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It is most likely named after Michael "Mike" Morhaime, one of the co-founders of Blizzard Entertainment. Odyn also hints toward a respectful tribute to Mike, since when finishing the world quests he says: "Well done. I remember the one whom this village owes its name. He was a fine leader."