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More Video Clips from Warlords of Draenor Beta

More Video Clips from Warlords of Draenor Beta

More video clips from Warlords of Draenor Beta

In my last post that featured short video clips from the Warlords of Draenor Beta, I mentioned how I’m showcasing some of the smaller details that people may find interesting.

For example, the amazing ambient noises in Shadowmoon Valley, the beautiful musical score in Shadowmoon Valley, and also the map transparency effect.

Today, here are three more short clips including placing a work order at a Level 1 Alchemy Building at a garrison, finalising a building at a garrison, and also, I check to see if they have updated the vendors on the Grand Expedition Yak, since reforging is now gone…

More video clips from Warlords of Draenor Beta: Placing a Work Order

Placing a work order at the Alchemy Building was interesting, because I wanted to see exactly what materials were required, and how long the work order would take.

Blizzard have gone to great lengths to explain to us how the bag improvements will make a huge difference to us in terms of what we carry around, and I’m happy to confirm that they’ve made good on their promise to allow certain items to stack to much higher numbers, currently 200.

Did you see on the video how many of each material were required to create one work order?

For 1 Alchemical Catalyst, you need 1 regular stack (20) of Frostweed and half a stack (10) of Blackrock Ore.

During the Beta build when I recorded this, bags would drop off mobs labeled ‘temp’ containing a random selection of herbs, which made being able to test garrison buildings much easier. I’m fairly certain once WoD is live these bags will no longer randomly drop off mobs and we’ll have to either pick herbs the regular way, or of course grow them at the garrison herb garden, which by the way – we need to collect seeds for…although currently I think (but cannot confirm) that obtaining a seed will allow your herb garden tenders to grow that herb once you’ve supplied them with the seed once. I don’t think you’ll need to supply seeds every single time, but that is something I will check on when I get to it.

This also confirms the fact that now, more than ever before, we need to have as many professions as possible in order to have the greatest advantage.

If Alchemy requires Ore and Cooking Materials which have to be Fished, for which we require bait – you can be absolutely certain that other professions will have similar levels of profession crossovers, meaning that you have a huge advantage if you have characters which can cover all the professions for you.

UPDATE: Current Beta build has removed the Blackrock Ore requirement for creating an Alchemical Catalyst.

It also means that you should waste no more time in finally leveling your cooking to 600, and your fishing alongside it in Pandaria.  Blizzard have already laid the foundations by allowing you to fish without a fishing pole, and have provided a convenient cooking trainer right there at Half-Hill that can level your cooking from 0 level to 600…

The work order took exactly 24 hours to complete from start to finish. I expected it to be similar to Sunsong Ranch -where whatever you plant is available the following day, but the work order took ‘real-time’ of 24 hours.  So if you place it at 10am, it will be available to collect at 10am the following day.

Update: Workorders now take 4 hours. So if you place 3 in one go, you will get 1 in 4 hours, 1 in 8 hours and 1 in 12 hours. (Or 3 in 12 hours if you are logged out and away).

Did you notice that the first few recipes from the NPC were purchasable with gold, but that the more advanced ones required the Secret of Draenor Alchemy as currency? In Alpha and Beta these have dropped from quest mobs. Once you’ve learned all the recipes, these can be exchanged for a ‘cash bonus’ aka Small Pouch of Gold!

More video clips from Warlords of Draenor Beta: Finalising a Garrison Building

When you have enough Garrison Resources you can place your chosen building on the new plot by clicking on the architects table. Each building has a different ‘development’ time, but currently in the beta – this was roughly an hour. Once the building is complete this is what you see.

Lastly, I was curious to see if Blizzard had replaced the reforge vendor on the Grand Expedition Yak.

More video clips from Warlords of Draenor: Grand Expedition Yak updated yet?

The grand expedition yak is the most expensive mount I’ve seen yet (ignoring Auction House or BMAH mounts), costing 120 000 gold. It costs 108k if you’re in a level 25 guild, but that’s still a big price tag.

So the removal of reforging (and thus that vendor as well) makes one wonder if they have something good enough to replace it with. A transmog vendor maybe? Void storage? Mobile mail? Mobile bank access?

Yes, I was disappointed too, no update yet…

In other News from Azeroth

The Alliance Chopper is coming!


alliance chopper

Now because Horde won the choppers contest, they will be getting their version of the Horde Trike for free, but the Alliance will have their chopper some way into the launch of Warlords of Draenor for a ‘hefty sum’ of gold…

Now if you read the whole conversation, he clearly states ‘mammoth’ sum of gold, not ‘grand yak’ sum of gold. So I think it would be safe to say we can expect it to be in the 15-20k range, which honestly, is fine with me. People complain all the time that they don’t have gold, and frankly this is just silly. Gold is an infinite resource in this game! Things that you can sell, respawn INFINITELY. There is just no reason not to have gold. Lastly, Wowhead highlighted a blue post in which Lore debunks a lot of misconceptions about Warlords of Draenor that are being given way too much airtime. Make sure you have the right information by reading his post in full here, where he clarifies which rumours are true, and those which are most definitely NOT. Remember, with each day that passes, regardless of how distant in the future it may seem we are one day closer to the release of Warlords of Draenor, and I for one, cannot wait for launch night, when we can all set off on another grand WoW Adventure. (heh, yes, you see what I did there). warlords of draenor portal   This post is a participant in #blaugust.

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Artenesse specialises in digital graphic design, and has been a creative professional since 2006. Blogging since 2004 and gaming since before the internet was actually a thing.

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