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What in-game items are named after players/bloggers/theorycrafters?



In the past, Blizzard has named certain items after players, bloggers, and theorycrafters that are well known in the WoW community. For example, I have a list of items below that I have come across that I know are named after specific people, but, assuming I have missed some, which items have I missed? It would be helpful to include a link to the web address of the player/blogger/theorycrafter for confirmation.

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NB: I'm excluding from here items named for various Blizzard Employees such as CM's and Forum Mods - those are numerous as well, for example Crygil's Discarded Plate Panel, and Timbal's Focusing Crystal.

A few others:

Devium's Eternally Cold Ring, named for Devium, Death Knight tank of Premonition

Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter, may or may not be named for EJ forum poster Bryne, notable for his having designed the In The Mountains t-shirt seen at Blizzcon '09.

Ramaladni's Blade of Culling and Ramaladni's Icy Grasp are both named for Indalamar, a notable theorycrafter and video maker back in Vanilla Beta.

Avool's Sword of Jin, named for Vulajin, a noted EJ Theorycrafter on all things Rogue, and a spreadsheet author.

A few more!

I mentioned the Ramaladni items above, named for Indalamar. Well, Indalamar was later hired by blizzard, and named a few items for his brother, Nisstyr, once GM of Nurfed. Continuing with the spelling of names backwards, we see Ritssyn's Lost Pendant, Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos, and Ritssyn's Wand of Bad Mojo.

Slikk's Cloak of Placation and Pepe's Shroud of Pacification, a pair of TBC Tanking cloaks, were named for the main tanks of Fires of Heaven, a guild with connections to a number of WoW Devs, and writers going back to Everquest days.

Namlak's Supernumerary Sticker is presumably named for Kalman, formerly of Elitist Jerks, and author of the original Rogue DPS Spreadsheet back in Vanilla.


The Ramaladni's items are interesting, because few people would actually find that (because it is the name spelled backward) good call. – Spazmoosifer (Apr 22 2010 9:44 AM)


So, I make a comment about a specific item...and I picked it up last night...sweet! – Spazmoosifer (May 13 2010 9:53 AM)



Jayde was a high-profile Death Knight beta tester for WotLK. He has Jayde gloves and an NPC in a quest.



The book The Death Knights of Acherus, found in the DK starting zone, references several alpha testers in humorous ways.

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