Area 52 Wow

Area 52 is a neutral goblin-run town found on the southwestern most island of Netherstorm. It is a settlement structured much like Gadgetzan and Everlook, with a short wall surrounding a small area of buildings. The goblins are seen building a rocket ship to journey into the Twisting Nether named the X-52 Nether-Rocket.

Type: Town
Location: Netherstorm
Facility: Food & drink, Barber shop, Equipment repair, Bank, Inn, Mailbox
Flight path: Sylvanaar, Toshley's Station, Evergrove, Thunderlord Stronghold, Mok'Nathal Village, Cosmowrench, Stormspire
Inhabitant's races/creatures: Goblin
Affiliation: Braintrust of Orbital Operations and Mechanics

Facilities

  • Inn
  • Mailbox
  • Bank
  • Flight Master
  • Food & Drink
  • Equipment Repair
  • Barber Shop

Travel Connections 

Flight 

 Sylvanaar
 Toshley's Station
 Thunderlord Stronghold
 Mok'Nathal Village
 The Stormspire
 Cosmowrench
 Evergrove

Locations and NPCs

Area 52 Inn
  •   Innkeeper Remi Dodoso <Innkeeper>
  •   Spymaster Thalodien
  •   Magistrix Larynna
  •   Scryer Retrainer
  •   Anchorite Karja
  •   Exarch Orelis
  •   Seasoned Vindicator
Town Square
  •   Liza Cutlerflix <Stable Master>
  •   Warpy <Liza's Pet>
  •   Blazzle <Blacksmithing Supplies>
  •   Rocket-Chief Fuselage <B.O.O.M. Commander>
  •   Bill <B.O.O.M. Fire Marshal>
  •   Papa Wheeler <B.O.O.M. Mech Tech>
  •   Chubis <B.O.O.M. Jr. Mech Tech>
  •   Gant <Food & Drink>
  •   Kablamm Farflinger <Transportation Engineer>
  •   Dash <Trade Supplies>
  •   Kalynna Lathred
  •   Doc <B.O.O.M.>
  •   Boots <B.O.O.M. Master Mixologist>
  •   Off-Duty Engineer <B.O.O.M. Engineering>
  •   Soren
  •   Nadja
  •   Nether-Stalker Khay'ji
  •   Ravandwyr <Kirin Tor Apprentice>
  •   Sagan <Ravandwyr's Familiar>
  •   Lee Sparks <The Taskmaster>
  •   Chief Engineer Trep <B.O.O.M. Engineering>
  •   Xyrol <Master Engineering Trainer>
  •   Qiff <Engineering Supplies>
  •   Kizzie <General Supplies>
  •   Experimental Pilot
  •   Irradiated Manager
  •   Irradiated Worker
  •   Engineering Crewmember
Arena Hut
  •   Kezzik the Striker <Gladiator, Merciless, & Vengeful Gear>
  •   Big Zokk Torquewrench <Classic Weapons>
  •   Krixel Pinchwhistle <Classic Alliance Mail & Plate>
  •   Grex Brainboiler <Classic Alliance Cloth & Leather>
  •   Leeni "Smiley" Smalls <Classic Horde Mail & Plate>
  •   Tini Smalls <Classic Horde Cloth & Leather>
  •   Area 52 Bruiser
  •   Area 52 Big Bruiser
Underground Bank
  •   Nandirx <Banker>
  •   Karzo <Banker>
  •   Zixxy <Banker>
Bank Hut
  •   Meeda <Banker>
Netherstorm Rift
  •   Lead Sapper Blastfizzle <B.O.O.M. Sap Foreman>
  •   Crash Bigbomb <B.O.O.M. Sap Operations>
Outside Area 52
  •   Krexcil <Flight Master>
  •   Veronia
Guards
  •   Netherstorm Agent
  •  Area 52 Bruiser
  •  Area 52 Death Machine

Quotes and Notes

Anchorite Karja: With all due respect, A'dal sent us here to investigate Kael's activities, not mount a full-scaled attack.

Spymaster Thalodien: Look, sweetheart. No one's talking about storming Tempest Keep ourselves, but when we see a target of opportunity we have to take it.

Exarch Orelis: Hold your tongue, Knave! Do not dare use that tone with a priestess of the Light!

Magistrix Larynna:[Thalassian] DOr shar'adore da shando (I'm surrounded by idiots!)

Anchorite Karja: The magistrix will be happy to know I'm fluent in Thalassian. Your courtesy is not lost on me.

Anchorite Karja: Back to the topic... we should focus our attention on these manaforges. We need to learn what the enemy is doing with them and why.

Magistrix Larynna: We've told you all there is to know! Do you forget that many of us used to be trusted followers of Kael'thas?

Spymaster Thalodien: ...and just look at where that got us!

Exarch Orelis: Even you must admit that your information from defectors is outdated and unreliable. Let us make calculated attacks on these manaforges and gather what information we can.

