Player Garrison
At Gamescom 2010, Tom Chilton famously declared that "housing will be introduced to World of Warcraft some time right after 'never'." Funny how things can go from "never" to what we're getting in Warlords of Draenor. To be fair, he was probably referring to the idea of a simple house with no gameplay attached to it. Player housing couldn't happen in WoW until Blizzard worked out what the gameplay aspects would be. Your faction leader will be sending you on a mission to establish a forward base and gather followers for the cause. You could be staking out your plot of land on day one of the expansion.

The follower aspect is what I'm most interested in -- collecting them, naming them, leveling them up, and sending them off to do my bidding. You can check out WoW Insider's post about garrisons to learn more about the types of follower missions and a list of the 25 building types (all that's missing is a zoo for hunter pets). What excites you most about this feature?
What are you most looking forward to with your garrison?
Having limited access to extra professions949 (16.1%)
Collecting followers and sending them on missions2234 (37.9%)
Choosing buildings, upgrading them, and placing them where I want1851 (31.4%)
Something else (leave a comment)130 (2.2%)
I have no interest in garrisons734 (12.4%)

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.