In response to fan petitions World of Warcraft has taken the bold move of honoring long time fan and cultural influence, Robin Williams in the new Warlords of Draenor beta. The update includes a cool “egg spaceship” from the Mork and Mindy television series as well as a genie with “phenomenal cosmic power and itty bitty living space”. The update is said to have a few more influence from the star of stage and screen but not all of them are confirmed working or final as of yet.
These references are the perfect addition to WoW and I can’t wait to see if they roll out with more references but the real question is, will Nintendo follow suit and get Robin in the new Zelda game?
These are really great tributes to such an influential player and a person who spread laughter to so many people! He will always be loved and missed but putting him where he belongs, with his gamer friends and fans, will make sure he will not be forgotten.
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Want to know where to find all the cool new WoW stuff? Check out Andy Chalk’s article over at PC Gamer.
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