Can we just once and for all settle this.
The first 'leak', showing Patch 5.5 Skysunder on youtube. It was leaked 3 days ago, August 12th. The picture seems to have been taken August 11th.
The day after, the "The Dark Below" trademark application ravaged the internet. It stayed around for about 2 days. Meanwhile, the Skysunder leak was buried and lost in the Dark Below attention.
August 14th, some random guy (assumed to be Nick Reinhart) thought it would be fun to leak an additional photo. This one was a poorly photoshopped "The Darkness Below" expansion logo, which standard PS glow effects on a black font grabbed off the internet (Google WoW expansion font). He quickly noticed his mistake, as the expansion was called "The Dark Below", and not what he had originally called it. He leaked a new image with his mistake corrected. The fake leaker's name is Nick Reinhart, and his mmo-champion user depicts him sharing the image. http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/580477-lordreinhart
As seen on imgur, this was only uploaded 13 hours ago. A poor attempt at catching the attention of the Skysunder leak. http://imgur.com/ag6hTpD
Not to mention, Nick Reinhart used 3D models from the game itself (old god tentacles, C'thuns eye) to make the logo. Nick Reinhart is attempting to take credit for the Skysunder graphic, or he's just an idiot fooling around. One thing is for certain, the leak is not genuine, it can be tracked down to him, all the leaks are on his youtube account, and calling him an 'artist' might be an overstatement. It's really not that impressive.
The Skysunder logo is most likely a fake as well, but there is no source to track. If Nick had indeed made the Skysunder logo, he would have 'leaked' the original work, i.e. a screenshot directly from the computer.
All in all, these two 'leaks' are not connected at all. Skysunder leaked a whole day prior to The Dark Below trademark news, and 3 days prior to the 'youtube leak' which Nick Reinhart manufactured.
Well. There it is. I said it.
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Blizz has said several times now that they are considering doing a 5.5 after SoO, mostly because it's tradition at this point to do an extra patch to make getting gear easier.
It would very likely stand that since SoO ties up the rest of the MoP storyline, that 5.5 would be related to tying MoP to Expansion V; be that the Legion (Skysunder) or Azshara (who knows).
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i've lost track of whats going on now, whats confirmed 100% fake, and whats still possibly real?
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I mean, following 5.4 there won't even be a Horde warchief, and we still have to deal with the aftermath of our actions in Pandaria. Now you're saying while we're sorting all of that out, its going to start raining infernals?
Last edited by Teriz; 2013-08-15 at 02:59 PM.
We already knew about the Sundering. We already knew that the emperor separated Pandaria from the rest of the world. The video just showed us how it happened, and how it tied to the Sha.
Ok so this now confirms The Dark Below logo was a hoax.
This doesn't confirm the trade mark as being fake though.
Last edited by Vethon; 2013-08-15 at 03:15 PM.
Yes seriously. While the horde are deciding a new leader and the alliance is heading back to their places via boats(which could take weeks if not more) Lord Kazzak will appear once again and starts summoning the legion... we kill him and his minions and then head through the portal he created to the next expansion... and this all happens in 5.5 What is problem ?
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Yeah and how it's related to the fact that the mists dissipated right before the legion would attack in order to allow the pandaren to join the battle after they mastered their emotions like Shaohao did, and also allow other races to come and learn those lessons just in time for Legion attack.