•   Tuesday, July 16, 2024
World of Warcraft

The dystopian truth about the forgotten WoW secret

Do you remember the creepiest Easter Egg from WoW Classic ever, which we brought to you a few weeks ago? The video was made by Alex from House Hexagon and if you don't know it, you should definitely watch it - and don't read on at this point. Because otherwise you might take away a big twist of the video. So shoo, shoo, dear friends, check out the Classic Easter Egg!

And here again explicitly: spoiler warning! The Stoneclaw Mountains - so idyllic Source: buffed

Murder mystery attracts thousands of viewers

With his new video, Alex from House Hexagon takes a little trip down memory lane. Because as we said with the Stoneclaw Mountains video, the Creepypasta video about the SoCal Lady Killer is already a few months old, but only really went through the roof thanks to Asmongold and his reaction to it. According to Alex, his viewership has doubled in the past few weeks - and of course, after the compelling and gripping Lady Killer video, fans want more creepypasta.

But, Alex says in his new May 2, 2022 video, what's the point of creepypasta stories if you know the story isn't true before you even play it? And clearly, the SoCal Lady Killer only works so well because you didn't realize beforehand that this Easter Egg doesn't really exist in WoW. That's why Alex decided to make a new WoW-themed video, but this time it's not creepypasta. Or in his own words, "This time there's no murder thriller, but a dystopian society that turns a blind eye."

The forgotten mystery of WoW

The Forgotten Secret of WoW has less to do with the game itself, and more to do with what U.S. intelligence agencies and their partners saw as a threat in World of Warcraft (buy now )

and other online games in 2007 and 2008 - and how they (wanted to?!) take advantage of such games to stop terrorism, arms trafficking, and other such operations. Alex goes through with you in detail a formerly classified Top Secret document from the NSA that was made public as part of the Snowden revelations surrounding US and other intelligence agencies, but was then also quickly forgotten.Recommended editorial contentAtthis point you will find external content from [PLATTFORM]. To protect your personal data, external embeddings will only be displayed if you confirm this by clicking on "Load all external content":Load all external contentIagree to external content being displayed to me. This means that personal data is transmitted to third-party platforms. More about this in our privacy policy. External content Read more in our privacy policy.

The bottom line is: intelligence agencies had the idea - and may have implemented it - to use online games and worlds we actually choose for escapism to find wrongdoers, spread propaganda, as well as spot threats to national security. Alex points out: The leaked document is now 14 or 15 years old. No one, including him, can say with certainty whether the plans addressed in the document have been implemented or evolved over time. Nevertheless, Alex's video will probably give some people food for thought.

to the start page to the gallery Jump to comments (2) Susanne Braun

Also check