Ascended Fanon - Played with: Several of the new areas in Subnet Exploration Experience seem designed to add credence to the fan theory you can read in that area (for instance, a theory that the Submachines are looped through the fourth dimension is in an area with subtle Alien Geometries. Since many of the theories are incompatable, of course, they can't all be true. (Can they?)
Schedule Slip - The end of The Core announces that The Plan is coming in 2011. It didn't come until the year after.