1. #39461
    Quote Originally Posted by maplesyrupgl View Post
    We know the announcement is on the 19th, but do we know what time it is? Probably morning Pacific Time?
    I'm expecting it it to be at 18:00 UK

  2. #39462
    Quote Originally Posted by Jodmos View Post
    I'm expecting it it to be at 18:00 UK
    Yeah that's what I was thinking too...

    Guess I'll be setting an alarm for 3am *cries in Australia*

  3. #39463
    Quote Originally Posted by Varx View Post
    Can we go back to giving me shit about my 101% certainty on tinkers in one week?

    Can't believe people really get upset about applying the new racial options on random NPCs.

    You know they did the same to other races right.
    the people who are upset are like the people who were upset about m+ players swapping gear.....victim complex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niwes View Post
    yep, here it is:

    https://www.facebook.com/SenecaTobac...92210254184185

    its a product brochure of Seneca Tobacco (zoom at the table).

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    ok, we now know the designer likes coffee and cigarettes (or cigars, or…). now lets take a close look at all designers of Blizz (lol, we can’t). if we could get 100% proof, that none of the wow team designers smokes, we can 100% proof its fake.
    It could also be someone who works at Seneca, not Blizzard, and this is just another fake leak. Or works for a company that makes Seneca's promotional materials. Why would a Blizzard employee be making Seneca product brochures? You can see there is a whole stack of them there, a customer would only receive one in the mail not a whole stack.

    The name is a real leak, but this is probably just someone that threw this together at work in a couple hours after reading about the expansion name leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain Chungus View Post
    It could also be someone who works at Seneca, not Blizzard, and this is just another fake leak. Or works for a company that makes Seneca's promotional materials. Why would a Blizzard employee be making Seneca product brochures? You can see there is a whole stack of them there, a customer would only receive one in the mail not a whole stack.

    The name is a real leak, but this is probably just someone that threw this together at work in a couple hours after reading about the expansion name leak.
    Or it's not a blizzard employee at all, and Blizzard, like most companies, outsource their printing of promotional materials, and another of the printer's clients is Seneca? Seems like the simplest answer. The CYMK in the bottom of the poster also points towards the photo being taken in a printing office.
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  6. #39466
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain Chungus View Post
    The name is a real leak, but this is probably just someone that threw this together at work in a couple hours after reading about the expansion name leak.
    The artwork is very high quality. It looks like Blizzard official art quality, whoever did it is very skilled. And it definitely would have taken longer than a couple of hours.

  7. #39467
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain Chungus View Post
    The name is a real leak, but this is probably just someone that threw this together at work in a couple hours after reading about the expansion name leak.
    The image was posted on twitter/reddit a few hours before the name got leaked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain Chungus View Post
    It could also be someone who works at Seneca, not Blizzard, and this is just another fake leak. Or works for a company that makes Seneca's promotional materials. Why would a Blizzard employee be making Seneca product brochures? You can see there is a whole stack of them there, a customer would only receive one in the mail not a whole stack.

    The name is a real leak, but this is probably just someone that threw this together at work in a couple hours after reading about the expansion name leak.
    The picture was actually posted before the name leaked (though to be fair, it is not impossible someone else saw the name first and didn't draw attention to it). I would still say there isn't really a reason to not think it is legit at this point since it is just an image of Alexstrasza and doesn't imply anything outlandish.
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  9. #39469
    Quote Originally Posted by Izalla View Post
    though to be fair, it is not impossible someone else saw the name first and didn't draw attention to it
    That would be a legendary, I almost hope that is what happened lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by maplesyrupgl View Post
    The artwork is very high quality. It looks like Blizzard official art quality, whoever did it is very skilled. And it definitely would have taken longer than a couple of hours.
    It also resembles a specific Blizz artist's style to the point that it was instantly recognizable as such and comparison images of his other art are spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    That would be a legendary, I almost hope that is what happened lol
    Still would beg the question where they got the image from to throw that together haha
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  11. #39471
    Quote Originally Posted by Izalla View Post
    It also resembles a specific Blizz artist's style to the point that it was instantly recognizable as such and comparison images of his other art are spot on.
    Yeah, the name + image are practically confirmed, the only thing we lack is details.

