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In Thundermar when you enter a certain basement you get the warning message "You have a bad feeling about this basement...". Inside there is a spider, which is definitely not a threat to anyone who happens to be there.

What's the point? Am I missing something? Is that some sort of tribute to something I don't know?

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The tribute is clearly to Star Wars. I don't play WoW so I don't know about the rest. –  dierre Feb 20 '11 at 14:05
    
@dierre: post it as an answer ;) –  Lohoris Feb 20 '11 at 17:34
    
Since I don't play WoW I could not be sure about your question besides the SW reference. –  dierre Feb 20 '11 at 17:37
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This is one of 4 random (but very commonly) spawning encounters that make up the Wildhammer Tour of Duty achievement.

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Yes it is, but what does this have to do with my question? :/ –  Lohoris Feb 20 '11 at 17:30
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You asked what the point is. The point is to be part of the achievement. The encounter serves no other purpose, aside from providing a fun Star Wars Easter Egg. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Feb 20 '11 at 17:32
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Should we assume this is The Black Recluse spawn point? –  user2974 Feb 20 '11 at 19:11
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@powerlord yes. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Feb 20 '11 at 20:24
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