World of Warcraft Honours Robin Williams With This Genie Like Character

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World of Warcraft Honours Robin Williams With This Genie Like Character

As you may know, comedy star Robin Williams was a massive fan of video games - so much so that he named one of his children after Nintendo's legendary warrior and explorer Zelda. Yes really.

He also spent plenty of time playing PC games online, including Day of Defeat and Half Life but more recently devoted some of his free time to World of Warcraft. After his sad passing on the 11th of August, it looks like he might get to stay in the MMORPG, forever.

An online petition quickly kicked off on change.orgto contact World of Warcraft makers Activision-Blizzard about a very special request - making Robin Williams a non player character in their game world. He loved the game, the players loved him and they want to find a way to immortalise this very funny man.

And it got a lot of attention, earning a response from Activision-Blizzard that was overwhelmingly positive. The actual wording was 'we're taking care of it'. And it seems like they have, with some unfinished leaked code outing a very genie looking djinn avatar that's likely to make its way into the game in its next update.

It seems three NPC's will have the name Robin The Entertainer in a new build, including others that might be references to Mork and Ms Doubtfire. The scale of the tribute, in one of the biggest games currently in existence, is certainly grand enough for Williams, hopefully it will help to ease the pain of his millions of fans.



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