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GrampaBill
03-01-2012, 12:09 PM
Has there been a list of all of the Easter Eggs and Puns people have found in DDO? I've only found one thread so far mentioning the name of a Rakshasa in Let Sleeping Dust Lie. There's of course Mentau the Fleshmaker.

The reason I ask is that I just discovered one today that was new to me: Xy'zzy, the boss in Hound of Xoriat is also the password used in what is likely the original computer game Adventure. XYZZY was entered at the beginning of the game to transport the player into the caves bypassing much of the initial stages of the game.

If there's already a thread, I'd be happy to drop this there, otherwise maybe we should make a comprehensive list as they are discovered.

Towrn
03-01-2012, 12:11 PM
Kkomglol is the Rakshasa

KK...omg...lol

Makes me laugh to this day.

I Used to know a lot of them.

KraahgDaAxe
03-01-2012, 12:45 PM
In Lord of Eyes, in the water elemental room, if you talk to the NPC he talks about not crossing the streams.

Kraahg

Zyerz
03-01-2012, 12:49 PM
Running with the devils Quest in the vale .... Van Halen song.

In undermine, running trying to save yourself from a giant boulder (Raiders of the lost Ark) :p

The divine item sets of Hound and VoD.... Ann Velsing? (mentions Ann Velsing was a famous undead and vampire hunter so its obviously a Van Hellsing reference)

B0ltdrag0n
03-01-2012, 12:55 PM
Lord of Eyes in Acute Delerium near the end says "Utaalk Adarab Otkin!" when using Belashyra's Scepter

The words are:
Klaatu Barada Nikto

redspecter23
03-01-2012, 12:56 PM
There is an NPC in Caverns of Koromor named Axelrod Gunnerson which is very similar to a Magic: The Gathering card named Axelrod Gunnarson from the Legends expansion. The Legends expansion is widely known to have been based on a long running PnP D&D campaign played by the designer of the set.

MrkGrismer
03-01-2012, 12:56 PM
Running with the devils.... Van Halen song.

and Rainbow in the Dark is a Dio song.

Ghosts of Perdition is a (heavy/hard rock) song as well, but I don't know which was named first.

QuantumFX
03-01-2012, 01:00 PM
ARN-01D in Made to Order

I think Valdus in the Dead Shall Rise is a reference to the Farscape villian Maldus (Could be coincidence though) But, the similarities between the stories of their lairs is suspicious.

You utter the words “Come with me if you want to live.” (Now, it’s both a Terminator and Chuck reference.) in the quest “The Bookbinder Rescue”.

Kobolds are full of pop culture references.

Gorbadoc
03-01-2012, 01:04 PM
The Crystal Cove Tricorne (http://ddowiki.com/page/Dread_Admiral%27s_Tricorne) grants over 9000 skull factor.

It's so nice to see a thread that isn't negative!

BigSlugger
03-01-2012, 01:10 PM
http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=349143 lists some references to Metal

There is a band named Coal Chamber. I believe they are the inspiration for the name of everyone's favorite Vale quest.

Rinnaldo
03-01-2012, 01:17 PM
The red-named scorpion in Ataraxia's Haven is named Schenker, the name of the guitar player(s) of the band The Scorpions.

dean.rys
03-01-2012, 01:19 PM
a couple were mentioned, but the ddowiki has trivia on various pages...

on the page for the dust quest in the vale:

Trivia
Several of the Vale quest names are references to song names from ~80s hard rock/heavy metal bands:
"Running with the Devils" is the first track from Van Halen's 1978 "Van Halen" album.
"Rainbow in the Dark" is a track and a single from Ronnie James Dio's 1982 "Holy Diver" album.
"Let Sleeping Dust Lie" is a bit more obscure but most likely a reference to a track from Michael Schenker Group's 1981 album "MSG". The track is titled ""Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"
One of the mini bosses names is "Kkomglol", When you first hear the DM announce his name it doesn't sound unusual... But break it up and it reads: kk-omg-lol - common netspeak meaning "Okay oh my god I'm laughing out loud".



also, the corpses in part 1 of the shroud are the bodies of the player characters from the old "gauntlet" series.

dean.rys
03-01-2012, 01:20 PM
http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=349143 lists some references to Metal

There is a band named Coal Chamber. I believe they are the inspiration for the name of everyone's favorite Vale quest.

lol, i need to copy and paste faster!

Cyprine
03-01-2012, 01:24 PM
*these are not the shinies you are looking for* (challenge, referencing star wars)

in the Lord of Eyes, the Beholder-Medusa stare contest (after you blast open the gate to khyber)

junior_w
03-01-2012, 01:28 PM
The red-named scorpion in Ataraxia's Haven is named Schenker, the name of the lead singer of the band The Scorpions.

The Scorpion's lead singer is Klaus Meine, Schenker is the surname of the guitar players Rudolph and Michael.

edgarallanpoe
03-01-2012, 01:30 PM
The red-named scorpion in Ataraxia's Haven is named Schenker, the name of the lead singer of the band The Scorpions.

Rudolph Schenker is the guitar player of the Scorps, not the singer(well...he does sing backup). Also, his brother Michael was the lead guitar player of the Scorps when he was 16 but he hasn't played for the Scorps in years. Michael's claim to fame is being the lead guitar player of UFO.

In Wiz King the Boss says "I don't want to die. I'm a god, why can't I live on?" or some variation of that. This is a reference to the song Powerslave from Iron Maiden.

It is clear that at one time DDO employed someone who was a huge metal head. LOL!!!

BOgre
03-01-2012, 01:30 PM
Natt Gann and his sister, obvious refernece to The Journey of Natty Gann.

So many.... I wouldn't be at all surprised if every single NPC and quest in the game referenced SOMEthing SOMEwhere. :)

Barazon
03-01-2012, 01:30 PM
Would people who have posted mind giving the original reference? I knew about most of these, and "get" them, but the 9000 skull factor hat has always eluded me. It sounded like a reference to something when I first saw it, but I've never been able to place it!

dkyle
03-01-2012, 01:31 PM
Xy'zzy's bees are also a Simpsons reference:


Burns: I suggest you leave immediately.

Homer: Or what? You’ll release the dogs, or the bees, or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you? Well, go ahead—do your worst!

kabrinski
03-01-2012, 01:35 PM
Would people who have posted mind giving the original reference? I knew about most of these, and "get" them, but the 9000 skull factor hat has always eluded me. It sounded like a reference to something when I first saw it, but I've never been able to place it!

Reference to this:

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/000/056/over9000.jpg

Linky (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/its-over-9000)

BOgre
03-01-2012, 01:35 PM
Dead Pykzyl, the undead beholder. As in dead pixel.

Shaarax
03-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Got some more to add:

In The Weapon's Shipment the Planescaller replies to the Pit Fiend who appears: Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational Battle Titan. A reference to the Emperor saying much the same thing to Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi when he reveals that the Death Star is in fact operational.

Also in The Weapon's Shipment, the Pit Fiend's response to this is: Why didn't anyone tell me the mortals had one of these things? A reference to the Joker's annoyed reaction to Batman stealing his ballons in the 1989 Batman movie.

In Reaver's Reach there are 4 kobolds dancing in a corner and if you click on them they say some weird little phrase. There are 4 of these phrases in all, and if you put them in the right order you get: Bah weep Grah nah weep ni ni bong. Which is the Universal Greeting from the old animated Transformers movie!

In the tavern near the market entrance in House Deneith are the 4 questgivers for the Depths series. They are named Keane d'Deneith, Scholes of Vedykar, Giggs Elorathi and Neville (I forget the rest of his name lol). They are a homage to Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, all legendary players for the English Premier League football team: Manchester United.

deadmanet
03-01-2012, 02:26 PM
Got some more to add:

In Reaver's Reach there are 4 kobolds dancing in a corner and if you click on them they say some weird little phrase. There are 4 of these phrases in all, and if you put them in the right order you get: Bah weep Grah nah weep ni ni bong. Which is the Universal Greeting from the old animated Transformers movie!



To the OP, there was one of these going somewhere, but guess my search ability is not as good as it use to be, as I can't find it anywhere.

I already knew about all the ones posted, except this one. Never really paid attention to the kobolds there. 6 years and still learning something new all the time! :cool:

Ravoc-DDO
03-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Mentos the Freshmaker ... Mentau the Fleshmaker

GrampaBill
03-01-2012, 02:40 PM
I knew some of these already, but wow, some of them I'd never have gotten nor recognized. Thank you all.

DDOWiki should consider starting an Easter Egg section.

NinjaCereal
03-01-2012, 02:48 PM
The kobolds in the second part of STK will sometimes say "Get hand off me, you dirty Ape!"

The kobold and ogre bosses in Seigebreaker are named Brinky and Major Pain who have the following conversation:

Brinky: 'AAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!'
Pain: 'AAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!'
Brinky: 'Ow.'
Pain: 'Hey, that's my middle name: Ow!'
Brinky: 'Major Danger Ow Pain, really?'
Pain: 'Special Parents. Don't want to talk about it.'
Brinky: 'Hey, look at this mess. Someone set us up... the...'
Pain: 'I know! Never going to get that promotion now... what are we going to do Brinky?'
Brinky: 'Same thing we do every day pain! Take over the world!'

There's a guard in the Coin Lord's palace that says something along the lines of "Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?"

The giant rare in Frame Work is named Ahnold the Hungry

Claransa
03-01-2012, 02:50 PM
High level monks get a dance CC type attack. The sequence is earth wind and fire.

der_kluge
03-01-2012, 02:50 PM
There's a pirate at the end of Prove Your Worth named Penzance (a refernce to the Pirates of Penzance Broadway play).

The Shroud is an homage to classic video games: Part 1 is Gauntlet - complete with portal destruction (which spawn monsters), and part 2 is an homage to Pac-Man - 4 corners wtih altars that grant life, and ghosts that return to the center.

In Lord of Eyes, as the stone creatures all advance on the Lord of Madness, if you're observant, you'll see a medusa and a beholder having a staring contest!

Kilbar
03-01-2012, 02:59 PM
Elyd Edge has elven script on the blade reading "Anthem of the heart; Anthem of the mind."

