World of Warcraft Easter Eggs

pic Caylee Dak - 9.1/10 with 28 votes
Caylee (Dak Krause) was a 28 year old friend in the guild Boulderfist Heroes that touched many players hearts. Sadly he died of leukemia on August 22, 2007. He was the type of player that you always looked forward to logging on. The type of player that... more
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List of Pop Culture References - 9.0/10 with 220 votes
World of Warcraft


Diablo I & II — The weapon "Wirt's Third Leg" is a reference to the character of Wirt the peg-legged boy from Diablo, and his wooden leg which you could actually pick up and wield as a weapon after Wirt's death in Diablo... more
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pic Indiana Jones- Harrson Ford - 9.0/10 with 6 votes
In a quest in grizzly hills in northrend you will find in a cave a human character locked in a cage inside a tomb. And the name of him Harrison Jones clearly reffering to to Harrison Ford and his role as Indiana Jones in the movie series. Well after a... more
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pic Memorial - 8.6/10 with 5 votes
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,... more

pic Bambi - 8.5/10 with 6 votes
1. Make your way to Grizzly Hills.
2. Make your way to Westfall Brigade Encampment but do not go in.
(It's on the map!)
3. Bambina (Bambi), Mother of Bambina (Bambi's Unnamed Mother), Flora (Flower), and Thudder (Thumper) will all be walking in... more

The Lost Vikings - 8.1/10 with 21 votes
Go into Uldaman and find the 3 Dwarves. Olaf, Eric "The Swift", and Baelog are all lost inside Uldaman. Those 3 Dwarves are all from another game named The Lost Vikings.

If that's not enough to pursuade you, the staff and medallion are also references.... more

Pink Floyd Reference - 8.0/10 with 21 votes
When playing a Horde character at level 40 or above with 225/225 in your First Aid skill, travel to Hammerfall. Go to the Trauma Surgeon in the building to the left of the entrance. He will give you a quest in which you can gain Artisan First Aid. ... more

American Werewolf in London - 8.0/10 with 1 votes
In Stormwind there's an inn called the Slaughtered Lamb. This is a nod to the movie "An American Werewolf in London" as this is the name of the inn they visit in the beginning of the flim.

pic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reference - 8.0/10 with 5 votes
Go down into the sewers of Dalaran & look for a level 80 rat. Look to the right of the rat & you will see 4 level 1 turtles.

pic Loony Toons - 8.0/10 with 1 votes
If you get the achievment "Shop Smart Shop Pet...Smart." you will recive a in-game companion skunk named Stinker. If you come across any cats while Stinker is out, he will chase after them with a heart above his head, and then will come back to you when... more
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Pirates of the Caribean - 8.0/10 with 1 votes
If you head out onto the pirate beaches leading along the shore of Ratchet you can see a pirate trapped in a cage. Sitting a short distance away from him is a dog with the key in his mouth, just like in the original pirates of the Caribbean ride.

A Tribute to a Friend - 7.8/10 with 5 votes
Next time you visit Dun Garok in Hillsbrad foothills, be sure to take a look at the tombstone overlooking the ocean. Listed is the name Anthony Stark. Stark was the friend of a WoW developer who passed away in 2005. A very nice tribute to a good friend.
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pic The Loch Ness Monster - 7.8/10 with 14 votes
If you can get to the Deeprun Tram, and walk to the underwater tunnel in the middle, you can occasionally spot a beast swimming around called Nessie, and definite reference to the Loch Ness monster.

Hidden Punch Card Messages - 7.7/10 with 77 votes
the punch cards you get in gnomeregan all have hidden binary messages on them which can be translated easily from screenshots with an online translator. I have them all here.
White Punch Card
Thrall and Jaina sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Yellow... more

Human Chicken - 7.6/10 with 37 votes
Blizzard are well-known for tossing laughable easter eggs into nearly all of their games. This one is a two-parter.

