Monday, April 2, 2012

A Slew of EQII Homage

I have come across a whole bunch more (yes, more) homage in EverQuest II across a whole range of cultural references, from literature to the Snuggie. Here they are for your enjoyment, all six. These are all photos of the screen (not screen capture), so sometimes they are a little blurry. Click to enlarge. (Edit: A seventh.)

In order they are...

  1. Literature. Of Mice and Men, I don't know the second, and The Old Man and The Sea
  2. The Snuggie.
  3. Tolkien, Gollum, and "my precious" as Gollum calls the ring.
  4. Chim-chim, which could be a reference to Chim-chim the monkey from Speed Racer.
  5. On April Fool's Day, all loot chests appear as Aperture Science Weighted Companion Cubes from the game Portal. (Well, not exactly, it's homage.)
  6. April Fool's Day quest where the reward is a gaming die (d4 or d20) named after the two inventors of D&D, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson
  7. Creature from the Black Lagoon, which happened too fast so I only got the text.

1. Literature.
2. Snuggie.
 3. Gollum and his precious, which makes you invisible. Mullok is Kollum backwards, similar to Gollum. Reversing words and names is a common trope in EverQuest I and II.
 4. Speed Racer.
 5. Companion Cube.
6. D&D creators, Gygax and Arneson.

 7. Creature from the Black Lagoon.