Rush has a song called Anthem with the lyrics "Anthem of the heart and Anthem of the mind"

When upgraded to Epic Elyd Edge, the weapon gains Screaming, which is what many people agree Geddy Lee's early singing amounted to.

le_goat
03-01-2012, 02:59 PM
the item elyd edge is an anagram for geddy lee , of RUSH fame.


edit: ninja'd

Kilbar
03-01-2012, 03:01 PM
the item elyd edge is an anagram for geddy lee , of RUSH fame.


edit: ninja'd

*facepalm* I never realized the actual name of the weapon was an anagram until you pointed it out just now. Good catch!

MaxwellEdison
03-01-2012, 03:02 PM
High level monks get a dance CC type attack. The sequence is earth wind and fire.

Yes and it's called Shining Star, one of Earth, Wind & Fire's most popular songs.

Uska
03-01-2012, 03:03 PM
Lord of Eyes in Acute Delerium near the end says "Utaalk Adarab Otkin!" when using Belashyra's Scepter

The words are:
Klaatu Barada Nikto

Thank you I knew it was someting I had heard and it was bugging the **** out of me

BOgre
03-01-2012, 03:04 PM
When upgraded to Epic Elyd Edge, the weapon gains Screaming, which is what many people agree Geddy Lee's early singing amounted to.

Oooh. Ouch. Not a cool thing to say to a Canadian and giant Rush fan. :( Take a virtual -1 for that comment (not actually worthy of an ACTUAL -1) :) hehe. He was a little shrill, eh? But still, c'mon, ya can't badmouth Rush! :)

Kilbar
03-01-2012, 03:04 PM
Thank you I knew it was someting I had heard and it was bugging the **** out of me

But what does dizafrabadoo mean? Only one group of kobolds in the entire game says it.

Aelonwy
03-01-2012, 03:04 PM
I don't know if this counts... but the Manager from Bargain of Blood, the kobold sitting atop the Minotaurs shoulders, that always reminded me of the characters from that Mad Max film, you know Master & Blaster.

cdbd3rd
03-01-2012, 03:05 PM
Elyd Edge has elven script on the blade reading "Anthem of the heart; Anthem of the mind."

Rush has a song called Anthem with the lyrics "Anthem of the heart and Anthem of the mind"

When upgraded to Epic Elyd Edge, the weapon gains Screaming, which is what many people agree Geddy Lee's early singing amounted to.


the item elyd edge is an anagram for geddy lee , of RUSH fame.


edit: ninja'd


^ & ^^ ... Posted at same minute - you guys sure you didn't choreograph that?

:)

Kilbar
03-01-2012, 03:06 PM
Oooh. Ouch. Not a cool thing to say to a Canadian and giant Rush fan. :( Take a virtual -1 for that comment (not actually worthy of an ACTUAL -1) :) hehe. He was a little shrill, eh? But still, c'mon, ya can't badmouth Rush! :)

Rush is my absolute favorite band, bar none. They're just ahead of Pink Floyd and Iron Maiden in my personal favorites list. I was just saying what most people think Geddy's early singing was like. And in fairness, he seems to agree, as he avoids that style in their modern stuff.

Kilbar
03-01-2012, 03:07 PM
I don't know if this counts... but the Manager from Bargain of Blood, the kobold sitting atop the Minotaurs shoulders, that always reminded me of the characters from that Mad Max film, you know Master & Blaster.

Oh, it counts. It definitely counts.

dean.rys
03-01-2012, 03:07 PM
i don't know about all of you, but its the humor in little tidbits like this that make this game really enjoyable.

with all the dooooom threads, its nice to remember the devs seem to have fun writing and coding the quests we love.

Rinnaldo
03-01-2012, 03:09 PM
The Scorpion's lead singer is Klaus Meine, Schenker is the surname of the guitar players Rudolph and Michael.

Thank you. I stand corrected.

dean.rys
03-01-2012, 03:10 PM
Oooh. Ouch. Not a cool thing to say to a Canadian and giant Rush fan. :( Take a virtual -1 for that comment (not actually worthy of an ACTUAL -1) :) hehe. He was a little shrill, eh? But still, c'mon, ya can't badmouth Rush! :)

rush fan here, too.

the critics were really rough on lee, can't dispute that.

i think the screaming attribute might not be a negative though. :)

Kilbar
03-01-2012, 03:13 PM
rush fan here, too.

the critics were really rough on lee, can't dispute that.

i think the screaming attribute might not be a negative though. :)

I quite agree here. I've heard covers of Rush by "better" singers like James LaBrie of Dream Theater, and it seemed to me that the cleaner vocals actually hurt the song.

I'd still pay large sums to get Rush to cover Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Iron Maiden to cover Xanadu, though.

dean.rys
03-01-2012, 03:17 PM
DDOWiki should consider starting an Easter Egg section.

i think this is the closest we have ATM

http://ddowiki.com/page/Comedic_References_in_DDO

Rinnaldo
03-01-2012, 03:18 PM
The Shroud is an homage to classic video games: Part 1 is Gauntlet - complete with portal destruction (which spawn monsters), and part 2 is an homage to Pac-Man - 4 corners wtih altars that grant life, and ghosts that return to the center.

I never would have thought of the Pac-Man idea, but now that I've read it, I can't unread it. That is to say, I have to think you're right. That's awesome. ;)

Vengeance777
03-01-2012, 03:22 PM
The Skeleton miniboss in Litany of the dead is called Kai-Teng Fairuza. Kiting Fair Use, kiting him is one of the easier ways to beat him.

In Reavers Refuge the Kobolds near the bar say Bah Weep Granah Weep Nini Bong. The Universal greeting from the original 1980s Transformers movie.

Kylstrem
03-01-2012, 03:25 PM
The Shroud is an homage to classic video games: Part 1 is Gauntlet - complete with portal destruction (which spawn monsters), and part 2 is an homage to Pac-Man - 4 corners wtih altars that grant life, and ghosts that return to the center.



Part 4 reminds me of Star Castle.

You have the big guy in the middle who occasionally sends out little stars that float towards you (the blades), and then once the shields are down (the shields aren't really represented except after the first round with the gnolls), he blasts out a huge fireball shot (Delayed blast fireball).

I think Part 3 is supposed to represent an old classic video game as well, but can't place what it might be, other than just a lights out hand-held LED game.

Hollowgolem
03-01-2012, 03:33 PM
Lights Out, with elements of Frogger, it seems to me.

Brennie
03-01-2012, 03:39 PM
Mentos the Freshmaker ... Mentau the Fleshmaker


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yQmtDLMNm1c/TjgKEva6E9I/AAAAAAAAAcY/z0oG-mHCbuk/s1600/mentok_the_mindtaker.jpg

Mentok the MINDTAKER

"Ooooooh Eeeoooooh Oooooeh!"

MaxwellEdison
03-01-2012, 03:41 PM
You're a Freshmaker...
Mindtaker...
Fleshmaker don't you mess around with me.

DeltaBravo
03-01-2012, 03:44 PM
Brinky and pain are the two bosses you find when you blow up the 2 big barrels in siedge breaker.

They refer to the two mouses from tha cartoon. Pinky and brain.

ainmosni
03-01-2012, 03:45 PM
the music in the area around the bat rare encounter in the Vale of Twilight sounds suspiciously similar to something ive heard before. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lleMzuAv8o)

it could just be in my imagination though.

that's not me playing by the way.

Jaid314
03-01-2012, 03:45 PM
the bucket in the quest "siegebreaker", once filled with "the unmentionable" (iirc) becomes named "Bucket of Destiny".

the description reads: "You have a bucket filled with the unspeakable. It is bound for greatness, and its valiant tale will go down in history: a bucket that defeated an army! The smell alone is legendary."

http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Item:Bucket_of_Destiny

it's not really quite an easter egg or a pun, but... i figure it fits the general theme of the thread :)

(on a side note, to further call out the Brinky and Pain conversation earlier in the thread, there are references to both zero wing (all your base are belong to us... except it says "someone set up us the...") and of course, Brinky and the Pain. i mean, Pinky and the Brain.

Asmodeus451
03-01-2012, 03:48 PM
Just noticed a brand new one in next week's sale page:http://www.ddo.com/ddostoresale

the coupon code for the free guild elixir is DMGMM1 which is a mashup of DMG (Dungeon Master's Guide) and MM1 (Monster Manual 1)

clearly an homage to classic pnp D&D

Nephilia
03-01-2012, 03:54 PM
Maybe someone already posted it (didn't read the whole thread)!
Anyway the 4 items u can find in shroud part 1 are a reference to the 4 heroes u could choose in "gauntlet"

aelbshadecrafter
03-01-2012, 03:58 PM
You have to kill Cavalier, Ranger, Magician, and Barbarian. You can find a dead Acrobat. Only thing missing from the 80s cartoon is the Thief.

Sarisa
03-01-2012, 03:59 PM
Just about everything I knew of, and many I did not, have been mentioned already. Just one punnish one to add:

Doctor Will Ewe Rushmore

"Will you rush more?"

Apt name, fitting his challenge.

HungarianRhapsody
03-01-2012, 04:03 PM
Mentok the MINDTAKER

"Ooooooh Eeeoooooh Oooooeh!"


As much as I love Mentok the Mindtaker, Mentau the Fleshmaker is a reference to the Mentos commercials from the mid-80's.

http://musicmedia.ign.com/music/image/article/871/871439/the-best-ad-jingles-ever-20080502040039057-000.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLccCsTGNP4

nibel
03-01-2012, 04:05 PM
Conjoined Abishai Devastador fusion dance is a homage to Voltron.

Don't forget you can see Velah talking about invading the Vault of Night in the Bogwater tavern with her dwarf lover. Also, she appear on Chronoscope too, talking about breaking into the vault.

Dwarfo
03-01-2012, 04:21 PM
John Lonnon or Lannon in the Chronoscope phoenix tavern...pretty cool.

Kylstrem
03-01-2012, 04:25 PM
You have to kill Cavalier, Ranger, Magician, and Barbarian. You can find a dead Acrobat. Only thing missing from the 80s cartoon is the Thief.

I figured the thief killed acrobat (turning invisible and stabbing her), then somehow double-crossed the others and they became undead.

MrkGrismer
03-01-2012, 04:31 PM
I figured the thief killed acrobat (turning invisible and stabbing her), then somehow double-crossed the others and they became undead.

