World Of Warcraft's Biggest Fan Immortalised In Game

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"Red Shirt Guy", who shot to internet fame last week for his intimidatingly deep knowledge of World of Warcraft lore, has been turned into a character in the game's latest expansion by developers Blizzard.


That's him there on the right - Wildhammer Fact Checker - complete with his red shirt.


Before you cry fake, Blizzard's Lead World Designer Alex Afrasiabi popped onto the WoW forums to confirm that he is indeed a real character in the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Congratulations, Red Shirt Guy; fleeting internet fame is one thing, but being immortalised in the game (or at least in its beta) you love is something way cooler.

[via Reddit]

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And you told them the true meaning of being a nerd. That nerd that shouldn't be messed with, because you are the true believer in the Warcraft mythos. And because of this, you are now forever immortalized in the one game universe that you have, and will, forever love.

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