On Friday, Saoire made her way to Spires of Arak, and since she’s a dwarf, she naturally chose the brewery as her building of choice. Not so coincidentally, this building gives you Hulda Shadowblade. They bonded over hunting down an Iron Horde assassin, and Hulda immediately set to work as Saoire’s primary covert ops dwarf. (Since it appears Sully is not available as a follower).
When Saoire moved on to Nagrand, she put in the Rangari Corral, even though the Seigeworks looks a little cooler. Neither grants access to a dwarf follower, so a stealth talbuk sounded much more fun.
Saoire reached level 100 shortly thereafter. Since she was
carefully squirreling away not using up all her resources, she was immediately able to upgrade the garrison and place her last three buildings (Dwarven Bunker, Trading Post and Salvage Yard). Unfortunately, that didn’t leave any funds for actually upgrading anything else, but as soon as she can, the barracks will be upgraded to level 3 so that she can start having properly outfitted guards. After that, the mine and the engineering works, and then other buildings. She’s also unlocked her Menagerie, primarily for the weekly quest to speedily upgrade some pets (and the daily, when I can do it. But I’m a crappy pet battler, so we’ll see how that goes)
I think that’s 5 dwarves working out of the garrison now, and it led me to considering a conundrum I am soon going to face: Periodically (well, probably more than periodically) she’s not going to get a dwarf in her recruiting. While she could choose to not recruit anyone, that does leave all those followers in the queue of potential options. To make finding her Dwarves faster, it rather behooves her to recruit non-Dwarves. So now, my order of preference is going to be: Are you a Dwarf? If not, do you particularly like hanging out with Dwarves? If not, I’ll consider putting up with you.
Similarly, since I’m about to embark on the massive collecting of gearing stuff for followers, guess who gets the gear? (Ok, if you can’t guess, you need to go read that last paragraph.)
In Saoire’s master plan to represent Ironforge in Draenor, the level 3 Barracks must be unlocked. To do so, one must complete the achievement Patrolling Draenor. That was completed this weekend, even though Saoire is still only level 94, and therefore unable to upgrade her garrison, much less the barracks, to level 3. Conveniently, the achievement is account wide, and so Gurdrid now has a level 3 barracks, and will soon have 25 followers active.
In other news, Aingrit has made her way to the new continent, and I plan to take her just far enough to build her two profession buildings – Jewelcrafting and Enchanting, so that I can reap those benefits for her. Aingrit’s leveling will be limited to what she can get from missions, opening her outposts, and mining and herbing until Saoire is level 100. Aingrit does at least have Hellscream’s Decapitator, which will speed things up immensely. Sveala is waiting her turn as well, but I’m not quite ready to bring another toon I don’t play well through the portal.
I’ve kitted out the lower level toons with at least 1-60 heirlooms – since most of them aren’t level 60 yet, I figure they can help pay for their own gear upgrades. Muirri and Sruith still need to make the move from Ysera to Whisperwind as well, and will likely do so in the early summer.