|Kanter flying on a flight path since no flying otherwise in Draenor|
Recently Kanter reached the new max level,100, in World of Warcraft. As is the case these days, this isn't as much a sign of completion as an ability to start many other things.
Before I go into the future, I want to talk about questing. I liked the Yrel story as much as I've seen it. I've done all the quest achievements except for Nagrand and I have no desire to do the 'Bonus Objectives,' areas where you kill so many of different kinds of mobs for a reward. That said, I liked the Pandaria quests better. I seem to be in the minority, but I liked the stranger in a strange land setting and I think the time travel is something of a cop out, though I understand why they did it. More on that in another post if I ever get to it.
The Garrison has a lot to keep me busy, maybe too much. I feel compelled to get all my herbs and ore every day, along with the daily crafting activities. Kanter is doing the Alchemy dailies, Kantra, the Tailor and Jewelcrafting ones, and Kantree has just started the Leatherworking ones. Note that they mostly aren't daily quests just daily activities at the garrison station and daily cooldowns for core crafting components. That is an improvement from Pandaria: you don't feel overwhelmed with dozens of dailies once you reach max level.
Kanter picked the Lumber Mill as his first middle size plot item and harvesting has been happening pretty naturally along with quests. It does seem to keep my garrison stocked with the supplies I need. I've only had to wait overnight once to build or expand on a plot. I'm also looking forward to getting the Follower who works in the Lumber Mill.
When I improved my garrison to level 3, I received three new plots and got the Stables, Trading Post, and Salvage Yard. I really like that the Stables displays a random set of my mounts every day. I also like the quests to raise more mounts, but it's becoming too much now with four mounts I'm working on at the same time. I'd rather they would have serialized them. You don't have to take all the quests but it'll be difficult for me to not work on all of them and with six to work on, that will be a lot. The ability to gather while mounted is very helpful and with it and the speed buff at level 3, I don't think I'll ever get rid of it (particularly since I can play with the other buildings on my alts).
The Trading Post has been neutral. As of now it's just a way to turn gathered ingredients into garrison provisions. I like the Lumber Yard better for that, but I may eventually not want to wander around and I can get the components her from the Herb Garden and Mine located in the garrison. The Auction House would be nice to have, but it looks like it won't be easy to get it.
So far, the Salvage Yard has been a bust. Only some of the garrison quests yield salvage and I haven't gotten anything interesting from it.
I'm also not very happy with the Garrison quests. I've only tried to solo quest and it seemed too crowded and took too long. The second time wasn't as bad because there were fewer people, but I still don't like it. I had the option for a similar quest with the same 800 Apexis Crystal reward at Socretar's Rise but when I completed my quests there, I was only 18% done and couldn't be bothered to grind the rest.
I've always found Fishing to be a relaxing diversion in WoW even though I don't like it in real life. I'm using the dailies to get my 100 fish of six different types for Draenor Fisherman achievement. After that, I can work on getting Nat Pagel as a follower.
When I started, I thought I would probably advance my Hunter and Priest close together, but I've been focusing on my Hunter, Kanter, so far, probably a sign that I'm not that interested in group quests. I would like to have my Mage, Kantrina, have access to the Enchanting and Engineering plots, but I don't have any incentive yet to bring my Warrior since mining isn't an issue with the Garrison mines and nothing is compelling me to get Blacksmithing at this time.
In summary, I'm enjoying Warlords of Draenor, but I'm not sure I'll do much group content. The Garrison works well integrating a base into the game and the quests have pulled me along, but so far I can't be bothered to gear up for the normal end game content.