The length of mission depends on the type of mission chosen, ranging from a few hours to a week. Missions can also be run while the player is offline.
Each follower, depending on race, class and spec, has different abilities and scenarios that are best suited for them, such as a character who can taunt or a character who works better in a group.
Players send their followers on missions for varied purposes. Successful missions will give you the resources you need to keep developing your Garrison, but you'll also have the chance to acquire powerful loot or resources for your character, and your followers can gain bonus experience for certain missions they run.
The resources you acquire during missions include both existing crafting reagents and Garrison-specific materials. For example, if you assign a follower to a mining mission, you could receive ore, but you might also unearth garrison resources, a new kind of resource used to construct and upgrade buildings.
Patch changes Edit
Patch 6.0.2 (October 14, 2014): Added.