In-Game Memorial to Todd Borden

I was fortunate today to come across a great YouTube video from the depths of Facebook and I couldnt believe how refreshing it was. I use the term refreshing, purely, because of how much hate and horrible things we see on a day to day basis and it can be easy to forget alot of the good things. It’s thanks to videos like this one today, that shows there’s still alot of good out there, even if we have to search for it, it’s there!

As you’ll know, recently, Robin Williams sadly passed away and Blizzard wanted to remember him, by adding a memorial in-game and chose to remember him from his much loved character, Genie from Aladdin. But if you thought this was an awesome tribute only extended to Blizzard employees or famous stars, you’ll be hugely mistaken, as I was too.

Matt Kelley has kindly shared this video, and it briefly tells us about his longtime friend Todd, who sadly died from ALS last year. As they were both keen players of World of Warcraft, Matt felt it was only fitting, that he’d try and get a tribute in honor of his dear friend in-game and thankfully, Blizzard came through and made a permanent memorial for Todd.

Situated in the harbor of Stormwind, stands a level 51 engineer by the name of Todd Borden. Todd was 51 when he passed away and was an engineer by trade. He also loved playing the bass guitar and had interests in sport. Blizzard have also incorperated a guitar and some soccer balls and baseballs to signify this.

I thought this was absolutely amazing and a very nice gesture from Blizzard. I know that this post is somewhat different than what I usually post, but I felt it deserved to be shared to you all, it’s not every day you get the opportunity to see something like this. Thank you to Matt for sharing with us all. There are many other in-game tributes if you wish to check them out, please click here.

Thanks for reading.

Rest in Peace Todd Borden.