World Of Warcraft Easter Eggs

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There are many places in wow that people come across by accident or a guildmate told them that there is a cool reference or a place somewhere in the world. I have gathered five of my favorite places that I came across by accident while roaming the wilds or walking around the cities.

 

Goblin treasure

We all know that goblins are a greedy money hungry bunch of green things. But just how greedy is not known, well, there is a place in Stranglethorne, that was uncovered when the Cataclysm hit. You have all seen the huge statue outside of Booty Bay, the Goblin one, you can´t really miss it. Next time you area round there with your trusty mount, flying one that is, go to the statue and look inside. There is something shiny in there.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Splinter

In the peaceful city of Dalaran, there is a place where men and women like to go duke it out, where the guards don´t bother them and they can duel in peace. The sewers, home of the PVP players, well, at least it was a while back. But none the less, it’s also a home of many other creatures, mainly rats, cause yaknow, sewers, but there is a one particular rat that is accompanied by 4 tiny turtles. This is of course a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their master Splinter.

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Loch Ness Monster

In the Deep Run Tram that goes from Stormwind to Ironforge. There is a nice little easter egg waiting in the waters, when you pass it. It´s not always there, so the best way to find it is, to leg it down the pipeline and look for it. In the deep waters you can see an NPC called Nessie, a nice reference to the Loch Ness Monster and as we all know, all dwarves are of Scottish heritage so a nice tribute to Scotland as well.

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Friday The 13th

You have seen the movies or at least one of them, a guy named Jason with an old school hockey mask and a big huge knife, stalks his victims around Crystal Lake and kills them with many gruesome ways. The series started in 1980 so it´s classic American horror. And in true Blizzard fashion, they have made a reference to the series and its main character Jason. In Crystal Lake, behind the Lions Bride Inn, you can find an NPC called Jason. Sadly, he has no hockey mask, or huge knife, but none the less, it’s a great tribute to this legendary franchise.

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Sega Mega-CD

All the praise of this find goes to Meoni, he found this gem of a fish swimming around in the sewers of Dalaran. A shark named Segacedi This reference is from a long while ago. From my childhood, the early 1990´s. Sega Mega -CD and the game Sewer Shark. The Sega Mega – CD was an add-on for the Sega Megadrive/Genesis and the first of its kind ever to use CD technology for gaming. Games were bigger and “better” I say it like that because of Night Trap, look it up, it was something else.

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I will be making more of these types of articles. About the little things in WoW, some of them are well known, some you might discover for the first time. Because in this massive world, there is always something to discover.

Spookfest 2012: TSW Winners Announced!

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Stratics is happy to announce the winners of Stratics’ First Annual Spookfest contest. First prize was awarded to Daestrus for the video entry below.

Chihaya claimed second prize with the screenshot below.

Finally, third prize was awarded to Queen-of-Hearts for the screenshot below.

Thank you to all of the participants and congratulations to the winners! We will be in touch soon about the fabulous prizes sponsored by our friends at Funcom. Help us thank them with your continued patronage! You may also thank them personally on their official forums or by Tweeting @funcom_tsw.

Best MMORPG: Vote for The Secret World!

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The website “Best MMORPG 2012” has published a list of popular MMORPG titles and is asking gamers to vote for their favorites. The fifteen-year-old MMORPG genre has produced some of the most memorable and immersive experiences in the history of online gaming. Building upon this rich tradition, Funcom’s The Secret World couples traditional MMORPG elements, like complex lore and RPG-style gameplay, with a modern-day, apocolyptic environment to crate a uniquely thrilling title.

If you would like to support Funcom in its efforts, consider voting for The Secret World here: http://bestmmorpg2012.com. From your friends at Stratics, good luck TSW team!

P.S. Don’t forget, you can earn a lifetime account for The Secret World by entering Stratics’ First Annual Spookfest by 5 November! Read more here.

Stratics Presents: First Annual Spookfest

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TGN Stratics is pleased to host its First Annual Spookfest! The Secret World preparing to celebrate the season with a myriad of spiteful tricks and sugary treats. To encourage you to take part in these festivities–from haunted cities and ghostly encounters, to frightening costumes and ghoulish quests–Stratics is hosting a contest for video and screenshot submissions. Winners will be eligible to receive a variety of cool gaming swag! There are two ways to participate in the contest:[one_half last=”no”]

Video Entries
Submit a 2-3 minute video of yourself engaging the Halloween festivities in participating titles.
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Screenshot Entries
Submit screenshots with captions that memorialize some of your favorite Hallowen events in participating titles.
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Prizes include:

  • 1st Place: Lifetime Account, 2k Points, and Featured on TSW Stratics
  • 2nd Place: 6-Month Gametime and Featured on TSW Stratics
  • 3nd Place: 4,000 Points and Featured on TSW Stratics

Entries will be submitted to Stratics Forums, where they will be judged by a conglomerate of game developers, community staff, and Stratics staff. Questions may be asked here: Stratics Central Forums.

Entries will be accepted from 25 October at 4PM EST through 1 November at 4PM EST

Submit Contest Video/Screenshot Below

Stratics Presents: First Annual Spookfest

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TGN Stratics is please to host its First Annual Spookfest! Warhammer Online is preparing to celebrate the season with a myriad of spiteful tricks and sugary treats. To encourage you to take part in these festivities–from haunted cities and ghostly encounters, to frightening costumes and ghoulish quests–Stratics is hosting a contest for video and screenshot submissions. Winners will be eligible to receive a variety of cool gaming swag! There are two ways to participate in the contest:[one_half last=”no”]

Video Entries
Submit a 2-3 minute video of yourself engaging the Halloween festivities in participating titles.
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Screenshot Entries
Submit screenshots with captions that memorialize some of your favorite Hallowen events in participating titles.
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Prizes include:

  • 1st Place: Warhammer Online T-Shirt, Warhammer Online Lanyard, Featured on WAR Stratics
  • 2nd Place: Warhammer Online T-Shirt and Featured on WAR Stratics
  • 3rd Place: Warhammer Online T-Shirt and Featured on WAR Stratics

Entries will be submitted to Stratics Forums, where they will be judged by a conglomerate of game developers, community staff, and Stratics staff. Questions may be asked here: Stratics Central Forums.

Entries will be accepted from 25 October at 4PM EST through 1 November at 4PM EST

Submit Contest Video/Screenshot Below