It didn't feel right to me that out of 18 of my alts an absolute ZERO got any of the new missions, ANY of them. NOT ONE! Not getting cinder pup or the mount mission sure I can see that - those aren't supposed to be that common I figured. But not even the xp elixir or medallion of the legion mission? It seemed like there had to be something other going on. So I searched and I found something: a post on MMO Champion about this (http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/181 ... n-Missions
). It didn't make much sense to me either to tie it to character ilvl. Until I thought about how Blizzard doesn't like us to get things instantly and this was probably their way of making sure people with 19 lvl 100s like me didn't immediately complete all the new garrison mission additions (there's more than just the cinder pup as new missions) on day 1. It would be a good way to force us to go into tanaan to get those extra ilvls.
I decided to test the thing I heard on MMO Champ. I raised the ilvl of 7 alts out of 18 to 675 ilvl. None of them had ANY
of the newly added garrison missions at 674 or lower, moment they hit 675 they each gained one mission out of the pool of new ones. Seven coincidences maybe? I suspect not. Each one gained exactly 1 new available mission on going to 675 and trust me with doing garrison missions on 19 lvl 100s the new missions I'd never seen before 6.2 that suddenly appeared stood out like a sore thumb. The other 11 still have zero of the new garrison missions. It's still down to luck to get the right one of out the new pool of missions it seems. I was lucky and monk got the cinder pup mission - I still haven't gotten the gronnling mount mission though. If people neither believe it nor want to test it that's fine, I just thought I could save people a few weeks of waiting around for these things to just appear on their own. I know I'll be getting the other 11 alts more ilvls, I don't believe in that much coincidence in unrelatedly getting new missions right after the ilvl boost.
It should be noted that the shipyard and the new garrison missions don't seem to have the same requirements. This week I got 4 left shark ship missions on alts as low as 642 ilvl. However looking at it there must be a requirement for instance for the heirloom rings to have shipyard lvl 3 (maybe more requirements than that, but at least that)... it's rather improbable that out of 19 characters with lvl 2 shipyard some with mostly epic ships I have seen 0 of those missions.