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14th Aug 2014

World of Warcraft Players Successfully Petition for Robin Williams Tribute

Activision-Blizzard has unveiled plans over twitter to honor the late Robin Williams with an NPC in World of Warcraft following a fan petition.

Besides being an award-winning actor and comedian, the late Robin Williams was also an avid gamer (even naming his daughter Zelda after the iconic princess) and was well known as a player of WoW. Following his tragic death on Monday, Jacob Holgate created a Change.org petition requesting that the WoW developers create an NPC to honor Williams and his legacy:

Robin Williams was not only an excellent comedian but also a game enthusiast, he said that he enjoys Warcraft III very much in an interview a few years ago, and was even a part of the mmorpg World of Warcraft. It was reported that Robin used to play on the Mannoroth server, and was something of a troll in trade on good days or when anonymity allowed. [...] 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. 

Tuesday, Blizzard responded to the petition on Twitter, after an employee confirmed Monday night that company was aware of it, and made mention of going forward with Holgate's suggestion:

robin williams wow petition tweetActivision-Blizzard has apparently spoken with Holgate already about creating an in-game homage to Williams, although there are no details yet about what form it will take or when it will appear.

Ruth Krabacher – Staff Writer / News Writer
After being told dragontamer is "not a real job", she settled for being a word typer-upper. Finally got those San Diego Comic Con tickets.

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