World Of Warcraft is having an Robin Williams memorial

#1 Edited by Behardy24 (4758 posts) -

Link to the original article.

Here's the official tweet

Robin Williams will be memorialized in the popular roleplaying game World Of Warcraft, after an online petition at Change.org garnered more than 10,000 signatures. The petition asked World Of Warcraft creator Activision-Blizzard to “create an NPC within World Of Warcraft to memorialize the late Robin Williams, an avid World Of Warcraft player, and one of the funniest men alive.” (An NPC, for those not familiar with gaming acronyms, is a non-player character.)

The official World Of Warcraft Twitter account seemed to confirm the tribute yesterday with the following tweet:

Details about how and when a Williams NPC will be incorporated into the game are still unknown, but the petition’s description said that many hoped to see the character to perform some of Williams’ best jokes at the World’s End Tavern, “so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing.” The World’s End Tavern is currently home to a standup comic named Perry Gatner, who tells some truly terrible jokes. Williams would certainly have no problem following him.

The petition describes how Williams often joked that he was addicted to World Of Warcraft and enjoyed playing Warcraft III. An avid gamer, in a Reddit AMAlast year, Williams wrote that he was waiting for the next Call Of Duty to come out and that The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time was the last game he played all the way through. He also starred in several Nintendo Zelda commercialswith his daughter, whom he named after the game.

Thoughts?

#2 Posted by Jacanuk (5160 posts) -

@behardy24: Great idea to honour such a great actor who have brought so much joy.

#3 Edited by vicky_john1 (203 posts) -

We have enjoyed a lot of his movies. RIP Robin. Tribute to such a great actor.

#4 Posted by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

This is pretty damn cool, hope they do it.

#5 Posted by Mesomorphin (833 posts) -

Its really nice to see them pay their respects in such an incredible way! I don't personally play WOW, but I'am happy to see that hie legend will live on in multiple ways! RIP Peter Pan.

#6 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73542 posts) -

such a great gesture, i would have expected something from Nintendo seing how he named his daughter after a character from them

#7 Posted by foxhound_fox (89875 posts) -

I signed the petition for a character in the next Zelda game (something he actually admitted to greatly enjoying) to be named after him. I hope Nintendo does the same.

#8 Edited by Behardy24 (4758 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

I signed the petition for a character in the next Zelda game (something he actually admitted to greatly enjoying) to be named after him. I hope Nintendo does the same.

First time I'm hearing about this, but that sounds awesome!

I hope whoever holds estate allows Nintendo to go through with that and this World of Warcraft in-game memorial.

#9 Edited by BranKetra (49256 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

I signed the petition for a character in the next Zelda game (something he actually admitted to greatly enjoying) to be named after him. I hope Nintendo does the same.

I believe some of us would appreciate a link for that petition. Could you please provide it?

#10 Posted by foxhound_fox (89875 posts) -

http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/nintendo-of-america-name-an-npc-in-the-new-legend-of-zelda-game-after-robin-williams