Top 5 Mists of Pandaria Easter Eggs
As any experienced gamer knows, Easter
Eggs are more than colorful treats left by the Easter Bunny. In the
gaming world, Easter Eggs are hidden messages, jokes, or features
that delight those players observant enough to recognize them for
what they are. While many game companies hide Easter eggs in their
games, Blizzard has been especially notorious for this practice.
In fact World of Warcraft players can
find delightful little Easter eggs hiding almost everywhere. From
nods to celebrities, movies, and other games to more serious
memorials, Blizzard has mastered the art of the Easter egg. With this
in mind it comes as no surprise that Mists of Pandaria is littered
with these tiny bits of goodness. Below you will find 5 of our
favorite Easter eggs found within the newest World of Warcraft
Top 5 Mists of Pandaria Easter Eggs
Rolling in the Widening Deep
On the border of the Mists of Pandaria
zones Townlong and the Dread Wastes players will discover a location
called the Widening Deep. Nothing special right? Wrong. Spending any
amount of time in this area will reveal a tiny Pandaren female NPC
named Adele who is constantly...rolling. That's right ladies and
gentlemen, Adele is Rolling in the Deep. Total win.
Lost on Diablo 3
In the middle of Marista Isle, Nayelli
Lagoon in the Southern Krasarang Wilds, hidden beneath some foliage
is a rather curious site. Here players will discover more than a few
tiny little gnome skeletons strewn out around a mysterious hatch.
Next to the skeletons is a sparkling stack of papers. The papers
It looks like a journal of some
kind. The last entry: '05151212:01 SYSTEM FAILURE'. What could it
If you are thinking this is a nod to
the popular TV show Lost, you would be correct, but could there be an
Easter egg hidden within an Easter egg here? Taking a closer look at
the numbers on the papers, players will find that they correspond
with the date and time stamp when Diablo 3 went online; May 15th,
2013 at 12:01AM PDT.
The Watchers on the Wall
The Shado-Pan are some pretty bad-ass
characters. Spending their lives atop a wall defending Pandaria from
all foes. It seems that the Shado-Pan may have had some influence
from a popular book turned TV show in determining their awesomeness.
When clicking on any of the Shado-Pan they will reveal several
standard lines seemingly taken almost directly from George R. R.
Martin's fantasy novel (and now tv series) A Song of Ice and Fire.
These lines are as follows:
We are the sword in the shadows.
We are the watchers on the wall.
Both lines are pulled from the vows
taken by the Night's Watch and take this faction to the next level of
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On the borders of the Jade Forest, near
Sri'la Village, players who are adventurous enough to venture past
the coast will find a small Pandaraen House located on a mountain
top. Your first hint that things may not be quite as they seem with
this house is the plethora of colorful balloons attached to the top.
Don't see the Easter egg yet? Inhabiting the house are are Pandaren
named Kar, a Grummie named Rusty Nail and a dog called Dig. All of
which add up to make this Easter egg a direct and rather charming
reference to the popular Pixar film Up.
One of my favorite in game Easter eggs
doesn't reference any outside source, instead it takes a leaf out of
the Mists of Pandaria trailer and allows players to follow in the
steps of the infamous Chen Stormstout. In the Jade Forest players
will find they can visit the Shrine of Fellowship, located on top of
a misty mountain top. Besides a beautiful view revealed by Chen, but
players who reach this location will also discover, straight from
the cinematic, a broken incense burner. As if reliving an epic
cinematic weren't enough, upon attempting to fix this burner, players
will be awarded the Restore Balance achievement.
That wraps up our list of top 5 Easter
Eggs in Mists of Pandaria. What are some of your personal favorite
Easter eggs you have discovered in the new World of Warcraft
expansion? Share them with the Ten Ton Hammer community using the
comment section below!
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