Robin Williams Lives on in Warlords of Draenor Beta
Robin Williams officially will live on in infamy in the Warlords of Draenor Beta thanks to Blizzard Entertainment’s tribute to the known gamer, actor, and comedian. A petition was started on Change.org to include a NPC representing the deceased in the new expansion of World of Warcraft. It has been confirmed that Robin Williams has officially been discovered in the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta. A genie has been found off the coast of Talador that can be summoned by rubbing an Ever-Burning Lamp, according to Wowhead. For those that have been living in a cave for the last twenty years Robin Williams played a genie in the 1992 Disney animated feature Aladdin.
Blizzard did not finish with just the addition of a genie to the Warlords of Draenor Beta however. Many other NPCs have been implemented into the new expansion. Wowhead has datamined two characters, one dressed in overalls like Mork from Robin William’s performance in the hit show Mork and Mindy. The second datamined NPC is dressed like Mrs. Doubtfire truly one of his most hilarious performances ever.
A few more possible tributes include a large broken eggshell (also a Mork and Mindy reference) which was also found off the coast of Talador and some stuffed animals and tanks which has been determined to be a possible tribute to Toys. While most of these NPCs have been found close to the same locations it has still yet to be determined of the exact location of the two NPCs that were datamined by Wowhead.
After Robin Williams passing at the age of 63 last month many petitions were started to include him in upcoming games as an NPC. Blizzard was the first to respond to this request and the multiple tributes in the Warlords of Draenor Beta are something that I am sure the late Williams would be excited about. Being a huge gamer himself and a known player of World of Warcraft it seems only appropriate that he be honored this way. Nintendo was also petitioned by the fans to include a tribute in the upcoming Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U. While Nintendo has not committed to anything it would be surprising if they didn’t follow suit. Especially since Robin Williams named his own daughter Zelda.
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