I actually assume the puncture wound reference was in regards to the Unicorn's Horn myself...

katz
03-01-2012, 04:33 PM
best thread ever. :p

Domfig
03-01-2012, 04:34 PM
I think its one ot ataraxia quests that has an elemental called detritus.. this is the name of the troll policeman in Terry Pratchett books

Psiandron
03-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Lord of Eyes in Acute Delerium near the end says "Utaalk Adarab Otkin!" when using Belashyra's Scepter

The words are:
Klaatu Barada Nikto

lmao
I never caught that one. Classic. :D

TEcarson
03-01-2012, 04:39 PM
You're a Freshmaker...
Mindtaker...
Fleshmaker don't you mess around with me.

+1 - that was great! :)

Alrik_Fassbauer
03-01-2012, 04:42 PM
- Klinsmann, a known German soccer/football player, sitting in a tavern
- The Mighty Quinn, a red-named boss in one of the sewer quests, forgot its name -> reference to a song by Bob Dylon probably best known in its version by the Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Koshy11
03-01-2012, 04:55 PM
Blown to bits... Remember Atomic Bomberman?

And if its not already obvious enough:
Yaulthoon said : Pity you're just going to beat it up. This is why we can't have nice things.

Reference to our rabid melees that just hit anything they see and complain about quests where they can't do that?

ainmosni
03-01-2012, 05:00 PM
And if its not already obvious enough:
Yaulthoon said : Pity you're just going to beat it up. This is why we can't have nice things.

Reference to our rabid melees that just hit anything they see and complain about quests where they can't do that?

because... people who dont play barbarians are classy?

that's a stretch.

Quetzacoala
03-01-2012, 05:02 PM
The Mighty Quinn, a red-named boss in one of the sewer quests, forgot its name -> reference to a song by Bob Dylon probably best known in its version by the Manfred Mann's Earth Band

He is in the quest "The Swiped Signet" if memory serves

Stormanne
03-01-2012, 05:07 PM
There is Rousimov (sp), the giant bank guard, in Meridia. A reference to Andre Rousimov, a.k.a. Andre the Giant.

Kylstrem
03-01-2012, 05:08 PM
I actually assume the puncture wound reference was in regards to the Unicorn's Horn myself...


Hmmm, good point. The unicorn and virginal thief teamed up to take out the rest of the party for whatever reason.

Alrik_Fassbauer
03-01-2012, 05:09 PM
He is in the quest "The Swiped Signet" if memory serves

Yes, that's it ! Thank you ! :)

(There are so many sewer quests that I've lost track of them ... :p )

Gorbadoc
03-01-2012, 05:46 PM
I think its one ot ataraxia quests that has an elemental called detritus.. this is the name of the troll policeman in Terry Pratchett books
I would add that "detritus" is also a word in the English language, and it is consistent with both Pratchett's troll naming patterns and DDO's earth elemental naming patterns.

Pratchet gives many of his trolls names that relate to earthy stuff (rocks, minerals, debris): Bluejohn, Chrysoprase, Brick, Morraine (Moraine), Flint.

Landslide was an earth elemental boss in The Depths of Discord long before Ataraxia's Haven came out.

I'm sure some of the devs have read Pratchett, and I would guess Detritus is probably named after Sergeant Detritus. It's worth noting the other connection, though.

Kylstrem
03-01-2012, 05:50 PM
OH, and the "Theatre of Dreams" in Dreaming Dark.

We already know some of the devs are Progressive Rock fans.

Expalphalog
03-01-2012, 06:51 PM
There is Rousimov (sp), the giant bank guard, in Meridia. A reference to Andre Rousimov, a.k.a. Andre the Giant.

Great catch!

Falco_Easts
03-01-2012, 07:01 PM
There is an NPC in Caverns of Koromor named Axelrod Gunnerson which is very similar to a Magic: The Gathering card named Axelrod Gunnarson from the Legends expansion. The Legends expansion is widely known to have been based on a long running PnP D&D campaign played by the designer of the set.

I always thought of that as more of an Axel from Guns 'n Roses tribute.

Garshi
03-01-2012, 07:05 PM
I realy like idea of finding easter eggs in ddo :) Now i rmember only 2 not mentioned before:

1. Missing in Action quest form market- There was movie with Chuck Norris called Missing in Action, what is more npc giving quest is named the same as character playied by Chuck in movie - Bradock :)

2. In the Blocade Buster quest there is red named boss called Lobo (Lobo is character from DC Comics) As side note one of our guild m8 is Loobo (after dc comics) i remeber that was funny to kill him when checking pack just after relise

HungarianRhapsody
03-01-2012, 07:07 PM
Anyone who remembers H4x0r1f1c might recognize the name of the mind flayer in the beginning of Acute Delerium.

Joldahks
03-01-2012, 07:13 PM
I always thought of that as more of an Axel from Guns 'n Roses tribute.

Also in House K., there is a dwarf guard named Ravnika, apparently named after Magic: the Gathering set Ravnica: City of Guilds.

ka0t1c1sm
03-01-2012, 07:42 PM
In the Vale of Twilight, there's an earth elemental rare named Rochussen, which I believe is a reference to the late film actor Rock Hudson.

Hambo
03-01-2012, 07:47 PM
http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=349143 lists some references to Metal

There is a band named Coal Chamber. I believe they are the inspiration for the name of everyone's favorite Vale quest.

I don't buy this... For one thing, "coal chamber" is a player nickname. The full name is "Coalesence Chamber"

Kylstrem
03-01-2012, 07:51 PM
I don't buy this... For one thing, "coal chamber" is a player nickname. The full name is "Coalesence Chamber"

Everything out there in the Vale has some reference to metal/rock music... why would this one dungeon not have some reference?

And if they called it Coal Chamber, the players would expect lots of coal in there.

Rian
03-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Weapons shipment has a reference to Star Wars and the death star.

Captain Niles used to be Nicholas Cage for Irestone

Acute Delerium:
The dancing beds and book shelves is to Mickey Mouse and the Sorcerers Apprentice.
The part with the beholder catching up "Inconcievable!" - Princess Bride

Kobolds in cannith challenges have some:
"These are not the shinies you are looking for!"
"This is why we can't have nice things, because you take'em!"

Others that some people mention

DocBenway
03-01-2012, 09:10 PM
John Lonnon or Lannon in the Chronoscope phoenix tavern...pretty cool.

If you click on the drummer, Rongi Starwatcher (Ringo Starr), his text alludes to one of the oldest musician jokes there is.

They are in the regular, non-chrono phoenix.

Sarisa
03-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Also in House K., there is a dwarf guard named Ravnika, apparently named after Magic: the Gathering set Ravnica: City of Guilds.

Another M:tG reference and/or homage is the look of the Envenomed Cloak. It's very very similar to Jace's cloak.

TekkenDevil
03-01-2012, 09:18 PM
The last quest in Assault on Stormreach, has 2 enemies named as a homage to Pinky and the Brain. They even have dialogue (text only) quoting "What are we doing tonight? Same thing we do every night, take over the world!".

FeralKittie
03-01-2012, 11:50 PM
I love threads like this. :D

Don't forget the Deadly Gazebo (http://www.duke.edu/web/DRAGO/humor/gazebo.html) explorer in Ataraxia's. Even has this text:

(Dungeon Master): This gazebo serves as a lookout for approaching ships. Remnants of arrows lead you to believe that it has also been used as a sniping spot

Which could reference the rare that spawns there or the story.

jebyfire
03-02-2012, 12:06 AM
in a small problem in phiarlan carnaval

The giant Brawspit that you have to convince to be an actor is realy similar to the Bradspit Hollywood actor

Towrn
03-02-2012, 12:21 AM
But what does dizafrabadoo mean? Only one group of kobolds in the entire game says it.

Possibly Yabba Dabba Doo from the Flintstones?

Just guessing.

Alrik_Fassbauer
03-02-2012, 05:40 AM
Not really an easter egg, but ... There are a few NPCs with the names of "Bauerdatter" around there, one is the famous very first quest giver (well, usually, at least) of/on Korthos Island after the "introduction quest".

The word "bauer" means in German language simply "farmer, although an (hardly ever) interpretation as "builder" is possible, too. The word "datter" means nothing in German language, the only point towards is the reflexive verb "verdattert sein" ... very rough translation would be "to be dattered". http://dict.leo.org offers the following words as translations of "verdattert" : "to be befuddled", "to be fuddled", "to be fazed", "to be in a dither". It even offers the regular verb "verdattern", of which I haven't heard so far (read: no-one in my environment uses it [as a regular verb].
As a reslt, Kaja Bauerdatter could be [very roughly] translated as "Kaja Farmerfuddler" or so. ;)

On Korthos Island there is also the guy called Jacob Drexelhand. The German verb "drechseln" is pronounced exactly like this part "drexel", and the verb "Drechseln" means, according to dict.leo.org "woodturning" : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodturning
As a result, Jacob Drexelhand could be translated as "Jacob Woodturnerhand", so to say. Sounds a bit uneven in my ears.

katz
03-02-2012, 06:32 AM
i thought the 'datter' at the end was a remnant of 'daughter of' naming conventions from way back when. in otherwords, the last name translates "daughter of Bauer"

grayham
03-02-2012, 08:17 AM
Not sure whether this counts, but the level 20 hireling cleric, Wyoh?

(W...??.) You Own Healer

karsion
03-02-2012, 08:26 AM
i thought the 'datter' at the end was a remnant of 'daughter of' naming conventions from way back when. in otherwords, the last name translates "daughter of Bauer"

Or more correctly, daughter of a builder. And I am amost sure that datter means daughter in one of Scandinavian languages. Norge maybe? Or Dannish.

Edit: Oh, and I can't believe no one yet mentioned hard and emotionless Crateos ;)

HungarianRhapsody
03-02-2012, 08:36 AM
Not really an easter egg, but ... There are a few NPCs with the names of "Bauerdatter" around there, one is the famous very first quest giver (well, usually, at least) of/on Korthos Island after the "introduction quest".

