Despite being critical of the so-called “game play” of garrison missions and Blizzard having nerfed garrison gold farming back to the stone age with the 7.0 patch back in early August, I still hit garrisons with Vikund and several alts every day.
Why am I doing this?
Well, there is still that garrison shipyard achievement I want, “Master of the Seas,” so I will have the title “Captain.”
The naval bonus missions are the rare ones, so I check in daily to see if one has popped up, then run some missions anyway (including the one for 400 oil) because I might as well get the “Fleet Commander” achievement while I am there.
But mainly I have been going back for garrison resources.
After the 7.0 patch, Blizzard took away gold as a reward for many things… though you can still get occasional ilevel 655 or 670 items from missions that are worth… but boosted the garrison resource output. I imagine that this is to help alts and others showing up in the post-Draenor era build their garrisons.
So all those follows with the extreme scavenger trait that I optimized for in order to boost gold returns on mission, they now return piles of garrison resources instead.
The salvage yard now hands out garrison resources with each box or bag you open as well.
I am taking all of those garrison resources to the vendor at the trading post, which I have built on several of my alt garrisons as well, and but supplies for my tail who then turns them into hexweave bags.
I save some of them for the auction house when the price is good, but my main goal is to outfit all of my characters, inventory and bank, with 30 slot bags. I figured that I might as well put all of those alts hanging about in their garrisons waiting for their turn in the Broken Isles to use.
It is funny, at times, to see the array of bags that my characters have. There are plenty of 16 slot mageweave bags, along with a fair number of the old school, no-bind, 16 slot traveler’s backpack. I remember when getting one of those as a drop was a big deal.
There are bags that were quest rewards and bag that were drops from old raids that I ran back and did once I was high enough level to solo them.
I even have the Haris Pilton “Gigantique” from back in the Burning Crusade era. A 22 slot bag for 1,200 gold, a time when both 22 slots and 1,200 gold seemed like a lot. I did not, however, bother to buy the so-called “Portable Hole” bag from Haris Pilton, a Wrath of the Lich King era addition to her stock. It wasn’t because it was too expensive, though you can get a 30-slot hexweave bag for less these days, but because nearly seven years back it simply annoyed me that Blizzard decided to use that name for what is otherwise a rather modest sized bag.
I’ve looked in a portable hole before, it holds more than 24 slots worth of stuff.