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The Queue: I thought it said "Repeat Christmas harder"


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

Not Christmas header, Christmas harder. You know, like Christmas 2: Christmas Harder.

... moving on!

Dennis asked:

Who are Je'Tze and Edward the Odd, and why are they losing all their stuff?

Well Dennis, Edward is a paladin. Edward is very special. Edward is also pictured above, and is a card available in The Hunt for Illidan expansion of the Servants of the Betrayer World of Warcraft TCG set. I'm not sure why he keeps losing bits of things, but I imagine with a collection as vast as the one pictured above, he wouldn't really notice if something happened to slip past him. Even if that happens to be, you know, his robes. Now there's a terrifying thought.

As for Je'Tze, so far we've found her bell and tiara. I'm thinking she's Edward's prized show cat. Or maybe his camel -- he needs something to carry the rest of his eclectic collection, after all.

lazymangaka asks:


Is there any chance of battlegrounds being able to grant rep for wearing tabards in the same way that dungeons do? PvP players enjoy reputation just like PvE players do!


Man, I have no idea, but me and my 1,920/6,000 friendly Warsong Outriders rep would sure appreciate that, as the system for grinding old battlegrounds rep is slightly less pleasant than being stabbed in the eye. They haven't said anything about it, but the fact that all the new reputations are using tabards and all the Horde and Alliance city reputations are now using it leads me to believe that maybe some day we'll see it.

Then again, I like to believe in dance studios, too.

WARFACE asks:

I was walking in Stormwind when I got a notice that I discovered "The Catacombs." Where are they exactly? I was near the moat in Cathedral Square when it happened.

There are actually a set of catacombs underneath the cathedral in Stormwind. You can get there by heading into the cathedral proper and going all the way to the back, then taking a right or a left. You'll see a doorway going down, and stairs after that. There's not much to be found in the catacombs other than the usual caskets strewn about.

However, way back in the day before Varian's return to Stormwind -- we're talking Patch 1.4.1 here -- Archbishop Benedictus was temporarily the leader of Stormwind, having taken the title from Highlord Bolvar. The best way to kill Benedictus was to sneak a couple rogues and a warlock down into the catacombs, at which point you could summon a raid undisturbed by guards and undetected by Alliance players.

In those days, you'd find the usual caskets -- and a 40 man raid fully prepared to beat your face in.

icx asks:

I'm currently leveling my archaeology. I'm currently at 164/225. I was wondering if there is any real reason to do archaeology on both Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdom or could I do my leveling on just one continent?

You can certainly just pick one continent, but keep in mind Kalimdor is going to be mostly night elf and troll artifacts, with a sprinkling of fossils mixed in and very, very few dwarf sites. If you're looking for just the night elf rewards, sticking to Kalimdor is an awesome plan. If you'd like the fossil, dwarf or troll rewards, the Eastern Kingdom seems to have more of those types of sites to offer. Eastern Kingdoms also has night elf sites -- but nowhere near the crazy amount that pops up on Kalimdor.

I warn you though, you're gonna get sick of those night elf sites soon enough. They are everywhere.

Speaking of archaeology ...

Eldoron asks:


My archaeology is 200 now, I've been doing it mostly on EK so I had many dwarvish and troll artifacts and fossils. Yet always vendor trash. When should I start getting something apart from that?

The point at which you'll see rares pop up depends on your level. The Fossilized Hatchling for example can start showing up once you've reached skill level 75. Some dwarven and night elf items can start showing up as soon as skill level 150. Note I say they can show up, not that they will show up -- it's still a random chance, but from what information people have gathered, you have to reach at least that minimum skill level before the RNG kicks in. There's a really good list of all the archaeology rewards and what skill level you can start seeing them at over on Wowpedia.

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