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    My condolences to his friends and family. I read the forum page about him. So sad to lose such a well liked player. Blizz, you have my respect for doing such a kind act so that this player can live on in a game he loved so much.

    RIP Odlaw, May your new hunting grounds be beautiful, and full of Adventures.

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    This is really amazing.
    That guy (>'.')>


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vannalee View Post
    Perhaps he was more than your "normal person" who played wow, perhaps he helped people and touched more than a few hearts on wow. Perhaps blizzard recognized his work with add-ons and his general good character within the wow community. Perhaps he was the type of person that blizzard would like to have associated with their game.
    See? You don't even know who he is. No one in this entire thread knows.

    Makes me sad that everyone that has died that also happens to play WoW doesn't get special treatment, like this Odlaw guy did. If one gets it, all should.
    Last edited by Sareth; 2012-11-06 at 09:33 PM.
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    really like that they made such a memoriam for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sareth View Post
    See? You don't even know who he is. No one in this entire thread knows.

    Makes me sad that everyone that has died that also happens to play WoW doesn't get special treatment, like this Odlaw guy did. If one gets it, all should.
    That sense of entitlement only belongs in socialist communities. Most people believe you get what you earn.

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    Last edited by MoanaLisa; 2012-11-08 at 09:02 PM.

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    I really hate reading about people who have lost their battles and their lives at such a young age. This is one thing that even i have to admit Blizzard is really good at doing for its players>

    R.I.P Odlaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sareth View Post
    See? You don't even know who he is. No one in this entire thread knows.

    Makes me sad that everyone that has died that also happens to play WoW doesn't get special treatment, like this Odlaw guy did. If one gets it, all should.
    Okay, if you could name a few people who haven't been memorialized in WoW that died, that'd be great.

    Secondly, when the community speaks up about a player, their FRIEND, who has passed away, Blizzard notices.

    What, you think they simply google everyday "People who have died today thatplayed WoW".

    And what issue is it if not a lot of the people in this thread know the guy?

    It shows at least we have character, and we're remembering someone who was a part of our community, even if we didn't know who he was.

    We all play this game together, and as such even if we all don't get along, we're still a community.

    Your argument makes sense, but it's also an ignorant one too.

    You seem to always have something to call Blizzard on, and frankly, it's kind of absurd. :/

    Just give your condolences and drop it.

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    every now and then blizzard does things like this and im glad to see it.

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    Props on Blizzard for this. Only other game company I know that has done this is Gearbox. A dedicated Borderlands player died due to cancer before Borderlands 2 came out. A bunch of his friends and fellow gamers started a thread on their forums, and that person has been immortalized in Borderlands 2 as an NPC that has a chance to spawn in Sanctuary, and will give you a random blue or purple weapon when you find him.

    These are the kinds of things that make the few companies rise above the majority.
    Games are not necessarily "easier" today. You are just a better player.
    It takes more now to impress many gamers than it did 2-5 years ago, because so much has already been seen and done.
    Many players expect to be wow'd with every release of a beloved franchise.
    These are generally NOT the fault of the developers, but the fault of many players over-hyping and/or setting expectations too high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sareth View Post
    People are just pretending that they know who the hell this 'Odlaw' is to jump on the 'oh it's so nice' bandwagon.
    This is why it's I believe Blizzard devs have the best jobs in the world. They can give tribute to whoever the fuck they want without worrying about internet nobodies. They don't give a shit about someone who thinks that people should know who Odlaw is before they recognize a good gesture. Grow up! The "bandwagon jumpers" think its a nice thing because its nice. There does not need to be another reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sareth View Post
    He's not even famous.
    I respectfully disagree. He is a guy immortalized in a game played by 10 million people. You got anything like that to your name? Or anything else at all? You obviously have pretty high standards for who should get a mention from Blizzard, I just want to know where they come from.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroEdgeir View Post
    Props on Blizzard for this. Only other game company I know that has done this is Gearbox. A dedicated Borderlands player died due to cancer before Borderlands 2 came out. A bunch of his friends and fellow gamers started a thread on their forums, and that person has been immortalized in Borderlands 2 as an NPC that has a chance to spawn in Sanctuary, and will give you a random blue or purple weapon when you find him.

    These are the kinds of things that make the few companies rise above the majority.
    Actually, Activision (or maybe the studio that developed the game) did that kind of a thing in Call of Duty: MW3 where they have hidden places where they had teddy bears holding pistols. It was a remembrance for the daughter of an employee who died after a long illness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sareth View Post
    See? You don't even know who he is. No one in this entire thread knows.

    Makes me sad that everyone that has died that also happens to play WoW doesn't get special treatment, like this Odlaw guy did. If one gets it, all should.
    Why the fuck does it matter whether we know who it is? It's a nice thing for blizzard to do, just drop it.
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