World Of Warcraft is having an Robin Williams memorial

#1 Posted by Behardy24 (5324 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 Warcraftand 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 uninspiredcup (12793 posts) -

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

#3 Posted by JangoWuzHere (17444 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

shush you

Go back to your hole.

#4 Posted by PredatorRules (8854 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

Exactly my thoughts, a cheap way to get some attention.

#5 Posted by Coseniath (1450 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

+2.

Maybe they will place him in the game like Haris Pilton...

#6 Posted by whitey_rolls (2503 posts) -

The man played the game, I think most are sad to see him gone, I think it's a nice tribute

#7 Edited by FelipeInside (26326 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

Exactly my thoughts, a cheap way to get some attention.

I hope you two are just being sarcastic.

Not everything a company does is just for attention. This was made possible by a huge petition from the gamers asking Blizzard to do it, and Robin Williams was an avid PC Gamer and WoW player so it's fitting as a tribute to him.

#8 Edited by devnon06 (24 posts) -

I didnt know he played WoW or was an avid gamer.. Strange though that after WoW, WC3 and CoD mentions that OOT was the last game he completed..

About to hit post and it occurred to me, maybe its was OOT 3ds.

#9 Posted by Arthas045 (5519 posts) -

That is pretty cool.

#10 Posted by RossRichard (2505 posts) -

Exploitation of a famous man's death. Kind of like when they put footage of Bruce Lee's funeral in Game of Death.

#11 Posted by Lach0121 (9976 posts) -

I watched "Weapons of Self-Destruction" in memory of him. Which is his most recent Stand Up Comedy special.

Gonna watch RW live on Broadway this weekend as well.

His movies were good, but I feel a closer kinship to his stand-up.

#12 Posted by Daious (2076 posts) -

He loved the warcraft franchise. He was an avid player.

#13 Edited by BSC14 (4139 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

That's just ***.

People are not going to resub for this....and Blizzard is smart enough to know this. The man played WoW.....why must there always be some kind of hidden agenda by the evil empire known as Blizzard?

#14 Edited by KHAndAnime (14713 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

Your cynicism is much appreciated here.

@RossRichard said:

Exploitation of a famous man's death. Kind of like when they put footage of Bruce Lee's funeral in Game of Death.

Nothing compared to the newest iteration of UFC. I can't remember the last time I've seen a person's death exploited to sell so many copies of a game...and absolutely no one even seemed to notice. Bruce Lee has zero reason to be attached to any UFC project, let alone be the sole marketing drive behind it. He was a legend that died though...free money for anyone who can call that back!

#15 Posted by lawlessx (47176 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

Exactly my thoughts, a cheap way to get some attention.

right..because Activision-Blizzard and world of warcraft really need attention. they made billions off the game man.

#16 Posted by MlauTheDaft (4519 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

Your cynicism is much appreciated here.

@RossRichard said:

Exploitation of a famous man's death. Kind of like when they put footage of Bruce Lee's funeral in Game of Death.

Nothing compared to the newest iteration of UFC. I can't remember the last time I've seen a person's death exploited to sell so many copies of a game...and absolutely no one even seemed to notice. Bruce Lee has zero reason to be attached to any UFC project, let alone be the sole marketing drive behind it. He was a legend that died though...free money for anyone who can call that back!

I'm actually kind of disgusted by that.

#17 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8601 posts) -

@devnon06: being the last game he finished doesn't mean he didn't play games. I find myself playing lots of games and rarely finishing them. I think OoT is one of like 5 games I have played all the way through in the past 15 years..

#18 Posted by FelipeInside (26326 posts) -

@RossRichard said:

Exploitation of a famous man's death. Kind of like when they put footage of Bruce Lee's funeral in Game of Death.

People here seem to confuse exploitation with tribute.

Now, if Blizzard put Robin in a new dungeon and charged money for the DLC, then it would be exploitation.

If he is just going to be included in the game as another quest giver, like Blizzard said, it's a tribute to one of the most famous people that played WoW.

#19 Posted by uninspiredcup (12793 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

@PredatorRules said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

Exactly my thoughts, a cheap way to get some attention.

right..because Activision-Blizzard and world of warcraft really need attention. they made billions off the game man.

The entire marketing campaign for World Of Warcraft was celebrity based.

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So yea, it's 100% right.

#20 Edited by FelipeInside (26326 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@lawlessx said:

@PredatorRules said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

Exactly my thoughts, a cheap way to get some attention.

right..because Activision-Blizzard and world of warcraft really need attention. they made billions off the game man.

The entire marketing campaign for World Of Warcraft was celebrity based.

So yea, it's 100% right.

Are they selling the Robin Williams NPC as DLC? (see prior post)

#21 Edited by lawlessx (47176 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@lawlessx said:

@PredatorRules said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

Exactly my thoughts, a cheap way to get some attention.

right..because Activision-Blizzard and world of warcraft really need attention. they made billions off the game man.

The entire marketing campaign for World Of Warcraft was celebrity based.

Loading Video...

So yea, it's 100% right.

posting this doesn't mean anything. it's not exploitation if they're not charging for anything.

Every time developers/publishers do ANYTHING that reminds people that they're human beings they think theirs an alternative motive.

#22 Posted by uninspiredcup (12793 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@lawlessx said:

@PredatorRules said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Seedy gimmick to get subscribers back.

Exactly my thoughts, a cheap way to get some attention.

right..because Activision-Blizzard and world of warcraft really need attention. they made billions off the game man.

The entire marketing campaign for World Of Warcraft was celebrity based.

Loading Video...

So yea, it's 100% right.

posting this doesn't mean anything.

Well yea... it does. You make a point, it was factually wrong.

Case closed.

#23 Posted by lawlessx (47176 posts) -

should really learn what the word "factually" means before using it in posts. Been doing that alot recently.

and this ad from years ago doesn't prove the point i was making it.. does prove you don't read well.

#24 Edited by uninspiredcup (12793 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

should really learn what the word "factually" means before using it in posts. Been doing that alot recently.

and this ad from years ago doesn't prove the point i was making it.. does prove you don't read well.

My friend the argument is done and long gone. At this point it's simply a case of being un-humble as humanly possible and arguing for the sake of it. Waste of time.

#25 Posted by lawlessx (47176 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@lawlessx said:

should really learn what the word "factually" means before using it in posts. Been doing that alot recently.

and this ad from years ago doesn't prove the point i was making it.. does prove you don't read well.

My friend the argument is done and long gone. At this point it's simply a case of being un-humble as humanly possible and arguing for the sake of it. Waste of time.

classic troll action..run from argument with fingers in ears going "lalalalalalala"

#26 Posted by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

@Arthas045 said:

That is pretty cool.

I agree.

#27 Posted by Johnny_Rock (40122 posts) -

@behardy24 said:

@Arthas045 said:

That is pretty cool.

I agree.

As do I.