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WS - Name that Reference!

Discussion in 'WildStar General' started by CriSPeH, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. CriSPeH

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    One of my favorite parts of WoW was the quest for "Linken's" Boomerang, along with the numerous other Easter egg reference's.

    So what sci-fi "Easter egg" nostalgia would you like to see in the world of Wildstar?

    I am hoping to see a dashing Human paired with an overweight Aurin who kick it around Nexus in a flying Winnebago:cool:
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  2. SykoTavo

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    LOL! That is just perfect!!!

    How about a Mechari who strives to become more human?
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    Oh gosh....
    Just a few off my head

    Star Trek
    -Data (who doesn't love data)
    -Captian Picard (I hear he does some voice acting)
    -I think the science path could do wonders with some Star trek references

    Dead Space
    -Throw in a zombie infested ship please!

    Farscape
    -How about an arc about a living ship

    SG-1 (Stargate)
    - Have a instance where you travel to another planet using a stargate??

    Firefly
    -Reavers
    -the cowboy theme

    Bebop
    - Goofy Bounty hunters!

    Star Wars
    - I won't even try...... Anything really....

    Andromeda
    - quest about a self-conscious ship AI (that has an actual personality)

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    - H.A.L

    Starship troopers
    -idk.... tons of bugs...

    Alien
    - well the alien....

    Outlaw Star
    -Outlaws..... ships with arms lolol....

    Doctor Who
    -Weeping angels (would make awesome adds to a boss fight)

    Trion
    -Bikes

    Battlestar Galactica
    -The cylones?
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  4. CriSPeH

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    Doctor Who...How 'bout a blue box thing that appears at random places around Nexus with a quirky human that looks a bit different everytime and gives a quest to help him find his impossible girl?

    Battlestar Galactica...A crashed one man space fighter type ship with a skeleton inside. The skeleton's name is a variation on Starbuck. Then an npc elsewhere with the same name only appears after you have discovered the skeleton.
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  6. Bifurcation

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    I like that Doctor who idea.
    Noooo not starbuck. She and the captain were really the only likable characters for me.
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    I think that at some point during the Mechari starting zone, we should hear All Along the Watchtower.
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    Anything and everything, as long as it's freaking subtle.

    I don't want to see anything like Sky Captain Swayze or Makael Bay or Ka'anu Reevs or even Harrison Jones (He would have been okay if the entire zone of Uldum wasn't literally dedicated to him).

    And ESPECIALLY don't do any of that in starter zones or raids, you know, the really immersive story-driven areas.I like silly things when I'm out messing around with quests or in town, but don't remove me from the story and lore because you want to make a pun-reference just for the sake of making a pun-reference.

    It's a fairly weak form of humor that is good for little more than a chuckle in most cases. I'm not opposed to them around occasionally, but don't sacrifice all of my immersion for something like that, it's simply not a fair trade.
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    A four person team working for a covert division of a neutral faction's investigative branch, composed of a Male Exile Human, a Female Cassian, a dark-skinned, short-haired Aurin and a wacky, childishly insane and very old Mordesh. They send you on missions to investigate strange and inexplicable crimes of a "fringy" nature :)
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    I like this thread a lot.
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    Could of worded that better...
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    I believe that Carbine addressed this some time ago. I do not have a link, but I believe they stated they wanted to create their own mythology, instead of drawing so heavily on pop culture, as WOW did.
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    WOW didn't draw heavily on Pop culture for anything but pure enjoyment. There may be tons now, but that is only because they have steadily added more Easter Eggs with patches and expansion as appropiate. Keep in mind, these kinds of things in a MMO are considered Easter Eggs.
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  14. CriSPeH

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    This.
    The coolest thing about the Zelda reference quest I mentioned was that hardly anyone knew about it, it was an Easter egg and in vanilla WoW it was a widely unknown one. So it felt really awesome when I would duel ppl and they would be like "WTF did u throw at me?"

    @Mellkor
    I worded it fine when I didn't capitalize world, I meant it as a reference albeit not the most subtle.;)

    To say that WS or any game will somehow completely create a new gameworld with new storys and characters that aren't at all derivative is really reaching. So if you are going to take inspiration and influence from other things its a nice bonus and kick back to throw in some Easter eggs.

    Also how bout a crashed space ship that when searched you find various information that the crew were taking over by ferbie creatures with sharp teeth!
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    Don't expose the chua to sunlight.
    Don't get the chua wet.
    NEVER feed the chua after midnight.
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    I sense that i wont understand any of the references that Wildstar will provide(?) or the ones you guys stated. I HATE sci/fi. :)
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    Went on a small fishing expedition just to get a reason to say this: I hate sci/fi. I love the look on this game. And i have hopes that this will turn my hatred away :) Thank you for going into the trap :)
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    [​IMG]?

    I have a serious problem...... help me..
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    Haha
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