Most buildings in your garrison are capable of placing work orders. In simplest terms, a work order is exchanging one type of resource (such as ore or herbs) for a more valuable resource used for crafting (such as Gearspring Parts or Truesteel Ingots).
Work order basics
- Work orders take basic materials such as herbs or ore and convert them into high quality crafting materials.
- To start a work order, you interact with NPCs at your garrison buildings.
- Work orders take 4 hours to complete each. You can queue up additional work orders so you don't have to babysit your garrison quite so often.
- Level 1 buildings can queue up to 7 work orders.
- Level 2 buildings can queue up to 14 work orders.
- Level 3 buildings can queue up to 21 work orders.
- The Storehouse building can increase your total queue of work orders by up to 15 more. With a level 3 Storehouse, you could queue up to 6 days of work orders without having to come back and start more.
- Completed work orders must be picked up at the building they were placed (it will show up as a lootable crate, as seen in the image above).
- Assigning a follower to a profession building (the follower must have a trait for that particular profession) has a chance to increase the yield of work orders. This follower is then unavailable for missions for the duration.