It is still early in the expansion and our opinions might change as time passes but right now I kind of like my followers and their seemingly different personalities. I understand that much of their personality is really in my imagination. I doubt blizzard really coded them to all be different but it sure seems like they are.
One of the followers I make sure to get as soon as I can when I first get to draenor is Fiona. It is not because she has some great abilities that I must have, it is because she is Fiona. I liked her quest line in the plaguelands and it is kind of cool to be hanging out with her. Actually I have found her abilities to be quite lacking. Her herbalism ability of course can come in handy when you get your herb garden up and running but outside of that there really isn't anything stand out about her.
There are a few followers like Blook that are just so huge I never feel as if they fit well in my garrison, but because of their size they can make for some interesting visual effects. I once saw Blook standing in front of the inn just looking in the front door. There is no way he can fit, at least not reasonably. And it seemed as if he knew that. He was just staring into the inn and I found some humor in that. He eventually did walk in and it was not exactly what you would call visually correct but in my mind I could just picture him bending over and squeezing himself through the door after those many minutes spent staring inside wishing he could enter.
Pleasure Bot 8000 scares me a little bit and I think he might be a stalker. I know he is supposed to be some sort of butler unit and not a pleasure bot that some people think of when they first hear the name but the fact he keeps offering to give me a massage I might question that one a little bit. Lets face it, even if pleasure bot 8000 gives the greatest massages in the world do you really want cold metallic hands being the ones doing it, or more so cold metallic hands that were created with gnome technology doing it? I guess it is better than if it were goblin technology, so that is something.
Professor Felblast is one of those odd followers that make me wonder why is she even following me. If ever I see her in my garrison and walk toward her she starts moving away, as if to avoid me. Even if she was standing still for 10 minutes, the second I make a break for her she apparently has something so much better to do than talk to me.
Then you will always have those followers that have traits you never expected of them, traits that are not listed as one of their traits like my Phylarch the Evergreen has. More often than not I can find Phylatch either sitting at the bar in the inn or standing right in front of the pet battle ring watching the fights. So here is this tree, something we consider part of nature, good and pure and natural, that just wants to get drunk and watch caged animals fight to the death. It just doesn't seem like what I would have expected from a tree.
While playing around with my skyterror personal delivery system from the gearworks I landed on top of my garrison to check things out from above and to my surprise there was one of my followers, just standing there alone on a little patio looking out at everything. I wonder if he wanted to be alone to think things out, was being protective and seeking a place where he could see everything, or just managed to get lost up there and could not find his way down. The idea along that the followers moved around like this, even in and to places I did not know existed in my garrison like this, gave them more life in my mind.
I am not sure I have a real favorite yet, but I do have a few I really like and it doesn't really have much to do with their looks or their story or anything else as it has to do with how they act around my garrison. Even if I make these persona's that they have up in my own mind, it is those little things that make me like them.
Do you have any favorite followers yet?
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