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The Queue: World bosses, pet battles, refrigerators, and more

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.

I cannot adequately express how happy I am that weather is back in Pandaria. Fishing off the coast of Krasarang in the pouring rain is unbelievably relaxing.

Puntable1 asked:

Pet battle question. What do you use to kill crabs? They are the only wild pet I have a problem with.

If I'm not mistaken, crabs are aquatic-type pets, right? Aquatics are brutal, in my experience. My first crushing defeat in pet battles was taking on a rare toad one level above my pets. Heals, defensive cooldowns, and spammable crowd control? Holy crap. Between that toad and its spidery backup to poison and root me to prevent pet swaps, it kicked my butt. My strategy was to fight water with water, catch a rare toad, and train it up. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

In theory, flying-types are supposed to be strong against aquatics, but none of the flying pets I've caught can match the survivability of the aquatics. Toads make short work of my Fledgling Buzzard. I don't believe crabs have the crowd control powers of the toad, though, and their strength primarily comes from their healing and defensive moves. You may want to look into using a pet like Lil' Deathwing. He has Call Darkness, which reduces healing received by all pets on the field by 50%. If you don't rely on healing yourself, it's a good way to significantly weaken aquatics that like to spam Renewing Mists and Healing Wave.

According to Wowhead, the following pets have Call Darkness: Dark Whelpling, Deathy, Feline Familiar, Gilnean Raven, Lil' Deathwing, Mini Diablo, and the Scourged Whelpling.

Mrs. asked:

Srsly what is Galleon's re-spawn time? I have not killed him once, but Sha so many times. It seems like the new troll is "Galleon's up pst for invite... j/k lol he's not showing up" after lots of wasted time in a raid group.

It seems to be anywhere from 2 to 4 days. It's interesting, because in my experience, the Sha of Anger is rarely not up in Kun-Lai, no matter how much you murderize him. The Sha of Anger seems to be the accessible-to-all world boss, whereas a Galleon kill carries far more prestige, simply because it's harder to get out there and kill him before someone else does.

erogroth asked:

I read somewhere, possibly uhereon wowinsider, that in a future path we are supposed to be getting some kind of storage for all of our cooking mats. What is this item? When can we expect to see it? Does it go in your normal bags so that it is a container within a container or does it replace a normal bag like an enchanting bag or mining bag does? What are the restrictions on items it can hold?

It's a Portable Refrigerator coming in patch 5.1. It isn't a bag within a bag, it's a normal profession bag that replaces one of your other bags. It currently has 32 slots and you can pop over to Wowhead for a full list of what it can hold -- there are 905 items in Wowhead's database that can be placed within the refrigerator.

ejunk77 asked:

This is really early to be asking this, but I have a patch 5.1 question. Am I correct to assume that the new content in Karasang that opens up with 5.1 will only be accessible to those players who have quested up to some pre-determined point in that zone? I skipped KW while leveling, and while it's my intention to go back and finish the zone (along with TS), I'd like to know if I have a "deadline" to finish, as it were.

I thought that was how the devs intended to approach it, but it turns out that no, you don't need to have completed Krasarang for the patch 5.1 content. Ghostcrawler tweeted that the developers "reserved the space" in Krasarang for the new content. There's quite a bit of empty space on the eastern end of Krasarang, as well as some of the islands off of the coast, so all of the new stuff will show up there rather than phasing out the currently used areas.

Puntable1 asked:

Farm question. Gina sells an sprinkler and a bug-zapper for your farm. Do these give you more crops? Is there any reason to buy them?

There's no reason not to buy them! Purchasing them installs sprinklers and bug zappers on your farm, and activating them casts an AOE effect that cures all parched and infested crops at once. It saves you time and bag space, because you don't need to loot the sprinkler and deal with every parched crop individually. They're super nice when your farm maxes out at 16 plots.

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