Keep Digging…

deLavey.jpgOne of the many gems in WoW is the endless list of subtle references. I’m always stumbling across and item, place, or NPC that makes me smile thinking about where the name cam from. Back in April Jason blogged about the samophlange and how psyched he was to see that referenced in the game. Since right away I assumed there were so many of these hidden in the game that a list would be an impossibly daunting task, I never even looked for one or considered doing one myself. Well, the folks at Blizzplanet did, and they’ve put together an completely exhaustive list that includes everything I can think of. From the Zepplin Master named “Hin Denburg” to every other nod, mention, and plug in the game (pictured at right, a nod to Dr. LaVey). Not really being a gamer myself, I wasn’t aware of all the references to Halo and Diablo, but I did pick up on a lot of the movie stuff. The list is absolutely out of hand, nice work folks. [via wow insider]

UPDATE: in the comments Sabo points out this list on Wikipedia which seems a bit longer, but is missing some things from the Blizzplanet one that I noticed right away. Maybe I’ll work on that later…

3 Comments so far

  1. Sabocat (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    Personally I feel that this is a much more comprehensive list…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_culture_references_in_World_of_Warcraft


  2. Kayl (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 5:41 pm

    Ha ha:

    “Not really being a gamer myself,…”

    You are posting to a blog about the life inside an MMOG, I’d say that qualifies you as a “gamer”.


  3. veronica (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 11:27 pm

    Kayl – it’s not a game, it’s a lifestyle.



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