New leak with cutscene screenshot


(Withpuppys) #1

https://archive.fo/tOsxx

I dont know if its fake or not, but you can take a look at the screenshot


#2

I know people will decry fake almost immediately but that screenshot has a lot of effort into it for being a fake.

The trees are different from standard Stormwind Harbor. That’s a lot of work towards a trivial detail that nobody would normally notice or care about, unless there was a redesign for Stormwind overall.

Such as in a raid.

In addition to the shading and the typical filters applied to it, it really does look like Terran and his team’s work. As stupid as this brief bullet point synopsis is, I’m not feeling it’s inaccurate. Just largely lacking in the details.

This is how we’re going to bridge the gap between the Blue Horde and the Sylvanas Horde.


(Galenorn) #3

The screenshot I kind of go back and forth on. Sometimes when I look at, it looks like someone’s spare time photoshop project (the proportions of the ships seems really weird to me). On the other hand, the background details look really good for that to be the case.

It’s the synopsis that makes me go “nah”. Like Tyrande decapitating Nathanos Plotarmor. And Gallywix reviving Mekkatorque, so they can build a machine to get into the Shadowlands (instead of the various portals we already have).


#4

Bolvar comes in and sides with the alliance killing horde leaders . … i have my doubts


(Galenar) #5

All I’m getting is “can’t reach this page.”


(Evelysaa) #6

I don’t believe it. When have any Warcraft leaks from 4chan been true?


(Dreadmoore) #7

I’m so mad if Bolvar breaks neutrality, but I 100% called it that the alliance gets all God characters.


(Withpuppys) #8

The question i have is if gelbin and gallywix invent something that allows them to enter and leave the shadowlands, then why did anyone have to die?

They could have just used that invention to transport their armies to the shadowlands without killing them


(Grandblade) #9

When I’m browsing for datamining and 4chan tries to pass something off as real:

Funny how I hear someone say this every time there’s a “leak.” Seriously, 99% of the time, the 4chan leaks are complete and total BS. Withpuppys posts them for the sake of telling us it’s there, but I have no idea why anyone would put any real stock in them at this point.


#10

You have eyes. Use them.


(Grandblade) #11

You have a brain. Use it.

A site that posts consistently false theories about Warcraft that present themselves as real information from the higher ups hasn’t built a trustworthy reputation for itself whatsoever, even if the leak is “too convincing to be false.” It’s not too convincing to be false. There are a few minor details changed, and you’re convinced it’s damning proof.

It’s not.


(Galenorn) #12

Spoopy screenshot:

Text:

The last boss of BfA was indeed shown in the Azshara defeat cinematic, but it’s more metaphorical than people realize. The last boss is us: Alliance & Horde, as indicated by the last shot of Jaina and Lor’themar. Azshara and N’Zoth are both bosses in the next expansion. We won’t be facing them again (at least physically) in BfA.
>Sylvanas will prepare a strike against Thunder Bluff, tricking both the Alliance and Horde into defending it. During this distraction, she will invade and conquer Stormwind. The latter will be explained through a comic released in October.
>It has always been the plan to finish the expansion with a raid-version of Stormwind. Therefore, patch 8.3 includes a 10-boss raid within Elwynn and the city itself, along with a complementary, all-new 40-player battleground.

In the raid, Horde and Alliance players fight alongside important lore characters and leaders from both factions.
>Sylvanas has already taken Stormwind at this point. The raid is about defeating Sylvanas and reclaiming Stormwind.
>The first boss is a sort of caravan-escort scenario. An azerite-powered battering ram made by goblins & gnomes will start at Goldshire and travel slowly towards the gates of Stormwind. Waves of adds will attack the ram in an attempt to destroy it.
>The second boss is Old God aligned and has enslaved city guards and other famous Stormwind NPCs (such as Topper McNabb).
>Another notable boss is Anduin. Halfway through the raid, he will succumb to the whispers of N’Zoth. We must fight him until he returns to his former self. Wrathion makes a special appearance during this fight. N’Zoth is trying very hard to keep us from reaching Sylvanas.
>The 8th boss is Nathanos. This encounter takes place in Cathedral Square. Tyrande decapitates him at the end of the fight.
>The penultimate boss is Sylvanas. She awaits us in Stormwind Harbor. MASSIVE SPOILERS NOW. BE WARNED!
>Sylvanas is the first of two encounters that comprise the grand finale of BfA. Alliance and Horde will fight side by side against Sylvanas until Bolvar eventually appears and starts killing Horde leaders – first to go is Lor’themar. Bolvar will then side with Taelia and the Alliance. Sylvanas will shoot Genn in response, prompting the intermission.
>During the intermission, all of the Horde leaders will rejoin Sylvanas. Genn dies, and Anduin and Jaina declare war on the Horde. The final fight begins.
>The final boss is ‘The Horde’ or ‘The Alliance’. This encounter is cosmetically unique to each faction, but strategically identical. Horde will win once Anduin is dead, and Alliance will win once Sylvanas is dead.

