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The Queue: Spiders are gross

Alex Ziebart

Welcome back to The Queue,'s daily Q&A column in which the team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

Good news, everyone. We've had such a good time with The Queue that we're not restricting it to just Monday through Friday anymore! If all goes well, you'll see another edition of The Queue on Saturdays and Sunday, too! Cool, right?

bui asked:

"Are there any creepy critters now that the world has been torn asunder? What made me think about the critters, you ask? Earlier today, there was a spider crawling on my face."

Oh boy, do I have an answer for you! The creepiest critter I've seen is a bear that's infested with spider eggs. There are eggs rising up out of it like massive rot pustules. There is also a spider matriarch in an unrelated area that unfurls her gangly, nasty limbs and grasps at your flesh while lowering herself from the top of her cave. My description doesn't quite have the same creepy kick as seeing it in action, so just make sure you quest in Silverpine Forest when Cataclysm launches.

Eventually, we're going to assemble a bestiary for all of Cataclysm, but I have no ETA for that.

Jaena Vashj asked:

"I understand that tauren paladins have been called Sunwalkers, but what of tauren priests? Do they share the same title, or have they just been somewhat forgotten? I know that big, shiny plate armor does tend catch the eye more."

I don't believe tauren priests have any unique title, but they also don't need one. Priest is a far more general term than paladin in Warcraft. Let's just pick out three races: humans, trolls and Forsaken. They all have priests, yet they all practice different faiths. You can argue that the humans and the Forsaken have the same base, but it's still a different faith. The trolls are completely different from both of them. They're all still priests. Priest is a very general term as far as lore goes.

Paladin is very specifically tied to the Light, and both races that aren't a part of that core order have their own unique name. The blood elves were the Blood Knights, and now the tauren have the Sunwalkers. As far as game mechanics go, they're all the exact same thing, but they're totally different in the lore. Different orders from different groups of people doing different things.

Travis the Blogatelle asked:

"Has anything been released yet as to the fate/whereabouts of Varok Saurfang in the beta?"

Not that I've encountered yet. There are still a few zones that aren't finished yet, and we haven't seen the full story behind what goes down during the Cataclysm event itself, so we may still see something out of him.

Tooky asked:

"I know they said they were going to do something with fishing to make it more interesting. Any changes in Cataclysm that are significant?"

The devs have said often that they're going to make fishing more interesting, but they never seem to actually do anything with it. That remains true. They have added new daily quests for the profession, but they haven't changed any of the base mechanics.

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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