Silversnap Ice and its quest is an obvious reference to Smirnoff Ice.
Reins of the Red Shado-Pan Riding Tiger looks like He-Man's Battle Cat: Cringer
Like to mention that there is no princess in Donkey Kong and the character was known as "Lady" and later given the name Pauline.(at least in the US version)
This one would fall in either Books or Movies:The quest Four Heads are Better than None is a direct reference to a character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but the Head's are an out of order as they should read, Za-Phod Beeble-Brox, who is known for having 2 heads on his shoulders. (Quest item's only though)I think achievements, quest names, and the like would be great to explore as well! Keep em coming.
Fight Club - Of course they didn't include this item, as we remember, "The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club".
I'm kinda disappointed that they removed the Zelda questline from Un'goro... I remember finding out about it as I was leveling my hunter and rushing into the zone early to do it all... Ended up getting a helping hand from a friend to finish it.I still have the sword, boomerang, and photo in my void storage. I just wish I had done the questline on some sort of sword-wielding toon for the transmogging... I would have totally tried to get a full Link-alike set going, but since my hunter has no need for stat sticks anymore, it kinda defeats the purpose. :\"
The Undelivered Love Letter can be found in the Bag of Shiny Things awarded by the fishing daily quest. I'm fairly certain it references Brokeback Mountain. The wife of one of the main characters left a love note in his tacklebox so he would find it while on a fishing trip with his buddy. However, he never found it because he and his buddy, uh, *ahem*, weren't fishing.
Not sure if this has been said, but what about Elizabeth Birdsong - one of the more blatant references to Bioshock Infinite.
lord of the rings is a movie too.
In the Shrine of the Seven Stars, Pink Peony, an npc who sells pastries.In Shattrath, Seymour Master SkinnerI know it said items only, but I just had to list those two. There is an item that everybody missed out, Kingdom's Heart. Kingdom's Heart and let's not forget "Kneel before Zod!" Zod's Repeating Longbow and Bronjahms, though he is an npc and is also a reference, so are the loot he drops. Can the Batwing cloak and the rogue's tier set for Dragon Soul also count? Reference to Batman of course.
i love this but why no mention of the turtles
You missed Bodie, Wallace and Poot from the Wire, in Darkmoon Faire :)
I just want to point out that you forgot to mention the baneling battle pet under starcraft 2 references. Link!
Farmer Kent is Superman's adopted dad
You forgot Doctor Who, there's the Time Lord's Regalia, the Allience-only quest item The Ultrasonic Screwdriver and maybe the axe from Deathwing No'Kaled, the Elements of Death for the former name of the Daleks :)Might even have more that i don't know about :P
They also have a pandaren female in townlong steppes, which constantly use Roll in the depths. That pandaren female is referred to Adele, as her name is Adele, and she is "rolling in the deep" (literally)
So much win all in one post. Enjoyed reading, there were a few in there I didn't know or realize were references despite my years played. Thanks!
The Wizard of Oz Opera event in Karazhan Wicked Witch's Hat and Ruby Slippers and the Before you choose what to paint for Lorewalker cho at the Dream Pavilion the painting is of the Emerald City viewed from when Dorthy is walking out of the Poppy Field
the Sky Golem mount is a nod to Final Fantasy's Magitech armor