The word "bauer" means in German language simply "farmer, although an (hardly ever) interpretation as "builder" is possible, too. The word "datter" means nothing in German language, the only point towards is the reflexive verb "verdattert sein" ... very rough translation would be "to be dattered". http://dict.leo.org offers the following words as translations of "verdattert" : "to be befuddled", "to be fuddled", "to be fazed", "to be in a dither". It even offers the regular verb "verdattern", of which I haven't heard so far (read: no-one in my environment uses it [as a regular verb].
As a reslt, Kaja Bauerdatter could be [very roughly] translated as "Kaja Farmerfuddler" or so. ;)

On Korthos Island there is also the guy called Jacob Drexelhand. The German verb "drechseln" is pronounced exactly like this part "drexel", and the verb "Drechseln" means, according to dict.leo.org "woodturning" : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodturning
As a result, Jacob Drexelhand could be translated as "Jacob Woodturnerhand", so to say. Sounds a bit uneven in my ears.

Lots and lots of people in early quests show up again later and/or are related to other people in Stormreach. Jacoby Drexelhand is the nephew of the Black Abbot if I recall correctly and I am still learning about the tie-ins between each of the quests.

katana_one
03-02-2012, 08:56 AM
I can't believe nobody's mentioned the Illithid Navigator Crewmember on some airships.

Talk to him and ask him why he's working for your guild and he makes some vague reference to Spelljammer and hints at Giant Space Hamsters.

I wish I could remember the text exactly, but I can't get in-game to check.

Hafeal
03-02-2012, 08:58 AM
And if its not already obvious enough:
Yaulthoon said : Pity you're just going to beat it up. This is why we can't have nice things.

Reference to our rabid melees that just hit anything they see and complain about quests where they can't do that?


because... people who dont play barbarians are classy?

that's a stretch.

Actually, this is a famous line and it has been referenced often in pop culture - both in Hollywood and in other games. I remember it from "Everybody Loves Raymond": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zUWXKThqHw. I am not sure if that was the first time it was used though. :)

A quick google and here is a history of the phrase for what it's worth: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/this-is-why-we-cant-have-nice-things

katz
03-02-2012, 09:11 AM
Larafay Do'rret, the 16th level drow FvS, always struck me as possibly a reference to SiNafay Hun'ett, aka Shi'nayne Do'Urden, one time matron of house Hun'ett and a very powerful priestess.

very very similar sounding names, in cadence and rhyme.

brian14
03-02-2012, 09:32 AM
the music in the area around the bat rare encounter in the Vale of Twilight sounds suspiciously similar to something ive heard before. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lleMzuAv8o)

It happens to be my favorite music in all of DDO.

brian14
03-02-2012, 09:36 AM
I think its one ot ataraxia quests that has an elemental called detritus.. this is the name of the troll policeman in Terry Pratchett books
That sounds like a coincidence. Earth, debris, detritis...

If a troll were called Detritus, that would be a likely reference.

brian14
03-02-2012, 09:39 AM
Hmmm, good point. The unicorn and virginal thief teamed up to take out the rest of the party for whatever reason.
Became envious when the rest of the party were no longer virgins.

brian14
03-02-2012, 09:42 AM
Anyone who remembers H4x0r1f1c might recognize the name of the mind flayer in the beginning of Acute Delerium.
I googled H4x0r1f1c, and all I got are posts from someone who used that string as a usenet/forum handle. Who is it?

junior_w
03-02-2012, 09:48 AM
Anyone who remembers H4x0r1f1c might recognize the name of the mind flayer in the beginning of Acute Delerium.


I googled H4x0r1f1c, and all I got are posts from someone who used that string as a usenet/forum handle. Who is it?

The enemy is called Haxxorrax, I doubt it's a reference to H4x0r1f1c.

mojobie
03-02-2012, 09:55 AM
Isn't the item "Kargon's Tasty Ham" a reference to the poster Kargon?

junior_w
03-02-2012, 09:59 AM
Isn't the item "Kargon's Tasty Ham" a reference to the poster Kargon?

Yes, and one of the pre-made Brabarians path is also named after him: Storm of Kargon.

dkyle
03-02-2012, 10:14 AM
I googled H4x0r1f1c, and all I got are posts from someone who used that string as a usenet/forum handle. Who is it?

That's him. He was infamous on these boards for his love of PvP, and wildly unpopular suggestions, often related to PvP (like, nerfing Arcane Archers because they're "overpowered" in PvP). Some thought he was simply a forum troll. There was some controversy over his extremely negative Rep, and how he appeared to suffer no ill effects from it, raising questions about the purpose of the Rep system. He left, came back under a new name, but now has been gone again for while.

Alrik_Fassbauer
03-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Or more correctly, daughter of a builder. And I am amost sure that datter means daughter in one of Scandinavian languages. Norge maybe? Or Dannish.

Could be. I can only argue from the perspective of my own language.

Besides : http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=haxxor

aelbshadecrafter
03-02-2012, 10:44 AM
Well if ...

Or more correctly, daughter of a builder. And I am amost sure that datter means daughter in one of Scandinavian languages. Norge maybe? Or Dannish.
and ...

The word "bauer" means in German language simply "farmer, although an (hardly ever) interpretation as "builder" is possible, too.
Wouldn't it be the farmer's daughter?

Delssar
03-02-2012, 10:44 AM
Not sure whether this counts, but the level 20 hireling cleric, Wyoh?

(W...??.) You Own Healer

I think its a refrence to the Priests in Age of Empires, they would make the sound "wy-oh" when they were converting enemy troops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IgAVQdHJQ4

dean.rys
03-02-2012, 10:50 AM
although the etymology of many of the npc names in DDO is interesting, i don't think they were meant to have too much meaning.

if the npcs getting attacked by orcs out in the cerulean hills were all named jack bauer (i.e. the obvious pop reference to 24 and the fact that they are farmers) then i can see them as a little tongue-in-cheek.

generally in america, many of these european names are a dime a dozen. little meaning, however, is associated with them.

Alrik_Fassbauer
03-02-2012, 10:53 AM
Well if ...

and ...

Wouldn't it be the farmer's daughter?

Well, yes, I'd think so.


generally in america, many of these european names are a dime a dozen. little meaning, however, is associated with them.


Yes, but being a European myself, I alwass find it fascinating when I find out out the hertages / meaning of American names based on European Settlers ... Like Stephen Spielberg, for example (my favouite example). His name would literally be translated as "Playhill" or "Playmountain".

English-language names are hardly ever translated into German language, by he way. If I see a dwarf called "Firebeard", then this name means nothing to me - unless I translate it. Similar to Drexelhand to English-speaking people. Or Bauerdatter. Or Spielberg.

Milikki
03-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Only at page 2 so far, but has no body else noticed john lennon in the bar in. the cityscape
Chronoscope?

dean.rys
03-02-2012, 11:23 AM
His name would literally be translated as "Playhill" or "Playmountain".

that's funny because my mother used a few yiddish words when i was young since she grew up in brooklyn and spiel was one of them.

i was under the impression that berg meant a fortification of sorts. but that would make sense as many were on hills or mountains for the geographic security it would render.

i remember when i was young and first realized many names actually meant something like an ancestors occupation or area of settlement. (since that's generally not the goal for namesakes in america)

blew my mind..

dean.rys
03-02-2012, 11:24 AM
Only at page 2 so far, but has no body else noticed john lennon in the bar in. the cityscape
Chronoscope?

yes, that was noted already along with the ringo reference. :)

jwdaniels
03-02-2012, 11:30 AM
i remember when i was young and first realized many names actually meant something like an ancestors occupation or area of settlement.

Like Smith, Taylor, Plumber, Hancock...

dean.rys
03-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Like Smith, Taylor, Plumber, Hancock...

cooper, mason etc. yeah, well i was young.. :)

but being from a diverse area i found out a lot of parents name their kids "king" in their native language.

talk about ego! lol

Xymox
03-02-2012, 11:44 AM
Clarice Roden (bottom of the right stairs as you come in to the market from the harbor) is a moth collector.

Silence of the Lambs.

Alrik_Fassbauer
03-02-2012, 11:44 AM
that's funny because my mother used a few yiddish words when i was young since she grew up in brooklyn and spiel was one of them.

Yiddish is related to the German - you'd be surprised on how many Yiddish words are there in the German language !


was under the impression that berg meant a fortification of sorts. but that would make sense as many were on hills or mountains for the geographic security it would render.

A Burg, as far as I know it from Germany, is often built on hills and mountains. That obviously gives it an advantage over enemies attacking the Burg.
The word "burg" can sometimes be used for fortifications as well, usually, because a Burg often *is* some sort of an fortification (on a mountain or hill).


i remember when i was young and first realized many names actually meant something like an ancestors occupation or area of settlement. (since that's generally not the goal for namesakes in america)

Yes. Some names just don't make much sense. Especially nowadays, assuming their names have become somewhat distorted throught the centuries. And some names just sound plain weird.

I do know, however, that there are a lot of (at least bigger) town names from the U.S. that mirror town names from Europe. I know of a few towns, for example, in the U.S. which have the same names as some German towns - or areas.

GrampaBill
03-02-2012, 11:53 AM
i think this is the closest we have ATM

http://ddowiki.com/page/Comedic_References_in_DDO

Thanks Dean. I had searched for Easter Egg since that's the usual term. I see from that page that they already knew about the XYZZY reference. I guess they have a lot more to add now, eh?

Thank you everyone for what you've contributed, I am quite amazed at the number of things I didn't know about and how some of them are ever so subtle yet many have recognized them.

dean.rys
03-02-2012, 11:55 AM
Yiddish is related to the German - you'd be surprised on how many Yiddish words are there in the German language !

...

I do know, however, that there are a lot of (at least bigger) town names from the U.S. that mirror town names from Europe. I know of a few towns, for example, in the U.S. which have the same names as some German towns - or areas.

yeah, i think the majority of yiddish words have a german or cyrillic source aside from the hebrew ones of course. but, i'm no linguistics professor. :)

the majority of names in the US come from other countries.

nothing is new over here.

maybe diabetes... we may have invented diabetes. :)

Rhysem
03-02-2012, 01:12 PM
Okay... hand in your geek cards, because nobody has yet mentioned the load screen to The Pit is a Princess bride reference.

Also, don't we have a dread pirate roberts running around somewhere? I seem to recall one but not where.

dean.rys
03-02-2012, 01:14 PM
Okay... hand in your geek cards, because nobody has yet mentioned the load screen to The Pit is a Princess bride reference.

