Excellent. I don't like the idea of my ships being destroyed though, so I'll probably end up doing whatever is humanly possible to avoid that happening.
This reminds me of Warcraft II.- "Set sail?"- "Aye, captain?"- "Under way"- "Aye, matey?"- "I would love to"- "Who wants to sing?"Ah, good memories...
I think that instead of having ships destroyed, having them damaged and put on a cooldown "for repairs" is less punishing for failing a mission, i haven't tried it on PTR, but losing a ship you levelled to epic and outfitted with items doesn't sound like much fun when i'm reading about it...
The experience from uncommon to epic isn't very much right now and ships are pretty cheap to build. There is an indestructible item you can get though to ensure your ship won't crash even if a mission fails.
Thanks for more info on this feature.Have the devs confirmed that the low resource cost (particularly the drop from 5000 to 150 for the initial quest chain)/building time is what will go live as opposed to just PTR testing?Can I "deactivate" a ship if I get a combo I don't like (say I wanted the Human Crew but got the Dwarven one) and immediately replace it, or am I stuck with the ship until it gets destroyed?How do you acquire the resource (Oil?) that is required to send your fleet on shipyard missions?Does a Level 2 shipyard increase the size of the fleet, or do you have to wait for level 3?Is the 25 missions for Upgrading the Fleet 25 successful or just 25 attempted?Are most missions "dangerous", or is it mostly just the ones with better rewards/Blockades?Is the Naval Table located in my Shipyard, my Town Hall, or somewhere else? Can I access it from the current follower/mission table?
The devs haven't confirmed anything on the costs yet, but they did say that 5000 was a placeholder amount.I have not found a way to deactivate ships yet, but it seems buggy. I built 8 ships at Level 1 and I should only have 5.I obtained 600 Oil from completing an Apexis quest that got triggered in Tanaan Jungle. This is the first build Oil is available so I assume there will be other ways. 25 missions is successfully completed.I don't want to speculate too much on missions because a lot of them seem to be placeholders, but I would expect the blockade/Hellfire ones to be dangerous.The Naval Table is located down by the Shipyard, and it's different than the Follower table.
I'll be honest, I'm tired of the whole follower missions thing. I still do them but I'm not really looking forward to yet another mini game that's almost the same but is effectively a requirement for raiding due to the gear you can get every two weeks.
I guess you do always have all the answers, Perc. Thank you.
When will it be fixed so that you can actually play the PTR, and Shipyard? I'm on Anasterian(US), and I think it has been 2wks since all the buildings and NPCs have disappeared from my Garrison. Can't complete Naval Commander quest on 1 toon, or Ship Shape on another toon. This PTR has been REAL frustrating.
some of the outposts have the follower mission table. will those outposts have the naval mission table?
The galleon links need to be switched. Currently, the one for Alliance galleons takes you to the Horde ones and vice versa.Great article though. I can't wait to play these missions.
It's like Warcraft 2 come back to say hello!
Can we take a moment to think about how much resources, (especially wood) it takes to build ships?Now, setting foot on Draenor and building a big base with outposts in each region, I could agree with any time.Using the lumber mill to chop down trees for my personal gain? Well...Getting dozens of ships destroyed without a flinch? Why?By the time we complete 200 naval missions, all trees in Talador will be gone.Soon, Draenor will have to be saved from us, not the Iron Horde.(Not that they seem as savage or united as advertised anyway.)
Oh boy, my followers get to go on more missions while I wallow in garrisonville.
Submarines.Aircraft Carriers.Depth Charges.What the hell happened to World of Warcraft?
Wish we could name our own ships. Be more fun that way. That way I can have a Carrier named Enterprise. :D
Now I may remember wrong but, wasn't their a chance to lose followers in the Beta of Warlords?