A little while later wowhead.com posted that their sources had denied that it was to start on Tuesday.
The picture is confirmed as a fake, but the Alpha must start fairly soon. Many people have said that Cataclysm has to come out before Blizzcon this year, slated for July, and with 3.3 being the last content patch and indications of the start of something going on in Azeroth (maybe), I'm standing by my original prediction of May/early June.
So, considering the fact that Cataclysm may only be 4 - 5 months away, it's time to start making some plans.
- Get Leesah to 80, into a raiding guild and get into ICC before a pre-expansion nerf (if one occurs).
- Get a second character to 80. Just have to decide which of several lowbies to work on first...
- Get epic flying for at least Leesah.
- Save up at least 10k gold before the Cataclysm. I am terrible at saving gold so this one might be a real challenge!