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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.

The above image is what I spent my entire afternoon working on yesterday: a floating biosphere in Minecraft.

The house inside of it is purple because a wizard lives there.

Arkonn asked:

Why no heirloom shields!?

I really, really wish I knew. They've added the bind on account level 85 shield, but still nothing for leveling players. Considering the apparent tank shortage, it makes no damn sense that Blizzard would discourage leveling as a tank (or a healer) that way. The message I get with the current spread of heirlooms is that leveling a tank or a healer is Doing It Wrong(TM) and you should only level as DPS.

I wish Blizzard would add heirloom shields so that people are encouraged to level their warrior or paladin as protection and learn how it works before they hit level 85. Does the existence (or lack thereof) of heirlooms determine how you level? Absolutely. With heirloom Arcanite Reapers around, why in the world would you use lame green shields? There should be an awesome heirloom shield, too. Maybe they can take the Elementium Reinforced Bulwark and release a BoA Reinforced Elementium Bulwark.

Healers can have ... wow, the healing shields looked terrible back in vanilla. Um, how about a Reconstructed Red Dragonscale Protector?

Darku asked:

Did you guys see Wowhead's new news site? Is WoW Insider intimidated by a new WoW news site showing up?

Yes, we've seen it. Are we intimidated? Goodness, no. We can all work alongside each other just fine. We love Wowhead and we love what they do. People ask us if we're intimidated every time a new WoW site crops up, including Blizzard's own Battle.net blog. No, we're not intimidated; we love seeing the community work on something new. We should all be building off of each other's strengths to create the best possible content for the community, not being catty and nipping at one another all the time. We're never intimidated by new WoW sites. Each and every one of them opens up new opportunities.

I'm a big fan of Wowhead, so I'm very eager to see how they utilize their news site. Their database has already been slowly growing into one of the better datamining resources out there. Now they're just formalizing it. Major props to the Wowhead team, and I wish them luck on their new site.

Tim asked:

Is Project Lore still around?

Unfortunately, no. They went under quite awhile ago.

... In hindsight, answering this question immediately after that last one is a little crass. I didn't mean anything of it, I promise! I love you Wowhead! I'd never hurt you, baby.

Oscar asked:

What's a majordomo?

ma·jor-do·mo

–noun, plural -mos.
1. a man in charge of a great household, as that of a sovereign; a chief steward.
2. a steward or butler.
3. a person who makes arrangements for another.
There you go.

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