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The Curious Case of "Honest Jim", Rare Goods Vendor
Ever since I worked at an MMORPG company and I found out one of my co-workers who had worked on World of Warcraft had an NPC in WoW named after him I've always thought it would be awesome to have an NPC or item in the game named after me.
While I do have an NPC named after me in a previous MMORPG I worked on, having someone (or something) in World of Warcraft would be awesome.
Earlier tonight I found out about (and bought off trade chat) Erorus' Ledger of Trade which is a reference to Erorus, the creator of The Undermine Journal.
I even went into April and let her know that Erorus has an item in the game and how cool that was. I then also mentioned how it would be cool if I had an item in the game but I likely wasn't popular enough for that.
Later that night I decided to build a Trading Post (of course I would!) for my garrison building in The Spires of Arak.
Imagine my surprise and delight when I used my garrison ability (called "Smuggler's Run") which summons a Rare Goods Vendor and his name was "Honest Jim". I thought that was pretty neat but as I looked closer I started to notice some things.
- He's a human named Jim.
- He has facial hair. (Although, he also has hair on his head which doesn't fit my theory. lol)
- His flavor text reads "If you've got the gold, I've got the goods!".
- He is a Rare Goods Vendor (get it…Rare Goods, as in Blues).
- He sells you many rare items, some at pretty high prices (2,200g for a 28 slot bag!?!).
When I thought about all of the above it dawned on me that someone at Blizzard may have been thinking about me when they made this NPC.
(I have directly asked a few Blizzard employees I've interacted with over the years if there was a chance I'd ever get an item in the game. #iainttooproudtobeg)
|2,200g for a bag? That's some ignorant bull…gimme one!|
Being realistic there is a good chance that all the above is purely coincidental and there is no connection at all between "Honest Jim" and myself (Jim Younkin) but in my head I'd like to think there is.
Until someone from Blizzard confirms or denies it I'll just be happy in the knowledge that there's a chance that someone at Blizzard thought enough of me to put an NPC in the game as a reference to me.
Now I can die happy. #micdrop
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