Blizzard is a company that has always included references, winks and references to other media such as movies, series, or games.
This is a reflection of Blizzard's multi-national company culture that encourages inspiration and pays homage to those who have contributed to the culture. Anybody who plays World of Warcraft will find references to Star Trek, Star Wars or animated series. Sometimes they laugh at themselves, other Blizzard games, and previous editions of the game.
Legion, the latest addition to World Of Warcraft is no exception. Many of these curiosities can be found around Dalaran, the main place where players meet. Some of these curiosities have been around for a long period (Dalaran was mentioned as a city in Wrath Of The Lich King).
This is a reference the famous Final Fantasy 7 game, where we met the characters Aeris, the florist, and Cloud the hero (his Japanese name in WoW was written in Japanese).
We'll be meeting Rachelle, an elf with a distinctive haircut, and Roscoe, a man named Roscoe in a cafe called The Ledgermain Lodge. They will be sipping coffee. These are the characters from Friends - Ross & Rachel. They will occasionally speak out, praising strong coffee or complaining that Phoe'be didn't show up to the coffee shop.
The Photonic Playground gallery is located near Ledgermain Lodge. It is a contemporary art gallery that has been transported to Azeroth.
There are several interesting paintings inside, which reflect the styles of different painters but show views from Azeroth.
You will next visit Dalaran's out-of-the way vendor Xur’ios. This masked figure will be familiar to any player of Destiny, the popular console game. He is Xur, Agent Nine, who appears at various locations and sells powerful goods. The same applies to Xur'ios - but instead of Strange Coins he accepts Curious Coins. He sells items that echo concepts from Destiny: Krota’s Shield or Mote Of Light.
Arth'alas Academy is a school for mage students that can be found in the land Azsuna. It is a school similar to Hogwart's School from Harry Potter. There is also the possibility to meet Filrich, the mage equivalent of Argus Filch. Filch's cat Mr. Nors is also found there.
A reference to the current world is a kind of mission for the demonic imp Daglop. He is very clever and orders us to sign a document. The contract is composed of paragraphs written in smaller and smaller fonts. Who knows what we will agree to? We are given a copy of the contract with Daglop as a reward. When activated, Daglop will sit on our necks and make comments about our actions. These passive-aggressive statements are typical of poor bosses. "
During our missions in the Land of Stormheim, we'll encounter a series of quests whose names will please the music fan, especially the post-metal band Dragonforce. These include "Above the Winter Moonlight", Wings of Liberty", Heart of a Dragon and Fury of the Storm. These are all song titles from this band.
There's a final musical joke. It's called "Let It Go", and it contains a talent that can be unlocked using the artifact weapon of the frost mage. The passive skill "Let It Go" can be used by a mage who casts freezing magic to increase the power of his spells. This is a reference the song "Let It Go" from the Disney movie "Ice Age". In our language, the song was called “I have the power”. You know Elsa in the movie "Ice Age" is also a frost mage.
This type of reference is found in Legion and other WoW supplement. It's best to search for them yourself, without any guidebook. That way, you will get the most satisfaction.