World of Warcraft Easter Eggs

Apple iMacs 120x60The Following are Easter eggs and Pop Culture references found in World of Warcraft, comprehending: NPC names, Quest names, locations, quotes, objects, or else which are references from movies, characters, actors, songs, singers and other popular sources.

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Hin Denburg—Zeppelin Master Goblin in Tirisfal Glades

Frezza—Zeppelin Master Goblin in Durotar

Hindenburg Airship – Launched in 1936 in Germany, it started the first commercial air service across the North Atlantic and made 10 successful round trips. On May 6, 1937, as it was landing in Lakehurst, N.J., U.S., its hydrogen gas burst into flames, destroying the airship and killing 36 of the 97 persons aboard. The disaster, recorded on film and phonograph disk, effectively ended the use of rigid airships in commercial transportation.

Frezza seems a homage to a bad guy Emperor Freeza in Dragon Ball Z

Thanks, TJ

In Undercity at the Warrior Quarter, there are two undead called Tyler and Edward fighting an Abomination. There is another NPC nearby named Marla Fowler and Chloe Curthas

Fight Club – a blue item Mace from Scarlet Monastery Instance

Fight Club (1999)—performances from both Edward Norton as narrator in the movie and Brad Pitt plays as Tyler Durden. Marla Singer and Chloe are characters from the movie.

Thanks, Thors and extracheez

Clarice Foster in the Pool of Visions in Thunderbluff(Mulgore) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Jodie Foster plays as Clarice Starling.  Curiously, the NPC.s lips are sewn shut.
Klannoc Macleod the Islander is on an island off the coast between Ratchet and Northwatch Keep in the Barrens The Highlander (1986)—Christopher Lambert plays as Connor MacLeod from the Clan MacLeod—He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal
Scooty(Chief Engineer) is a Goblin in Booty Bay teleporting you to Gnomeregan.

Sprok(away team) is a Goblin in Gnomeregan in the receiving end.

Jhordy Lapforge (Engineer) operating the teleporter at Gadgetzan.

Lenny “Fingers” McCoy in Stormwind

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966?1969)—homage to Scotty the Engineer, Mr. Spock the Vulcan, and Doctor Leonard McCoy serving USS Enterprise NCC-1701

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1991) – Geordi La Forge the engineer of Starfleet Federation USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D

Thanks, MareWinds, and nancy

Cannoneers Smythe and Whessan are in a quest named The Guns of Northwatch, south of Ratchet in the Northwatch Keep There are two references here. Smith and Wesson 1869 Army break Top Revolver. The other reference is Gunfighters of the Northwest (1954)—although, some fans say it is in reference to the plot of The Guns of Navarone—a 1957 novel of World War II by British thriller writer Alistair MacLean that was made into a film in 1961. The book and the film share the same basic plot: the efforts of an Allied commando team to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied naval operations in the Aegean Sea.—thanks to Kurz
Linken is a Gnome in Un’Goro Crater that forgot his past and wears a green hooded robe Link from Adventures of Zelda
Benny Blaanco in Westfall Carlito’s Way (1993) by Al Pacino. John Leguizamo plays as Benny Blanco
Lenny “Fingers” McCoy Lockpicking Trainer in Stormwind Star Trek (1966) Doctor Leonard McCoy
Old Man Heming sells a 225 Fishigh book n Booty bay Old Man and the Sea (1958) written by Ernest Hemingway—the movie about the Old Cuban who fishes a giant fish

Thanks, Arseni

Return of the Ring is a quest in Gnomeregan by the Sparklematic 5200 Lord of the Rings
Dupe Bugs are little critters walking around in Gnomeregan Diablo II Dupes/hacks
Bishop DeLavey in the Cathedral of Stormwind for the Missing Diplomat quest Reference to Anton Szandor LaVey who founded the church of satan in 1966.
Witchdoctor Bom’bay in Sen’Jin Village, southern side of Durotar will practice voodoo with you and make you do odd things. You gotta try it, its funny Bewitched (1964): Calling Dr. Bombay, calling Dr. Bombay. Emergency! Come right away!—played by Bernard Fox, Doctor Bombay was the witch doctor of Samantha’s family (Elizabeth Montgomery)
Samophlange is a quest in Ratchet Thundercats (1985) cartoons—on the first chapter Panthro yells at Snarf “And keep your foot off that blasted Samophlange”—recorded MP3 here
Linken’s Boomerang and Linken’s Sword of Mastery items Legend of Zelda‘s Link character uses a Boomerang and The Master Sword

