1. #15341
    Quote Originally Posted by FossilFree View Post
    It looks like a creature twisted by the void. Not a faceless one, but a mortal transformed.
    The only reason we're not saying its a standard orc is because its nose is a little short & his ears are a little long. Its entirely possible this is a normal orc; I'd guess Dragonmaw.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChairmanKaga View Post
    I wouldn't think you would generate the AI image with the text on it or at an angle etc. Not that's it proof either way but adding the confidential and framing it to look skewed would make more sense to do after generating it.
    Obviously we're proposing they made an AI generated pic of orcs with cinematic lighting, then took a picture of their monitor & added the watermark to make it seem legit. Although that's my guess, this is probably the most realistic leak we've gotten this cycle.

  2. #15342
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    I just can't get over how the person (or more likely AI) who made this picture couldnt decide whether the guy in the background has horns, or a really weird axe.

    I mean, really. Why is his left "horn" so much bigger, and reaches behind his back?
    If you assume that the guy in the back is the same kind of creature and doesn't have a helmet, the thing in the back could be two axes (soldiers behind him?) or a banner in the wind.

    You can kind of see where the backround guys ears are, meaning they might not be big horns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolicious View Post
    What bothers me is the upper right corner. It looks like the picture is supposed to be rotated a bit when you would actually watch it on your screen. But then it would be crooked or am i wrong?
    oh no... i knew it... metzen ----> orcs.... /cries in darnassian
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  4. #15344
    I'm dissappointed that, some, after 10+ years still don't understand that these vague monitor photo's from a weird angle are always fake.
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  5. #15345
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    If you assume that the guy in the back is the same kind of creature and doesn't have a helmet, the thing in the back could be two axes (soldiers behind him?) or a banner in the wind.

    You can kind of see where the backround guys ears are, meaning they might not be big horns.
    OMG! guys, guys what if- What If -this is some variation of wow/warcraft 3 opening cinematic ?! u know when ork fighting human - where infernals come from the sky ??? but in different-twisted timeline? or some 'puns' about new era of WoW? //u name it

  6. #15346
    Ah finally, a leak worthy of attention.

    That's definitely an Orc. An undead Orc? Perhaps a death knight? I have no idea who or what the character in back supposed to be, nothing comes to mind.

    The fact it has 'confidential' over it kinda puts me off, it would be more convincing without it. Like, if someone would want to make a fake leak you would expect him write something like 'confidential' to make it seem it's real. Which is why it's sus.
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  7. #15347
    I see this as a remastered/reinvented version of the Warcraft 3 intro cinematic - but at the end - they kill an Inferanl or whatever comes from the sky (if) and when the "orc" takes off his helmet we see it's not an 'orc' but a DREADLORD - will fulfill the ultimate plan to corrupt/infiltrate all realites.

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  8. #15348
    Quote Originally Posted by Bomba the Shaman View Post
    Ah finally, a leak worthy of attention.

    That's definitely an Orc. An undead Orc? Perhaps a death knight? I have no idea who or what the character in back supposed to be, nothing comes to mind.

    The fact it has 'confidential' over it kinda puts me off, it would be more convincing without it. Like, if someone would want to make a fake leak you would expect him write something like 'confidential' to make it seem it's real. Which is why it's sus.
    One imagines that a watermark like that would be shown with something immediately obvious, like repeated patterns of what date it was shown, so that any leaks can be squashed immediately. Not a giant "CONFIDENTIAL" plastered across the screen.
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  9. #15349
    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post


    IF this is real, those could very possibly be Lightbound Orcs. Fel and Void warps the appearance of people, why couldn't the light do so as well? It also sort of matches what fans have speculated Lightbound orcs to look like.
    Lightbound orcs are literally regular orcs with yellow glowing stuff slapped on them.

    Also, why does it say confidential? It's not some top secret government project. At most it would say work in progress.

    Fake.

  10. #15350
    Quote Originally Posted by Sentynel View Post
    Lightbound orcs are literally regular orcs with yellow glowing stuff slapped on them.

    Also, why does it say confidential? It's not some top secret government project. At most it would say work in progress.

    Fake.
    extremely confidential - read what restrictions cd-procject employees had (cyberpunk 2077) the company went to great lengths to avoid pre-release leaks - and now - if what I wrote turns out to be true, it will be an earthquake in lore wow. (Cataclysm will look like a sleepy Wednesday``

  11. #15351
    Quote Originally Posted by Sentynel View Post
    Lightbound orcs are literally regular orcs with yellow glowing stuff slapped on them.

    Also, why does it say confidential? It's not some top secret government project. At most it would say work in progress.

    Fake.
    I am also highly skeptical of the image.

    But I could see them labelling it as confidential just to make it super clear to anybody previewing it in the room that it shouldn't be shared or photographed.

    Honestly, if this were to be genuine, then I feel like it's a scene which is super out of context for us to the degree that we simply can't interpret it right now.

    Could be literally ANYTHING.

    Two agents of the Burning Legion having just arrived on a world to scout for something?
    OH but it turns out that's just a flashback from Azeroth's history?
    OH and that's because the Old Gods are showing us some kind of vision to convince us why the Titans are bad?

