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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

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Games

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • A quest called Unsafe Passageω τ ϖ given by Koro Mistweaverω τ ϖ in Krasarang Wilds results in a part of dialog from the game Skyrim, where the guards would repeatedly say "I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee", which also became an internet meme later on. In the quest, while escorting Koro Mistweaver, you are attacked by a group of Riverblades, after which Koro would say: "Help me up, <name>. I... I took an arrow in the knee...".
  • Duke Nukem
    • An NPC located in The Jade Forest by the name of Dook Ookemω τ ϖ is an obvious reference to the main character of the video game series, Duke Nukem. His quotes are also said to be based on the character.

Movies

  • Short Circuit
    • The achievement Money achievement  Number Five Is Aliveω τ ϖ is a reference to Number 5, a designation given to 1 of 6 robots in the movie "Short Circuit". After being struck by lightning, "Number Five" becomes convinced that he is alive, and not just a machine. The achievement itself is the declaration made by the robot: "Number 5, not a machine. Number 5..... Is alive!"
  • Mulan
    • Lorewalker Cho's small crimson cloud serpent, Mishiω τ ϖ, is a reference to Mushu, Mulan's red dragon guardian.

Music

  • Adele
    • There's an NPC named Adeleω τ ϖ located in Townlong Steppes, more specifically in an area named The Widening Deep. The NPC moves by rolling on the ground, and with the name of the location, this is an obvious reference to the singer Adele and her song "Rolling in the Deep".
  • The Coasters
  • LMFAO
    • The achievement Money achievement  Every Day I'm Pand-a-renω τ ϖ is an obvious reference to the song "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, in which the phrase "every day I'm shuffling" is presented with a similar syllabication.
    • The male pandaren /dance animation is based off of the choreography from LMFAO's music video, "Party Rock Anthem".
  • Caramelldansen
    • The female pandaren /dance animation is based off of the ever-so-popular Caramelldansen (The Caramell Dance).
  • The Protomen
    • The scenario Assault the Shipyardω τ ϖ on the Isle of Thunder, has Stages named after Songs of the Band. Stage 5 = Keep Quiet | Stage 6 = Light up the Night | Stage 7 / Final Stage = Breaking out
  • There are several metal/rock songs used for the buffs given in The Dread Wastes by the Klaxxi Paragons.

People

  • The Yogscast
    • There's an area named Honeydew Village located in The Jade Forest. This could be referring to Simon (better known as Honeydew), a member of the YouTube Let's Play group, Yogscast. Yogscast is an internet sensation that has promoted World of Warcraft in many ways, and therefore it would only make sense for this to be a dedication to Simon and the entire Yogscast team.

Television

  • Lost
    • There is a Isle in the Krasarang wilds on which a bunker is with 7 skeletons around and a Stack of Papersω τ ϖ which is a reference to the [[[w:c:lostpedia:Log_printout|Log printout]] from Lost (but the note on the papers is a reference to Diablo 3 as stated above).
  • Dexter's Laboratory
    • The achievement Money achievement  What Does This Button Do?ω τ ϖ is a likely reference to Dexter's sister Dee Dee who would often say, "oooooooooooo, what does this button do?" before pressing buttons at random on various machines in his lab.
  • Ranma ½
    • The Singing Pools, an area which is located in the pandaren starting area, The Wandering Isle, could be a vague reference to the Japanese manga series, Ranma ½, as if you fall into any of the pools, you're transformed into an animal.

Books

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