what about all the Indiana Jones references?
The Shado-Pan guards have quotes that reference the Night's Watch vow in A Song of Ice and Fire, "We are the watchers on the wall." and "We are the sword in the shadows ". The full vow from the book is: "Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all nights to come."
dunno if this has been mentioned, but almost all, if not all of the speechs of the guards across the wall, is a clear reference to the Wall of a Song of Ice and Fire.
There is also Shauly Pore / Pauly Shore. Can't go forgetting the weasel now.
Awesome list, so many I didn't know about.For your list:Jack Daniels - Halaani WhiskeyStar Wars (And this entire quest hub) - Toshley's Station Hero's Hat............................................................- Power ConverterZelda - Linken's Boomerang.........- Linken's Sword of Mastery.........- Linken's Superior Sword.........- Linken's Tempered Sword.........- Linken's Training SwordFor your future, non-item guides:NPC:The RokkRicole NichieHaris PiltonLinkenR-3D0Quest:Star Wars - It's a Trap!................ - Picking Up Some Power ConvertersDeprecated quest chain: It's a Secret to Everybody
Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard references Lando Calrissian's comment to Leia in The Empire Strikes Back.
I mostly play using the German client (although re-experiencing it in another language is worthwhile). The localization has become better than its reputation. The German l10n team even translated pop culture references. Which is hard. Two examples:
The Forge of Souls boss Bronjahm, who is a reference to James Brown(titled as "The Godfather of Soul") drops this item: Papa's Brand New Bag which is a reference to his song "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", thought it would be a nice thing to add.
Poxleitner's Leggings of Lights is a reference to the musician Lights.No it isn't. That's like me saying the spell Blink is a reference to Blink 182. It's actually a reference to Bruce Boxleitner, an actor in films such as Tron (where he was in the famous Light Cycle scene and wore clothes covered in lights) and TV series such as Babylon 5.It could go either way now that you bring this up to my attention and it could be a play on letters if we consider his last name is Boxleitner and Lights' last name is Poxleitner although I am still strongly leaning towards the Lights reference due to her last name and knowing she is/was an active WoW player and hard fan.
The quest Returned Sevenfold is a reference to Avenged sevenfold, even giving the reward Signet of the Avenging Heart.
This is such an awesome post. My geekiness is thrilled!
How about siouxsie the banshee in ebon hold? Referencing the late 70ies through mid 90ies post punk-ish group siouxsie and the banshees? :)
Ingvar Must Die! from The Prodigy song Invaders Must Die!.
Magruder from Hillsbrad Foothills reminds me of a show from the 1980s.Also in Hillsbrad, there's a Dr. Jeckyl/Mr. Hyde reference.The quest "Silence of the Dwarves" is a shout-out to Silence of the LambsDurnholde Syndrome is a reference to Stockholm Syndrome.Axe of the Judgment Day and D-1000 ring are references to Terminator 2.
The Heart of the Mountain is from the Hobbit and thus Smoking Heart of the Mountain also.
abaut "song of ice and fire", if you remember the last chapter of the frozen throne WC3expansion is named "a symphony of frost and flame", probadly a refferance to
Added all the James Brown references, thanks! That was fun.Also re Poxleitner's Leggings of Lights I think this is a tribute to Lights as many other items from Ordos are named after popular figures who play WoW. I'll be covering this item in a guide specifically for player references.We've also got a new post covering achievement references here :) http://www.wowhead.com/news=226521/pop-culture-references-in-wow-achievements
You forgot Amber is the Color of My Energy which is a reference to the lyrics of the 311 song "Amber"...although not technically an "item" since it's an achievement.
Don't forget Floyd Pinkus
Alas poor Yorick, she gave her life for the Banshee Queen.