Remember that giant compilation of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm alpha test info and screens MMO Champion released last week? It's gone now, but certainly not forgotten.
Let's have a moment of silence for the staggering amount of work MMO Champion put into collecting, hosting and posting images from the alpha build of World of Warcraft's next expansion, giving fans a peek into the future of the game they know and either love or hate, but still keep playing. From the screenshots and trade skill information to the fly-through videos, the tantalising peek they provided of the future of Azeroth had more than a few lapsed players pondering resubscribing to the five and a half year old game.
Of course Blizzard would rather not have those images floating about, so Boubouille at MMO Champion had to tear it all down.
Blizzard asked us to remove all the content from the Cataclysm Alpha on the site. I don't have any reason or project to be an internet superhero because none of the underwear I have look nice over my pants and I'm in the process of removing all the content from the site.
Do not sell yourself short, Boubouille! I'm sure your underwear would look just fine over your pants. And while I'm sad to see the content go, I can understand Blizzard's position and MMO Champion's decision to comply with its request.
The good news? The images aren't going anywhere. They're just in seclusion until the non-disclosure agreement lifts. Until then, we leave you with Deathwing, sitting all alone in Stormwind, wondering where all his screenshot friends have gone.
Cataclysm content removed from the site [MMO Champion]