Following the heart wrenching news of Robin Williams passing a few days ago, a small glimmer of happiness shines through with William’s getting one last opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the world. After a petition on Change.org to memorialize Williams in "World of Warcraft" garnered thousands of signatures, Blizzard responded on Aug 12 and granted the wish of fans.
Williams was an outspoken member of "World of Warcraft" and an avid gamer. He even named his daughter after one of gaming’s most iconic princesses, Zelda. Many members of the gaming community wanted to see a tribute to him because of his support for gaming in the form of a non-playable character within the World of Warcraft universe. "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 reads. The idea is to have the likeness of Williams perform some of his most iconic jokes “so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing.”
.@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We’ll see you in-game.
Blizzard assured that William’s character “will be handled with great care” however didn’t release any more details on when or where his character will be making his debut performance.