>The encounter has been designed to have your faction’s leaders die one by one as the opposing faction’s health ticks down. The players will all die as well (like the Arthas fight), with Anduin and Sylvanas being the last ones standing.
>A cinematic will play once the encounter is over. Anduin will end up killing Sylvanas or vice versa (depending on your faction), only to die of his/her wounds. Ultimately, everyone will be dead, and the harbor will be silent. Characters will then wake up in the Shadowlands, and a ghostly fleet of Helya’s ships awaits us in the death version of Stormwind Harbor. With Nathanos by her side, Sylvanas declares that we’re now strong enough to face the true battle for Azeroth.

The encounter has been designed to have your faction’s leaders die one by one as the opposing faction’s health ticks down. The players will all die as well (like the Arthas fight), with Anduin and Sylvanas being the last ones standing.
>A cinematic will play once the encounter is over. Anduin will end up killing Sylvanas or vice versa (depending on your faction), only to die of his/her wounds. Ultimately, everyone will be dead, and the harbor will be silent. Characters will then wake up in the Shadowlands, and a ghostly fleet of Helya’s ships awaits us in the death version of Stormwind Harbor. With Nathanos by her side, Sylvanas declares that we’re now strong enough to face the true battle for Azeroth.

>A short teaser-cinematic starring Gallywix and Mekkatorque will be shown at Blizzcon in November. Gallywix, who fled from the fight in Stormwind, will eventually find King Mekkatorque’s escape pod and awaken him from suspended animation. Together they figure out what happened and construct a device that will allow us to enter and leave the Shadowlands at will. Their cooperation lays the groundwork for the new Tinker class. The device is rumored to be the ‘Dalaran Hearthstone’ of 9.0, given to you at the end of the introductory questline. It works like monks’ Transcendence ability.
>Calia is the interim Forsaken faction leader during the raid.
>BfA’s patch release schedule feels slower because the plan is to lead into 9.0 much quicker than ever before after the release of 8.3.
>You can have a physical form in the Shadowlands if you are brought there artificially, either by its denizens (such as spirit healers) or by means of ‘dimensional’ technology.
>The Dragon Isles, the Shadowlands and the Old Gods have a much deeper connection than one would think. This is explained by lots of quests and dungeons, but I don’t know any specifics besides the shrines in Dragonblight and on the Dragon Isles being connected to the Shadowlands, somehow. This connection will also play a major role and be explored in the patches going forward. The Curse of Flesh also plays a role in this.


(Grandblade) #13

Good god, of all the fake leaks I’ve seen, this is by far the most sloppily crafted. It’s like someone put all of the popular theories into a blender and just slopped it onto a webpage without editing it whatsoever.


(Galenar) #14

Faketown USA. Fakesville, Alabama.


#15

One point is that one sides leaders all die so one faction is left without any leaders and this changes depending on the faction of raiders how can they continue the story at that point.


(Etheldald) #16

alright i kinda like where this is going.

but my problem would be on how and why the leaders of the horde go back with sylvanas?
So bolvar randomly comes back, helps taelia and the alliance and goes in a freenzy, so this is what makes horde leaders take sides with sylvanas?

like,she tricked them to defend thundel bluff and in response they kill genn ? and this is how the truce ends?

at least is not mop 2.0 thats for sure.


(Grandblade) #17

I think what they were trying to imply is that both sides end up losing all of their faction leaders. Like how regardless of whether you’re being told what occurred by a troll as Horde or actually in the throne room in person as Alliance, Rastakhan ends up dead no matter what.

Indulging that this crap is real in any way for a moment, I think the scenario would ultimately end with all faction leaders on both sides dying to the other, regardless of whether you’re fighting them or fighting alongside them.

Past that, they want to push that this will tie into a Shadowlands expansion, where apparently all of the faction leaders continue as ghosts, and the player character does some kind of weird Danny Phantom thing.

Ambitious, but transparently fake.

This was my favorite part. The literal Lich King, whose whole goal is sitting in Icecrown and keeping the Scourge in check, suddenly teleports into the throne room to side with his daughter, even though there’s been no inkling of him busting out from the ice or even knowing where or who Taelia is at the time.


(Withpuppys) #18

Bolvar comes out of nowhere and kills lorthemar, and for spme reason the alliance team up with him after he murdered one of their allies who was helping them take stormwind back


(Galenorn) #19

Oh, I know.

Otoh, if you told me the plot of BfA a couple years ago, I’d have laughed in your face.


#20

Yeah if all faction leaders showed up in the shadow lands i am not sure how i would feel that we ould be the ultimate show of new nilishim as no matter who you are you go to hell not the light not the afterlife just hell.