The last patch added a "game over" scenario for leaving Gale dead to long, but the cut scene is apparently not finished yet.
I'm interested in if it has a range on it. Like if I go sacrifice Gale to the fish people and leave his body there will he destroy the entire act 1 world or will the resultant explosion only apply to the UD?
Have you actually tried this yourself and seen it happen in-game?
I know a while ago somebody linked a YouTube video supposedly showing this happening but that would be the easiest thing to fake ever with editing what with the "cut scene not finished" and everything. I'm not believing it until I see it in-game.
Actually nope sorry I can NOT confirm and I did try last night after I saw this post.
I took Gale down to the fish peoples and sacrificed him to BOOAL then did about 10 long rests. 4 from the Silvanus Grove portal, 4 down near Gale's dead body and another 2 right beside his body after I took the scroll bag off his corpse just to see if that might make a difference.
I did NOT get the "game over" death scene or work in progress cut scene. It would seem like it may indeed be misinformation.
However I would note it is possible it is based off the passage of a set amount of time and not long rests which I did not test. If it takes 2 in game days instead of 2 long rests than maybe it actually does work, but I've not left him dead somewhere long enough for a few days to pass to check and see.