    Just like Alex and Koranos didn't really make sense at one point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentynel View Post
    Lightbound orcs are literally regular orcs with yellow glowing stuff slapped on them.
    It’s quite possible that Blizzard would upgrade their appearance to make them look different than standard orcs if they’re an adversary.

  13. #15353
    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    I am also highly skeptical of the image.

    But I could see them labelling it as confidential just to make it super clear to anybody previewing it in the room that it shouldn't be shared or photographed.

    Honestly, if this were to be genuine, then I feel like it's a scene which is super out of context for us to the degree that we simply can't interpret it right now.

    Could be literally ANYTHING.

    Two agents of the Burning Legion having just arrived on a world to scout for something?
    OH but it turns out that's just a flashback from Azeroth's history?
    OH and that's because the Old Gods are showing us some kind of vision to convince us why the Titans are bad?

    Just like Alex and Koranos didn't really make sense at one point.
    What is even the point of labelling it confidential though. I doubt anything like this would be shown to anyone who could beon the fence about breaking the NDA. Do leakers just assume that there are big leak showcases internally at Blizzard HQ? Everyone goes to the big auditorium during lunch break to see the new cinematic, and then for said cinematic to be labelled as confidential?

    And as I mentioned before. Never in the games existence has there been a verified leak that couldnt have been explained by leaked press kits or improperly encrypted webpages. Why would there now be someone willing to torpedo their own professional career to show a low res image?
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    Somehow this image feels legit for me. Either this or guy behind leak is really smart, many people after work with image would put elaborate 2 page summary of fake expansion as "leak".

    Definitely first person look like Orc, likely twisted in some way. Background of course is much more interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bomba the Shaman View Post
    That's definitely an Orc. An undead Orc? Perhaps a death knight?
    There is Nazgrim. But DKs just got spotlight in SL.
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  15. #15355
    Quote Originally Posted by vintage79 View Post
    extremely confidential - read what restrictions cd-procject employees had (cyberpunk 2077) the company went to great lengths to avoid pre-release leaks - and now - if what I wrote turns out to be true, it will be an earthquake in lore wow. (Cataclysm will look like a sleepy Wednesday``
    If it's that confidential then it wouldnt be labelled Confidential in big obscuring letters. It would be absolutely plastered with semi-transparent code like "NProg15.03.06.23" to be able to immediately identify what specific computer it came from, and when.
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  16. #15356
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    What is even the point of labelling it confidential though. I doubt anything like this would be shown to anyone who could beon the fence about breaking the NDA. Do leakers just assume that there are big leak showcases internally at Blizzard HQ? Everyone goes to the big auditorium during lunch break to see the new cinematic, and then for said cinematic to be labelled as confidential?

    And as I mentioned before. Never in the games existence has there been a verified leak that couldnt have been explained by leaked press kits or improperly encrypted webpages. Why would there now be someone willing to torpedo their own professional career to show a low res image?
    I'm just guessing. IIRC, though, they at least used to have showcases between teams. Not sure now. I'm not even here to defend the image, because I think it's 90% sure to be fake. Just offering possible explanations to various things.

  17. #15357
    https://worldofwarcraft.blizzard.com...aces/night-elf

    Lo and behold, the other heritage armor tint for Nelves is on their race page. Secret quest or next week?

  18. #15358
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    https://worldofwarcraft.blizzard.com...aces/night-elf

    Lo and behold, the other heritage armor tint for Nelves is on their race page. Secret quest or next week?
    I honestly believe then they don't include a certain recolor of a heritage armor, they just forgot. And they don't care enough to fix it. Orcs & Humans got all the recolors of their armor. Alternate colors of the Dwarf, Goblin, Worgen & Tauren heritage armor don't exist. But the Silver & Purple recolors of the Lightforge heritage? And Red recolor of the Nightborne heritage armor? They just forgot. And whats worse is a few years from now they'll just appear on the Trading Post for 650 currency.

  19. #15359
    Quote Originally Posted by vintage79 View Post
    extremely confidential - read what restrictions cd-procject employees had (cyberpunk 2077) the company went to great lengths to avoid pre-release leaks - and now - if what I wrote turns out to be true, it will be an earthquake in lore wow. (Cataclysm will look like a sleepy Wednesday``
    There's quite a difference between a brand new AAA game and the 10th expansion pack for a 20 year old game. No reason to label it confidential.

    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    But I could see them labelling it as confidential just to make it super clear to anybody previewing it in the room that it shouldn't be shared or photographed.
    And honestly, who would preview it besides the people actually working on it? RandomJoe messing with shadow effects presenting the progress he made to his team lead. Why is it supposed to be confidential?

    Fake.

  20. #15360
    The text is misaligned,—which is suitable to the idea it's ML-generated because any text would likely have to be added manually,—the design looks very strange and out-of-place, the design in the background looks weird and very much brings to mind the kind of thing that an ML art program might generate in the background. I'm of the mind it looks fake. Due to the way in which the text is misaligned, I'm even of the mind he might have added it after he took the photo.
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