The Queue: Garrisons, Socrethar, and disgusting toes

Alex Ziebart
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Alex Ziebart
December 3rd, 2014
The Queue: Garrisons, Socrethar, and disgusting toes
Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

Good news! Today isn't completely about garrisons. Only mostly.

Hallowspite asked:

how the heck do I use follower enhancement items? I'm in the mission table follower screen in front of a level 100 follower who's neither assigned to a building nor out on a mission, but nothing is working.

I see this question in-game quite often! Like many garrison-related things, it isn't well-explained anywhere. Open your Command Table in your garrison and flip over to the Followers tab. Right click the enhancement item in your bag, then click on the follower you want to use it on. You want to click on them in the list of followers, not on the page that shows up when one is selected. Be warned: it isn't a great idea to pump all of your enhancement items into one follower. If they vastly outpower the rest of your followers, you'll start getting high ilevel missions that you can't do yet because you don't have enough followers for them. Spread the love around. You need to gear a raid, not an individual.

Duskpaw asked:

Do you think the Sargeri are a alt Draenor thing or did they have a counterpart in the main universe? There seem to be A LOT of them in Shattrath City.

Socrethar was in The Burning Crusade, so it isn't just an alternate Draenor thing. It's possible his rise to power is different, and maybe he didn't have as many followers in our timeline's Draenor, but he existed and presumably so did they. We don't actually know that he had fewer followers in our timeline -- maybe he had more. We don't know. All we know is Socrethar was a thing.

Jorsha asked:

Question for peoples with the Inn: when you recruit followers, and you get to choose from 3 choices, are those choices ever from NPC's we've seen elsewhere in the game (like one of the Tillers, for example) or are they all new NPC's?

I believe they're all generic. The only familiar names you'll see there are names of community members -- numerous people who frequent the WoW scene on Twitter have Inn-recruitable followers named for them.

JeffLaBowski asked:

How do you get the plans for the salvage yard?

In Spires of Arak, you must quest through the Pinchwhistle Gearworks, which is on the southeast coast of the zone.

ThomasBerna asked:

I have a question - about baffling sounds in-game. Why is there a money clinking sound when passing points on an in-flight gryphon? And (in WoD) why are there unexplained explosion noises randomly in play?

The money-clinking sound actually has a decent explanation: when you choose a flight path that goes through a connecting point, it displays the full total on the Flight Map, but you're actually being charged for each connection individually. So each time you pass over the connecting point, you pay a little bit of that total. That ... seems like a bad explanation, so let me break it down.

If I'm in Tranquil Court in Shadowmoon Valley and want to fly back to Twilight Glade, the flight map tells me I will be charge 2 gold and 20 silver. In between those points, there's a connection with Path of Light. So it actually goes like this:
  • Tranquil Court to Path of Light: 1 gold 10 silver
  • Path of Light to Twilight Glade: 1 gold 10 silver
If you watch the gold you have on you, you're charged that 1g10s when you start the flight, then you're charged the next 1g10s when you pass over Path of Light. If you disconnect from the game immediately after starting your flight, you'll log back in at Path of Light and will only have paid what it would cost to reach that point rather than the ones beyond, because you never made it that far.

The explosion noises? Beats me.

RufusHonkerIV said:

Thank heavens for Transmog. I noticed I could see my human priest's toes and was like "Ugh, god, no."

Horrible, aren't they?

Many have asked:

What's up with all of the typos in The Queue all of the time?

One of the issues with The Queue is it's often written very early in the morning -- often before anybody else is awake. Or it's written very late the night before, after everyone else has gone to bed. That's because we need a sufficient number of comments to show up before we can buckle down and dig up questions to answer, and then have them answered before the post needs to be live. Humans are notoriously bad at seeing their own errors in written word. You know what words should be there, so when you read it, your mind often replaces the wrong things with the right things without you ever realizing it. And they're often errors that a spellcheck wouldn't pick up, words that really are words, but aren't the words that should be there.

Combine late hours (and thus we're very tired) with a lack of someone else around to peer review before publication and you end up with something kind of messy. I tend to find my typos hours after the post has gone live, because enough time has passed since it was written that typos begin to jump out rather than translate themselves in my mind. At that point, you've all seen them already, haven't you?

Now, typos on other posts ... yeah, that shouldn't happen. And I like to think they're less frequent than the ones that happen here.
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