Website design By BotEap.comHave you ever noticed how many references there are to “pop culture” in World of Warcraft games? Well, there are MANY! If you are like me, you will find these things fascinating. Some of these things are obvious, but others are pretty dark. Makes you wonder … did these guys deliberately sit down and put up these references, or were they just the natural result of being a part of today’s society? Either way, it’s a pretty interesting read, and it will definitely make you look for more references (because I’m not going to tell you all of them in this article, maybe not even ANY article …. mmwwaahahaha).
Ok, back to the real me … or was that the real me? Anyway, let’s start with the pop culture references. But where to start? Warcraft? Warcraft II? Warcraft III? World of Warcraft? The flaming crusade? If true. EVERYONE has a ton of pop culture references. But let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Since they started with the light, we will too. But don’t worry, there are plenty more where they came from!
In Warcraft: Humans and Orcs, to enable cheat mode, type “Corwin of Amber. Corwin is a character in a book series called The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny.

Website design By BotEap.comBut we are just getting started! Let’s move on to Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. 1. The sword fighting sound effects are taken directly from the soundtrack of the Black Knight scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Website design By BotEap.com2. The cheat code for unlimited mana and all spells investigated is “every little thing that does”. This, of course, is a line from the Police song “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”. Great, huh?

Website design By BotEap.com3. How about this … “on screen” is a map cheat code and “makeitso” is a quick compile cheat. If those phrases sound familiar, it’s because Captain Picard uses them frequently in Star Trek TNG! Also from the show, “It’s a good day to die,” a Klingon proverb, is an invulnerability trap. The REAL origin of that phrase, however, is found in Greek history. In the battle of Thermopylae. Leonidas’ army had no chance of defeating the Persians, and this phrase is what he told the Persian emissary who came to ask for his surrender.

Website design By BotEap.comNow we go to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / The Frozen Throne. If I listed them all here, this article would go on forever. However, I will list a few that I personally find particularly funny.
or “Nananananananana … ME !!” -Troll Batrider (Batman)

Website design By BotEap.comor “Look! In the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s me!” -Windrider (Superman)

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Website design By BotEap.comor “I stole your precious” -Spellbreaker (Gollum in LOTR)

Website design By BotEap.comor “In the deep, no one can hear you scream. Well … they can, but it’s really muffled.” -Naga Royal Guard (famous line from Alien … sorta … LOL)

Website design By BotEap.comor “There is no Banshee, only ZUUL!” -Banshee (Sigourney Weaver again, this time in Ghostbusters)

Website design By BotEap.comor “There is no spoon.” This Unlimited Mana Cheat comes from The Matrix.

Website design By BotEap.comor “Say hello to my little friend.” -Troll Headhunter (Al Pacino in Scarface)

Website design By BotEap.como “keysersoze” is a cheat code to get extra gold. It refers, of course, to the movie The Usual Suspects, in which Keyser Soze is the mysterious crime boss … * wink *.

Website design By BotEap.como Monty Python and the Holy Grail – these are just a few …

Website design By BotEap.com* “I never say NOR!” -Knight (The Knights who say Ni)

Website design By BotEap.com* “Help! Help! They’re holding me back!” -Shirt (Dennis the Constitutional Peasant)

Website design By BotEap.com* “Are you the king? Well, I didn’t vote for you!” -Peasant (The Fifth Peasant Gatherer)

Website design By BotEap.com* “We have a witch! Can we burn her?” -Peasant (witch burning scene)

Website design By BotEap.com* “It’s just a superficial wound!” -Footman (The Black Knight)

Website design By BotEap.comor Star Wars … we just give you a few here too …

Website design By BotEap.com* “Once you head down the dark path, it will rule your destiny forever. Plus, you went dental.” -Acolyte (Yoda – sorta … LOL)

Website design By BotEap.com* “We are not the dryads you are looking for.” (“These are not the droids you are looking for” -Episode IV)

Website design By BotEap.com* “At last we will have revenge” -Demon Hunter (Darth Maul – Episode I)

Website design By BotEap.comor “I see dead people” -Far Seer

Website design By BotEap.com“I eat dead people” -Ghoul

Website design By BotEap.com“I see undead people” -Necromancer

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Website design By BotEap.comor “Click on my baby, one more time” – Sorceress (Britney Spears)

Website design By BotEap.comor “Shot through the heart, and I’m to blame” -Archer (Bon Jovi)

Website design By BotEap.comor “Where I lay my head is my home! See that stone? That is my pillow!” -Rexxar (Metallica … sorta … LOL)

Website design By BotEap.comor “My tiger is trained for war. It’s great!” -Hunter (Tony the Tiger)

Website design By BotEap.como “D’oh” – Annoying Peasant / “Doe” – Annoying Dryad (Homer Simpson)

Website design By BotEap.comor “Fukui-san!” “Yes, go ahead.” “What the Iron Troll is doing at the moment is putting heads in a pot. They have to boil for 20 minutes so that the eyes can be used in a second plate, an eye and raspberry sorbet.” “Mmmm, that sounds good!” -Troll Witch Doctor (Iron Chef parody)

Website design By BotEap.comor “This is my owl. There are many like this, but this is mine.” (Full metal jacket and Jarhead)

Website design By BotEap.comor “Only you can prevent forest fires” -Druida de la Clara (Smokey the Bear)

Website design By BotEap.comThis is by no means an exhaustive list of references in the WoW worlds mentioned above. And I haven’t even STARTED with World of Warcraft itself, which I’ll have to put in its own article, as there are so many references. Look for references to: fashion, games, comics, movies, music, vacations, sports, television and many other things in the next Pop Cultures article.

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