going to the farm and am looking forward to buying the place, makes a nice holiday home away from the actual one at Greymane Manor, as he isn't using it any time soon.
I'd like to see a "Player Island" that, much like the Darkmoon Fair Island, exists independently of any specific expansion. You could put the player farm, ranch, oil rig, housing, museum of triumphs, heck and entire town on it. Just give it a special teleport spell, like the monk Zen Pilgrimage, it it will be forever relevant.
It'll be left as is, and there will probably be a new adaptation of the same thing in the new expansion, so I would be surprised if they threw away the concept of being able to farm your own shit, to some extent at least.
I imagine they'll just put a version of the same concept in an area in the faction capitals or some such, so they can avoid having to have it tied to expansion content, and can grow it through expansions, without entirely revamping where it is in every expansion. At least that's the smart thing to do.
I would love to see an updated version of it, or possibly just an addition that makes it able to be used with the new expans items but I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if it isn't.
All in all though it would still be a nice way to keep gathering old world (since Mists would be old then) mats with a non gathering toon. Cus it really only does take a few mins a day, and less once 5.2 and possibly more patches come.
i think the most likely thing that will happen is that a "new" farm will open up. if you think about it if the next expansion is the burning legion imagine how that will work. maybe in some barren land one small section of it is defended by super warrior farmers who have managed to salvage one space of land from fel corruption where life blooms O-O
like sunsong ranch but X TREME @_@ reminds me of the 90s where everything couldnt just be normal it had to be X TREME @_@ why have a normal farm when you can have? X TREME WARRIOR FARM WITH DEMONS AND BLADES AND FIRE RAWR @_@
I think we'll get a house we can decorate, as well as a farm, somewhere round Org/SW. Make a little Farmer's market kinda thing. Better then Blizz having to keep making a new one every expansion.
with the way cooking was changed to work so close with the farming, i would except them to bring it into the next expansion somehow. maybe not sunsong ranch specifically, but another farm elsewhere.
i personally love and hate this feature... i love planting things and harvesting and watering, but the rest of the mechanics of the farm are so annoying. okay, have things attack the crops a few times a week? not EVERY single time you are going to get multiple things attacking unless you are extremely lucky. because of that i rarely use it anymore.
(i am 20 and dyslexic so yes i suck at spelling)
I think it will stay in the center of attention and certainly wil have the new stuff from the next xpac.
The first step in that direction (of keeping it) is the fact that is is going to be player-owned. This is the first thing in the wow-universe which is really player-owned.
It will become a inn, so we'll be resting while we are on the farm.
We have a portal-seeds-vendor...... from here it isn't a big step to create a permanent portal in the house.
So whereever the future xpacs are going to be situated, we'll always come back to our farm... maybe we can set our hs there?
it wouldn't be very hard to upgrade the seeds we are having now... I mean, we're getting the same things every xpac, leather, herbs, ores, enchanting material.... how hard can it be to upgrade the seeds to reflect the new mats?
We have quite some space, even a lake.
We can rebuild the house, make it bigger.... maybe even a cellar where we can store stuff.. not only from the farm but much more.
There is a lot there can be done... and by making it player-owned I think Blizz is finally providing us an own home, which we can transform over time as we like.
There could be a lot of uses for this... why need a stable master out in the world? We can stable our pets/companions/mounts at home.
We can deploy npc's for various tasks.