Also, don't we have a dread pirate roberts running around somewhere? I seem to recall one but not where.

oh man, here's my card... :/

that's one of my favorite solo quests too. should have remembered that one!

Kraki
03-02-2012, 01:21 PM
I was going to sit and try for a while list but work calls...

Acute Delerium
Beholders who attack your flying bed are making Star Wars: ANH references.


Red Leader, I'm beginning my bombing run!

Anti-magic field on double front!

AtomicMew
03-02-2012, 01:55 PM
Anyone mention 3BC? I can't imagine a pirate themed adventure pack that isn't rife with easter eggs.

furbyoats
03-02-2012, 02:03 PM
Probably already posted (I'm in a hurry so I can't read the whole thread but...)

The Bookbinder rescue: Dialogue boxes with the NPCs reference the Terminator :)

Monk trainer in the harbor: The 2 trainees in front of him are named variants of Ken and Ryu (Street Fighter)

Phoenix Tavern: The band above the PvP area have interesting names, one is an offshoot of John Lennon

Obviously the vale quests are named after songs/bands:

Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
Running with the Devils - Van Halen
Coalescence Chamber - (Coal Chamber)

Ritual Sacrifice and Let Sleeping Dust Lie...not sure of those 2

...that's all I have time for

Talon_Moonshadow
03-02-2012, 02:11 PM
(Dungeon Master): The chamber beyond the secret passage looks ancient, predating Korthos village. ;)

brian14
03-02-2012, 02:21 PM
(Dungeon Master): The chamber beyond the secret passage looks ancient, predating Korthos village. ;)
How is that an Easter Egg? Sounds like typical dungeon bling.

Enel
03-02-2012, 02:22 PM
in partycrasers at the gala there is a woman named agatha krysae(or like that) that says that she would love it if they played mystery plays at livewood theatre(or like this).an obvious reference to agatha christie the famous writer.
also in the gala the Hitchstone character reminds me of alfred hitchcock

Enel
03-02-2012, 02:47 PM
Anyone mention 3BC? I can't imagine a pirate themed adventure pack that isn't rife with easter eggs.

i just went and checked the ones at th harbor of cove(didnt check quests) and the only one i found was Morgan Neptune a girl siting near the questgiver for the tobias quest.Morgan was one of the most famous pirates and neptune was the roman god of sea(sea=pirates)
also not rly an eastr eg but:
(Say): Saveen Silverlane says, ''Did ye notice an unusual number of monks running around lately?''
3bc came out at module7 when monks first appeared.
im not saying thats all.im sure there must b more in quests and maybe some i didnt recognise in harbor

ahpook
03-02-2012, 02:47 PM
How is that an Easter Egg? Sounds like typical dungeon bling.

It refers to DDO and not external events. Originally, that chamber was a quest in the harbor. Many years later when Korthos was created, a bunch of harbor quests were relocated into that storyline. Thus the chamber predates korthos village.

Vasiok
03-02-2012, 02:49 PM
It refers to DDO and not external events. Originally, that chamber was a quest in the harbor. Many years later when Korthos was created, a bunch of harbor quests were relocated into that storyline. Thus the chamber predates korthos village.

man.nice one.reference to smuglers rest quest.gj on that one

Vasiok
03-02-2012, 03:03 PM
also in the phoenix tavern the warforged dice player is named ...Dice.perfect name for him
Also in the snitch at the dont wake dogs optional the DM says:and still let sleeping dogs lie.reference to the song of that name

ellamonster
03-02-2012, 03:15 PM
You have to kill Cavalier, Ranger, Magician, and Barbarian. You can find a dead Acrobat. Only thing missing from the 80s cartoon is the Thief.

Actually if you read the description closely, and listen to the boy's conversation. The two thieves stole the magic items and then the Thief backstabbed the Thief-Acrobat! :D

Gizeh
03-02-2012, 05:30 PM
The escape sequence in von4 (Haywire Foundry) after activating self destruct reminds me a lot of the rebels escaping the death star after shooting its core in Return of the Jedi...

ahpook
03-02-2012, 05:37 PM
The doors at the end of Made to Order are a great riff on the Get Smart closing credit sequence. Best reason to run that quest.

Coughy
03-02-2012, 06:47 PM
Endboss Nurse Ratchett is a reference to Nurse Ratched, the heavy handed persnickity nurse from Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".

blerkington
03-02-2012, 08:46 PM
Hi,

Pretty sure Xyzzy is based on a Simpsons episode, in which Homer is raving about dogs which shoot bees from their mouth.

Thanks.

Sarisa
03-02-2012, 09:20 PM
Varney the Vampire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varney_the_Vampire), a rare in Reaver's Refuge: Eerie Forest.

karsion
03-02-2012, 09:58 PM
"Eye of the Titan" is an obvious reference to "Eye of the Tiger", faous track from "Rocky 3"

DanteEnFuego
03-03-2012, 12:01 AM
"Eye of the Titan" is an obvious reference to "Eye of the Tiger", faous track from "Rocky 3"

I am missing that reference...

Teslana
03-03-2012, 01:00 AM
The doors at the end of Made to Order are a great riff on the Get Smart closing credit sequence. Best reason to run that quest.

Always makes me shout, "Argh! We've got movie sign!" :)

Larha78
03-03-2012, 01:31 AM
The fire elemental boss in Rainbow in the dark is called "Turun-palo", whitch is finnish for great fire of Turku. It's a historic event in Finland that wiped nearly the whole city of Turku in 1827.

Enel
03-03-2012, 03:54 AM
Found another pirate themed:Captain Grim the boss of Storming the beaches quest:
Captain Grim was the protagonist of an adventure series from 1935 to 1937. He was a naval captain who faced mysteries of the sea such as mysteriously disappearing crews and men dying with no evidence of wounds.
a comic hero

toun
03-03-2012, 06:55 AM
The Cove's Ratkiller is possibly a homage to EQ1's "Ratkiller" song.

bigolbear
03-03-2012, 07:19 AM
There's a pirate at the end of Prove Your Worth named Penzance (a refernce to the Pirates of Penzance Broadway play).

The Shroud is an homage to classic video games: Part 1 is Gauntlet - complete with portal destruction (which spawn monsters), and part 2 is an homage to Pac-Man - 4 corners wtih altars that grant life, and ghosts that return to the center.

In Lord of Eyes, as the stone creatures all advance on the Lord of Madness, if you're observant, you'll see a medusa and a beholder having a staring contest!

part 4 is asteroids, and part 5 is centipede, not sure about part 3 but i am sure its a reference to something. the clue is in the movement of the blades.

Abbot: the mini games are references to old games, platformers in general i think and asteroids. watch the pattern of the the disapearing platforms.. its an old and rather famous cheat code.

tempest spine... donkey kong?

VON: baseball.

LOB: chock full of transformers references, mostly the old cartoon stuff.

and the dead shall rise: is an old pen and paper adventure, one of gygaxes I think.

shavarath/amrath: all of this is a loose translation of the classic pen and paper module 'a paladin in ****'.

bigolbear
03-03-2012, 07:36 AM
Isn't the item "Kargon's Tasty Ham" a reference to the poster Kargon?

actualy theres quite a few references to the old founder players characters in ddo.

items, hirelings, quest npcs etc.

I think this is great btw, customer loyalty - making you feel like your part of a world, not just a player.

Crann
03-03-2012, 07:41 AM
+1 OP for the thread. I was feeling pretty clever having 8 or 9 of them in my head, unitl I read them all here.

Thanks for the Island of LOL's in this Sea of DdDDddooooooOOoooOOoooommMMmm the forums have become :)

stoerm
03-03-2012, 07:50 AM
part 4 is asteroids, and part 5 is centipede, not sure about part 3 but i am sure its a reference to something. the clue is in the movement of the blades.

DDO Wiki suggests pt 3 is a reference to Frogger.

stoerm
03-03-2012, 07:57 AM
actualy theres quite a few references to the old founder players characters in ddo.

items, hirelings, quest npcs etc.


Morah's belt and band are a tribute to Lessah's famous alter ego, who featured a lot in DDOcast.

cdbd3rd
03-03-2012, 08:26 AM
... a loose translation of the classic pen and paper module 'a paladin in ****'.

Not to be confused with any Paladin that ever grouped with any of my Rogues back in PnP days - no matter how it may have felt the same to them.

;)


I knew a few references, but this thread has brought a lot more into the light. Enjoying the read.

DanteEnFuego
03-03-2012, 08:32 AM
Morah's belt and band are a tribute to Lessah's famous alter ego, who featured a lot in DDOcast.

Same with Smedgar's Necklace and band. Old Thelanis toon.

Talon_Moonshadow
03-03-2012, 08:43 AM
How is that an Easter Egg? Sounds like typical dungeon bling.

lol.

It's because the "area" mentioned. "DID" actually exist before Korthos village did.
They reworked the old beginner Harbor quests when they added Korthos.

I don't remember what the original DM text said, but they reworded it for Korthos, and I thought their choice of words was funny, and probably intended as a joke.

GrampaBill
03-03-2012, 08:57 AM
Actually if you read the description closely, and listen to the boy's conversation. The two thieves stole the magic items and then the Thief backstabbed the Thief-Acrobat! :D

So I guess this is the explanation for the backstabbed Thief Acrobat in the Missing chain - part 3 I believe. There's one at the end of one of the side tunnels. Always wondered why that was there.

der_kluge
03-03-2012, 09:04 AM
part 4 is asteroids, and part 5 is centipede, not sure about part 3 but i am sure its a reference to something. the clue is in the movement of the blades.

Ok, what? How on earth do you get Asteroids and Centipede for Shroud 4/5 ?? I fail to see how either Shroud 4 or 5 could have any video game parallel. They are basically just big empty open rooms.


Abbot: the mini games are references to old games, platformers in general i think and asteroids. watch the pattern of the the disapearing platforms.. its an old and rather famous cheat code.

Now, one could make an argument that ice in the Abbot is Frogger, and Asteroids is,well, Asteroids. Not sure what Goggles would be. Are you suggesting the pattern is UUDDLRLRBA-start? I thought it was a random pattern.



tempest spine... donkey kong? Ok, why?



