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Red Shirt Guy Gets His Own NPC

You’ll have to forgive us for one last indulgence in the epic story of Red Shirt Guy, the kid who stood up at Blizzcon and pointed out that Blizzard loremasters had left a secondary NPC out of the expansion, and then, when video of his nervous demeanor went viral, responded calmly, reasonably, and in the same shirt to all the haters.

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Don’t worry, it’s a happy ending. In reward for his dedication to the story behind the biggest MMORPG in history, Blizzard has not only fixed the omission of Falstad Wildhammer from World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, but given the dwarven chieftain an addition to his retinue.

The Wildhammer Fact Checker currently stands proudly next to his leader in the Cataclysm Beta, and, as Blizzard confirmed, he will remain there when the game ships.

And yes, he’s wearing a red shirt.

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Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website (she's Editor at Large now, very fancy). She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards.

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