Thanks, Maulgak

Hellslayer Battle Axe and Cow King’s Hide items Diablo II Cow King’s Hide
Grimlok from Uldaman says “Me Grimlok King” The Transformers: The Movie (1986)—Grimlock quote is “Me Grimlock no bozo, me king!
Dal’Rend’s Sacred Charge and Dal’Rend’s Tribal Guardian dropped by Warchief Rend in Upper Blackrock Spire Diablo II—remember the Bul-Kathos’ Sacred Charge and the Bul-Kathos’ Tribal Guardian—check it out here
Quest: A Little Help From My Friends is given in Un’Goro Crater by goblin Spraggle Frock. She wants you to find Ringo The Beatles band—the UK Band from the 70’s had a member named Ringo Starr and one of their songs is named With a Little Help of my Friends. Song Lyrics here.

Spranggle Frock refers to kids show named FRAGGLE ROCK which aired on HBO in USA; and a UK version.

Thanks Thoraga, and Todd

Egan’s Blaster from the Restless Souls quest in Eastern Plaguelands has a script saying: “Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters (1984) had 4 members. One is named Dr. Egon Spengler played by Harold Ramis. They use blasters to imprison ghosts inside a gadget container.
One of the guards in Brill tells you where the lake is, but be careful because some masked guy killed a bunch of people there last summer. There is also a Crystal Lake in Elwynn Forest. Friday the 13th (1980)
Winstone Wolfe (the wolf) in the Ravenholdt Keep in Hillsbrad Foothills, just northwest of Durnholde Keep Pulp Fiction (1994)—Winston ‘The Wolf’ Wolfe is played by Harvey Keitel
Gahz’rilla from Zul’Farrak is a quest given by a gnome named Wizzle Brassbolts in Shimmering Flats, also Gammerita the turtle at the coast of Hinterlands for the quest The Super Snapper FX. Additionally, Ghamoo-ra is also a turtle in Blackfathom Deeps Gojira known as Godzilla (1965) and Daikaij? Gamera (1965)—from out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo
Plucky Johnson—the chicken in the Miracle Raceway of the Shimmering Flats

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)—There is a character named plunky, but there is another reference, and I’m blowing my cards here, Plucky small-town girl, always a bit of a tomboy, enlists in the military to help pay for her education, and gets sent to the Middle East where, as fate would have it, she becomes an early victim of Saddam’s storm troops … She is plucky(tomboy) Lynch and another female rescued with less Press and Government attention was Shoshana Johnson. [read story]
Olaf, Baelog, and Eric the Swift are the lost dwarves in Uldaman The Lost Vikings was a popular SNES Game made by Blizzard. The MMO versions even have the same abilities from the SNES game.
Go to menu and choose Sounds. Turn off music and set ambience sounds to max. Go to Undercity by the fallen bell and you will hear the bells playing. The next hallway you listen to people cheering. Enter the Throne room. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos—you will listen to the faint ghostly sounds of when Arthas enters the Throne room and kills his father King Terenas. In the throne you can listen King Terenas talking to Arthas. It seems there are also voices of when Medivh came to warn King Terenas.
The Hidden Chamber quest in Uldaman starts when you open a box on the table near Olaf, Baelog and Eric the swift dwarves. You have to unite two pieces to form a rod. One piece (The Shaft of Tsol) drops from the trogg Grimlok near them—outside by the hallway. Grimlok has White fur. The rod starts an event that opens a huge door releasing a giant female elemental Indiana Jones—it is funny to watch how the rod placed on the ground lighs up an horizontal beam toward the door and it opens and flashes same as an event in Indiana Jones the movie
Tauren Males do the Peanut Butter Jelly Time! dance
Orcs dance the MC Hammer dance MC Hammer—Rap singer of “Can’t Touch This”
Male Night Elves dance the Michael Jackson dance

Thanks, Dave

Michael Jackson
Humans dance the John Travolta Dance Saturday Night Fever (1977)—this link shows a movie cover screenshot that shows the dance position the humans dance
Shiny Dinglehopper item drops from Naga The little Mermaid (1989)—Scuttle the Seagull told Ariel in this Disney movie that the item she found is a dinglehopper. She uses it to brush her hair
An NPC in Stormwind named Morris Lawry says:”I will pay you on Tuesday . . . for a hamburger Today Popeye cartoon—J. Wellington Wimpy is a coward and lazy character from popeye that eats hamburgers and repeats that catchy phrase often.
Servo the miniature harvest golem in Badlands by the Gnome camp repeats many phrases “One day I will be a real boy”—Pinoccio (1940)

“We can make it better, stronger, faster. We have the technology. We have the magic”—Six Million Dollar Man (1973)

Tom Servo is the name of a robot from Mystery Science Theater 3000

Thanks, Aaron, Dan and Crangbor

Un’Goro Crater quest titled: Larion & Muigin—remove the N at the end, and swap M and L. You get Mario and Luigi.