VON: baseball.
Just because it's a diamond-shaped platform, that seems like a bit of a stretch.

Quetzacoala
03-03-2012, 09:45 AM
Just because it's a diamond-shaped platform, that seems like a bit of a stretch.

Well, in my opinion Velah is the pitcher standing on the pitchers mound... she is always trying to get players "out" with her "pitches"... her fireballs... when we are running home

SireUris
03-03-2012, 09:58 AM
can win you a Greater Siberys Spirit Cake and could be a reference to the Dead Collector scene in Monty Python's Holy Grail.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/quotes (about half way down)

Excellent thread btw! :)

karsion
03-03-2012, 10:21 AM
I am missing that reference...

Eye of the Tiger ~ Eye of the Titan ... ?

Can't make it any clearer for you.


And about video game references in quest they might be a little stretchy. Players in Tempest Spine are trying to get to the top same as Mario in Donkey Kong but it might be catching at straws here. We don't know unless the devs speaks out.

DanteEnFuego
03-03-2012, 11:01 AM
Eye of the Tiger ~ Eye of the Titan ... ?

Can't make it any clearer for you.


And about video game references in quest they might be a little stretchy. Players in Tempest Spine are trying to get to the top same as Mario in Donkey Kong but it might be catching at straws here. We don't know unless the devs speaks out.

Oh, Paul is thw Walrus. Nope. Too big a stretch. But I am wondering which Dev had a slump-buster named Yasha that he left by the exit to Tangleroot in the Bugbear Inn. Always felt sorry for Ms. Wine-tooth...

karsion
03-03-2012, 11:14 AM
Oh, Paul is thw Walrus. Nope. Too big a stretch. But I am wondering which Dev had a slump-buster named Yasha that he left by the exit to Tangleroot in the Bugbear Inn. Always felt sorry for Ms. Wine-tooth...

Haha... ok, deny the reality :P Like I said before there is no way to tell one way or the other with most of the things that were mentioned here but that is what struck me the first time I saw that quest's name. I am mad... or am I? :D

DanteEnFuego
03-03-2012, 11:22 AM
Haha... ok, deny the reality :P Like I said before there is no way to tell one way or the other with most of the things that were mentioned here but that is what struck me the first time I saw that quest's name. I am mad... or am I? :D

Agreed. I added a new baby 11 days ago. With the 2 year old as well, I haven't slept and probably see lots of things that aren't there. Gtg, my pink rabbit, Harvey, is calling me...

Love some Dev feedback!

CaoimhinF
03-03-2012, 11:26 AM
Chronoscope - Dr Who.

I suspect they started with the old joke about the market tent being bigger on the inside and then ran with it for the timetravel story.

Tremas - Tremas of Traken a character in Dr Who back in the Tom Baker era. He had his life energy stolen by the Master who them assumed his identity for a time.

Gizeh
03-03-2012, 11:36 AM
Eye of the Tiger ~ Eye of the Titan ... ?

Can't make it any clearer for you.

Also:

Eye of the storm <--> Eye of the Titan

Oh my god - Eye of the Titan is a reference to hurricanes! :)

ssgcmwatson
03-03-2012, 12:08 PM
"Klaatu Barada Nikto" is also said by the Kobold Shaman in RR.

LumLevits
03-03-2012, 12:57 PM
Adorgar, undead specter in Caverns of Koromor who guards a doorway. "A door guard". Or maybe a developer who was lazy with name creation.

karsion
03-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Agreed. I added a new baby 11 days ago. With the 2 year old as well, I haven't slept and probably see lots of things that aren't there. Gtg, my pink rabbit, Harvey, is calling me...

Love some Dev feedback!

Congrats on the little one.

And yes woud be nice to hear from devs about those and other easter eggs.

bigolbear
03-03-2012, 01:23 PM
Ok, what? How on earth do you get Asteroids and Centipede for Shroud 4/5 ?? I fail to see how either Shroud 4 or 5 could have any video game parallel. They are basically just big empty open rooms.


ok leme explain.

shroud part 4:

imagine you are harry.

now imagine there are adventureres swarming all around you, and all you can do is throw rocks at them, the blades circleing in are just like in asteroids where the roids used to spiral in to you.

harry warping in and out as the roids circle in is just as if he either lost a life or the time ran out and he got to the next lvl.

just put your self in harrys perspective and you will see why its asteroids.

Shroud part 5:

we rarely see this these days but if you take long enough to kill hary blades appear, they follow a distincty pattern of movement - exactly like centipede - imagine the lines of blades are just like the sections of the centipedes body.

just like in centipede if you strike the middle of the line it detaches and now the 2 lines split off in seperate directions. of course in ddo its the centipede of blades that strikes you ;)

let me attempt a diagram:

[] [] [] []

_____
|
<____|


[] |---| [] [] |---| []


EDIT: formatting of diagram di not work.. grrr.
It could also be argued that its representative of space invaders, but as the lines split if you get struck by blades im fairly sure its supposed to be centipede.

I have no idea why people say part 3 is frogger, id love to hear what im missing there (unless its sarcasm because of jumping into the pool all the time)

karsion
03-03-2012, 01:25 PM
Also:

Eye of the storm <--> Eye of the Titan

Oh my god - Eye of the Titan is a reference to hurricanes! :)

Like in eye of the storm? How so? Eye of the titan is the way you see the past unfolding... through the eye of the titan. Unless you want to connect Stormreaver with that... you see? If you want you can prove everything ;)

Gizeh
03-03-2012, 02:28 PM
Like in eye of the storm? How so? Eye of the titan is the way you see the past unfolding... through the eye of the titan. Unless you want to connect Stormreaver with that... you see? If you want you can prove everything ;)

Exactly the point I was trying to make.

Jaid314
03-03-2012, 02:45 PM
I have no idea why people say part 3 is frogger, id love to hear what im missing there (unless its sarcasm because of jumping into the pool all the time)

they're talking about the part where you have to run around the outside to get to the various rooms and blades (which are kinda like cars) come running down the hallways, but don't cover the entire thing. as in frogger, where you try to avoid the trucks etc, you try to avoid the blades.

personally, i suspect it was just someone trying to add something to do when you were going from room to room, and since they had blades in various other parts they decided to just put them there, but i can somewhat see where they're coming from.

Alrik_Fassbauer
03-03-2012, 05:15 PM
The Cove's Ratkiller is possibly a homage to EQ1's "Ratkiller" song.

It could be also a play with the cliché that ANY hero's very first quest in ANY RPG is (or at least involves that) to kill (the) rats in the cellar ...

blkcat1028
03-03-2012, 06:48 PM
I tried to read the entire thread and I didn't see this one mentioned...

In "Prove Your Worth" if you free the kobold, Meeble, you get to fight a pirate named Fezzik, which was Andre the Giant's character in "Princess Bride".

Yazzman
03-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Praseodym, the rare WF Arti in Research Facility: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praseodymium

And of course the aptly named WF NPC in Chronoscope: Retcon...

Eric_the_Dead
03-03-2012, 08:03 PM
I did Haywire Foundry earlier today for favor and one of the warforged minibosses started saying, "One of us, one of us." He didn't last so long, so I don't know if he would have started going, "Gooble-gobble" but I still thought of the movie "Freaks".

Blank_Zero
03-04-2012, 03:45 AM
Very Nice! I like the missing bits to things I thought.

I know the Zero Wing reference was caught, but I'll leave this here:
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae20/nick22490/ScreenShot00087-1.jpg


Also, kudos to the guys who pointed out the music in the Vale quests. I haven't played with DM voice or game music on since right about when I started playing, so I never heard that! :)



Can I nominate this thread for Hall of Fame?

Alrik_Fassbauer
03-04-2012, 05:15 AM
While I'm at it : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomon

Enel
03-04-2012, 07:58 AM
While I'm at it : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomon

wow.nice catch.im ashamed i didnt think this first since its word from my country.
and this part: The gnomon is the part of a sundial that casts the shadow. Gnomon (γνώμων) is an ancient Greek word meaning "indicator", "one who discerns," or "that which reveals." makes it the best name that npc could get if you think of his storyline

~spathic
03-04-2012, 08:15 AM
Fairly obvious reference to Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, a 1972ish Sam Pekinpah film.

Cordovan
03-04-2012, 09:29 AM
Very Nice! I like the missing bits to things I thought.

I know the Zero Wing reference was caught, but I'll leave this here:
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae20/nick22490/ScreenShot00087-1.jpg


Also, kudos to the guys who pointed out the music in the Vale quests. I haven't played with DM voice or game music on since right about when I started playing, so I never heard that! :)



Can I nominate this thread for Hall of Fame?

Yes! Good call.

AZgreentea
03-04-2012, 09:37 AM
A lot of the pirates in DDO are named after real pirates. Rackams trial in 3BC, Mad Anne in Irestone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_Jack
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Bonny

There are lots of others. Also, it might be the same music as in the vale, but one of the songs that play in the Crafting Halls is a lot like the intro to Mr Crowley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdlS7tab5rQ

Dozen_Black_Roses
03-04-2012, 10:09 AM
Xy'zzy's bees are also a Simpsons reference:

To better reference this...

http://globalsoftware-inc.com/harncw/bees.wav

Enel
03-04-2012, 10:20 AM
another one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_You_Know_(Heaven_%26_****_album)

Ebergar
03-04-2012, 10:43 AM
Hound of Xoriat... Hound of Baskervilles ? (from Arthur Conan Doyle)
and if You would like to do a nice lmfao, ask the new epic vendor what happened to his predecessor

BigSlugger
03-04-2012, 10:44 AM
The vendor in the Harbor is named "Elspeth" which is also a planeswalker in M:TG.

Ebergar
03-04-2012, 10:57 AM
the illithid on guild airship mentions space hamster
it is clearly the reference to hero from Baldurs Gate 1 (forgot his name) that had a super space hamster

Tinco
03-04-2012, 11:15 AM
Most Warforged in House Cannith Enclave are named after variants of Polearms, a hint on upcoming weapons or simply a pun on this recurring player suggestion.

WruntJunior
03-04-2012, 11:32 AM
the illithid on guild airship mentions space hamster
it is clearly the reference to hero from Baldurs Gate 1 (forgot his name) that had a super space hamster

Minsc and Boo!

dunklezhan
03-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Has anyone else noticed that there are a couple of pieces of music in DDO that sound exactly like the music from Baldur's Gate? I've noticed it in Taverns mostly.

