A touching story for your public holiday Monday: Blizzard have crafted special in-game items to honour British soldier Ben Shaw, an Iraq veteran who lost his sight to a roadside bomb while on a tour of duty in Basra.
Shaw continues to play the game with the help of his guild-mate, a Scotsman named Owen. Through a series of macros installed on both computers, Owen’s character Davidian (a Death Knight) is able to help Shaw’s character Hexu (an enhancement shaman) with all in-game tasks, from raids to repairs.
Touchingly, Blizzard have now honoured the pair with their own pair of in-game items: Hexu’s Amplifying Helm and Davidian’s All-Seeing Eyes. The descriptions for the items are beautiful as well: “A man with a friend is never without vision”, and “Sharp enough to see for two men” complete the picture. Lovely stuff.
You can read more about the pair over here on WoW Insider.
Source: WoW Insider