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The Queue: Defiance

Alex Ziebart

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

After Mike Sacco's puppy video yesterday, we had countless requests for a kitty rebuttal. A bunny rebutt, too. Well, I'm not going to do that. Kitties are played out, and bunnies are so Matt Rossi. I present you with a hedgehog instead.

In today's edition of The Queue, we cover lava damage, the story of Zangarmarsh, archaeology XP and more.

Kellandor asked:

What should I level if I'm going to be tanking the whole time, warrior or paladin?

This completely comes down to personal opinion, because both classes are good. Personally, I find warrior tanking a lot more fun and interactive. It always feels like the warrior has a much larger tool kit to deal with whatever crazy, wacky thing might go wrong while you're tanking. That doesn't mean it's true -- I haven't made a Big Box of Tools checklist for the tanking classes. That's just how I feel when I'm playing a warrior tank compared to a paladin tank.

I'm sure some of our readers will disagree with my assessment, and that's perfectly fine!

Andostre asked:

Why were the naga draining all the lakes in Zangarmarsh, anyway?

They wanted to control water as a resource in Outland. It was their way of waging war -- cut off the other team from basic necessities, and their ability to function is drastically reduced. There were also rumors in a plot thread in The Burning Crusade that Illidan, Kael'thas and Lady Vashj were all working together to create a new Well of Eternity in Outland, but that never came to pass. That rumor was most likely total bunk.

sup asked:

Do you have any idea why doesn't lava damage scale with level?

I enjoyed MusedMoose's reply to your question, so I'm just going to use that. MusedMoose said:

"It does. It's just really, really hard for lava to level up. I mean, people have to walk into lava and stay there for it to kill them, so it's not like lava gets any real exp. And most lava isn't in places where it can get rested, so there's another disadvantage. Lava that's over level 5 is a real rarity, which is too bad, because I've heard that once lava specs into Raid Fire, it can be really overpowered in the right situation. The talent Make People Stand in Me really needs to be nerfed."

Tolsimir asked:

Is there any way to remove a learned Mount spell? I've been leveling a character mountless, but accidentally taught myself the shiny pony. I'd prefer to have a blank page; any way to get rid of it?

Sorry, nope!

brighthammer asked:

Does archaeology award experience when leveling/grinding? And how about fishing? I'm thinking of returning to the game, and I'm trying to plan the most efficient way to get the items I want and hit 85.

Archaeology does provide experience, but fishing does not. I would really suggest not touching archaeology until you have a flying mount at least -- running all over creation on a ground mount for archaeology XP does not sound fun at all.

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