I really like the tribute section, good idea
As if customer service weren't a tough enough job already... figures they'd put the team in Culling of Stratholme. Excellent guide btw. There were so many I didn't know about!
Nayeli Lagoon is named for Nayeli of Stormrage.
Awesome compilation.Keep up the good job!P.S.: In Scott "Daelo" Mercer section, "Daelo's Final Words" is duplicated. ;)
Kang the Decapitator is named for Ed Kang, Blizzard QA
is Nymn a reference to the popular wow rap parody machinimist? It could, but his name is changed slightly so maybe not but still i think it could be.his channel on youtube if you don't know who Nyhm is http://www.youtube.com/user/phrog801
Dread Captain DeMeza is named after Caydiem (Kristen DeMeza), one of the old Community Managers.
Great guide! In mentioning the Paladin Zoid, you completely missed that he is also a core raiding member (and has been for years) of Elitist Jerks.
Forgot another NPC named after Chris Metzen, Dispatch Commander Metz (who later ends up in Northrend as Avenger Metz)
I hear Zoid's raid in the background at home every week, it was an intended omission :) In general, I've tried to avoid linking to armories and describing guild histories except for a few cases like Savor/Dirkee. I've gotten a few requests from people with items asking me to keep their in-game details vague, plus in general I think it's more fun to hear about cool details over guild histories.I wasn't sure about Nymn since his hair is a different color and he wears plate...but he was on my original list of references to include. A few other people have asked me if Titanium Links of Lore is a reference to Lore at Blizzard or not, which I'm also waiting to hear more on.
Naglering is also a reference to Pat Nagle.
Who is Timothy Jones named after?
Nayeli Lagoon is named for Nayeli of Stormrage.Yup. Nayeli is guilded with Astrylian. He named that lagoon after her during the development of Pandaria because of her contributions to the guild and her overall awesomeness (she used to lead tons of raids thru Openraid. Miss you Nay)
There is also a priest trainer http://www.wowhead.com/npc=49749#sounds thats made after Cocoa, a makeup artists / youtube vloger :)
That story about the blind player Hexu is really awesome. Although after some searching on WoW armory, it seems their guild disbanded, which is pretty sad. I really wonder what they're up to these days, his guide seems to be still quite active.
This NPC Kania bears my name! As my name is Matthew Kania :3
You forgot about the kid panda at the shrine, Swifty.
Flameweaver Koegler in Scarlet Halls is the Name of Marco Koegler Technical Director at Blizzard
Finally a collection that is not only about dedications for those who passed but also references for the living ones! Pretty sure the majority of wow playerbase glad to know about these references. Even if the list isn't complete (maybe because you probably could list 90% of all 110011 wow items+npcs here if you would cover all existing refs) this is a great addition to the wow news / guides. Nice work here!ps: Still don't know (only theories) who the ͏͏heck is Teebu..
Holinka was a guy. My whole life is a lie ._.Awesome thread ^^