Blizzard Honors Robin Williams With NPC in WoW
After hearing about the passing of the great actor/comedian Robin Williams, the World of Warcraft community stepped up and petitioned Blizzard to create an NPC in his honor.
Williams was a known World of Warcraft player. While that wasn’t his only game of choice, the WoW community enjoyed having a celebrity play the same game they did. When Warcraft fans heard of his death, they created a petition to ask Blizzard to create a NPC within their MMO to immortalize Williams in a way that they could enjoy his talent even after his passing.
“Because of his presence within our community,” asks the petition, “We the players of World of Warcraft are asking Blizzard to kindly create an NPC within the game that memorializes the actor/comedian.”
In less than 24 hours, 11,000 signatures were gathered by fans wanting this NPC and Blizzard answered, stating it’s taking care of it. We’re not entirely sure how they plan on paying homage to the actor/comedian, but fans have suggested that a character at the World’s End Tavern that would deliver Williams’ best stand-up material.
“It is with a growing sense of pride for the World of Warcraft community that I declare victory for this petition,” writes Holgate. “In less than twenty four hours we’ve earned eleven thousand signatures, a huge amount of traction on many gaming and new outlets, as well as assurance from Blizzard employees that our desire for a Robin Williams tribute and or NPC will be handled with great care.”
Williams was a hardcore gamer at heart and loved a variety of games outside of the Warcraft world. He was a big fan of shooters like Half-Life and Call of Duty, RPGs such as Wizardy, and the Zelda series, even naming his daughter after the famous princess of Nintendo’s franchise. He also enjoyed pen-and-paper tabletop games and even had a Warhammer 40k tabletop army, though never played them.
The idea of having his namesake given a NPC and placed in the World’s End Tavern for all the players to see is certainly one we would love to see happen very soon.
Source: The Escapist