Just watched a video for the upcoming World of Warcraft Garrison / Housing additions and have to say (despite it being WoW) it actually looked really interesting !
The overall principal/mechanics of it I thought were great (think Skyrim housing… then take it a lot further) The fact they have managed to merge housing, daily missions, crafting and a host of other things into the whole thing is very clever.
We’ve been asking Zenimax for housing since beta and eventually we are going to get it (apparently.) BUT… looking at this just ‘housing’ is a little lame now. Looking at what RIFT did and more recently Wildstar and now WoW’s Garrison expansion, Zenimax are going to have a hard time providing us with something this immersive and detailed. Even EVE Online has started down the path of player owned structures. If Zenimax don’t do something sooner rather than later I feel they may be too late !
Back to the vid. OK, yes it’s WoW, the graphics are cheap, the gameplay is questionable but obviously a lot of thought has gone into this garrison thing and it is going to add a whole new level of immersion into their game ! Zenimax / ESO need to do this, only better and with TES passion ! Just image all that but with ESO aesthetics !
Let the flaming, oops I mean discussion begin !…..