See How 'World Of Warcraft' Plans To Immortalise Robin Williams

The beloved comedian might live on in the virtual world.

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Robin Williams Is Now A Genie In World Of Warcraft

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Blizzard promised gamers a tribute to the late, great Robin Williams in one of his favorite titles, World of Warcraft, and it looks like the studio has been quick to act on its word. Just days after Wowhead found hidden character code paying homage to the actor, that persona is live in the game. If you're in the Warlords of Draenor expansion's beta, you can visit an island with a familiar-looking lamp; rub it and a genie pops out flaunting his "infinite cosmic power," directly referencing Williams' beloved role in Aladdin.


One Of Robin Williams' Favourite Activities Was To Play Video Games, And He Is Set To Be Immortalised In 'World Of Warcraft', A Popular Online Game

Robin Williams is set to live on in World of Warcraft.

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It was well-known that Robin Williams enjoyed video games, including MMO World of Warcraft. Now, developer Blizzard Entertainment has spoken out to pay homage to the late comedian and also reveal plans to memorialize him in the game.


Robin Williams’ love for video games is set to be commemorated with a character in online role-playing game. World of Warcraft will feature a character that can’t be controlled by players within the game to celebrate the star’s life.


It appears Blizzard will be paying tribute to the comedian and actor Robin Williams, who died this week, by immortalising him in World of Warcraft. Williams, an avid video game fan who named his daughter after the Nintendo character Princess Zelda, was said to play the game as well as its predecessor Warcraft 3.


Williams Was Such A Huge Fan Of Gaming That He Named His Daughter Zelda, In Reference To Princess Zelda

His daughter Zelda was named after Prince Zelda a game character.

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Williams was such a huge fan of gaming that two of his children were named after prominent computer game characters. First daughter Zelda was named after the popular Nintendo character and son Cody is similarly believed to have been named after a character for Final Fight.

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To The Uninitiated, 'World Of Worldcraft' Is An Online Multiplayer Game That Allows A Player To Control An Avatar And Interact With Other Avatars Online While Completing Tasks And Missions

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Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) mix the genres of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games, possibly in the form of web browser-based games, in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.


World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) created in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth released game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe, which was first introduced by Warcraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994. World of Warcraft takes place within the Warcraft world of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events at the conclusion of Blizzard's previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment announced World of Warcraft on September 2, 2001. The game was released on November 23, 2004, on the 10th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise.


Blizzard Entertainment, The Video Game Maker Was Urged By Fans To Turn Robin Williams Into A Character After Thousands Signed A Petition Online

Blizzard Entertainment was urged by fans to turn Williams' into a game character.

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A fan of the World of Warcraft MMO posted a petition on Change.org this week asking the game's creator, Blizzard, to add a tribute to Williams in the game. The petition has gained more than 10,000 signatures in a little more than a day.


The creator of the Change.org petition, Jacob Holgate, writes that he has spoken with Blizzard about creating a Robin Williams NPC, and they have assured him that the character "will be handled with great care." We'll have more details as they become available.


Holgate wrote. "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. Many have expressed a wish for this to character perform some of Williams' best jokes within the World's End Tavern, so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing."


After The Petition Went Viral, Technical Game Designer Chadd Nervigg Acknowledged The Request And Will Be Looking Into It. Shortly After, The World Of Warcraft's Official Twitter Tweeted That They'll Be Seeing Williams "In Game."

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Petitioners got their wish late last night, when, in response to a tweet asking him if he'd seen the petition, Technical Game Designer, Chadd Nervigg responded "Yes. We're taking care of it." Robin Williams will appear as an NPC of some kind in the game.


Blizzard's statement came after fans launched a Change.org petition calling on the developer to create a Robin Williams World of Warcraft NPC. The line "We'll see you in-game" suggests that Blizzard is in fact creating a character based on the acclaimed actor and comedian.


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