Robin Williams Gets World of Warcraft Tribute


[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]lizzard’s upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, The Warlords of Draenor, is gaining a lot of attention from fans of the long-running MMORPG. While the news of Robin Williams death was still in headlines, the guys over at Blizzard saw fit to include the iconic actor in some way by commemorating the greatness he brought to his millions of fans- and. it. is awesome.

Found within the code of Draenor’s Beta by a user who goes by the name of “Haldur”, a blue genie was found off the coast of Talador. The Genie, shown below, uses catchphrases similar to that of Genie from Disney’s Aladdin, a character that was brought to life by Robin Williams through what could be describe as one of the greatest voice-acting performances of all time.

In the Warlords of Draenor expansion, the genie can be summoned by rubbing the “Ever-Burning Lamp”, to which the genie appears stating the phrase “Infinite cosmic power!” much like the line from Aladdin where Genie is actually quoted saying “Phenomenal cosmic power”. After his appeared in WoD, the genie shrinks down and says “itty bitty living space”.

Take a look at the photos below, though they could change when the final version of the game comes out later this year.


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Close by the genie can be found an egg with mechanic controls inside, much like the character of Mork from Mork and Mindy, who Robin Williams played so many years ago.

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The next installment of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is currently available for limited beta, and is scheduled to be released on November 13.

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