are Easter Eggs?
Easter Eggs aren't really Easter
eggs. It's more of a surprise or reference to something else that is
interesting or funny. Below is a list of some Easter eggs in World of
Warcraft that you will probably recognize.
TREKKIE REFERENCE: In Booty Bay,
just outside the inn, you'll encounter Chief Engineer Scooty manning a
teleportation device. If you have a quest that takes you through the
device, you'll find a character named Sprok and his away team.
MATRIX REFERENCE: On your way to the Ironforge Auction House, ask one of
the guards the location of the alchemy trainer. One of his answers will
be, why, oh why didn't I take the blue potion?
FIGHT CLUB: Further into the Undercity, in the War Quarter, there's an
honest to God Fight Club where you'll find two NPC fighters named Edward
GHOSTBUSTERS REFERENCE: Another movie reference can be found in the Mage
Quarters of Stormwind. There, you'll find three mages-in-training
talking shop. Hang around long enough and one of them will say wouldn’t
that be bad, like crossing the streams bad?
STAR WARS: The Shimmering Flats. Peek around a bit and you'll find a
goblin race team with a very familiar looking vehicle version of
Sabula’s pod racer from Episode I. Do a little more exploring and you'll
also find a wrecked pod racer which smacked into a canyon walls.
CONAN: In the Badlands around the middle of the map is a semi-hidden
crypt. Enter the crypt and you'll see a decomposed guy sitting on a
throne with a sword to his side. It's a scene from the first Conan
BRUCE CAMPBELL TRIBUTE: In Dun Mo-rogh, just south of Kharanos, there's
a small camp where a group of dwarves are taking target practice. Hang
around long enough and you’ll hear one of the dwarves scream out: This
is my broomstick!
BOOK REFRERENCES: In the upper levels of Booty Bay, there's a clothing
shop named a Tailor to Cities, homage to Charles Dickens a Tales of Two
Cities. And in the Undead capital, the Undercity, you'll find Algernon
at the alchemy trainer's holding a flower. This is a nod to Daniel
Keye's novel Flowers for Algernon.
MEMORIAL: Blizzard designers also left a tribute to fallen comrade. In
the Barrens, atop a hill just southwest of Crossroads sits a small
shrine. Here, you’ll find a memorial dedicated to an Orc with the
initials M.K. In the real world, M K was Michel Koiter, a Blizzard
illustrator who passed away during production of World of Warcraft.
To reach the memorial, follow a ridge to the southeast and half-way up
the hill you’ll find the base of a mound. Go up the short trail to reach
the shrine. As a little bonus, if you visit the memorial in spirit form
you’ll find a spirit healer named Koiter.
GAME REFERENCES: While fighting your way through the Deadmines to get
VanCleef head you’ll encounter a Goblin Shredder. Take it down and look
at the dashboard and you’ll see a familiar face: Kerrigan, The Zerg
Queen from Starcraft: Brood War. She appears to be the ruler of the
goblins as well. Other goblin shredders can be found in Strangle-thorn
Vale and Gadgetzan.
In northern Ungoro Crater, there's a place that's called Camp Nintendo.
Two residents of the camp are the feuding brothers, Larion and Muigi. If
those names sound a bit familiar, they should, they're anagrams of Mario
and Luigi; and the battling brothers are even decked out in red and
Deep in the Uldaman instance, you’ll find a friendly refuge manned by
three dwarves: Baelog, Olaf and Erik the Swift.Dedicated gamers should
recognize these dudes from The Lost Vikings”the first game Blizzard
created for the Super Nintendo back in â€˜92.
LIL' TIMMY: Lilâ Timmy is one of the game's best pet dealers. Timmy
doesn't spawn often, but when he does, he wanders the streets of
Stormwind trying to sell his one and only white kitten. This animal
costs sixty silvers, but can be sold for five gold.
Even we couldn't determine exactly when Timmy materializes, but we
discovered that he spawns at the end of the canal between Old Town and
the Trade District in Stormwind. You can camp at the bridge between the
two districts and work on your fishing skill while you wait for him to
Once Lilâ Timmy appears he wanders along the canal outside Old Town and
Dwarven District. If you don't catch him before he passes through
Cathedral Square and turns right, poof! - He’ll be gone....
TINY CRIMSON WHELPLING: This beastie must be farmed from the game world.
Your grinding begins in the Eastern Wetlands where you have to kill
Crimson, Red and Flame snorting whelps to find the drop. The drop rate
of Tiny Crimson Whelplings is about one in a thousand (we got ours in 30
minutes). These little guys are worth much more then their weight in
gold. If you decide to sell your rare pet, he'll fetch about 40 gold
pieces at auction.
TINY EMERALD WELPLING: In the southwest corner of the Swamp of Sorrows
you’ll find Dreaming Whelps. Farm these badboys long enough and
eventually they'll drop a Tiny Emerald Whelpling.
THE CHICKEN QUEST: Head to Sal-dean's Farm in Westfall and find a
chicken. To unlock the secret you have to do the Chicken Dance for the
chicken about a hundred times. Set up a macro to enter the command
easily--bring up Options, select Macros, choose the icon you want and
enter the command "/chicken". Then put the icon in an action bar.
Soon you’ll see the message, Chicken looks at you quizzically. Maybe you
should inspect it? Accept the quest and purchase the special chicken
feed from Farmer Saldean. Return to the chicken and type "/cheer" before
feeding the chicken. Do this right and the chicken will lay an egg. This
egg is your new pet, a prairie chicken.
ZELDA TRIBUTE QUESTS: This is only available when you reach level 47.
Head to Un'Goro Crater and in the marshlands you’ll find a wrecked raft
and a faded photograph. This find will initiate the quest It's a Secret
to Everybody (a quote from the original Legend of Zelda).
There is a Link counterpart in Marshall's Refuge named Linkmen, whom
you’ll be helping find his lost memories. This quest has you trekking
all over Azeroth completing a chain of 13 tasks. Eventually the trail
will lead you back to Ungoro and the final part of the quest; it's
Dangerous to Go Alone.
The next tribute can be found by beating Blazerunner at Fire Plume
Ridge. Blazerunner is a level 56 elite (we whipped him by pairing up
with a paladin and casting Fire Resistance Aura, then having another
party member use the Silver Totem of Aquamentas to take down
Blazerunner's protective shields). After he's beaten, pick up the Golden
Flame in the back of the cave, which looks like a piece of the
Tri-Force. Now return to Linkmen in Marshal’s Refuge and claim your
reward--Linkmen's Sword of Mastery and Linkmen's Boomerang.