Monthly Archives: January 2015
I spent most of my WoW time this weekend on Saoire. She’s now gotten two of the 5 total available dwarves from questing: Bruma Swiftstone and Delvar Ironfist. Delvar still cracks me up. She’s only level 91, so still in Shadowmoon Valley, and still only has two plots (which house the Barracks and Engineering Works).
I do have to ask, though, why is the Engineering Works being run by humans? Why are they not Gnomes? It would be nice if Blizzard had put some thought into using the races more equally in the buildings. Lots and lots of humans, a good number of Night Elves, a smattering of Draenei, and the rare Dwarf or Gnome. This seems to fit with the racial “balance” of the followers, as well, the Draenei understandably tip the balance here, since we get some actually from Draenor, as opposed to the others, who all had to come through the portal.
The next step in creating a dwarfish stronghold: Planning the buildings.
These go without saying. The Bunker because, well, Dwarves. The Barracks so I can have 25 followers. Also, this way I don’t have to destroy the starter barracks.
The Inn was another duh moment. Every Dwarven anything has a pub after all. Also, only a select few dwarves come from quests. To get all of them, I need to recruit. I started thinking the lumber mill would be wise, then realized I have lots of unused resources on Gurdrid and Breige, why not use the Trading Post instead – less work that way.
Putting in the Engineering Works is because Saoire is an Engineer. I chose the salvage yard for cash mostly. The Storehouse is pure convenience. Well, and it’s run by a dwarf.
Now Saoire just needs to level , get enough resources to do the appropriate upgrades, and start recruiting followers. I’ve decided that I’m going to go ahead and use the “free” followers (the ones from quests) that she gets on her way to 100 until I run out of room for them, then they will be retired in favor of dwarves.
Gurdrid will be working on getting a new mog. All her previous ones have been assuming she would be protection, and therefore using a 1-hander/shield combo. I did find good weapons to go with two of her old mogs, but then I got this axe from salvage, and knew I had to do something with it.
Glass Lake Headcover (sadly, a quest item, so I can’t actually use it)
Reinforced Sapphirium Breastplate (Heroic)
Legguards of the Emerald Brood (Heroic)
Permafrost Cape (not shown)
To be completely honest, I think this is one of the best mogs I’ve done yet. Though I am still quite proud of my flagbearer from the Mogolympics.
Upon returning to that old post, I realized I had designed it to also use a gun, so Breige might actually get to wear that mog someday after all!
This is all Big Bear Butt’s fault.
As you can see, Saoire has joined Breige and Gurdrid in Draenor. Unlike her compatriots, Saoire has built her garrison and is dedicating her work there to the glory of Ironforge, not that other king. Don’t mind that Stormwind guard in the background, Moira insisted that we at least put up a token effort to not look like we’re usurping Stormwind’s power. Moira has more important things to worry about, like cleaning up that old mess with Dark Iron collusion with Blackrock orcs before Blackhand the Destroyer gets wind of it.
In the meantime Saoire will be hand-picking her followers more carefully than her compatriots as well. She’s enlisted the aid of Qiana Moonshadow to get in touch with Bruma Swiftstone. Don’t tell Qiana, but she doesn’t have a long future with Saoire. I’m sure the Exarch Council, or Tyrande, will have something to occupy her.