Following the death of Robin Williams, who tragically died last month, rumours began to circulate that both the Zelda franchise and the World of Warcraft franchise, may attempt to immortalise the actor by incorporating into one of their games as a non-playable character. And now it’s official.
During the beta test for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor one player, username Haldhur, discovered ‘The Ever Burning Lamp.’ Once Haldhur interacted with this lamp, a genie was summoned who opens with the line “INFINITE COSMIC POWER …..Itty bitty living space.”
Yes, yes and more yes from the Twinstick Gaming camp. Growing up with Aladdin, and still favouring the classic Disney title over almost every other Disney movie, I personally couldn’t be happier with the homage paid to the late great actor. And if you haven’t seen Aladdin I suggest you do so immediately so you can fully appreciate why WoW have included a genie in their game.
To find this lamp you need to be on one of the islands near Talador. Players will also discover that near the lamp are some other references to Robin Williams’ career. There is a large broken egg which is believed to be a reference to the sitcom Mork & Mindy. WoWhead, a website dedicated to all things WoW, have theorised that there may be more references hidden with Warlords of Draenor, and they believe there are two more character models out there but as of yet they have not been discovered.
With this being the beta we may not see all of the tribes until the games release on November the 13th. I guess the ball is now in Nintendo’s court. Will we see a Robin Williams Zelda tribute? Let’s hope so.