World of Warcraft to pay tribute to Robin Williams

WoW players petition Blizzard to include a memorial NPC in the game following the tragic news of the much-loved actors passing.

A petition has succeeded in persuading Blizzard to bring a memorial character of Robin Williams to the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft.

Himself an ‘avid fan’ of WoW the petition notes, “Mr. Williams said in interviews that he took his World of Warcraft characters very serious”

"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,”continues the post. "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."

The petition closes with, "Many have expressed a wish to this character perform some of Williams best jokes within the Worlds End Tavern, so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing."

In swift response to the petition, Blizzard have confirmed that a memorial to WoW’s untimely-deceased celebrity subscriber is to show as an NPC of some kind in the game. Replying to a tweet to ask if he’d seen the petition, WoW designer Chadd Nervigg said, "Yes. We're taking care of it."

The sad news of William’s death from suspected suicide surfaced earlier this week after he was found at his home in Marin County. He was 63 years old.

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