We are being inundated with questions why minecraft.net is down.
Apparently notch forgot to pay for the server before he flew out to Indonesia and so the people at his hosting facility cut the power to the servers and are threatening to delete them.
Notch has said that he will pay for the host when he gets back on Saturday, but till then there's no minecraft.net.
We have a Temporary Access page which will allow you to play the game while minecraft.net is down. This page allows you to play on all of the WoM servers with the same hacks as the WoM Client Wrapper had.
Minecraft.net is now back up and everything has returned to normal. Peace on earth, the rapture is back on, zombie threat evaded