The internet at this hotel is pretty bad, but I'm working on getting the Dr. Who reference in and a few others. (Edit: they're up now, found an additional Keyblade reference for Kingdom Hearts too.) The follow-up post should be tomorrow, which includes Tenacious D, the Wizard of Oz, and some others mentioned here. I started with items because they're things you can collect and keep in your bags for fun, but people really seem to like this post, so I think I'll cover more categories. Thanks for the interest :)
Many of the items listed here bring me back to a time long gone, and even fills me with a little sadness. I can remember where I was and what I was doing when some of what you have listed dropped. So many giggles and groans from the past come flooding back. I love the idea of grouping everything together this way.
Lady Lala and the item Lady Lala's Singing Shell are a reference to Lady Gaga, also Briny Romance is a clear reference to Bad Romance and Siren's Song's spell effect has a reference to her song Just Dance.Edits: Just changed a few links and fixed some errors, lots of errors xD
:0 No Joseph Dirte? Joseph Dirte
huh. no Mass Effect references in the game? well that's just not right.
There is more, much moooooore....Haris PiltonHarrison Jones and the Temple of UldumFuturama - cata jc quests, The Latest Fashion! etc.,Find more here: http://www.wowwiki.com/List_of_pop_culture_references_in_Warcraft
Don't forget Moonwalkers.
Lady Lala's item is in the music post coming soon, the actual NPC looks pretty cool as well with some elaborate glasses and bling.Quests and NPCs will be covered in future posts, they are purposely not included here since this focuses on items, but we'll be sure to cover them :)
Great job on this post, I remember doing the Un'Goro quests with my friends, I wish I still had the Faded Photograph
Gokk'lok's Shell = The Birth of VenusGin-Ji Knife Set = Ginsu knifesJeeves = JeevesAi-Li's Skymirror = Sky MirrorsCrystal of Insanity = Nietzsche's "When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back into you"Creepy Crate = "The Crate"Kafa Press = Coffee pressLoot-A-Rang = BoomerangGnomish Army Knife = Swiss Army knife
I have a Faded Photograph in my bank, which I noticed yesterday (before reading this post). I moused over it, and I noticed my Auctionator addon price: over 10,000 gold. I know you said items, not quests, but I thought I'd mention the Bring Me a Shrubbery! repeatable quest (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) now in Underbog and the old Un'goro Crater questline concerning Land of the Lost (Will, Holly and Marshall, a great kids' show about going back in time to the age of dinosaurs on a routine river expedition), the Donkey Kong and A-Me (gorilla cave and robot) quests, and of course the brothers Mario and Luigi over at Marshall's Refuge being annoyed with each other. Un'goro was a great zone. The Cataclysm should have left all the fun stuff there, as that zone wasn't too bad in the first place.
My thoughts exactly.
In addition to the Lost Vikings reference mentioned, The Shaft of Tsol's role in the removed quest to open the hidden chamber containing Ironaya was a reference to Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Indy used the Staff of Ra.
Great list of fun pop culture item references. Love all of them
There are two other quest givers in ungoro crater, both are the Mario bros., but they hate each other.I'm sorry though, I don't know what the npc's names are. :(
I've always thought of Master Plow as a reference to the Simpsons' Mister Plow. I don't know how one goes about vetting that, but there ya go.
Fun list,always a good sign.My fave is "Patrick Garrett".A reference to the legendary lawman who shot "Billy the Kid".He now wields a broom at the Undercity flightpath.Where once he cleaned up the west he now cleans up bat droppings.
1.) Did you forget about for The Matrix2.) came out before the episode of South Park aired.
This was quite the list! I'm not sure everyone realizes that completing a 100% coverage of all references within the game would be virtually impossible, but this list was great.