The thing I see wrong with that is, there used to be an off-topic forum. Cryptic ninja-nerfed it when they took down the forums before Open Beta. Why suddenly stop liking us having an off-topic forum?
Change of policy maybe?
Waste of moderator resources considering the differences in size of a beta community vs a live community.
It's Cryptics site and they can do whatever the hell they want no matter how much people whine about it.
They don't want OT stuff posted here.
Seems like a set of reasons why it may have been done. Only Cryptic can actually answer the question, but qq'ing cause people can't have a place to dribble the garbage most OT forums on game sites descend into probably wont change it.