Robin Williams To Be Immortalized in World of Warcraft
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.12.2014
He was an avid player...
As you know by now, the great Robin Williams passed away yesterday at the age of sixty-three. The comedian's passing has affected people around the world, including within Blizzard's MMO World of Warcraft. Williams was an avid fan of the game had discussed his "WoW addiction" in the past and a new Change.org petition has become instrumental in memorializing him in the game.
The petition, started by Texan Jacob Holgate, reads, "Mr.. Williams said in interviews that he took his World of Warcraft characters very serious - in fact he was well known for being an extreme PC builder who prefered to build his own overclocked and super-cooled systems. He often joked about his WoW addiction but also about the reactions he'd get from other gamers when he admits he plays the game. Because of his presence within our community, we the players of World of Warcraft are asking Blizzard to kindly create an NPC within the game that memorializes the actor/comedian."
The petition attained 10,975 signatures in the short amount of time it was active before Blizzard agreed to do it. When asked if he had seen the petition, WoW technical game designer Chadd Nervigg replied: