Pop Culture Item References: Video Games, Movies, and TV
Blizzard loves putting little easter eggs and pop culture references in World of Warcraft, from Austin Powers (
) to Zelda (
) . This series of guides takes a look at all the cleverly-named items that are references to pop culture!
Since there's so many item references, we've broken it up into two guides. This guide covers the "pop" of pop culture--video games, movies, television, and other celebrities.
There are many more references and tributes outside the scope of this guide--items named after players, NPCs, achievements, and quests. If you like these types of posts, we'll consider doing more on references.
Edit: our second items guide is now up covering books, poetry, comics, and music references! Check it out here.
Click the cut to read about pop culture references!
Editorial: Holiday Updates in Mists of Pandaria
Wowhead EditorialsWe've been wanting to try out editorials on Wowhead for a while, and we're excited to publish our first one today! If you like it, we'll consider doing more.
As our guide comments show, Wowhead users feel passionate about holidays, so the timing seemed right to talk about why holiday updates are important, especially in light of the lack of updates in Mists of Pandaria.
Players are always so excited by new holiday vanity items, but regret that there's not more to do in Mists of Pandaria. Between account-wide changes letting people finish holidays faster and the lack of updates, big or small, players long for excitement associated with past holidays.
There would have been so many opportunities for holiday development in MoP too--like Pandaren-themed Brewfest content, or even a completely new holiday, as we joked about on April Fools with Earth Week and the Angler's Deep Sea Dive[\/u
2013 Feast of Winter Veil Presents Now Available
It's December 25th, so don't forget to open your
and loot your 2013 gift,
! With your
, you can now complete
is only available from December 25th-January 2nd, and award
. Opening any present today will also give you
Be sure to check out our holiday guide for complete details on Winter Veil!
Winter Veil Gifts
These are all the gifts available under the tree in 2013:
Present Quest Level Gift Inside
Happy Holidays from Wowhead
The holiday season is upon us, which means it's not only time for our Winter Veil guide and holiday giveaway, but also more Noxy art! Every year Noxy creates a new holiday wallpaper for Wowhead, and this year she's imaging how all the faction leaders are celebrating after the
. (Check out past wallpapers here!)
2013 was an innovative year for Wowhead as we released a lot of creative features to keep up with the changing game--like Wowhead Sounds, the Battle Pet Team Calculator, visual search results, and collection tracking--and we have even more in store for 2014!
We couldn't have done this without your continued support and the entire staff thanks you for visiting and being part of the Wowhead tradition.
Gear Check: SteelSeries Siberia v2 Review
The Wowhead staff periodically reviews sweet gaming peripherals, and with the recent launch of our Sound Database, it seems fitting that we've got the SteelSeries Siberia v2 to review today! Be sure to check out our sounds database post as well--we've got a Moonkin Hatchling giveaway going on to celebrate.
The SteelSeries Siberia v2 is the worthy successor to the original SteelSeries Siberia headset, which is highly regarded and revolutionized some headset features. This headset lives up to its legacy with a product that's surprisingly comfortable and stylish, not to mention it delivers high-quality sound.
Click the cut to read our complete review!
Guild Guide: Reputation, Rewards, Perks, and Achievements
Guild reputation was added in Cataclysm as an incentive to promote guild loyalty and activity. There are unique perks, mounts, and pets that you can only get being part of a Guild too!
This guide covers how to gain reputation with a guild, how to level a guild up, achievements, perks for each guild level, and what reputation levels and achievements you need to unlock all the special guild rewards.
Guild reputation lets players purchase special rewards from Guild Vendors and work towards Guild Achievements.
Guild reputation can be gained by turning in quests, killing PvE bosses in a guild group, or PvPing in a guild group.
In Mists of Pandaria, the weekly cap for guild reputation you can earn per week has been removed. Between this and the limit on daily quests being lifted, you can grind reputation out pretty quickly.
