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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Edit

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Games Edit

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • A quest called Unsafe Passageω τ ϖ given by Koro Mistweaverω τ ϖ in Krasarang Wilds results in a part of dialog from the game Skyrim, where the guards would repeatedly say "I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee", which also became an internet meme later on. In the quest, while escorting Koro Mistweaver, you are attacked by a group of Riverblades, after which Koro would say: "Help me up, <name>. I... I took an arrow in the knee...".
  • Duke Nukem
    • An NPC located in The Jade Forest by the name of Dook Ookemω τ ϖ is a reference to the main character of the video game series, Duke Nukem. His quotes are also said to be based on the character.

Movies Edit

  • Short Circuit
    • The achievement Money achievement Number Five Is Aliveω τ ϖ is a reference to Number 5, a designation given to 1 of 6 robots in the movie "Short Circuit". After being struck by lightning, "Number Five" becomes convinced that he is alive, and not just a machine. The achievement itself is the declaration made by the robot: "Number 5, not a machine. Number 5..... Is alive!"
  • Mulan
    • Lorewalker Cho's small crimson cloud serpent, Mishiω τ ϖ, is a reference to Mushu, Mulan's red dragon guardian.
    • The quest "Make a Fighter out of Me" is a reference to the popular song "I'll Make a Man Out of You".

Music Edit

  • Adele
    • There's an NPC named Adeleω τ ϖ located in Townlong Steppes, more specifically in an area named The Widening Deep. The NPC moves by rolling on the ground, and with the name of the location, this is a reference to the singer Adele and her song "Rolling in the Deep".
    • The achievement Money achievement Every Day I'm Pand-a-renω τ ϖ is a reference to the song "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, in which the phrase "every day I'm shuffling" is presented with a similar syllabication.
    • The male pandaren /dance animation is based off of the choreography from LMFAO's music video, "Party Rock Anthem".
  • Queen
    • The daily quest Red Blossom Leeks, You Make the Croc-in' World Go Downω τ ϖ is a play off the lyrics from the song "Fat Bottomed Girls", where the actual phrase would be; "fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go round"
    • There are also various quests for Lion's Landing that reference songs such as "We Will Rock You" "Hammer to Fall" "Under Pressure" "A Kind Of Magic" and "Don't Lose Your Head."
  • Caramelldansen
    • The female pandaren /dance animation is based off of the ever-so-popular Caramelldansen (The Caramell Dance).
  • The Protomen
    • The scenario Assault the Shipyardω τ ϖ on the Isle of Thunder, has Stages named after Songs of the Band. Stage 5 = Keep Quiet | Stage 6 = Light up the Night | Stage 7 / Final Stage = Breaking out
  • There are several metal/rock songs used for the buffs given in The Dread Wastes by the Klaxxi Paragons.
  • Gza
    • In the Heart of Fear raid the boss Blade Lord Ta'yak says upon death ``I'd always hoped to cut someone like that someday, to hear that sound. But to have it happen to my own prothorax is ridiculous.`` a reference to an identical quote from Wu-Tang rapper Gza`s Liquid Swords album, which itself was taken from the film `Shogun Assassin``

People Edit

  • The Yogscast
    • There's an area named Honeydew Village located in The Jade Forest. This could be referring to Simon (better known as Honeydew), a member of the YouTube Let's Play group, Yogscast. Yogscast is an internet sensation that has promoted World of Warcraft in many ways, and therefore it would only make sense for this to be a dedication to Simon and the entire Yogscast team.
  • Dave Grohl
    • The NPC Grohl Grohlω τ ϖ is playing drums in a hidden cave as reference to Dave Grohls time as Nirvanas Drummer.
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Michael Bay
    • On the Wandering Isle there is a NPC named after him called Makael Bayω τ ϖ. This NPC is a goblin with a love for dynamite.
  • Charlie Sheen
    • He has Tiger Blood, which he drops, because he's a tiger. His NPC is called Chasheenω τ ϖ.
  • Tiger Woods
    • An area named Tigers' Wood located in The Jade Forest is a reference to the famous golfer.

Television Edit

  • Lost
    • There is a Isle in the Krasarang wilds on which a bunker is with 7 skeletons around and a Stack of Papersω τ ϖ which is a reference to the Log printout from Lost (but the note on the papers is a reference to Diablo 3 as stated above).
  • Dexter's Laboratory
    • The achievement Money achievement What Does This Button Do?ω τ ϖ is a likely reference to Dexter's sister Dee Dee who would often say, "oooooooooooo, what does this button do?" before pressing buttons at random on various machines in his lab.
  • Ranma ½
    • The Singing Pools, an area which is located in the pandaren starting area, The Wandering Isle, could be a vague reference to the Japanese manga series, Ranma ½, as if you fall into any of the pools, you're transformed into an animal.
  • K-On!
    • On the Wandering Isle, just up the stairs from Mandoli Village is an NPC named Zach Chowω τ ϖ and his pet tiger Azunyanω τ ϖ. The tiger's name could be a reference to the K-On character Azusa Nakano, who has the nickname of Azunyan.

Books Edit

Other Edit