TheDearLeader
03-04-2012, 11:48 AM
Also:

Eye of the storm <--> Eye of the Titan

Oh my god - Eye of the Titan is a reference to hurricanes! :)

Actually, I'm believing it might be a reference to Eye of the Tiger, since they are phonetically similar.

Lerl
03-04-2012, 12:06 PM
On Korthos, the Barbarian trainer is Drahcir Norac: reversed: Richard Caron= The Carpenters?

Also the Fighter trainer is Cire Rotnug. Reversed is Eric Guntor. Not sure of the reference here, but it sounds important.

Aeolwind
03-04-2012, 12:57 PM
the illithid on guild airship mentions space hamster
it is clearly the reference to hero from Baldurs Gate 1 (forgot his name) that had a super space hamster

This is probably more in reference to the Space Hamster's used by Gnomes in Spelljammer.

arminius
03-04-2012, 02:45 PM
In Dirks Got a Secret, the ooze hall "quivers, perhaps with anticipation," which I am betting is a riff (so to speak) on Rocky Horror Picture Show. The original quote is "shiver" but it is often misquoted as quiver.

saryent
03-04-2012, 02:52 PM
In Partycrashers just after you have placed the espionage agent Cyan's name on the guest list she takes you to the bar to talk. She asks for a Dirty Kobold, "shaken not stirred".

moshptato
03-04-2012, 07:55 PM
In Cabal For One there is a hobgoblin named Olos Nobrac, which is carbon Solo backwards. I've always assumed that this is a reference to when Han Solo was frozen in carbonite.

moshptato
03-04-2012, 08:11 PM
One of the NPCs in the Chronoscope has the last name F'nord. Fnord is a word found in the Principia Discordia (Hail Eris!) and also the Illuminatus trillogy.

From Wikipedia:
"Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information intending to misdirect."

That NPC was also present during the original event in which the tent was destroyed back in 2008. This makes me wonder if there is a secret agenda behind the devil invasion and the destruction of the marketplace tent. Conspiracy!!!!

BadBuy
03-04-2012, 09:03 PM
In the quest "A small problem" there are two giants brothers Grim. The name comes from the classic fairy tale authors - the Grimm Brothers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimm_Brothers

Talias006
03-04-2012, 09:07 PM
another one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_You_Know_(Heaven_%26_****_album)

Fixed that for you... was leading to a page that asked if you meant the now fixed link. ;) :D

EatSmart
03-04-2012, 11:18 PM
Monestary of the Scorpion, end room GM voiceover saying you will "need to be fast as lightning, with expert timing" is a reference to Karl Douglas' song, Kung Fu Fighting.

Culver.Civello
03-04-2012, 11:25 PM
This is probably more in reference to the Space Hamster's used by Gnomes in Spelljammer.

Nah. Minsc and Boo. Totally. :p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsc

Jaid314
03-05-2012, 01:10 AM
Nah. Minsc and Boo. Totally. :p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsc

they're the same.

there are many variations of the giant space hamster used in spelljammer. one of them, and yes, it actually is in the monstrous compendium entry (and yes, there actually is a monstrous compendium entry) is the miniature giant space hamster, which is what Minsc claims boo is (and truthfully, i can't say that i can conceive of a method of proving him wrong, and it wouldn't be the only spelljammer reference in baldur's gate, so it probably is in fact a genuine miniature giant space hamster and not just a cheap imitation).

the illithid are one of the main races in the spelljammer setting, having at one point had a large empire that spanned multiple spheres. an illithid from the spelljammer setting would almost definitely have had contact with tinker gnomes (another fairly common race in spelljammer), and quite likely as a result with their giant space hamsters as well (standard giant space hamsters are used to power certain gnomish spelljamming ships, by running in giant hamster wheels, naturally. you just have to hope that the gnomes don't "improve" the hamsters too much...)

Habreno
03-05-2012, 01:12 AM
In http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Shipwrecked_Spy

Reference to Nat Gann, son of the Quest Giver for Chronoscope. Entire references found http://ddowiki.com/page/Nat_Gann.


U11 Crafting introduces Runestones (http://ddowiki.com/page/Runestone), not sure if these are a reference to Runescape, which uses Runes (which are stones) for casting magic spells.


Guild Augment Crystals are three different colors: Red, Blue, and Yellow. This is a direct in-game reference to Epic Crafting, in which Augment Crystals are of three colors.

CaptainPurge
03-05-2012, 02:36 AM
The escape sequence in von4 (Haywire Foundry) after activating self destruct reminds me a lot of the rebels escaping the death star after shooting its core in Return of the Jedi...

Barely. Try Metroid.

Enel
03-05-2012, 06:35 AM
Fixed that for you... was leading to a page that asked if you meant the now fixed link. ;) :D

Thanks man

deadmanet
03-05-2012, 06:35 AM
U11 Crafting introduces Runestones (http://ddowiki.com/page/Runestone), not sure if these are a reference to Runescape, which uses Runes (which are stones) for casting magic spells.




That, or they copied from their other game LOTRO, where the magic user is called a RuneKeeper and they use runestones as their weapons. Or both, meaning they copied Runescape for Lotro, and then in DDO?? :confused:

Vasiok
03-05-2012, 06:47 AM
Im surprised i didnt mention this at first since it was the 2nd easter egg i ever found in the game.Minos Legens is a reference to Minos the king of Crete at ancient times in greek.the myth says there was a large labirynth(maze) under his palace where at its center lived a terrible monster named Minotaur (Mino from Minos.the very first minotaur from where the dnd minotaurs originated).Minos legens says that it belonged to a minotaur lord.So..the name Minos+minotaur...easy to understand.
2nd reference i found mutch later is at Von 2 (prisoner of mind) where there is a maze with minotaur enemys inside.another obvious reference to Minos+minotaurs+labyrinth
I love how they used a myth from my country as an easter egg:)

Sker-lyn
03-05-2012, 08:02 AM
You have to kill Cavalier, Ranger, Magician, and Barbarian. You can find a dead Acrobat. Only thing missing from the 80s cartoon is the Thief.

A D&DC reference in DDO??!!! Where?! I missed that complete and I'm a huge avid fan of the cartoon. You tell me now that there is a reference around there about Venger and I can faint :P

Anyway, I was seeing the thread upside down and I didn't see this reference at all:

In the Maze of Madness quest in Gianthold, the last boss is called: Malkian the mad. I dunno if I'm mistaken or what but sound too much like Malkav, the creator of Malkavian clan in Vampire: The masquerade tabletop rpg, a clan of vampires very well known for using forms of madness as powers :P

Healemup
03-05-2012, 10:30 AM
[QUOTE=MrkGrismer;4342728]and Rainbow in the Dark is a Dio song.
/QUOTE]

No no... Everyone knows Rainbow in the Dark was a tribute to my rogue "Inthedark Takemdown".

To be honest, I dont' know what possessed me to name him that, but it did predate the quest. :-)

donblas
03-05-2012, 11:08 AM
One of the kobolds in Kobold island says, "Why's everybody always pickin' on kobold."

That seems to be a play on "Why's everbody always pickin' on me." This is a song by the Bloodhound Gang or more likely a reference to the Coasters' song "Charlie Brown" which has that line as a punchline.

TheDearLeader
03-05-2012, 11:26 AM
A D&DC reference in DDO??!!! Where?! I missed that complete and I'm a huge avid fan of the cartoon. You tell me now that there is a reference around there about Venger and I can faint :P


The quest is Fear Factory (http://ddowiki.com/page/Fear_Factory).

Jaid314
03-05-2012, 11:35 AM
The quest is Fear Factory (http://ddowiki.com/page/Fear_Factory).

but no venger reference.

Tholar
03-05-2012, 11:54 AM
The three metal golems near the elevator in the cannith manufactury say something along the lines of 'stop the humanoid" "stop the intruder"

This is the video game berzerk from the 80's.

Yazzman
03-05-2012, 01:36 PM
Most Warforged in House Cannith Enclave are named after variants of Polearms, a hint on upcoming weapons or simply a pun on this recurring player suggestion.

Reminds me of this comic (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0136.html). And that reminds me of Monty Python of course :)

SisAmethyst
03-05-2012, 01:50 PM
Probably already posted (I'm in a hurry so I can't read the whole thread but...)

The Bookbinder rescue: Dialogue boxes with the NPCs reference the Terminator :)

Monk trainer in the harbor: The 2 trainees in front of him are named variants of Ken and Ryu (Street Fighter)

Phoenix Tavern: The band above the PvP area have interesting names, one is an offshoot of John Lennon

Obviously the vale quests are named after songs/bands:

Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
Running with the Devils - Van Halen
Coalescence Chamber - (Coal Chamber)

Ritual Sacrifice and Let Sleeping Dust Lie...not sure of those 2

...that's all I have time for

Maybe:
* Ritual Sacrifice - Metal Band from 1987 (http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ritual_Sacrifice/29808)

Yarrrrr
03-05-2012, 02:17 PM
The bowling alley in one of the orchard of the macabre crypt ^^

Vasiok
03-05-2012, 02:25 PM
The bowling alley in one of the orchard of the macabre crypt ^^

there is also like this at crystal cove

EustaceTrevelyan
03-05-2012, 02:34 PM
Got some more to add:

In The Weapon's Shipment the Planescaller replies to the Pit Fiend who appears: Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational Battle Titan. A reference to the Emperor saying much the same thing to Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi when he reveals that the Death Star is in fact operational.

Also in The Weapon's Shipment, the Pit Fiend's response to this is: Why didn't anyone tell me the mortals had one of these things? A reference to the Joker's annoyed reaction to Batman stealing his ballons in the 1989 Batman movie.

In Reaver's Reach there are 4 kobolds dancing in a corner and if you click on them they say some weird little phrase. There are 4 of these phrases in all, and if you put them in the right order you get: Bah weep Grah nah weep ni ni bong. Which is the Universal Greeting from the old animated Transformers movie!

In the tavern near the market entrance in House Deneith are the 4 questgivers for the Depths series. They are named Keane d'Deneith, Scholes of Vedykar, Giggs Elorathi and Neville (I forget the rest of his name lol). They are a homage to Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, all legendary players for the English Premier League football team: Manchester United.

