Blizzard Entertainment has launched the official World of Warcraft: Legion companion app. The app connects directly to your World of Warcraft account and allows players to check on any available world quests, manage their followers, upgrade your Order Hall, and train recruits. You can pick up the app on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store right now.
I downloaded the app earlier today, because I'm mostly buying what Blizzard is putting down. (Metaphorically. The app is free.) Most of the app is directly addressing followers and follower missions, the grunt work that accompanies the basic play of WoW Legion. You have a set number of followers and you send those followers on random missions for experience and sweet, sweet rewards. Every mission is in real-time, depending on the level of reward available: some are as few as 2 hours, while major missions can be up to 8.
The issue that's plagued WoW since the system first went live under Garrisons in the previous Warlords of Draenor expansion, is having to sign into WoW on your desktop or laptop to collect the spoils of missions and send your crew out on further non-descript adventures. The Legion companion app offers players the chance to roll over at 3am, see if their current missions ended in success or failure, and send their followers out again.
That's pretty much what I did. After signing into my account, I chose my current WoW Legion main. I looked in on the missions I set up last night, all of which had completed in success. Then I set my team on a few new missions and shut down the app. One of those missions is almost done as I write this, while the other has 7 more hours. All of this was done without signing into my desktop World of Warcraft client. In fact, I did it while waiting to get my hair cut in the barbershop.
The WoW companion app is essentially what I want from additional mobile hooks for major games. It's not forcing me to do something in order to get access to a certain feature or gain new rewards in the main title. The Legion companion app just gives me access to something I already do in-game. It doesn't do a ton, but what it does do is rather polished and useful. It enhances my overall WoW experience.
That's pretty much all I ask for from an app.