You can speed up reputation gains through reputation buffs like
Reaper of Souls Release Date is March 25, 2014, Talk Azeroth Episode 21, New Hotfixes
Reaper of Souls Release Date Announced
The Battle.Net Shop was updated for the digital pre-purchase of Reaper of Souls--the release date is March 25th, 2014. Edit: since publishing this, Blizzard has added an official blog on the release date and deluxe perks, which we've included at the end of this article.
Reaper of Souls will cost $39.99 and the deluxe edition is $59.99. If you purchase the deluxe edition, you get a special
battle pet! Click on the image to check out his animations in our modelviewer--when he dies, he appears to spit out a lot of gold, just like in Diablo.
Treasure goblin pet
Check out the full Reaper of Souls announcement from Blizzard at the end of this article!
December 19th Hotfixes
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New Site Feature: Sound Database and Playlists
Today the Wowhead team is excited to announce our new sound database! Head on over to http:\/\/
\/sounds to hear all the sounds for NPCs, spells, sound effects, zone music, and more!
We've also added new sounds to even more pages. Previously users were able to hear sound effects and zone music on their respective pages, but we've expanded our sound library today to include NPC gossip and all spells--from player abilities to battle pets! Click on the Sounds tab on any page to hear more.
Sounds also have their own pages and markup now. For example, you can go straight to a page to hear your pathetic magic betrays you, or for a change of pace, soothing Vale of Eternal Blossom nature sounds. (If a sound isn't showing up in a particular browser, please read [url=http:\/\/
5.4.2 Hotfixes for December 17th, Hearthstone Patch 188.8.131.5243 Notes, Warcraft Film Update
Blizzard just announced some more casting choices for the upcoming film! Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu are joining the cast! WARCRAFT is scheduled to release March 11, 2016.
Players may find Brown's voice familiar as he was the voice of
. You may also remember him as Kurgan in Highlander and Captain Byron Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption.
There were some short but useful changes today for both WoW and Hearthstone!
is now easier to queue for on LFR. You do not need to complete Heart of Fear before starting Terrace on LFR--all you need is ilvl 470. Previously, you could skip Heart of Fear on Normal mode.
Paragons of the Klaxxi have gotten several changes--notably melee damage is less spiky.
For Hearthstone, several cards were changed that utilize the Freeze Mechanic.
An Arena bug was fixed that prevented players from re-entering if they closed the client before obtaining their rewards.
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Heroes of the Storm Live Developer Q&A
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We revealed all kinds of great details about Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon last month and thousands of you who managed to attend sank your teeth into the Nexus for the first time. Whether you got the chance to swing by BlizzCon in-person, or followed along with panel discussion on the live stream,
Patch 5.4.2 Hotfixes for December 16th
Blizzard just posted some hotfixes for Patch 5.4.2. Of particular note:
Flex mode will use weighted randomization rather than strict breakpoints, so there's no ideal amount of players to bring anymore.
Using the cross-realm raid browser now requires a minimum ilvl:
requires a minimum item level of 510.
requires a minimum item level of 517.
requires a minimum item level of 524.
requires a minimum item level of 531.
Legendary Metagem effects (
) no longer activate in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and Rated Battlegrounds.
Click the cut for the full hotfixes!
New Site Feature: Tablet-Friendly Wowhead and Hearthhead
We're always striving to improve the Wowhead browsing experience and today we have a big feature to share with you--Wowhead and Hearthhead are now optimized for tablet devices!
Our tablet version has all the same content as regular Wowhead and Hearthhead, just much more touchscreen-friendly. We've made improvements like redesigned page layouts and a new menu and tab system for easier navigation.
Whether you're looking forward to playing Hearthstone on your tablet or are farming in WoW and don't want to alt-tab to look something up, our optimized sites will make finding what you need even faster when you're on a tablet.
We also wanted to mention that we know a lot of users have also been asking for a smartphone version of our websites--and we haven't forgotten about that. Hearthstone is very tablet-orientated though and we wanted to test out responsiveness on Hearthhead at first--smartphones could always be down the line.
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