Spymaster Thalodien: Finally some talk of action from the big guy!

  • The city can be reached via [Dimensional Ripper - Area 52].
  • The innkeeper in Area 52 does not sell any goods, but food and drink can be purchased from Gant.

There are numerous areas where you can attack the opposing factions (and vice versa) and guards will not be aggroed. It is advisable to stay in a building or fly above the ground if you need to go away from keyboard if you play in a PvP realm or are PvP flagged. Area 52 Death Machines kill roof-campers, but engineers can control them with [Gnomish Universal Remote].

Pop-culture references

Area 52 has a few references to the outside world in it. The name of the town itself is a reference.

  • The X2 Nether Rocket has many goblins working on it, most of whom are clad in Star Trek-inspired uniforms.
  • Two of the goblins working on the X2 Nether Rocket have a dialogue running along the lines of Elton John's "Rocket Man".
  • The X2 name is a reference to the X-plane, the experimental U.S. airplane/rocket program.
  • The town's name is a reference to Area 51, a US military base which has strong pop culture ties to extraterrestrials and their space-faring technology.
  • When going through the doors, players receive a short "debuff" (with no apparent effects) from the A-52 Neuralyzer, which says "The flash of light you did not see did not erase your memories." In the film Men in Black, agents were issued a device, also called a Neuralyzer, that wiped people's memories with a flash of light whenever they had any contact with aliens.
  • Innkeeper Remi Dodoso's name in Area 52 spells out the notes 'Re' 'Mi' 'Do' 'Do' 'So' in the solfege scale. This is a reference to the musical theme used in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind to communicate with the aliens which have landed on Earth.
  • Area 52 and the X2 rocket also periodically get attacked by Negatron, a reference to Megatron from the Transformers series.
  • When in Area 52, your map seems to be broken. (Only the world of Azeroth shows.)

 

Inn Conversation

The following converstation takes place in the Area 52 inn between Anchorite Karja, Exarch Orelis, Magistrix Larynna and Spymaster Thalodien.

Anchorite Karja says: With all due respect, A'dal sent us here to investigate Kael's activities, not mount a full-scaled attack.
Spymaster Thalodien says: Look, sweetheart. No one's talking about storming Tempest Keep ourselves, but when we see a target of opportunity we have to take it.
Exarch Orelis says: Hold your tongue, Knave! Do not dare use that tone with a priestess of the Light!
Magistrix Larynna says: [Thalassian] DOr shar'adore da shando (Translation: I'm surrounded by idiots!)
Anchorite Karja says: The magistrix will be happy to know I'm fluent in Thalassian. Your courtesy is not lost on me.
Anchorite Karja says: Back to the topic... we should focus our attention on these manaforges. We need to learn what the enemy is doing with them and why.
Magistrix Larynna says: We've told you all there is to know! Do you forget that many of us used to be trusted followers of Kael'thas?
Spymaster Thalodien says: ...and just look at where that got us!
Exarch Orelis says: Even you must admit that your information from defectors is outdated and unreliable. Let us make calculated attacks on these manaforges and gather what information we can.
Spymaster Thalodien says: Finally, some talk of action from the big guy!

Pop-culture References

Area 52 has a few references to the outside world in it. The name of the town itself is a reference.

  • The X2 Nether Rocket has many goblins working on it, most of whom are clad in Star Trek-inspired uniforms.
  • Two of the goblins working on the X2 Nether Rocket have a dialogue running along the lines of Elton John's "Rocket Man".
  • The X2 name is a reference to the X-plane, the experimental U.S. airplane/rocket program.
  • The town's name is a reference to Area 51, a US military base which has strong pop culture ties to extraterrestrials and their space-faring technology.
  • When going through the doors, players receive a short "debuff" (with no apparent effects) from the A-52 Neuralyzer, which says "The flash of light you did not see did not erase your memories." In the film Men in Black, agents were issued a device, also called a Neuralyzer, that wiped people's memories with a flash of light whenever they had any contact with aliens.
  • Innkeeper Remi Dodoso's name in Area 52 spells out the notes 'Re' 'Mi' 'Do' 'Do' 'So' in the solfege scale. This is a reference to the musical theme used in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kindto communicate with the aliens which have landed on Earth.
  • Area 52 and the X2 rocket also periodically get attacked by Negatron, a reference to Megatron from the Transformers series.

Area 52

Type

Town

Race(s)

 Goblin 
 Draenei 
 Blood elf 
 Human 
 High elf 
 Ethereal 
 Ogre

Affiliation(s)

B.O.O.M.

Location

Netherstorm, [33, 64]

Characteristics
Facilities

 Inn           Mailbox

 Stables

 Anvil & Forge

 Bank        Auctions

Travel

 Flight Master(s)
 Mass-transit
 Portal(s)

Status

Active


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