Posted Tue, Dec 23, 2008 by Messiah
The World of Azeroth is a huge, complicated and sometimes almost completely alien place, as any player knows. However, it is also a somewhat familiar place if you know what to look for. Since the release of the original World of Warcraft game Blizzard has been slipping in references to our world. This year with the release of the Wrath of the Lich King, Blizzard continued this tradition with a veritable ton of real world references placed in the game. In this article Byron "Messiah" Mudry looks at several of them, however he also invites readers to visit our forums and point out even more that they find in the game.
Some of the references are very subtle, such as our next one. While adventuring in the Borean Tundra, you can happen across an item that starts a quest, called the Ultrasonic Screwdriver. For any sci-fi fan this will instantly be recognizable as a reference back to Dr. Who and his Sonic Screwdriver. Even the name of the quest reminds you of its origin "Master and Servant", referring to one of the arch villains found in the series "The Master".
You can find it all here: Pop Culture References in the Wrath of the Lich King