One thing that you might not know about Robin Williams is that he enjoyed playing World of Warcraft. As a way to memorialize the actor, Blizzard has decided to make him a non-playable character in an upcoming release of the game. This was all happened quickly after a petition was organized at Change.org.
According to the petition page, Williams used to play on the Mannoroth server, and 'was something of a troll in trade on good days or when anonymity [was] allowed.'
'Mr. Williams said in interviews that he took his World of Warcraft characters very [seriously],' the petition description reads. 'In fact, he was well known for being an extreme PC builder who preferred to build his own overclocked and super-cooled systems. 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.'
Technical Game Designer Chadd Nervigg announced on Twitter that Blizzard was working on it. If the studio follows through with the petition's wishes word-for-word, then the Williams' character will deliver jokes in the World's End Tavern. Organizer Jacob Holgate wrote the following after it was confirmed:
"It is with a growing sense of pride for the world of warcraft community that I declare victory for this petition. In less than twenty four hours we've earned eleven thousand signatures, a huge amount of traction on many gaming and new outlets, as well as assurance from Blizzard employees that our desire for a Robin Williams tribute and or NPC will be handled with great care."
Robin Williams passed away in his home on August 11th. He was a passionate fan of video games and even named his daughter Zelda after the Nintendo character.