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article imageBlizzard to honor Robin Williams with 'World of Warcraft' tribute

By Stan Rezaee     Aug 13, 2014 in Entertainment
Inspired by a fan petition, Blizzard Entertainment will honor the late Robin Williams in the 'World of Warcraft' with an in-game Non Playable Character (NPC).
Besides being a respected comedian and an acclaimed actor, Robin Williams was also an avid gamer who would play MMORPGs using a custom-built PC.
Williams was also a fan of World of Warcraft and would often talk about the game. He was well known among the WOW gaming community for trolling other players in a friendly manner.
Gamer and a Williams fan, Jacob Holgate, organized a petition on Change.org asking Blizzard Entertainment to honor the late comedian with in the World of Warcraft. The petition had attracted over 10,000 signatures and got a response from Blizzard Entertainment in 16 hours.
Technical game designer for WoW, Chadd Nervig, responded via Twitter that such a tribute was in the works. This was followed by a confirmation from the games official Twitter page which stated, "@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We’ll see you in-game."
Its unclear if other game studios will also make a tribute to the late comedian. It could be speculated that Nintendo might honor Williams since he was such an avid fan of The Legend of Zelda that he named his daughter after Princess Zelda.
World of Warcraft was released in 2004 and is the largest MMORPG with almost seven million subscribers as of 2014. Robin Williams was found dead at the age of 63 from suicide on August 10.
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