WoD Alpha: New Items and NPCs Named after WoW Community Members
The latest Warlords of Draenor build added tons of new NPCs and we found many references to members of the WoW Community! We've compiled a full list below and you can check out all of the Warlords of Draenor NPCs in our
We've previously written
Blizzard and Community References in WoW
which covers all the references added in MoP and earlier expansions!
Many high-level PvPers received tribute NPCs--we'll most likely see them in Ashran. Their models include neat tributes to their favored classes--for example,
Field Marshal's Battlegear
is an armored moonkin, and
is wearing PvP mage gear.
ReDeYe (Paul Chaloner)
EGTalbadar (Rodney Pare)
TosanTribe (Jeremy Anderson)
has worked for Arena Junkies and PVP Live as content editor.
Jared "vhell" Coulston
artist for Wowhead
is her husband. They are both Worgen--Glar's Twitter handle is "Business Worgen."
is the Content Editor at
, the winner of the first Blizzard creative writing contest, and the author of the Blizzard short stories
Quest for Pandaria
Heart of War
In the Shadow of the Sun
is the author of
which specializes in transmog and novelty collections. Her 3D model resembles the armor in her blog banner.
: Svetlana Quindt, or
, is a well-known cosplayer who makes amazing weapons. She was the
Grand Prize winner
of the 2013 BlizzCon Costume Contest, for which she created a Protoss Wizard costume. The weapon's model reflects the crystals of the Protoss while being usable by casters, the classes that are most similar to Diablo Wizards.
: Lets grounded companion pets fly with you. Inspired by
is a later WoD tribute to the
April Fool's Joke
: This beverage is named after
who blogs at
Tikari's Tricks of the Trade
, who runs
and has a Monk named Kayt.
is best known for her
concept art of druid forms
, from Cooking. Reference to a
tweeted a picture
of this pet, which looks quite similar to the one in the comic and carries around a half-eaten drumstick.
is another tribute and the NPC resembles her main comic character.
is a Hunter in <Method>, which was ranked #1 in the world throughout MoP.
Other WoW Community members on Twitter:
: A reference to Eleanor Wroblewski whose twitter handle is
. The pet has a spectral model which references her avatar name. She runs a hearthstone fashion blog at
. Defeating this battle pet boss rewards you with
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