Blizzard created an island and an NPC to honor Robin Williams who passed away in August 2014. The NPC, Robin, can be found on an island off the coast of Nagrand and Talador in Draenor.
He can be summoned by clicking the Ever-Burning Lamp and he will yell “PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS! Itty bitty living space” which is a reference to Robin Williams’ role as Genie in Disney’s Aladdin. Other references can be found around the island.
Like the large egg with a chair and some machinery inside which is a reference to his role as Mork the alien who comes to Earth in an egg-like spaceship in the TV series Mork & Mindy.
Some toys can be found behind a tree, which I read is a reference to the movie Toys.
A murloc riding an elekk can be found higher up on the island.
Together with a cage and bones. I don’t know what these items are references to, maybe Jumanji and Night at the Museum?
Have you visited Robin on his island?
It was merely a coincidence that I discovered this small easter egg hidden high up in Mount Volwrath in Talador.
I was exploring the area around Tanaan Jungle when I thought I’d use Aviana’s Feather to climb some mountains on the border of Talador and Tanaan Jungle so I could get a nice overlook of the zones. It took a while to get up to the top as the cooldown on Aviana’s Feather is 10 minutes. I was on my way down again when I saw something on a ledge below and I jumped down to it.
There I found a painting easel with a framed canvas which looks unfinished, a paint brush and a box of water on a small table, a bag with the Horde symbol on it and an American football.
I have no idea what it means but I read here that there is a leveling designer named Colin Volrath and this mountain is called Mount Volwrath. The Horde general in Ashran, High Warlord Volrath, is named after Colin so maybe this mountain is too, but I don’t know.
I went around on the other side of Mount Volwrath and found this orb object floating in the sky. I have no idea what it is and why it’s there, might just be misplaced and forgotten.
Have you found any easter eggs or other less known places or items in Draenor?
The Black Bear camp is located in a valley north-west in Dun Morogh. A dwarven campsite has been attacked by a group of black bears.
The dwarves, Jermaine Buckey and Anton Buckey, have been chased up a tree. One of the young black bears is half way up the tree.
If you fly close to the dwarves, you can hear their conversation.
Jermaine Buckey says: I told ye not tae leave the boar ribs out! Why couldna yae had a proper stomach and eaten yer dinner like the rest o’ us Buckeys?
Anton Buckey says: And who forgot tae grab the ale on the way up? Not me! Hahahaha!
Anton Buckey says: If ye climb up another notch, I’ll share me brew with ye!
Jermaine Buckey says: Stop drinking the last o’ our ale and help me off this blasted branch!
Anton Buckey says: Nae, I’m enjoying me fine some Ironforge mead. Might be the last drink we have for a while yet.
Anton Buckey says: If ue want me advice, don’t go strugglin’ tae much. Ye’ll just encourage them.
Jermaine Buckey says: Come any closer ya wee bear and I’ll punch ya in the face!
I’ve no idea when I first discovered this place or how old it is. I think I read about it on a forum and then went to check it out. This is one of those small but still amazing things Blizzard put into the game to amuse us. It’s so fun to explore the world and find hidden things like this, it’s what’s gives this game charm. I hope they’ll continue to put secrets like this into the game forever. Can’t wait to explore Draenor in Warlords of Draenor!
Elwynn Falls in Elwynn Forest, Eastern Kingdoms, used to be a closed off area, until the Shattering and Cataclysm when it became possible to fly in Azeroth. It was created as a scenery when using the flight paths.
But it wasn’t impossible to get to Elwynn Falls, because I remember I went there in the Burning Crusade with some friends. I’m not sure how we got up there but I think it was by climbing and jumping up from Burning Steppes and then jumping down. We spent a lot of time there looking at the pretty waterfalls and trying to find a way up to the house above but it was impossible.
So it after Cataclysm was released and I learnt to fly in Azeroth this place was one of the first places I went, and I visit it every time I’m in the area, which isn’t very often as I play Horde and I’m rarely in the Eastern Kingdoms.
The house is now inhabited by a gnome, Agee Tyler, who sits in front of the fireplace in his otherwise empty house. A herd of sheep graze outside the house, they all look like normal sheep except for one which looks like a robot sheep, that sheep’s name is Tekton.
Most players love killing critters, but I’m warning you, killing these sheep might cause you to get blown off the cliff and die, because Tekton explodes and knock back on death.
Agee Tyler won’t be very happy with you either, because he will come out of his house and yell at you “HEY! What the heck, guy?!”, before storming back in while muttering “Of all the slimy, inconsiderate, bullheaded…”
Newman’s Landing is a small area on the west coast of Dun Morogh which can be reached by flying or swimming.
The area has a house and a dock. There are several items around like an alcohol still, boxes of grain, bone piles, a sign reading “Newman’s Landing” and a sunken boat in the water. A white object which looks like a cup can be seen on a table. It has two letters, an F and one that might be a T, and it has the logo of a hammer which has some resemblance to the Ironforge logo, but without the shield.
A goblin named High Admiral “Shelly” Jorrik stands at the dock with two Booty Bay Bruisers. He sells blacksmithing supplies and can repair your gear.
Newman’s Landing is very old, so most of you might have heard of it before or even been there. I remember when I first discovered it back in the Burning Crusade when I was swimming around the continent looking for places like this. Here is a screenshot from one of the first times I went there in the Burning Crusade.
Some people say that Newman’s Landing is where new Alliance characters appear for a brief moment before being moved to their starting zones. Others think the name is a pun for “No Man’s Land”.
What do you think?
The Wetlands farm is an area in southwestern Wetlands. It used to be inaccessible yet viewed by players taking the flight path pre Cataclysm. But it’s now accessible after flying in Azeroth became available in Cataclysm.
The main farm area has several dwarven houses, a stable, outhouses, a farmland plot with haystacks and cows. There are a few dwarven farmers and guards in the area. Two Night Elves called Kartanus and Ranadae sit by the pond.
The first time I explored the farm was back in TBC. We found a way up in the mountains and Ironforge Airport which also was inaccessible back then. From there we went to the Wetlands border and the waterfall there. We used Slowfall to get down alive. The farm area looked different back then and they added more grass, trees etc to make it look better for Cataclysm flying.
Here are some screenshots from TBC
At the farm
Map of Wetlands in TBC
In the middle of the area is a signpost with three directions. It reads “This way”, “That way” and “The other way”.
There is a tunnel in the mountain which some players claims to be an alpha entrance to Ironforge. The tunnel is sealed off with a gate but if you look through it you’ll see blue sky. This is actually what the world looks like from below and if you were to get through the gate and jump out you might fall down into the emptiness and eventually die.
If you go to the east you’ll find a dwarf asleep below a tree with plenty of sheep grazing in the field around him. A pond can be found further to the east, a crashed airplane and a skeleton lies on the bottom.
Have you ever been to the Wetlands farm?