In World of Warcraft, there is a variety of Easter eggs as well as references. Blizzard engages with its audience, provides generous fan service, keeps up with current events, and incorporates well-known elements into their MMORPGs. In this article, we have gathered the coolest for you.
Sword From South Park Episode About WoW
“Make Love Not Warcraft” is the title of one of South Park’s most well-known episodes. The Sword of a Thousand Truths, the most potent weapon, is used by Eric Cartman and his companions to defeat a cheater while playing World of Warcraft. Although there wasn’t such a thing in the game, Blizzard nevertheless couldn’t help but create it following the series’ success, renaming it “Slayer of the Lifeless” while mimicking the appearance. According to the weapon’s description, a particular Zaltsman foresaw its existence in the game; in the cartoon, it is revealed that Zaltsman is an accountant. And if you, like Cartman and his friends, need additional help in completing World of Warcraft, you can always use the SkyCoach service.
Reference To The “Witcher” In The Addition “Shadowlands”
Heroes reminiscent of Geralt and Dandelion from The Witcher appeared in the Ardenvel location – the Winter Wolf and Narcissus. The Winter Wolf and Narcissus give the player a quest to kill the monster. Narcissus constantly sings songs, and after completing the task, he will offer to listen to the song Toss a seed to your hunter – a parody of “Pay the Witcher with a minted coin” from the Netflix series.
Duck Crouse (a player who died on August 22, 2007, from leukemia at the age of 28) gained eternal life in the person of the NPC hunter Kylie Duck, who settled down with her pet on the Aldor Highlands. This player fell in love with everyone for his responsiveness and good nature. The NPC completes the quest “Alicia’s Rhyme”, this rhyme was remade (from the poem “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep”) to fit the realities of Azeroth and dedicated to Dak by his guild member Alicia.
Rammstein The Ravenous
The name of the Stratholme boss Ramstein the Ravenous is most likely a reference to the explosion at the Ramstein airbase in Germany during an air show on August 28, 1988, when 67 spectators and three pilots died, according to one version, a famous rock band was named after this event.
Crystal Lake is a reference to the movie Friday the 13th. Near the lake, you can meet an NPC named Jason Mathers (a reference to Jason Voorhees from the movie). Rumor has it that children can be found on the second floor of the house, which is also a reference to the 1963 movie called “Children of the Damned”. When the player goes up to the second floor of the house, the music changes to an ominous one.
When playing World of Warcraft, you must pay more attention to details and even benefit from purposeful disorientation. This is applicable to both brand-new and historically significant dungeons. For instance, you can spot a nod to the Terminator in the desolate Black Mountain dungeon, where an iron hand is perched on the edge of a lava lake. The Treasury at the “Top of Utgard” entrance has the same item.
When spoken to, he replies that his favorite card in Hearthstone is Lightning. This is a reference to the legendary artist Christopher Rush who worked on Magic: The Gathering. Christopher died of a heart attack at the age of 50.
Platform 9 and ¾ at Grimrail Depot
Everyone is aware that a Muggle cannot pass through the magical barrier preventing him from reaching platform 9 and 3/4. But Harry Potter similarly struggled to bridge the gap between the worlds of magicians and common people. A cart containing a suitcase, a cage, and a magic hat is wedged in the wall of the Darkways Depot dungeon from the Warlords of Draenor add-on, which serves as a reminder of this incident. Over the collision site, a snow-white owl flies in a circle. It is difficult to find this location. You will need to employ the mage’s “Jump” or the hunter’s “Break” spells to pass an invisible wall that a brilliant game designer wizard created on the 2nd floor of the dungeon in addition to walking along a thin beam without the chance to make a mistake.
The achievement “Time is a flat circle” was awarded for slaying the boss Archimonde just before the release of update 7.0. The complete statement is “Time is a flat circle,” and it was uttered by Rustin Cole, the lead character in the True Detective television series. And no matter what, we’ll keep acting in the same way. It is true that WoW players are always engaged in battle with the toughest bosses, and this is not likely to change very soon.
Vanessa van Cleef
American actor Lee van Cleef, is best known for his roles in western films, where he became famous as the ideal type of “bad guy”. In WoW, for many years he was the leader of the Defias Brotherhood and the final boss of the DeadMines dungeon (Edwin van Cleef), now you can meet his daughter Vanessa there on the heroic difficulty mode.
The famous American writer, screenwriter, and comic book creator Stan Lee received a personal Easter egg in World of Warcraft. Patch 8.1.5 introduced a character named Stanley to Stormwind as a skinny Kul Tiran who can be seen leaving the city’s main fortress and disappearing into the crowd. In the throne room, Stanley utters the famous phrase “Excelsior!” (The Latin word for “higher and higher” is sometimes used as an interjection in English).
Stan Lee died in mid-November 2018. With this Easter egg, the developers honored his memory and great services to popular culture. It’s also in Orgrimmar. It appears if you run a new character into the house of trolls bounty hunters from the Darkspear tribe at coordinates 53.70. Stanley will go to Grommash Hold, shout his phrase and leave the city.
The prototype of the famous cat seller Donny Antania is the World of Warcraft beta community manager Donna Anthony. According to legend, she had a terrible love for cats, which was reflected in her nickname and avatar, and also asked for non-combat pets that would always run with her in the game. The developers listened and cats became the first non-combat companions in WoW.