First, create an Alliance-sided character, and target a chicken on Saldean's farm in Westfall. Target it. Using the command /chicken... more
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O Rly? - 7.6/10 with 19 votes
Given the release of Patch 1.9, a few new characters have appeared in Azeroth following a recent internet fad:

1. A Booty Bay auctioneer sports the name "O'reely"
2. An Undercity auctioneer sports the name "Yarly"
3. A small pet owl that has appeared... more

Friday the 13th Part 17 - 7.5/10 with 15 votes
Visit Goldshire. Behind the Lion's Pride Inn, you will discover Crystal Lake. This is the name of the lake in the Friday the 13th series of movies. On the dock of that lake, you will find a character standing named Jason (though, sadly, his last name... more
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pic The Cake Is Too a Lie - 7.4/10 with 5 votes
if you click on the achievements menu ingame, then clik on the 'professions' tab and then the 'cooking' tab, you will see an achievement called "The Cake is Not a Lie." Anyone who has played the game 'Portal' knows that throughout the game, the words... more
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Oprah Winfrey - 7.2/10 with 4 votes
In the inn of Temple of Telhemat in Outland Of World of Warcraft, you will find a draenei by the name of Ophera Windfury, a reference to the international star Oprah Winfrey.

Snakes on a Plane - 7.0/10 with 1 votes
When in Outland go to Nagrand, in the North you will find an NPC named Hemet Nesingwary. Next to his camp there is a crashed plane covered in snakes.

Dante's Inferno - 6.8/10 with 6 votes
At the entrance to Deadwind Pass from Duskwood, there is a sign which reads "Ababdon hope, all ye who enter here". This is a reference to Dante's Divine Comedy, in which the entrance to hell has an inscription containing this line.

Hockey Night in Hillsbrad - 6.8/10 with 4 votes
It seems the development team that handled the Hillsbrad Foothills was filled with hockey fans:

Kris Legace, Freewheeling Tradeswoman (Durnholde Keep)
Manny Legace, goalie (Detroit/St. Louis)
And (possibly) Kris Draper, forward (Winnipeg/Detroit)

Robert... more

pic Snakes on a Plane Reference - 6.2/10 with 11 votes
In Nagrand, start heading to Windyreed Pass. On your way there, you should find the Nessingwary Safari, containing a small group of four people. In their little camp, there should be a crashed plane with an engineering supplies vendor near it. Look on... more

Trade Places - 6.0/10 with 3 votes
Unfortunately you must be Horde to see this egg unless you wish to raid the undercity as Alliance.

Inside the bank the four bankers are called Ophelia, William, Randolf and Mortimer all with the surname Montague. At first I thought it would be a Shakespear... more
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pic Dancin' skeleton - 6.0/10 with 2 votes
Well, -I- was amused by this.

Anyways, head to the Shadowlabs, to the Sanctum of Shadows.

Kill the boss and all that rot.

Look up and around, near one of the HUGE banners (not sure which one, your left and right kinda get mixed up when fighting)... more

He Man - 6.0/10 with 1 votes
In Shattrath City in the lower city the battlemasters are imitations of characters from He-man and the Masters of the Universe. These characters look like He-man characters and the names are similar. For example:

Adam Eternum - Prince Adam of Eturnia... more

pic "Florist" Gump in StormWind City - 6.0/10 with 1 votes
Right of the southeast of stormwinds market district is the shop "Fragrent Flowers."
Heading inside you can see the florist in the back's last name is Gump, making him "florist Gump," a reference to the movie Forrest Gump.

Land of the Lost Reference in Ungor'o Crater - 6.0/10 with 1 votes
Go to the Alliance camp in the North of the crater. Go to the mouth of the cave and you will see two characters, a human male and female. Their names are Willeden and Hol'anyee Marshal, I think.
This is a reference to a TV show that aired several years... more

The Statue of Liberty! - 6.0/10 with 1 votes
First, make sure you are able to kill level 15 mobs. Then travel into Loch Modan and enter Ironband's Excavation. Reach the most eastern part of the zone and search around. You'll then easily spot a half-buried green statue. Take a closer look, and you've... more