The star wars thing, like almost all star wars references, is a layup, but the other ones you get +1 for, since those are all both obscure and multidiscipline. Well played sir:)

SireUris
03-05-2012, 02:47 PM
the Challenge Trader in House C near the Rushmore challenges "Dinwyn Nutting" in the lottery... :)

Enel
03-05-2012, 03:33 PM
Kupper-Nickel(wayfinder that takes you at Menechtarun)=Copper-Nickel
Also could it be that Almyra Barrowdown the NPC next to the Cerulian Hills entrance is a reference to the Barrow Downs from LOTR?also she is next to a hill area(another hint to the reference).

Vasiok
03-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Kupper-Nickel(wayfinder that takes you at Menechtarun)=Copper-Nickel
Also could it be that Almyra Barrowdown the NPC next to the Cerulian Hills entrance is a reference to the Barrow Downs from LOTR?also she is next to a hill area(another hint to the reference).

Also Shard the cloth broker WF at market is another one of the material-chemist names WF have

Sker-lyn
03-06-2012, 07:16 AM
The quest is Fear Factory (http://ddowiki.com/page/Fear_Factory).

I missed that totally!

I mean, I did that line of quests (my pals and I call those quests 'the gay illithid stuff' :p) with most of my characters but I missed the connection.

It's a pity that, in the game, isn't a reference to the greatest evil character of all time (aka Venger :o). If they add him in anyway (I could kill for work with him but kick moderatelly his *** or fight him and then run to the hills is ok in my book) I could be a very, very, very, very happy fangirl :D

stoerm
03-06-2012, 08:00 AM
Also Shard the cloth broker WF at market is another one of the material-chemist names WF have

Not to mention Zircon from the Sharn Syndicate chain. (Zirconium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zirconium))

katana_one
03-06-2012, 08:13 AM
I think the concept of "easter egg" and "pun" has escaped some of the participants in this thread. :P

dean.rys
03-06-2012, 08:14 AM
I think the concept of "easter egg" and "pun" has escaped some of the participants in this thread. :P

ya rly, i don't mind though :)

Enel
03-06-2012, 10:00 AM
I think the concept of "easter egg" and "pun" has escaped some of the participants in this thread. :P

Doest rly matter.w still mostly near the theme so its okay

Enel
03-06-2012, 10:01 AM
Not to mention Zircon from the Sharn Syndicate chain.

I had seen more of the strange WF names but cant remembr right now.will be checking while playing ddo

Enel
03-06-2012, 10:02 AM
the Challenge Trader in House C near the Rushmore challenges "Dinwyn Nutting" in the lottery... :)

I dont get this

dean.rys
03-06-2012, 10:03 AM
I dont get this

he "didn't win nothing"

Enel
03-06-2012, 10:03 AM
he "didn't win nothing"

Ah.lol

katz
03-06-2012, 01:42 PM
In the tavern near the market entrance in House Deneith are the 4 questgivers for the Depths series. They are named Keane d'Deneith, Scholes of Vedykar, Giggs Elorathi and Neville (I forget the rest of his name lol). They are a homage to Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, all legendary players for the English Premier League football team: Manchester United.

another tid-bit pointed out to me by a friend: Manchester United plays in Old Trafford Stadium. this stadium is nicknamed "the Theatre of Dreams". i'm sure that sounds painfully familiar to those of us who have been farming PLIS like nuts the past few days! :eek:

lol

RabidKoala
03-06-2012, 04:38 PM
Anyone found in easter eggs in the new content?

moshptato
03-06-2012, 04:50 PM
I think the concept of "easter egg" and "pun" has escaped some of the participants in this thread. :P

Yeah, I think what we've actually done here is create a thread of easter eggs, puns and pop culture references. I get a kick out of this stuff so I say keep 'em coming.

Speaking of which, I saw another one last night. In VON4 some of the warforged chant "one of us... one of us..." which is probably a reference to the 1932 movie 'Freaks'.

Yetzederixx
03-07-2012, 10:42 AM
and Rainbow in the Dark is a Dio song.

Ghosts of Perdition is a (heavy/hard rock) song as well, but I don't know which was named first.

Opeth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk6Q4FpW-sY)

DanteEnFuego
03-09-2012, 06:50 PM
Woot! Looks like we just made today's Chronicle! Nice work everyone and GrampaBill! Lots more to find!

yawumpus
03-09-2012, 08:06 PM
Nobody's mentioned the hirelings:

Byron Scoutsword: Iron Byron (golf club testing machine used by USGA) - inspired this post.
Grommisk Axehead (??? Grummish? can't place this one).
Frenzy: DDO reference
Rage: another DDO reference
Arnal Swarts: Lots of Arnold references in DDO. Hopefully inspired by Conan.
Club : Presumably the description "Do you have tickets to the club show?" is the joke
Alphar Fairwood: In light of Byron, I suspect a golf reference.
Brigita Hammersong: ??? Judging from the Vale, I suspect that these are obvious to the headbanger.
Anthem: Anthem is used a lot where bards are concerned. Since the Rush song is explicitly reference elsewhere...
Full Metal: Presumably full metal jacket. Hopefully he can break DR.
Veil (WF rogue): I thought Veil was an elf sorceress (VON3)?

On second thought, the first few hirelings seemed to be full of references, then they gave up. Can anybody place the rest?

DanteEnFuego
03-09-2012, 08:40 PM
A stretch? Meaning?

In LOTRO, Kipps Is in the quest "Crate and Barrel". Kipps is also in Kipps the Story of a Simple Soul, by H. G. Wells. "Old Kipps never beat his mat! Preferring to let sleeping dust lie."

DanteEnFuego
03-09-2012, 09:29 PM
See Under Eden's 2006 release of Veil of Twilight. Not "vale"...

Link to lyrics (http://lyrics.wikia.com/Under_Eden:Veil_Of_Twilight)

Crimson dusk, eclipses, Banished princes...

stoerm
03-11-2012, 01:57 AM
Nobody's mentioned the hirelings:


Didn't see this either: the hireling vendor for level 14-16 in the markeplace is called Crimson Annja, a play on Red Sonja (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sonja)

katz
03-11-2012, 07:48 AM
Inquisitor Gnomon. we first see him telling us to slay what turns out to be innocent Sovereign Host people. then he turns up later in Lords of Dust.

if you say his name out loud (silent G like gnome), it sounds like no-mon. no man. he is no man. he's a rakshasa. well played Turbine. well played

Domfig
03-11-2012, 09:00 AM
Inquisitor Gnomon. we first see him telling us to slay what turns out to be innocent Sovereign Host people. then he turns up later in Lords of Dust.

if you say his name out loud (silent G like gnome), it sounds like no-mon. no man. he is no man. he's a rakshasa. well played Turbine. well played

The gnomon is the part of the sundial that casts the shadow, I always read it that he was the only part of the silver flame that cast a shadow rather then spread light or soemthing ...

katz
03-11-2012, 10:15 AM
oh that's pretty good too. a multi-faceted easter egg. :D

Asmodeus451
03-11-2012, 11:20 AM
The gnomon is the part of the sundial that casts the shadow, I always read it that he was the only part of the silver flame that cast a shadow rather then spread light or soemthing ...

theres actually some eberron lore to this: there is something called "The Shadow in the Flame" that most believe refers to the Demon overlord imprisoned within the Silver Flame itself

Sarisa
03-11-2012, 12:50 PM
theres actually some eberron lore to this: there is something called "The Shadow in the Flame" that most believe refers to the Demon overlord imprisoned within the Silver Flame itself

Specifically, the Demon Lord Bal Shalor. He was imprisoned when the Paladin Tira Minon sacrificed herself to become the embodiment of the Silver Flame itself.

Peo
03-11-2012, 07:13 PM
Speaking of the Silver Flame, most people I've spoken to in game never caught on to this either.

If I were to as you when the moon symbol on the shrines meant you would probably say "rest". Validating it as moon equals night equals sleep time equals rest. But if asked about the flame, you would drawn a blank or joked MMOs are ****. So why fire for resurrection?

Well, the old alchemical symbol for silver is a crescent moon. The shrines are in fact stamped as "Silver Flame".

Sort of an implied ownership really, as if there wasn't enough propaganda for them already.

Asmodeus451
03-11-2012, 07:16 PM
Speaking of the Silver Flame, most people I've spoken to in game never caught on to this either.

If I were to as you when the moon symbol on the shrines meant you would probably say "rest". Validating it as moon equals night equals sleep time equals rest. But if asked about the flame, you would drawn a blank or joked MMOs are ****. So why fire for resurrection?

Well, the old alchemical symbol for silver is a crescent moon. The shrines are in fact stamped as "Silver Flame".

Sort of an implied ownership really, as if there wasn't enough propaganda for them already.

the arguement could also be made that they chose a "flame" symbol for res shrines from the "pheonix rising from the flame" angle of things

Vengeance777
03-11-2012, 07:26 PM
The explorer Dr. Livingstone's Journal can be found in Offering of Blood at the shrine you have to swim to.

BrackishHighwayman
03-12-2012, 08:24 AM
Croaker (lorechanter) in Red Fens vs. Croaker (doctor, annalist) from the 'The Black Company'-novels by Glen Cook

PadrePio
03-12-2012, 01:51 PM
I don't know if it's already been mentioned, but Roskilde (Frost giant mini boss in Prey on the Hunter) is the name of a city in Denmakr, not tto far from Copenhagen.
Also the fire elemental rare in Orchard is named Firenze, Italian name of the city of Florence, but this is not a big mistery :)

VonBek
03-12-2012, 02:53 PM
Well, whenever my Arti's dog says "AFFIRMATIVE" I start looking around for a blue police call box :)

Asmodeus451
03-12-2012, 04:59 PM
Well, whenever my Arti's dog says "AFFIRMATIVE" I start looking around for a blue police call box :)

/facepalm

HOW DID I MISS THIS!!!???

DanteEnFuego
03-12-2012, 05:05 PM
Well, whenever my Arti's dog says "AFFIRMATIVE" I start looking around for a blue police call box :)

???

Asmodeus451
03-12-2012, 05:05 PM
???

its referencing K-9 from Doctor Who