Warlords of Draenor - Live Developer Q&A
Lead Game Designer Cory Stockton and Lead Narrative Designer Dave Kosak answered some questions from Twitter today.

Garrison Buildings
  • You will be able to swap garrison outposts at Level 100.
  • If you build a profession building for a profession you know, you will get a faster daily cooldown, the highest tier recipes, and other perks.
  • If you build a profession building that is for a profession you don't know, you will still be able to have the NPCs craft all but the best things from that profession.
  • Level 3 garrison blueprints will be account-wide, as they are unlocked from achievements.

Garrison Quests
  • You can invite friends to your garrison to help with invasions. There are Bronze, Silver, and Gold level rewards depending on how well you repel the invasion, so having a friend help out might be useful.
  • NPCs that invade your garrison can attack buildings or walls, kidnap followers, or do other things using a new AI system.
  • Every week or so you will get a story quest at your garrison, somewhat like the Patch 5.1 daily quests.
  • There are sixteen weeks worth of non-repeatable story quests right now, which take place in the max level areas in Draenor zones.
  • The first few weeks you build up your garrison and meet some characters, then around eight weeks in the more exciting parts start.
  • You should be able to do these quests with friends.

Garrisons Misc
  • Instead of dismissing followers, you will just deactivate them. This allows them to keep all of their experience. Reactivation has a daily cooldown and gold cost.
  • Death Knights that are exalted with Knights of the Ebon Blade will be able to recruit all Death Knight guards for their garrison.
  • Originally the Garrison was very big with a lot of NPCs, but that didn't feel great. The revised version was smaller and more customizable.

Misc
  • Some of the max level areas in Draenor are group areas.
  • The legendary quest has you working with Archmage Khadgar to build a legendary ring over the course of the expansion, starting at level 98. There aren't any PvP elements or long grinds in this questline this time.
  • Originally the team was going to make it really hard to get back to Azeroth after disabling the Dark Portal, but that didn't feel fun.
  • The team was working on Warlords of Draenor before Mists of Pandaria was done. They have been trying to think about the next few expansions ahead of time to make the story fit together better. They already have a really good idea of what the next expansion will be about now.
  • Cinematics are used only for the more important events while questing.

Characters
  • Vol'jin's Shadow Hunters will show up in Warlords of Draenor.
  • Magtheridon won't show up in Warlords of Draenor.
  • Rexxar will show up in Warlords of Draenor.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlords of Draenor - Live Developer Q&A started by chaud View original post
Comments 66 Comments
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    I wonder if they'll debut the second warlords story in this
  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    Exciting to see what we'll hear.
  1. TheWindWalker's Avatar
    Not expecting anything. Chances are they'll say things we've already heard and try to hype up Blizzcon. Which is fine.
  1. Pabzi's Avatar
    Twitch chat is hilarious. (mammorath died to iron star, kick him from raid)
  1. psiko74's Avatar
    what happened to Lore? He looks different.
  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    Loving those murloc mugs!
  1. Meil's Avatar
    This will be available to watch later on the WoW twitch account, right? Watching this on DSL is a nightmare with all the buffering, and it seems to be jumping around.
  1. Kronicsauce's Avatar
    Lore put on a bit of weight since joining Blizz, I almost didn't recognize him lol.
  1. Asur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by psiko74 View Post
    what happened to Lore? He looks different.
    Con of sitting at a desk all day.
  1. markdall's Avatar
    "There aren't any PvP elements in this questline this time." <-- Awesome.
  1. TheAngryGazebo's Avatar
    "Death Knights that are exalted with Knights of the Ebon Blade will be able to recruit all Death Knight guards."
    OH YEAH! This is awesome!
  1. bazyk's Avatar
    "
    The team was working on Warlords of Draenor before Mists of Pandaria was done. They have been trying to think about the next few expansions ahead of time to make the story fit together better. They already have a really good idea of what the next expansion will be about now."
    probably moar orkz
  1. lizardo's Avatar
    Was really hoping they'd talk about more than just garrisons. I mean there was a few tiny details here and there but, come on. We've been hearing about garrison news for months now.
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    Just made it sound more mandatory to get a garrison to me. Dono about others but i plan on leveling the crap out my toons ASAP then instancing for kit buying out BOE from AH and doing Garrisons when i get free time if it is something forced on us.
  1. Redwyrm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lizardo View Post
    Was really hoping they'd talk about more than just garrisons. I mean there was a few tiny details here and there but, come on. We've been hearing about garrison news for months now.
    Well they can talk about garrisons or they could talk about that other new feature... garrisons.
  1. Grimalkin of Old's Avatar
    There aren't any PvP elements or long grinds in this questline this time.
    Oh good, they finally came to their senses.
  1. Pandapuncher's Avatar
    Deathknights get deathknight guards? that's pretty sweet. I wonder if we'll see something like that for others where it fits.

    Shamans get earthin ring

    Paladins get crusaders

    Magi get kirin Tor

    Those are the only I can think of off the top of my head.
  1. Wilian's Avatar
    Originally the team was going to make it really hard to get back to Azeroth after disabling the Dark Portal, but that didn't feel fun.
    Of course they choose against any sort of proper RPG and immersive things that actually could've added a lot to atmoshpere.
  1. Pandapuncher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilian View Post
    Of course they choose against any sort of proper RPG and immersive things that actually could've added a lot to atmoshpere.
    Little bit of a shame, though if there was no auction house on draenor. I could see why that'd be an issue. But as I hear.. there is one
  1. Beet's Avatar
    So.... that's it? That's all we got for this big Q & A?

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