  12. #39472
    Quote Originally Posted by maplesyrupgl View Post
    Yeah that's what I was thinking too...

    Guess I'll be setting an alarm for 3am *cries in Australia*
    Or....you could just sleep all night and wake up with a whole lot of news to read and watch. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDBlou View Post
    Or it's not a blizzard employee at all, and Blizzard, like most companies, outsource their printing of promotional materials, and another of the printer's clients is Seneca? Seems like the simplest answer. The CYMK in the bottom of the poster also points towards the photo being taken in a printing office.
    True, this is also a possibility, but it still doesn't discount the scenario I presented either.

    Quote Originally Posted by maplesyrupgl View Post
    The artwork is very high quality. It looks like Blizzard official art quality, whoever did it is very skilled. And it definitely would have taken longer than a couple of hours.
    I could swear I've seen that dragon before. Isn't that the avatar Teriz has been using? He is banned so I can't tell. Alex could be recycled too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    The image was posted on twitter/reddit a few hours before the name got leaked
    It's possible that it was known before those posts and just took some time to work it's way through the internet. Maybe twitter/reddit weren't the first to know about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Izalla View Post
    The picture was actually posted before the name leaked (though to be fair, it is not impossible someone else saw the name first and didn't draw attention to it). I would still say there isn't really a reason to not think it is legit at this point since it is just an image of Alexstrasza and doesn't imply anything outlandish.
    I just remember how sure everyone was about the Empire of Dragons logo. It could be real, but perfect timing doesn't guarantee it to be either. If anything, perfect timing is actually a little suspicious imo.

  14. #39474
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain Chungus View Post
    If anything, perfect timing is actually a little suspicious imo.
    Which is why it's probably an intentional leak like the Bolvar cinematic image, to generate hype.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chain Chungus View Post
    I could swear I've seen that dragon before. Isn't that the avatar Teriz has been using? He is banned so I can't tell. Alex could be recycled too.
    No one has been able to find the image anywhere else on the internet so it's either real or someone actually painted that themselves after discovering the real site leak without telling anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chain Chungus View Post
    True, this is also a possibility, but it still doesn't discount the scenario I presented either.



    I could swear I've seen that dragon before. Isn't that the avatar Teriz has been using? He is banned so I can't tell. Alex could be recycled too.



    It's possible that it was known before those posts and just took some time to work it's way through the internet. Maybe twitter/reddit weren't the first to know about it?



    I just remember how sure everyone was about the Empire of Dragons logo. It could be real, but perfect timing doesn't guarantee it to be either. If anything, perfect timing is actually a little suspicious imo.
    The art hasn't been found anywhere else yet and people have searched for it. The style matches Bayard Wu very well (which is probably why the dragon looks so familiar, it looks like an art piece of his of Alex). And the EoD logo had a lot of pushback because all it had going for it was looking fancy and impressive but nothing else to support it. It's not a sure thing like the name being found in the actual WoW website, but it is way more likely than not that the Alexstrasza image is real.

    (also Teriz is using an image of Wrathion I believe)
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  16. #39476
    I bet there are Blizzard folk browsing these forums getting a good laugh out of people discussing whether or not this stuff is real

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    I bet there are Blizzard folk browsing these forums getting a good laugh out of people discussing whether or not this stuff is real
    Guaranteed. Remember Ion's comment about "do the eyes make sense now?"

    They know people are going bonkers over this.
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  18. #39478
    Quote Originally Posted by Izalla View Post
    Guaranteed. Remember Ion's comment about "do the eyes make sense now?"

    They know people are going bonkers over this.
    Now we just need them to name a dungeon or patch after Explosion of Dragons

  19. #39479
    That Alex image is 100% legit, let's be real....

    That same imagine isn't found anywhere else on the internet and the quality is just too good. Plus why would a fan randomly give her a staff when she's never ever carried one.

    Honestly it's like the people who claimed the Bolvar shot was fake when it clearly wasn't.

  20. #39480
    Quote Originally Posted by Varx View Post
    Honestly it's like the people who claimed the Bolvar shot was fake when it clearly wasn't.
    I didn't think it was real, only because a cinematic or logo was never leaked before (except for the WoD accident), so SL kinda changed the leak game up quite a bit. I do remember people saying it's fake because his elbow wasn't anatomically correct or something lol.

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