Images: LarionMuigin

Mario Bros.—popular SNES game from Nintendo

Thanks, Khamari

Dwarven Mortar Team south of Dun Morogh following the road from Coldridge Valley(where dwarves level 1 start). When you help them on the quest they provide, they start shooting their mortars on a Dummy and start quoting references from Warcraft III Mortar teams: Mortar Combat(Mortal Kombat). “THIS…. IS MY BOOMSTICK!”, “I’m DYNOMITE!”, etc. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos – Dwarves do the same quotes on the RTS game.

Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness (1992) – Bruce Campbell says: “This … IS MY BOOMSTICK!”

Mortal Kombat – popular series of fighting games created by Midway

AC/DC (band) – T.N.T. I’m Dynomite song

Bankers in Stormwind are named Olivia Burnside, Newton Burnside,  and John Burnside Olivia Newton-John—actress of Grease (1978)
The Innkeeper of Undercity is named Innkeeper Norman and at Sepulcher is Innkeeper Bates Psycho (1960) by Anthony Perkins played as Norman Bates at the Bates Motel(Inn)
Gubber Blump—Dwarf fisher by Auberdine who says “Crabs are the food of the sea. You can boil ‘em, fry ‘em, mash ‘em, roast ‘em, etc.”—which is a quote from the movie

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There could be a couple references. One is the Glubber fish from the A Fish Story written by Robert A. Harris or a reference to Forrest Gump where there is a Bubba-Gump Shrimp Corporation.
Bubba quote: “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.
Bubba: Have you ever been on a shrimp boat?

Saurfang and Garrosh in Warsong Hold (Borean Tundra)

High Overlord Saurfang: We are surrounded … Our enemies press in from all sides, young Hellscream.  The Scourge descends like locust from the north.  The Alliance holds the only secure shipping lane in this region and even that is at risk of being lost to those dreaded mists.  Our only viable port for resupply is held by the Forsaken on the other side of this blasted continent!  Anything our zeppelins cannot haul must be brought in by ship and travel the length of Northrend to reach us.

(Garrosh Hellscream grunts)

Garrosh Hellscream: Shipping lanes … supplies … You bore me to death!  We need nothing more than the warrior spirit of the Horde, Saurfang!  Now that we are firmly entrenched in this frozen wasteland, nothing shall stop us!

High Overlord Saurfang: Siege engines, ammunition, heavy armor … How do you propose to shatter the walls of Icecrown without those?

Garrosh Hellscream: Propose?  I will show you what I propose!  There … Now we now have a shipping lane.  And just for good measure …

High Overlord Saurfang: So the prodigal son has spoken!  Your father’s blood runs strong in you,  Hellscream. Impatient as always … Impatient and reckless.  You rush headlong into all-out war without a thought of the consequences.

Garrosh Hellscream: Do not speak to me of consequences, old one.

High Overlord Saurfang: I drank of the same blood your father did, Garrosh.  Mannoroth’s cursed venom pumped through my veins as well.  I drove my weapons into the bodies and minds of my enemies.  And while Grom died a glorious death – freeing us all from the blood curse – he could not wipe away the terrible memory of our past.  His act could not erase the horrors we committed.

(High Overlord Saurfang pauses)

The winter after the curse was lifted, hundreds of veteran orcs like me were lost to despair. Our minds were finally free, yes … Free to relive all of the unthinkable acts that we had performed under the Legion’s influence.

(High Overlord Saurfang nods.)

I think it was the sounds of the draenei children that unnerved most of them … You never forget …  Have you ever been to Jaggedswine Farm?  When the swine are of age for the slaughter … It’s that sound.  The sound of the swine being killed … It resonates the loudest.  Those are hard times for us older veterans.

Garrosh Hellscream: But surely you cannot think that those children were born into innocence?  They would have grown up and taken arms against us!

(High Overlord Saurfang shakes his head)

High Overlord Saurfang: I am not speaking solely of the children of our enemies …

(High Overlord Saurfang pauses)

I won’t let you take us down that dark path again, young Hellscream.  I’ll kill you myself before that day comes …

Garrosh Hellscream: How have you managed to survive for so long, Saurfang?  Not fallen victim to your own memories?