The "Guns" of Northwatch - 5.5/10 with 2 votes
The Quest, The Guns of Northwatch is obtained at level 13, Horde, and is ranked a level 20 quest. It's obtained right outside of Ratchett on the path next to the Merchant Coast. It askes you to go to Northwatch Hold to get 10 medals, kill a particular... more

Street Fighter Reference - 5.1/10 with 7 votes
There is an NPC in Horde Camp Mojace in Feralas called "Hadoken"

In an old arcade game called Street Fighter two characters called Ryu and Ken had a special attack which they threw energy balls to their enemies shouting "Hadoken".
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Prime Directives - Robocop - 5.0/10 with 1 votes
The acrcane protectors in Silvermoon ruins are loaded with 3 Prime Directives.

you may remember these from a certain cyborg

1. Serve the public trust.
2. Protect the innocent.
3. Uphold the law.

pic Starcraft Picture in the Broken Shredders - 4.9/10 with 9 votes
I don't know if it appears in all of the broken/unused shredders in the game, but I noticed in the northern part of The Barrens by the Horde entrance to Warsong Gulch there are two such shredders. If you look closely at the control panel inside of the... more
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Lumberjack! - 4.8/10 with 19 votes
As many people will know, Blizzard are big fans of monty python, and put many references to this into their games. a big one can be seen at the Eastvale Logging camp, where you will find a particularly interesting lumberjack whos ok, he sleeps all night... more
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Hemet Nesingwary - 4.8/10 with 9 votes
In Stranglethorn Vale, in the Northeast, you can find Hemet Nesingwary and his friends. All of these are famous writers: Hemet Nesingwary is Ernest Hemingway. Who Knows who the rest of the people are? (i.e. Barnil Stonepot etc.).
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Bruce Campbell Tribute - 4.8/10 with 16 votes
South of Kharanos, next to the path between Coldridge Valley and Kharanos itself is a small camp of riflemen. If you wait long enough, one of them will shout "THIS IS MY BOOMSTICK!!!!!", a refrence to Bruce Campbell and a few of his related works, including... more

3 New Character Funnies - 4.6/10 with 24 votes
As we all know blizzard entertains us with new and funny :D easte eggs and i've got 3 new ones :D

In Thunderbluff there is undead woman who name is Clarice Foster thats suppose to be Foster the last name of Jodie Foster and the first name is the... more

pic Bob Dylan Reference - 4.5/10 with 12 votes
Travel to the western plaguelands, and you will find a quest called "All Along the Watchtower" where you are supposed to light up 4 watch towers with beacons. In Dylan's song, 'All along the watchtower', it says that 'Princes kept the view', and this... more
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"Cast Away" film reference - 4.5/10 with 10 votes
Well, it is very hard to find this easter egg, and you can only find it by using some kind of flying cheat or in a private server, using the EmuHacker.

You have to go to the doors of Grim Batol (unfinished instance at the moment). There, you will have... more
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Dungeons and Dragons Reference - 4.1/10 with 9 votes
The center of the Blackrock Spire area in World of Warcraft is taken from an episode of the 1980's cartoon series "Dungeons and Dragons". In one episode the characters are captive in a prison suspended by chains over a volcano lava pool, much like the... more

And All Was Laid to Burnination - 3.6/10 with 11 votes
Open up winMPQ. Use it to open the models.MPQ file located in the /data folder in the game directory. You will see a HUGE list of files. Scroll down until you see a file called 'TentBurninator.M2' This is a reference to Homestar Runner!

pic Temple Pokéball - 3.6/10 with 10 votes
At the starting point for the Draenei go to the temple. On the floor patteren you can see glowing pink is a Pokéball!
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Norman Bates Psycho - 3.4/10 with 16 votes
As we all know blizzard enjoys and is really into putting easter eggs into all of their games such as warcraft.

If you travel to Undercity and you see the Innkeeper :D his name is "Norman" however ;) When you go to Sepulcher his name is "Bates", when... more

Star Wars Podracing Related - 3.3/10 with 18 votes
when you get to a part of the game you will notice a chariot race but one of the chariots
look like a pod racer in episode 1 when you see
it it will look like a certain dug's pod racer.
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