A World of Warcraft tribute to Stan Lee has been spotted on the PTR. A thin, frail-looking older gentleman named Stanley has been spotted in Stormwind Keep. The NPC will exclaim “Excelsior!” at times. This is something Stan Lee was rather famous for saying.
There are also two other Stanley models that were added in patch 8.1.5 but their locations are currently unknown as of the time of writing this article.
Blizzard has a long tradition of putting tributes to famous celebrities in World of Warcraft after their deaths. Others include Farrah Fawcett, Robin Williams, and Chris Farley. Though it isn’t just famous celebs who get this treatment, many fans of World of Warcraft along with Blizzard developers have been immortalized in the game throughout the years. Wowhead has a complete list of all the in-game memorials if you’re interested in paying your respects.
Stan Lee, the creator of many beloved comic book characters died on November 12, 2018, at the age of 95. In recent years he was most well known for his cameos in every Marvel movie, including the animated Big Hero 6 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Thanks to his cameos Stan Lee is technically the highest grossing actor of all time. He also made cameos in a number of superhero video games through the years. His final video game appearance was in Insomniac’s Spider-Man game that was insanely popular in 2018. It has already been confirmed that Stan Lee will have a cameo in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame which will be in theaters at the end of April.
If you don’t want to wait to see Stanley you can check him out in the video below which was created by our friends at Wowhead. Many thanks to Wowhead for the video, images, and reporting on the story.
The weekly update from the folks at Worlds Adrift has offered a couple of intriguing pieces of information for those who aren’t otherwise interested in the air-faring sandbox MMO’s development minutiae. Namely, it confirmed the arrival of a World Adrift PTS for those who are looking forward to testing the title’s features.
The announcement of the PTS was made during a livestream this past Thursday, which revealed that the server will make its way to the sandbox at some point in the end of July. The devs promise that the builds on PTS will feature substantial updates in order to help “find the big weird live bugs that need hotfixes” as well as speed up the dev process of larger updates.
The devs have also teased an upcoming plan that will help what Bossa Studios calls its most active and outspoken community members better collaborate with the studio on “a more streamlined, wholesome and collaborative level.” Whatever this plan is, it has no release date, though it is directly associated with the incoming Alliance system.
More details about how the game’s PTS will be handled are expected to arrive this coming Tuesday, July 24th shortly after Patch 0.2.2.X goes live. Those who have questions about the test server are invited to leave them in the comments section of the announcement.
Opening a PTS is certainly one of the more obvious decisions the team at Worlds Adrift could have made, but we’re still glad to see that it’s coming soon and hope it will be of benefit to the devs and players alike. Now that we’ve said our peace there, how about we learn more about this community initiative thing, hm?
The Elder Scrolls Online’s next large-scale content update is about to open up to players an awful lot sooner than we expected it to. Starting next week – Monday, April 16th, in fact – invited players can hop into the Summerset PTS build and check out the latest content.
Invites for this round of public testing will be sent to a large number of new PTS testers, but those who happened to take part in the Morrowind PTS build last year will be able to join in without waiting for an invitation.
It bears mentioning that the new main storyline of the Summerset PTS build is going to be hidden behind an NDA, and those who do join in the test will see a visible watermark to identify folks who have breached the agreement. Beyond that, other content in the PTS update will be open for sharing, including jewelry crafting, the new Cloudrest trial, delves, world bosses, and other such encounters.
Full details on how things are going down are available to read on ESO’s website.
Hurray, elf island! Here’s hoping that players of Summerset enjoy their time in the new content and that testing goes well. We’ll definitely be curious to see more of this new update and what adjustments are made between PTS launch and full launch.