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Michael Sacco

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

I've been leveling archaeology on the beta just for you. Who wants an archaeology guide tomorrow? If it's you, then you're in luck!

David asked:

What's with Oralius? Does he still give his totally awesome quests in Cata?

I actually just did the new Burning Steppes last night, and it's amazing. Easily one of my top five changed zones in the Redridge tradition. As for Oralius, not only does he have Gor'tesh's Lopped-Off Head on a pike next to him, but the quest he gives out is called "SEVEN! YEP!!"

Jack Miles asked:

Will we be able to do both Vashj'ir and Hyjal, or will one over-level us for the other?

You won't outlevel Vashj'ir or Hyjal by finishing its counterpart first. You can certainly choose to do both, but you shouldn't need to. It's intended that you'll do one of the starting zones and then all three of the following zones.

At 80, Hyjal and Vashj'ir should both take you to about 82. Deepholm takes you to 83, Uldum to 84, and Twilight Highlands to 85.

Stella asked:

It appears that in the beta a player can summon a flying mount in non-flyable areas (although it acts as a ground mount of course).

Do we know if this is intended or a bug?

I'm going to assume it's intended, to let you use the mount of your choice for getting around on foot. It's been in so many beta patches now that I'd be surprised if it was unintentional.

KriegDrache asked:

I am REALLY looking forward to leveling new characters when Cataclysm hits. Is there any word or speculation as to if Blizzard will release new realms once the expansion is released, or maybe a month after like they did for all the previous expansions?

While I expect the general population to reach an all-time high when Cataclysm hits, I really don't anticipate that we'll see entirely new servers again. There are a whole lot of servers already.

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