Blizzard's hot new thing? The Legion expansion for World of Warcraft. Its hot old thing? The cancelled point-and-click adventure game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, which someone uploaded to the internet yesterday. The 500MB archive contains a "full pre-released version" for the title, including "in-game cinematics + interest txt docs".
Lord of the Clans officially died inside Blizzard back in 1998, along with the adventure game genre itself during the late 1990s / early 2000s. Given the style of game, the odds of it being reworked and released at a later date were smaller than nothing.
Now, almost two decades on, a person by the handle "Reidor" on a forum called the "Scrolls of Lore" has posted what appears to be a mostly finished build of the game. The poster describes it as a "gift for all Blizzard fans, old and new".
Blizzard does not stuff around when it comes to protecting its intellectual property, so I have no doubts this will be swiftly removed once the developer gets the legal gears turning.
I won't say much more than that, other than to point our a Reddit thread explaining how to get the game working on modern operating systems, if for some reason you come upon such a hypothetical situation.
Warcraft adventures: Lord of the clans — finally out~! [Scrolls of Lore, via PC Gamer]