High Overlord Saurfang: I don’t eat pork …

(High Overlord Saurfang spits.)

HIGH OVERLORD SAURFANG

Fear has always been our greatest weapon.  Entire wars have been won and lost upon the shifting shoulders of trepidation and doubt.  So how, then, does one fight an enemy that knows no fear?

(Saurfang shakes his head.)

We do not just fight the Scourge in Northrend, we fight to gain control of our senses before they tear us apart …

GARROSH HELLSCREAM

The razing of Orgrimmar was not just an attack against orcs, it was an affront to the Horde.  An assault against our very existence!

The Lich King sought to sow the seeds of fear.

This …

(Garrosh points to the fortified walls that surround him.)

This is the result of Arthas’s campaign.

The Horde fears nothing …

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Emblem of Valor Quartermaster

The Emblem of Valor Quartermaster Magister Brasaer (Horde) may be found in Dalaran at the Sunreaver’s Sanctuary (on the second floor up the large ramp). The Alliance version may be found at the Silver Enclave (second floor). Both quartermasters don’t have a tabard, or give reputation.

You may obtain Emblems of Valor from bosses in 25-player raid dungeons such as Obsidian Sanctuary (located at the basement of Wyrmrest Temple in Dragonblight) and Naxxramas (eastern Dragonblight) at level 80.

The Emblem of Valor Quartermaster sells: Bracers, Boots, Back, rings and two items of the Lost Conqueror set. Check them out.


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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Ebon Blade Quartermaster Loot

The Ebon Blade Quartermaster Duchess Mynx may be found at the Shadow Vault—building found at the northwestern corner of the Icecrown Glacier region. However, you won’t see the Ebon Blade NPCs there. Blizzard uses phasing quest system technology to unlock it. Talk to Koltiras (death knight) at the Orgrim’s Hammer (The Horde gunship) or Thassarian (Alliance gunship). They start a quest to infiltrate and turn to the Ebon Blade’s cause three Scourge NPCs who will help you later to kill the Shadow Vault leader General Lightsbane. Once you have killed General Lightsbane, return to the Gunship. The death knight will ask you to return to Shadow Vault. When you return, the Shadow Vault is no longer the way you saw it before. No Scourge NPCs are in the area. Instead the Ebon Blade NPCs have made Shadow Vault your new Inn.

You will find the Quartermaster inside the building, to the west. Wearing the Ebon Blade tabard gives you extra reputation gain in any level 80 dungeon run.

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Emblem of Heroism Quartermaster Loot

Bosses in Heroic Dungeons throughout Northrend (Wrath of the Lich King expansion) drop Emblem of Heroism. You can redeem these tokens at the Emblem of Heroism Quartermaster. You can find them in Dalaran: either Magistrix Lambriesse in The Sunreaver’s Sanctuary (Horde); or Arcanist Ivrenne in The Silver Enclave (Alliance).

Below you can browse through the items available. I divided them into categories: Waist, Trinket, Shoulder, Weapons, Neck. Pay close attention to the light-brown text on some of the items. Light-brown means that item is Bind on Account. Wrath of the Lich King expansion introduces items that you can mail to alt-characters in your account to level up faster. Say you have a level 22 character. You can mail him one of these Bind on Account items to increase their stats and to gain extra XP. You can use the BOA items from level 1 to 80.


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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Wyrmrest Accord Quartermaster Loot

The Wyrmrest Accord Quartermaster Cielstrasza may be found at top of the Wyrmrest Temple, same level as where you find Alexstrasza and Krasus. She stands next to Torastrasz. The Wyrmrest Temple is in the middle of the Dragonblight region. Wearing the Wyrmrest tabard gives you extra reputation gain in any level 80 dungeon run.

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Quartermasters Loot

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King introduces a new set of faction reputation-based gear sold by Quartermasters. What’s innovative? Tabards have an important role in increasing reputation with a faction. For as long as you wear a tabard, each time you run a level 80 dungeon, you get reputation points with that specific faction. According to Blizzard, soon tabards will no longer need to take bag space. There will be a special tab to store many tabards. This Blizzplanet section shows you the items you can obtain from each quartermaster. Instead of mouseover links, you can view the item stats in a single page.

 

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Argent Crusade Quartermaster Loot

The Argent Crusade Quartermaster Veteran Crusader Aliocha Segard may be found at The Argent Vanguard on the southeastern corner of Icecrown Glacier region. He stands not far from Tirion Fordring and the Ebon Watcher. You may find him below an open tent. By getting the Argent Crusade tabard you get extra reputation gain in any level 80 dungeon run.

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