Why was the crypt not opened?

#1 - Jan. 25, 2014, 2:34 a.m.
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So I was exploring through deadwind pass and I fell through the ground and landed, (almost dying) into a place called the crypt. Falling through the earth isn't your issue, because i have crappy internet. Well discovering this new place I did some research and found this instance ussualy cant be entered through normal means. I explored, and the place looks kinda of creepy. many people saay that the instansce wasnt open due to changing the game esrb rating to 'M', but if that were true, then your rating would be"M" because the files are still ingame. I would just like to ask, Why didn't blizzard open this place to the public of players and why is it still in the game files? My guess it was suppose to be the lower part of the karazhan alpha model, back when testing was going on in 2003. Hoping a dev can respond?
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#11 - Jan. 25, 2014, 3:28 a.m.
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Oh yeah, I remember that! Haven't seen a screenshot in quite a while. Not sure I know the story on it but knowing our development processes back then there tended to be a lot more stuff made that we just didn't use. I can't imagine the game rating rumor is accurate, because if it was content we wanted to use we'd just take out the upside-down sinners or whatever the issue was and use it for whatever it was we wanted to do with that space. It's not like they're permanent fixtures. Fun rumor though! :) More likely we just changed our minds.